Fall 2020 Classes

New Ballet looks forward to welcoming new and returning families back into the studio for Fall 2020 classes. We offer a wide variety of dance styles for children and youth ages 3+ to explore dance in a nurturing environment of excellence and diversity. We have created a comprehensive plan to re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please review our safety protocols here: http://www.newballet.org/the-school/covid-19/

Fall Registration FAQs can be found here: http://www.newballet.org/the-school/fall-registration-faqs/

For more information, contact frontdesk [at] newballet [dot] org or call 901.726.9225.

Early Childhood Classes

  • Creative Movement: Ages 3+ (must be potty trained)

  • Pre-Ballet 1 & 2: Ages 5-7

  • Boys Technique: Ages 6-10

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Ballet Levels 1-7

The following classes require new students to take a placement audition, which allows us to place students in the class that best suits their skill level and/or previous dance experience. If you're a new student interested in joining one of the following classes, please contact kathy [at] newballet [dot] org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

  • Ballet Levels 1-7

  • Intermediate and Advanced Tap

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Individual Style Classes

  • Hip Hop

  • West African
  • Memphis Jookin

  • Tap

  • Ballet Fundamentals

Classes

Creative Movement

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Children ages 3-5 explore new movement in these 45-minute classes, enhancing the development of motor skills by introducing basic concepts and rhythms. Classes are based on the celebrated BrainDance by Anne Greene Gilbert, which aligns movement lessons with children’s brain development. It’s a playful approach that uses nursery rhymes and free improvisation.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



Creative Movement classes balance the freedom to create and the discipline and focus required for students to progress into the ballet classroom. Free movement (the opportunity to improvise) is an important ingredient of the class.

 



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Dates: 9/22/20 - 12/19/20

Section 1 Class Time:

  • Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15pm

Section 2 Class Time:

  • Saturdays from 9:30-10:15am

Pre-Ballet 1

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Pre-Ballet is a natural progression from Creative Movement for children ages 4-5. The Brain Dance approach is continued and built upon. Students work in the center in very basic positions, following the structure of ballet class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



Free movement and "mapping the floor" are still important class components in Pre-Ballet, and class time is also devoted to beginning center work including plié, tendu, skipping, chasse, gallop and ballet walks. Students also learn basic French terminology of dance. Pre-Ballet 1 is for students who have never had Pre-Ballet; Pre-Ballet 2 is for second-year students who are still preparing for Level 1.



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Dates: 9/21/20 - 12/19/20

Section 1 Class Time:

  • Mondays from 3:15-4:00pm

Section 2 Class Time:

  • Saturdays from 10:30-11:15am

Pre-Ballet 2

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Pre-Ballet 2 is for second-year Pre-Ballet students ages 5-7 who are still preparing for Level 1. The Brain Dance approach is continued and built upon. Students work in the center in very basic positions, following the structure of ballet class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



Free movement and "mapping the floor" are still important class components in Pre-Ballet, and class time is also devoted to beginning center work including plié, tendu, skipping, chasse, gallop and ballet walks. Students also learn basic French terminology of dance. Pre-Ballet 1 is for students who have never had Pre-Ballet; Pre-Ballet 2 is for second-year students who are still preparing for Level 1.



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Dates: 9/21/20 - 12/19/20

Section 1 Class Time:

  • Mondays from 4:30pm-5:15pm

Section 2 Class Time:

  • Saturdays from 9:15-10:00am

Boys Technique

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This class is designed for boys ages 6-10. Fundamental techniques are drawn from several styles and include improvisation and free dance, pre-ballet basics, and coordination exercises. Young dancers learn to be self-directed and creative. Classes may include modern and student-led choreography.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



The construction of this class was informed by work with the Luna Dance Institute. Girls are always welcome to attend this class as an intro to dance!



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Dates: 9/25/20 - 12/19/20

Class Time:

  • Fridays from 4:00pm-4:45pm

Ballet Level 1

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This is the natural progression for students who complete Pre-Ballet 2. Student dancers are introduced to the basic principles of alignment and body placement, the language of ballet (French), rhythmic steps, ballet positions and coordination exercises.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

Level 1 is a progression from Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet. Children will continue to develop line and form, but in a more measurable way. Be patient! This level can host children for two years until their bodies are developed enough for more advanced barre work and turned out positions.



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Dates: 9/14/20 - 12/19/20

Section 1 Class Time:

  • Wednesdays from 4:00pm-4:45pm

Section 2 Class Time:

  • Saturdays from 9:45-10:30am

Ballet Level 2

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Students ages 7-9 move into Level 2 based on their physical development and ability to perform the exercises in Level 1 with focus and intent. Students who have not studied previously at New Ballet will take a placement audition to determine readiness for the class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

Students work at the barre in parallel, first and second positions. Ballet Level 2 dancers learn beginning “barre” exercises as recommended by American Ballet Theater, only in the center of the floor!Included are rhythmic jumps across the floor. In the spring session, this class focuses on a short piece of choreography incorporating the techniques learned in the fall semester. Students work at the barre on small jumps and begin work on spotting in preparation for turns.



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Dates: 9/14/20 - 12/19/20

Section 1 Class Times:

  • Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45pm
  • Thursdays from 4:00-4:45pm

Section 2 Class Times:

  • Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00pm
  • Saturdays from 11:00-11:45am

 

Ballet Level 3

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Acceptance into Level 3 is based on a child's development as well as mastery of the exercises in Level 2. Students who have not previously studied at New Ballet will take a placement audition to determine readiness for this class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

A progression from Level 2, students at this level practice with more turn out at the barre and increase their knowledge of steps, taking on challenges as they are developmentally ready. Triplets, jumps and spotting exercises prepare students for more complex center exercises in Levels 4 and 5.



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Dates: 9/8/20 - 12/17/20

Section 1 Class Times:

  • Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)
  • Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

Section 2 Class Times:

  • Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)
  • Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm - Pink Studio (Main Entrance/Exit)

Ballet Level 4

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Students in Level 4 have mastered Level 3 techniques and are ready for greater challenges. This class also begins Flamenco training in the second semester with Ms. Garcia Carmona to enhance dance knowledge and coordination.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

Core work will strengthen the abdominals for higher jumps, more power and the faster footwork required of a more advanced dancer. It is expected that students will participate for two years in level four before progressing to Level 5 with rare exceptions.

Students in Level 4 Year 2 are eligible to audition for Level 5 Year 1 Summer Intensive. Two weeks of Intensive are not included in the Level 4 tuition and require a supplemental fee.



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Dates: 9/8/20 - 12/19/20

Class Times:

  • Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

  • Thursdays from 5:15-6:30pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

  • Saturdays from 10:45-11:30am - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

Ballet Level 5

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Students in Level 5 have mastered Level 4 technique and are ready for greater challenges and to begin pointe work at age 12 in Semester 2. Flamenco classes are included as well as the opportunity to study with New Ballet Guest Artists (included in annual tuition).

The Summer Intensive session is required to prepare for possible progression to Level VI the following season. Our annual tuition accounts for two weeks summer study and is non-refundable.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

Level 5 Year 1 dancers participate in CityDance during Summer Intensives. In addition to morning ballet, pointe and modern classes, dancers join others from all over the city in the afternoons to explore diverse styles with guest Master Teachers, including Hip Hop, West African, musical theater and improvisation.



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Dates: 9/9/20 - 12/19/20

Class Times:

  • Mondays from 4:15-6:30pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Wednesdays from 4:15-5:45pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Thursdays from 4:15-6:00pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Fridays from 4:15-6:30pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

Ballet Level 6

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Level 6 dancers begin a rigorous five-day-per-week schedule. Flamenco and Master Classes with international artists are included at this level.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



 This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.



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Dates: 9/8/20 - 12/19/20

Class Times:

  • Mondays from 5:45-8:00pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit) **Flamenco Class in Pink Studio

  • Tuesdays from 4:45-6:00pm - Pink Studio (Main Entrance/Exit)

  • Wednesdays from 5:45-7:45pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

  • Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

  • Saturdays from 12:15-3:30pm - Red Studio (Dock Entrance/Exit)

Ballet Level 7

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Students ages 15+ train at this level by invitation or audition. Level 7 requires a five-day-per-week commitment. Flamenco and Master Classes with international artists are included at this level. These advanced students are featured in New Ballet main stage productions and special community performances throughout the year.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.

After many years of training, these dancers are ready to participate with their teachers in mainstage and community performances, travel abroad and serve as teaching assistants in classes. As New Ballet graduates complete their post-secondary education and/or prepare for a professional dance career, they will be eligible to apply for jobs as apprentice Teaching Artists.



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Dates: 9/8/20 - 12/19/20

Class Times:

  • Mondays from 6:00-8:00pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Wednesdays from 6:15-8:15pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

  • Saturdays from 12:00-3:45pm - Green Studio (Parking Lot Entrance/Exit)

Hip-Hop (Beginner)

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This co-ed class for ages 6-9 is the perfect start for any boy or girl interested in dance! The class covers beginning basics of the origin of Hip-Hop along with fun rhythmic combinations to today’s music. Students learn discipline and isolated body placement. 

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



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Date: 9/19/20 - 12/19/20

Class Time:

  • Saturdays from 11:45am-12:30pm

Hip-Hop (Intermediate)

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This co-ed class for ages 10-12 is good for those with some Hip-Hop experience and is a natural progression from Beginning Hip-Hop. Students are invited to perform annually at the Levitt Shell!

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



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Dates: 9/15/20 - 12/16/20

Class Time:

  • Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15pm

Hip Hop (Advanced)

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Experienced Hip Hop dancers ages 12+ take their moves to the next level in this high-energy class!

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



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Dates: 9/15/20 - 12/16/20

Class Time:

  • Tuesdays from 7:15-8:00pm

West African (Beginner)

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This class combines modern and West African movement traditions, combining essential elements of dance and aerobics. West African Dance is a great class for beginners and more experienced movers who are looking for new forms and a great workout. Ages 8+ welcome! Bare feet preferred.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This exploration of West African dance techniques will include traditional rhythmic forms including KouKou, Joli, Sorsonet, and Kassa.



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Dates: 9/18/20 - 12/18/20

Class Time:

  • Fridays from 4:15-5:00pm

West African (Advanced)

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This class combines modern and West African movement traditions, combining essential elements of dance and aerobics. West African Dance is a great class for beginners and more experienced movers who are looking for new forms and a great workout. Ages 12+ welcome! Bare feet preferred.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This exploration of West African dance techniques will include traditional rhythmic forms including KouKou, Joli, Sorsonet, and Kassa.



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Dates: 9/14/20 - 12/14/20

Class Time:

  • Mondays from 7:00-7:45pm

Memphis Jookin

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Recommended for ages 12+, Memphis Jookin is a unique Memphis art form created by generations of dancers. It has become internationally recognized and influential through the work of New Ballet graduate Charles "Lil Buck" Riley. Jookin performers improvise to the music after learning basic elements including the “bounce.”

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



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Dates: 9/19/20 - 12/17/20

Class Date:

  • Saturdays from 1:00-1:45pm

Tap (Intermediate)

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For ages 10-13, this class focuses on more advanced techniques with emphasis on using techniques in multiple combinations. Students should be able to make adjustments quickly and remember longer combinations of steps. Performance skills will be introduced in this class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.



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Dates: 9/24/20 - 12/17/20

Class Time:

  • Thursdays from 7:00-7:45pm

Tap (Advanced)

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For ages 13+, students admitted to this class have mastered of most tap technique and have the ability to comprehend complex rhythms. It will focus on studying different styles of tap and learning choreography.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



This class requires a placement audition for new students. If you're a new student interested in joining this class, please contact kathy@newballet.org or call 901-726-9225 for more information.



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Dates: 9/25/20 - 12/15/20

Class Time:

  • Fridays from 5:30-6:15pm

Ballet Fundamentals (Beginner)

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This co-ed class is for ages 11-17 who are just beginning their dance training.  It’s great for students who want to start ballet with their own age group and those who want to fast track into a Level 1+ ballet class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



Fundamentals work begins at the barre, building foundational technique and progressing each week to new concepts. Regular attendance is the key to developing skills! Registration by semester is required for this class.



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Dates: 9/25/20 - 12/18/20

Class Time:

  • Fridays from 5:15-6:30pm

Ballet Fundamentals (Intermediate)

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This co-ed class is for ages 11-17 who have learned the basics of ballet in Beginner Ballet Fundamentals.  It’s great for students who want to start ballet with their own age group and those who want to fast track into a Level 1+ ballet class.

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and FAQ's HERE!

For more information, contact frontdesk@newballet.org or call 901.726.9225.



Fundamentals work begins at the barre, building foundational technique and progressing each week to new concepts. Regular attendance is the key to developing skills! Registration by semester is required for this class.



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Dates: 9/22/20 - 12/19/20

Class Time:

  • Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm