Classes
Crystal River Ballet School
"Dancers are the athletes of God"~Albert Einstein
  • Registration Fee:  $25.00 one-time, non-refundable for ALL NEW students.
  • Tuition:  Due the first of each month.  NON-REFUNDABLE. $10.00 late fee will be assessed after the 15th of the month.  
  • Discounts:  15% family discount for families with more than one student enrolled.  
  • Scholarships:  Some financial aid is available based on financial need.  Older students may apply to instructor for work-based scholarships.
  • Make-up classes are available in cases if sickness, injury or family emergency.  Classes must be made-up within 30 days of the date of the absence.  You may make-up a missed class by attending another class of the same or a lower level.
  • All classes have a minimum enrollment of 3 students and maximum enrollment of 10 students.  Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
Please see policies page for more information on the school’s policies and our dress code
Crystal River Ballet School, at The Launchpad~76 S 4th St., Carbondale, CO 81623 
www.crystalriverballet.commsjeni@crystalriverballet.com
Class Desriptions:  Lower School

The lower school provides instruction specifically tailored to the special needs of young developing students ages 3 to 6.  Classes introduce students to skills necessary for classical ballet training.  Gentle discipline and encouragement are combined to nurture each child’s creativity.  Terminology and the basics of technique are gradually introduced.  Positive group relationships are encouraged.

Creative Dance
-Students must be 3 years old at the beginning of the session. NO EXCEPTIONS
~45 minute class once per week
~Parents are encouraged to stay within a cell phone calls distance during class-time
~Skills are learned in their most basic form to initiate the process of building a solid foundation helpful in the study of dance.  

Pre-Ballet
~Students must be 4 1/2 years old at the beginning of the session
~45 minute class once per week
~Parents are encouraged to stay within a phone calls distance during class-time
~Skills are learned in their most basic form to initiate the process of building a solid foundation helpful in the study of dance.
~Concentration is on establishing developmental skills needed to execute dance steps.

Intro to Ballet
Students must be 6 years old at the beginning of the session unless prior approval by the instructor for those with experience
~55 minute class once per week
~Parents are encouraged to stay within a phone calls distance during class-time
~introduce a proper understanding of basic ballet technique
~Concentration is on establishing developmental skills needed to execute dance steps.

Upper School

Upper school consists of students ages 8 to adults.  To help students’ develop to their fullest potential as a dancer, students are placed according to their physical ability, level of commitment, attitude and technical achievement.  Based on these factors, a student may be moved up or down a level during the year at the discretion of the instructor.  Advancement is based on the above not on the age or number of years involved.  Parents should encourage the students to commit themselves to the discipline involved in the art of ballet.  They should be encouraged to pay close attention to their teachers, apply all corrections given in class to them or other students, and focus on what is expected of them in class.  Class levels may be combined if enrollment necessitates

Ballet 1 & 2
~Beginners ages 7 and up; No previous training is required, and training before age 7 is not considered for placement.
~1 hour class once per week

Ballet 3 - 5
~ 1 1/2 hour classes 2 days per week required
~Must have completed requirements as determined by the instructor to be placed in this level
Students at this level are challenged to work towards their own personal level of excellence.  The combinations become more complicated and rhythms of music more varied.  Pirouettes, adage, and intermediate jumps are added to center combinations which increase stamina, balance and strength.  Phrasing, movement dynamics and individual artistry are investigated to bring forth the uniqueness of the individual dancer.  

Pointe
What can’t be done well in technique shoes is impossible to do well en pointe.  Students are always eager to get their first pair of pointe shoes.  Dancing en pointe is hard work and can only be attempted after having 3 to 5 years of consecutive training since age 8.  Even then, not all students will be permitted to go en pointe.  Eligibility is determined by the instructor.  Each student is considered individually.  I am concerned with providing the best training for all students and must be conscientious when it comes to placing students’ en pointe.  Damage caused by attempting pointe work too early can result in life-long discomfort and deformity. 

Contemporary  classes
Contemporary Jazz is a style of dance adapted to the popular music of today.  Students learn to move energetically, in an age appropriate and wholesome way.  The study of contemporary dance gives students skills in another style of dance that will increase the dancer’s range of choreographic proficiency.  Because the terminology used is based on classical ballet, it is preferable for students to have a working foundation in ballet, but is not required until the intermediate level.  

Contemporary 1
~Students must be 7 years or older at the time the session begins.  ~one hour class/once per week.

Contemporary 2
~Students must be 11 years old at the beginning of the session
~2+ years dance experience is necessary
~Concurrent enrollment in a ballet class is required at this level
~1 & 1/4 hour class once per week

ADULT CLASSES
Both beginning and  intermediate level adult classes are offered to students age 15 and over on a monthly or drop-in basis.  The level is determined by the levels of the students enrolled.  Basic terminology, positions and classical principles of movement are covered.  We focus on flexibility, strengthening, balance, control and grace in a relaxed and encouraging environment.
Next session will begin September 6th
Located at The Launchpad~76 S 4th St., Carbondale, CO
​Please enroll based on age unless you have been directed otherwise by the instructor
TUITION IS A MONTHLY FEE AND IS NOT BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CLASSES IN EACH MONTH

CREATIVE DANCE: AGES 3 TO 4
Mondays 4:00-4:45 $65/month

PRE-BALLET: AGES 4 1/2 TO 5 1/2
Thursdays 4:00-4:45  $65/month

INTRO BALLET / BALLET 1: AGES 6 to 9
Mondays 5:00-6:00 
and/or Saturday 9:30-10:30 $70/month 1 class/ $120/month 2 classes

BALLET 2: AGES 7-10 
*2+ YEARS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Thursday 4:45-6:00 and Saturday 10:30-11:30
$120/month

CONTEMPORARY DANCE: 
AGES 7-10; Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 $70/month
AGES 11+; Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 $75/month

**TEEN / ADULT CLASSES**
10 class punch pass $150.00 - single class $18/each
BEGINNING BALLET AND STRETCH
Mondays 6:00-7:30 

INTERMEDIATE BALLET / BALLET 3
Thursdays 6:00-7:30 
and Saturday 10:30-12:00 * inlcudes pre-pointe/pointe


​PLEASE ADD REGISTRATION FEE TO FIRST MONTHS TUITION 
TUITION IS DUE THE FIRST CLASS OF EACH MONTH AND IS LATE AFTER THE 10TH, LATE OF $10

PERFORMANCE FEES $35, ARE DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO PERFORMANCES