Ballet Classes


**All classes have a $15 registration fee for new students and students coming back after taking 1 month or more off**

Pre-Ballet (ages 3 and 4)

Saturday 9:00-9:30am

$40 monthly

This class focuses on creative movement, games and ballet technique basics.


Ballet 1 (ages 5-7)

Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm / Saturday 9:30-10:30am

$45 monthly

Students will focus on ballet technique, basic theory such as rhythm and timing through center work, adagio (slow controlled movements across the floor) and allegro (jumps and leaps) followed by improvised movement to reinforce concepts learned in class. Students have an opportunity to take a Grade 1 Cecchetti exam. 

Ballet 2 (ages 8+)

Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm / Saturday 10:30-11:45am

$50 monthly

Students at this level utilize the ballet barre for the first time, perform more advanced center work, adagio and allegro exercises. Upon completion of class in spring, students can take a Grade 2 Cecchetti exam.

Cecchetti (open class)

Monday & Wednesday 9-10:30am / Thursday 6:30-8pm /Saturday 11:45am-1:15pm

$55 monthly

This class welcomes teens and adults of any experience level including beginners.  Students who are ready will work on intermediate to advanced classical ballet technique and preparation for pointe, while others will work on basic technique.

Pointe (by placement)

30 minutes following all Cecchetti classes

$40 monthly (in addition to full class tuition)

This class follows regular class and focuses on pointe work. Students must have taken a class prior to pointe to warm muscles. 

Required attire: ballet slippers + black leotard & pink tights for females; black leggings & white tee for males.

Ballet class registration is on a rolling admission.

Spaces are available in classes unless otherwise noted above.


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

Drop in fees: $15 per class

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.

About the Instructor

Casey Kristofferson has a lifetime of dance training and experience. She has been teaching for the past 10 years and is the only certified Cecchetti ballet instructor in the state. Cecchetti ballet one of the oldest and purest forms of ballet training still provided today; students have the option to take part in an exam process accepted nationwide. Ballet is a discipline that requires consistency to improve and advance. This training provides a solid foundation in classical ballet that would support any professional ballet career. Cecchetti technique classes require permission from the instructor: Student placement is based on skill – not age – and advancement is at the advisement of the teacher.

828.669.0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

©2019 by Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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