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Young Dancer Division

The Young Dancer Division elevates the potential of ambitious students who have found their passion in dance. Pointe work is introduced as students advance their skill in both ballet and other dance styles for a well-rounded dance education. Artistic expression takes on increased focus and students begin developing their knowledge of style and repertoire.

Open to students based on placement assessment.

YOUNG DANCER DIVISION LEVELS

YOUNG DANCER DIVISION LEVEL 1

About YD Level 1: YD Level 1 is a milestone step toward more serious training and signals the introduction of pointe work. Students explore other dance disciplines including Modern and Conditioning. YD Level 1 students participate in classes three times per week and have the option to engage in additional elective classes. Eligibility for YD Level 1 is by placement only.

Core Classes: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Modern, Conditioning

Performance Participation: YD Level 1 students participate in the annual Spring Production and may be eligible to audition for select Company productions.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

YD Level 1 students are enrolled in the course schedule below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May).

Modern Tuesday 5:45 – 6:45 PM
Ballet Technique Tuesday 6:45 – 7:45 PM
Conditioning Tuesday 7:45 – 8:15 PM
Ballet Technique Wednesday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Pointe Wednesday 7:15 – 7:45 PM
Ballet Technique Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Pointe Saturday 10:30 – 11:00 AM
BOYS CLASS
YD Boys Technique Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 PM
YOUNG DANCER DIVISION ELECTIVES
Additional Ballet Technique Thursday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Choreography Thursday 4:45 – 5:45 PM

Students ages 10 and up are also eligible to enroll in Community Division Classes as elective options. Click HERE to explore Community Division classes.


TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $2,765
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $120
Ballet Elective: $595
All Other Electives: $525


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

YOUNG DANCER DIVISION LEVEL 2

About YD Level 2: YD Level 2 advances student’s technique with more sophisticated and complex combinations while strengthening early pointe work. Students explore other dance disciplines including Contemporary and Conditioning. YD Level 2 students participate in classes three times per week and have the option to engage in additional elective classes. Eligibility for YD Level 2 is by placement only.

Core Classes: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Conditioning

Performance Participation: YD Level 2 students participate in the annual Spring Production and may be eligible to audition for select Company productions.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

YD Level 2 students are enrolled in the course schedule below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May).

Contemporary Monday 5:45 – 6:45 PM
Ballet Technique Monday 6:45 – 7:45 PM
Conditioning Monday 7:45 – 8:15 PM
Ballet Technique Wednesday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Pointe Wednesday 7:15 – 7:45 PM
Ballet Technique Saturday 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Pointe Saturday 1:15 – 2:15 PM
BOYS CLASS
YD Boys Technique Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 PM
YOUNG DANCER DIVISION ELECTIVES
Additional Ballet Technique Thursday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Choreography Thursday 4:45 – 5:45 PM

Students ages 10 and up are also eligible to enroll in Community Division Classes as elective options. Click HERE to explore Community Division classes.


TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $2,975
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $120
Ballet Elective: $595
All Other Electives: $525


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

YOUNG DANCER DIVISION LEVEL 3

About YD Level 3: YD Level 3 refines advanced technique while developing a student’s personal artistry through more expansive movement and focus on stylistic details. Students explore other dance disciplines including Character and Conditioning. YD Level 3 students participate in classes four times per week and have the option to engage in additional elective classes. Eligibility for YD Level 3 is by placement only.

Core Classes: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Choreography, Conditioning

Performance Participation: YD Level 3 students participate in the annual Spring Production and may be eligible to audition for select Company productions.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

YD Level 3 students are enrolled in the course schedule below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May).

Ballet Technique Monday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Pointe Monday 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Ballet Technique Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Conditioning Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Ballet Technique Friday 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Pointe Friday 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Ballet Technique Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Choreography Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
BOYS CLASS
YD Boys Technique Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 PM
YOUNG DANCER DIVISION ELECTIVES
Additional Ballet Technique Thursday 5:45 – 7:15 PM
Choreography Thursday 4:45 – 5:45 PM

Students ages 10 and up are also eligible to enroll in Community Division Classes as elective options. Click HERE to explore Community Division classes.


TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $3,825
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $120
Ballet Elective: $595
All Other Electives: $525


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

DRESS CODE & UNIFORMS

GIRLS

  • Young Dancer Division Academy Leotard in Royal Blue*
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned convertible tights
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned ballet slippers
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned pointe shoes
  • Hair pulled back and neatly secured
  • No jewelry or accessories
  • Face mask or covering
  • Theraband & yoga mat for Conditioning
  • Character requires black character shoes & skirt

BOYS

  • Boys Academy Dance Shirt in White
  • Black tights or leggings
  • Dance belt
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Hair neatly styled and away from face
  • Face mask or covering
  • Theraband & yoga mat for Conditioning
  • Character requires black jazz shoes

*Young Dancer Division students participating in Community Division electives may wear their YD Academy Leotard for classes.

REGISTRATION

Welcome! Registration for 2021-2022 Academy programs is now open. To register or request placement, click on the links below.

CONTACT THE ACADEMY

Email: cbacademy@cballet.org
Phone: 513.562.1111
Address: 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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