Ballet Dancer
Ballet Dancer

Ballet Classes

Schedule

Ballet Dancer

The 2021/2022 dance year ends on May 28th.

Registration is open for a summer session of July 16-August 6th.

The summer session's schedule is different than the one below. Click the Summer Session registration form, or contact us for the summer schedule.

Fall registration will open during the summer.

Fall classes begin August 20th.

Primary Ballet I (ages 4-5)

Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm or

Saturdays 9-9:45am

$60 monthly

Four and five year old students will begin learning the FUNdamentals of dance. Balance, coordination, and motor skill development is a large part of this class. Understanding personal dance space, developing awareness of others who are also moving, utilizing circles, lines and rotation are all a part of the fun!

 

Primary Ballet II (ages 6-7)

Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm or

Saturdays 9:45-10:45am

$65 monthly

Pre Ballet is designed for students six and seven years of age. 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 8-9)

Saturdays 10:45-11:45am

$65 monthly

In Ballet I, dancers who are eight and nine years old begin classical ballet barre technique.  Dance combinations in the center, traveling down the floor and stretching and expansion of French terminology continue in Ballet I.

Ballet II (ages 10 & up)

Saturdays 12-1:30pm

$75 monthly

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.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe I (ages 10 & up)

Saturdays 1:30-2pm

$30 monthly

This class will focus on preparing students for pointe at the beginning of the year and then, as students are ready, move on to beginning pointe. Students will work on strengthening exercises, proper technique, and simple variations. If needed, a teacher can be available for pointe shoe fittings. Day and time needs to be scheduled.

Ballet III (teens & adults)

Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm

$75 monthly

Intermediate Ballet is a class for dancers who are experienced students; generally teens and adults. Dancers who are already on pointe are invited to wear pointe shoes.  Full barre, center, and traveling combinations are taught, as well as variations.

Point II (teens & adults)

Thursdays 7:45-8:15pm

$65 monthly

This class will build on Pointe I and complement Ballet III as a follow-up class. Students will work on strengthening exercises, proper technique, center and across-the-floor combinations, and intermediate/advanced variations. If needed, a teacher can be available for pointe shoe fittings. Day and time needs to be scheduled.

Adult Ballet (adults)

Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm

$65 monthly

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 following our barre exercises.

Attire:

Primary classes: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black or pink ballet skirt

Ballet I: maroon/dark red leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, maroon/dark red ballet skirt

Ballet II: Purple leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, purple ballet skirt

Ballet III: any color leotard/tights/skirt/shoes

Hair in a bun.

Payments

Monthly payment due by the 10th of the month to avoid a $10 late fee

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 instructors!

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Eliza Kellberg

Eliza, the director of the dance program at BMCA, 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.

Sam Sole

Sam, a native to Tallahassee Florida, started dancing at three years old. She began to pursue her dance career more seriously at 15.  She attended and placed in prestigious competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix and had the opportunity to train under the direction of Susan Farrell, Raymond Lukens, Dierdre Miles Burger and other influential figures in the dance community.  While studying studio art and art history at Florida State University she also danced as a soloist with The Tallahassee Ballet. Post graduation Sam began her dance career with The Chattanooga Ballet and for 5 seasons acted as a principal dancer, choreographer, and instructor to ages 3- adult.  Sam moved to Asheville during the pandemic to explore new opportunities and currently teaches kindergarten and dances with The Asheville Ballet.  She is excited to join Black Mountain Center for the Arts as a dance instructor! 

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