Cem Catbas, Artistic Director

10534 York Road, Suite 201
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(410)-667-7974

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Class Schedules & Calendars

2013-14 Schedule of Classes                               2014-15 Schedule of Classes

 

 

  

 

 

 

Baltimore Ballet  Calendar

Date

Summer Session 2014 Mon. June 16th - Sat. August 9th
2014-15 Classes Begin Tuesday September 2nd
Thanksgiving Holiday Wed. Nov. 26th - Sun. Dec. 30th
The Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 13th and Sun. Dec. 14th
Winter Holiday Mon. Dec. 15th - Sun. Jan. 4th
Classes Resume Monday January 5th
Spring Break Mon. March 30th - Mon. April 6th

Spring Performance and End of Session

Sunday May 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Ballet and Tap Classes  (Ages 3 - 8)

 

Pre-professional Ballet Classes (Starting at Age 7 up to 18)

 

Adult Classes  (Ballet, Jazz, Pilates)

 

Jazz, Tap, Modern, Character (Children or Teen Classes)

 

Company Classes (For Professional Dancers)

 

Open Classes (For Older Beginners or Casual Dancers)

 

 

 

 

Children’s Ballet, Ballet/Tap, or Jazz/Tap Classes:

Class Attire:  Pink leotard, ballet pink footed tights (no cut-off tights), pink leather ballet slippers.  Ballet/tap students also bring black patent leather tap shoes.  Hair in a bun.

Boys:  Motionwear Silkskyn Shirt with Baltimore Ballet Logo (color to coordinate with level)  Black Tights or Black Leggins, White Ballet Slippers with White Socks or Black Ballet Slippers with Black Socks (black recommended)

 

Baby Ballerinas:  A fun, introductory 45 minute dance class for 3 - 4 year old beginners.  Classes are split into 2 sessions:

Sep. 2 – Dec. 1, 2014: $250

Jan. 2 – May 17, 2015: $300

 

Tuesday 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Thursday 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 - 10:15 am

 

 

For the following classes, please consult the Tuition page.


Ballet/Tap 1:  A combination of Ballet and Tap for students 4 - 7 year olds.

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 12:15 - 1:15 pm

 

Ballet/Tap 2:  A combination of Ballet, Tap and Jazz for students 6 - 9 year olds.

Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 1:15 - 2:15 pm

 

Jazz/Tap 1:  A beginning Jazz/Tap class for 4 - 8 year olds.

 

Jazz/Tap 2:  A combination class including both Jazz and Tap for 5 - 9 year olds.

Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

Jazz/Tap Intermediate:  A combination class including both Jazz and Tap for 8 - 10 year olds with at least 1 year of previous experience.

 

Basic Dance:  A 60 minute basic dance class for 4 - 5 year olds.  Students will learn creative movement, stretching, and beginning ballet movements and terms.

Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Saturday 11:15 - 12:15 pm


Pre-Ballet A:  A 60 minute pre-ballet class for 5 - 6 year olds.  A continuation of the Basic Dance class; students will learn more variety of terms and movements.

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 am

Pre-Ballet B:  A 60 minute pre-ballet class for 6 - 7 year olds.  A continuation of Pre-Ballet A, this class prepares students for formal ballet classes with Barre, center, and across the floor exercises.

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 am

 

 

Adult Classes:

Class Attire:  Any color leotard, black or pink tights, ballet slippers, hair pulled back off the face.  No dangly jewelry.  Wrap-around skirts are optional.


Adult Beginner Ballet:  The slowest class for adult dancers.  For beginners, or those who have taken ballet before but want a slow, easy class with mostly Barre work.

Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 pm


Adult Elementary Ballet:  A more advanced class than the beginner level and a more challenging class for those with previous study.


Barre Fitness Adult/Teen:  Barre Fitness uses a combination of Ballet and Dance movements along with elements of Pilates to improve posture and flexibility, and increase muscle strength.

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm


Adult Intermediate Ballet:  An intermediate ballet class with faster combinations, jumps, turns, Petit-allegro and Grand-allegro.

Monday 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Adult Pointe

Wednesday 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Teen/Adult Modern 1:  A beginner modern class for older teens and Adults based on Martha Graham Style.
Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm
 

 

Pre-Professional Ballet Classes:

Class Attire:  All students are required to wear Baltimore Ballet Uniforms.  Each level has its own specific leotard color (see below); ballet pink fully footed (or convertible) seamless tights, ballet slippers (see below), hair must be in a neat bun, no jewelry in class.

 

Pre-professional classes are based on the Russian Vaganova style.  The first levels emphasize proper placement, posture, turn-out, strengthening the feet, balance, and flexibility.  As students develop and progress into higher levels, the technical difficulty of the exercises increases to include center adagio, petit-allegro, turns, and grand-allegro.  Students may begin Pointe work with the permission of the Director Mr. Catbas during Level 3.  At the highest level, students combine all of the technical aspects with artistry to be a more complete dancer; a Classical Ballet Artist.

Level 1:  (Twice weekly recommended)  Turquoise camisole leotard, pink leather ballet slippers.

Minimum age:  7 years old with one year previous training, or 8 - 10 year old beginners.

Monday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Saturday 9:15 - 10:15 am

Level 2:  (Twice weekly minimum and recommended)  Red camisole leotard, pink leather ballet slippers.  Ages 8 - 11 with two years previous training.

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday 11:15 - 12:15 pm


Level 2 Jazz:

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Level 3:  (Twice weekly minimum, three times recommended)  Royal blue camisole leotard, pink canvas ballet slippers with ribbons.  Ages 9 - 12 with three years previous training.

Monday 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Saturday 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Pre-Pointe:  Required of all Level 3 students.

Monday 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Saturday 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Level 3 Jazz:

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
 

Level 3 Character:

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00 pm


Level 4:  (Three times weekly minimum, four times recommended)  Ultra violet camisole leotard, pink canvas ballet slippers with ribbons.  Ages 10-16 with four years previous training.

Monday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 - 1:00 pm


Level 4 Pointe:  Only with permission from the Director Mr. Catbas in conjunction with at least 3 weekly ballet classes.

Monday 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 1:30 pm


Level 4 Jazz:

Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Level 4/5 Modern:

Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Level 4 Character:

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00 pm


Level 5:  (Four times weekly minimum and unlimited recommended)  Black camisole leotard, pink canvas ballet slippers with ribbons.  Ages 10 - 16 with five years previous training.

Monday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Saturday 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Level 5 Variations:

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm
 

Level 5 Jazz:

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Level 5 Modern:

Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Level 5 Pointe:

Monday 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 3:00 - 3:30 pm
 

Level 5/6:

Friday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

 

Level 5/6 Variations:

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Level 6:  (Five times weekly minimum and unlimited classes)  For advanced students 12 and older.

Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Saturday 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Level 6 Pointe: 

Monday 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Saturday 3:00 - 3:30 pm


Pas de Deux:  Students learn the Art of partnering from famous ballets.  Open only to Level 6 students.

Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Repertoire:  (Variations)  Open to Level 6 students.  Students learn variations from Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Paquita, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Les Sylphides, and other famous ballets.

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Level 6 Jazz:

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Level 6 Modern:

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

In November and December, Repertoire and Pas de Deux classes may be used for The Nutcracker performances.


 

Jazz, Tap, Character, Modern:

 

Class attire for Jazz and Tap:  Any color leotard and tights with black Jazz or Tap shoes.

 

Jazz/Tap 1:  A beginning Jazz/Tap class for 4 - 8 year olds.

 

Jazz 2:  A continuation of Jazz 1, an elementary class for 8 - 10 year olds with at least 1 - 2 years of previous Jazz study.

 

Jazz/Tap 2:  A combination class including both Jazz and Tap for 5 - 9 year olds.

Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

Advanced Jazz:  A higher level of Jazz class for 10 - 18 year olds with at least 3 - 4 years of previous experience, based on Luigi style, with emphasis on Syncopation, and individual expression of the music.  Students must be enrolled in Ballet classes.

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 


 

Class attire for Character:  Black character skirt and black character shoes (low heel) with any color leotard and pink tights.

 

Character:   (For Level 3 and 4 students)  Students learn traditional folk dances (often used in famous Classical Ballets) such as Czardas, Flamenco, Mazurka, Tarantella, Waltz, etc. 

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00 pm

 

Class attire for Modern:  Any color leotard, convertible tights, bare feet or foot pads.

 

Teen/Adult Modern 1:  A beginner modern class for older teens and Adults based on Martha Graham Style.

Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Advanced Modern:  A higher level of Modern class for 10 - 18 year olds.  Students must be enrolled in Ballet classes.

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Company Classes:

Advanced Adults may pay the walk-in fee of $25 to attend classes, but by evaluation only.  Company classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10:00 - 11:30 am.  Please call 410-667-7974 if you are interested.

 

Open Classes:

These classes are for the more casual dancers or older beginners.  Ages listed are just approximations.

 

Beginner Ballet 1:  For older beginners 8 - 11 year olds who do not wish to take class with younger children.

Friday 4:30 - 5:45 pm

 

Beginner Ballet 2:  For older beginners 10 - 14 year olds who do not wish to take class with younger children.

Friday 5:45 - 7:00 pm

 

Elementary Teen Ballet:  For 11 - 16 year olds with 1 - 3 years of experience who do not want to participate in the pre-professional program.

 

Barre Fitness Teen/Adult:  Barre Fitness uses a combination of Ballet and dance movements along with elements of Pilates to improve posture and flexibility, and increase muscle strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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