23-24 Ballet classes will begin on Saturday, September 9th
School Year Schedule (Sept-May)
Primary Ballet (ages 4-5)
Students will begin learning the FUNdamentals of dance. Gently and with great care the foundation of dance begins to be laid with elementary ballet technique. French terminology is explained for a better understanding of the language of dance.
Ballet I (ages 6-9)
In Ballet I, dancers will begin classical ballet barre technique. Dance combinations in the center, traveling down the floor, stretching, and expansion of French terminology continue in Ballet I.
Ballet II (ages 10+)
Designed for dancers ages ten and up, Ballet II will expand the knowledge base of ballet technique, center, and traveling combinations. Jumps, turns, and leaps will also be accelerated in this faster-paced ballet class and French terminology continues to expand the dancer’s vocabulary.
Beginner Adult Ballet
Afternoon ballet class for adults who want to learn the basics of ballet technique and more. Bring water and a towel or yoga mat for a floor cushion if necessary. We will be doing a lot of gentle stretching and core activation prior to our barre exercises and center work.
Hair Pulled away from the face. A bun is preferred.
Clothing should be fitted close to the body and a solid color for preferred attire see below:
black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black or pink ballet skirt preferred
maroon/dark red leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, maroon/dark red ballet skirt preferred
Purple leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, purple ballet skirt preferred
any color leotard/tights/skirt/shoes
Monthly payment due by the 10th of the month to avoid a $10 late fee
Drop in fee is $20 per class* & student must be preregistered
*Classes dropped into must have at least 2 regularly attending students - contact BMCA for info
Sibling Discount- $5 off each month for each sibling
Multiclass Discount- $5 off each month for each class
Pointe and Dance Troupe - no discounts
We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.
You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.
Meet the instructor!
Eliza has been dancing since the age of 10 when she was introduced to Jazz at The French Woods Performing Arts Camp in New York. In 2016, she received her degree in dance from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Over the past 24 years she has studied under such notable dancers as Joyce Stahl, Denis Hyland, Gregory King, Ann Dunn, Tricia Renshaw, Fleming Lomax, Allison Hertzberg and more. She has studied gymnastics, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary ballet, modern, and character dance. Eliza has danced with the Coffee Mill Dance Studio in her hometown of Key West, Florida, the Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont, the Key West High School Competition Colorguard and Eurythmics Team, the local Key West Dance Team, and the Asheville Academy of Ballet. She has studied at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Eliza has performed in the Dirty Dancing Festival in the past years, has been the contemporary dancer for a band called Grendel’s Mother, and has been a member of the Trillium Dance Company. She has also worked at Vance Elementary teaching dance in the after school enrichment program. Eliza is a ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary instructor and teaches all ages at beginning and intermediate levels. Currently, Eliza teaches at WNC Dance Academy and Black Mountain Center of the Arts, and is the Founder of Looking Glass Dancers Society, a local community organization in Asheville. Teaching is inspiring and making connections with kids and adults in a dance class is such a rewarding experience for her. She believes that dance is the most wonderful experience for people of all ages and can express creativity like nothing else.