Ballet Classes

The Tanner Dance Ballet Program creates dancers with strong technical training while maintaining a love of dance.  The program is age and skill appropriate and dancers advance according to their skill level and teacher recommendation.  The foundations of the most complex ballet steps are taught in the beginning classes and dancers progress sequentially from the basics to the advanced repertoire.


Dress Requirements

All female students must wear their assigned class leotard, pink or peach tights (convertible tights are best), and pink ballet slippers (full sole is fine for Primary Ballet classes, otherwise please wear split sole). Links to purchase assigned class leotards online are below. If the class does not have an assigned leotard, you may wear any color/style of leotard.

Male students must wear a short-sleeved t-shirt, black shorts, and black ballet slippers.

Primary Ballet I

No required color or leotard, just leotard and pink tights with ballet slippers (optional:  this link for a pull on skirt is not required but acceptable for this young class)

Primary Ballet II

This leotard in black with pink tights

Primary Ballet III

Same as Primary Ballet II black leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers

 

Ballet I

This leotard in light blue with pink tights, slippers

Ballet II

This leotard in navy.  Pink tights and slippers

Ballet III

This leotard in Burgundy color.  Pink tights and slippers

Teen Ballet III

This leotard in Eggplant color and pointe skirt in black; Pink tights and split sole slippers.  Pointe shoes- purchase and instructions will be given later to students

Teen Ballet IV

This leotard in purple and pointe skirt in black; Pink tights and split sole slippers.  Pointe shoes – purchase and instructions with instructor

Fall 2018 Session: August 20-December 8
Spring 2019 Session: January 7-April 27

Classes Kindergarten and older have moved to a full year registration only. This means that when you register for a class you are registering for the full year, August-April, with the culminating performance at Kingsbury Hall in May 2019. You can either pay in full or use one of our installment plans:

  • 2 Month Installments (charged September and January)
  • 4 Installments (charged every other month: September, November, January, March)
  • Full Year (8 months: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr)

Primary Ballet

The Primary Ballet Program is where concentrated ballet training at Tanner Dance begins. Dancers learn basic ballet positions, body placement, and work on extending through their limbs. Elements of balance, coordination and specified shapes of ballet provide the beginning framework for these young dancers.  Classes also include musical and rhythmical exploration and imagery while working in natural rotation.

Primary Ballet I (VTPB101-18/19): Ages 5-6

Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Required Attire: No required color or leotard, just leotard and pink tights with ballet slippers (optional:  this link for a pull on skirt is not required but acceptable for this young class)

Primary Ballet II (VTPB201-18/19): Ages 6-7

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Full Year: $486.00 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire:  This leotard in black with pink tights

Primary Ballet III (VTPB301-18/19): Ages 7-8

Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm

Full Year: $536.00 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire: Same as Primary Ballet II black leo with pink tights and ballet slippers


Ballet 1 - 4

Each class includes classical barre work, adagio, petit allegro and grand allegro. As dancers reach higher levels of technical proficiency, musicality and movement clarity, they progress to the next technique level by placement audition or faculty recommendation. 

Ballet 1

Dancers learn basic ballet positions while developing attention to adagio, petit allegro and arm positions. Dancers also work on musicality and expression. 

Ballet I (VTB1-18/19): 8 years and up

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm

Full year:  $536.00 (2 payment, 4 payment, and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire:  This leotard in light blue with pink tights, slippers

Ballet II

Dancers learn progressively more complex steps and combinations as they increase in extension, strength and endurance. Focus is given to pirouette preparation and demi pointe. Prerequisite: Ballet 1 and faculty recommendation. The instructor may place a dancer in a different level after having observed him or her in class. 

*Please contact Joni Wilson at joni.wilson@utah.edu or 801-587-3654 for permission to enroll in one of these classes if you haven’t previously received that permission from an instructor.

Ballet II (VTB201-18/19): 4th-6th Grade

Mondays and Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm

Full Year: $826.00 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire:  This leotard in navy.  Pink tights and slippers.

Ballet III and Beg. Pointe

Ballet III and Beg. Pointe  (VTB301-18/19): 5th-6th grade

Mondays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm

Full Year: $1034 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire:  This leotard in Burgundy color and  pointe skirt in black; Pink tights and slippers

Teen/Ballet III Beg. Pointe

Teen Ballet III/Beg. Pointe (VTBT3-18/19)

Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm

Full Year: $686.00 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire:  This leotard in Eggplant color and pointe skirt in black  (or this optional pointe skirt ); Pink tights and split sole slippers.  Pointe shoes- purchase and instructions will be given later to students

Teen Ballet IV/Pointe 1

Teen Ballet IV/Pointe 1 (VTBT4-18/19)

Mondays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm

Full Year: $1166.00 (2 payment, 4 payment and 8 payment installment plans available)

Required Attire: This leotard in purple and pointe skirt in black (or this optional pointe skirt ); Pink tights and split sole slippers.  Pointe shoes – purchase and instructions with instructor