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Torrington, CT

 

2016
Torrington School of Ballet
Course Descriptions

2016 TSOB SUMMER Ballet

 

Pre-Ballet: Ages 4-6. Tuesdays 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.  July 5 – July 30. This weekly class is an introduction to movement, rhythm, space, and dimensions through the teaching of fundamentals of locomotive motor skills and age-appropriate dance exercise. Dress Code: Royal Blue Capezio CC400C. Tuition for 4 weeks of classes $80 + $10 registration fee.

Summer Pre-Ballet 

Level 1/2/3: Ages 6 – 8+.  Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  July 5 – July 30. This weekly class takes the student through the study of classical ballet with concentration on technique, fundamental terminology, and artistry.  Dress Code Level 1/2: Burgundy Capezio CC400C. Dress Code Level 3: Black Capezio Princess Cut. Tuition for 4 weeks of classes $80 + $10 registration fee.

Summer Level 1/2/3

Level 4/5: Ages 8 – 9+  Mondays AND Wednesdays AND Fridays 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. July 5  – July 30. Join us as we work to improve upon the “details” for four wonderful weeks of learning and growth.  Classes in classical ballet technique, pre-pointe/pointe work (according to level), and classical ballet variations.

Dress Code:

Monday & Friday – Black – Capezio Princess Cut
Wednesday – Light Blue – Capezio Princess Cut

Tuition for 4 weeks of class is $300 + $10 registration fee.
Tuition for each week of class is $85 + $10 registration fee.

Summer Level 4/5 

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*Children ages 9 and up with advanced level training may consider auditioning for The Nutmeg Junior Program at The Nutmeg Ballet (eligibility determined by audition).  Nutmeg Junior Summer Intensive July 4 – August 5 from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. BY AUDITION ONLY – Contact Lisa Lopez 860-482-4413/llopez@nutmegconservatory.org to arrange an audition.

TSOB Policies

Students in the Pre-Ballet programs are introduced to movement, rhythm, space and shape through the teaching of fundamentals of locomotive motor skills and dance exercises appropriate for their ages. The structured learning environment also helps the child to develop vital social skills in a creative environment. The 50 minute class consists of floor work, basic posture rules at the ballet barre and the study of mime excerpts from classical ballets such as Nutcracker, Coppelia and The Sleeping Beauty. Each semester culminates in an observation lesson open to family and friends.

Pre-Ballet: Ages 4-6

  • Tuesday: 3:45 To 4:35 p.m. OR Saturday: 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Tuition: $625.00/year (34 weeks)

Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester.There is a $25.00 one time registration fee. Make up classes can be taken at any time as long as the student is registered.Easy payment plans may be discussed with the Registrar.  

 IMG_9489Level 1/2: Ages 6-8

Level 1/2 actually begins the use of the Nutmeg ballet curriculum. The classes take the student through the study of classical ballet with concentration on technique, fundamental basic terminology and artistry. This progression helps to lay the foundation that is needed to develop into a stronger technique and allows the student to pass to the graded levels 2 and 3. These grade levels are usually analogous to the students’ grade in school. Level 1-2: Ages 7-8

  • Wednesday: 3:45 To 4:45 p.m. OR Saturday: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Tuition: $625.00/year (34 weeks)

Level 3: Ages 8-9

  • Thursday: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and/or Saturday: 9:00 To 10:00 a.m.
  • One Class per Week:  $625.00/year (34 weeks)
  • Two Classes per Week:  $1,250.00/year (34 weeks)
The Concentrated Programs offer students the opportunity to begin more serious training in Classical Ballet. More organized and serious dance study in ballet technique and fundamental pointe/men’s work will be presented. Through continued concentrated study, students working in Level 4/5/6/7/8 will gain strong technique based on the Vaganova Syllabus used at Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. This work will eventually service each student as they move onto the stage at Nutmeg Ballet performances. Non-Performing Program: includes Technique and Pointe Classes only. Proper placement options should be discussed with TSOB Director, Susan Szabo.

Level 4: Ages 8+

  • Tuesday: 4:45 To 6:15 p.m. AND Saturday: 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Two Classes:  $1750/year (without pointe)
  • Two Classes + Pointe:  $1950/year including +1/2 hour pointe 2x/week
    • Tuesday 6:15-6:45pm
    • Saturday 12:30-1:00pm

Level 5: Ages 9+

  • Tuesday: 4:45 To 6:00 p.m. AND Wednesday: 4:45 p.m. AND Saturday: 11:00 to 12:15 p.m.
  • Three Classes + Pointe:  $2,700/year including +1/2 hour pointe 3x/week
    • Tuesday 4:45-6:45pm
    • Wednesday 4:45-6:45pm
    • Saturday 11am-1:00pm

Level 6: Ages 10+ (By Invitation)

  • Wednesday: 4:45 p.m. AND Thursday: 4:45 p.m. AND Saturday: 11:00 to 12:15 p.m.
  • Three Day program + Pointe: $2,700/year including +1/2 hour pointe 3x/week
    • Wednesday 4:45-6:45pm
    • Thursday 4:45-6:45pm
    • Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm

Level 7: Ages 10+ (By Invitation)

  • Monday: 4:00 p.m. AND Wednesday: 4:45 p.m. AND Thursday: 4:45 p.m. AND Saturday: 11:00 to 12:15 p.m.
  • Four Day program + Pointe: $3,400/year including +1/2 hour pointe 3x/week
    • Monday 4:00-6:00pm
    • Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm
    • Thursday 6:00-6:45pm
    • Saturday 11:00-1:00pm

Level 8: Ages 10+ (By Invitation)

  • Monday: 4:00 p.m. AND Wednesday: 4:45 p.m. AND Thursday: 4:45 p.m. AND Saturday: 11:00 to 12:15 p.m.
  • Four Day program + Pointe: $3,400/year including +1/2 hour pointe 3x/week
    • Monday 4:00-6:00pm
    • Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm
    • Thursday 6:00-6:45pm
    • Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm

OPEN REGISTRATION.  Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester (we will prorate based on starting date). There is a $25.00 one-time registration fee. Make-up classes can be taken at any time as long as the student is registered.Easy payment plans may be discussed with the Registrar.

April 11 – 18 – TSOB Closed SPRING Break

May 18, 19, 20, 21 GRADUATION PERFORMANCES

  • Wednesday & Thursday, 7 pm performances
  • Friday, 8 pm performance
  • Saturday, 3 pm performance

May 21 – 10:30 am, Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony and 3 pm performance

May 23 – 28 – Last Week of TSOB Classes; Open Observation All Classes

This calendar is subject to change without notice.

Pre-Ballet – 

  • Royal Blue – Capezio Style CC400C

Level 1/2

  • Burgundy – Capezio Style CC400C

Level 3

  • Black (Cap-sleeve or Princess-cut) Capezio

Level 4

  • Tuesday – Black Capezio Princess Cut (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Saturday –Light Blue Capezio Princess Cut

Level 5

  • Tuesday –Black (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Wednesday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Saturday –Light Blue  Capezio Princess Cut

Level 6

  • Wednesday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Thursday –Black Capezio Princess Cut
  • Saturday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

Level 7

  • Monday –Black Capezio Princess Cut

  • Wednesday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Thursday –Black Capezio Princess Cut

  • Saturday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

Level 8

  • Monday –Black Capezio Princess Cut

  • Wednesday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

  • Thursday –Black Capezio Princess Cut

  • Saturday –Light Blue (contact Dance Shop for details)

BOYS All Levels: White short sleeve dance shirt, black tights, short white dance socks, white ballet shoes with a single elastic.

TSOB Policies

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IMG_4690Through an audition process, students in Levels 2 through 7 have frequent opportunities to perform in Nutmeg Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, plus spring and summer repertoire performances.

 

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Mission

Founded in 1969 by Sharon E. Dante, the Torrington School of Ballet is committed to training young people in the art of classical ballet.  A special syllabus for Pre-Ballet has been developed for students ages 3-7.  An adaptation of the Vaganova Syllabus is used for all ballet training which begin slowly in levels one through three.  Every student, whether participating in an appreciation class or concentrated level, receives quality training in technique and eventually, pointe.  Students in levels 2-8 also qualify to audition for Nutcracker and Spring performances.

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory is the home of The Torrington School of Ballet.

Founder/Executive Director, Sharon E. Dante
Artistic Director, Victoria Mazzarelli

School Director/Children’s Ballet Mistress, Susan Szabo
Associate Ballet Mistress, Cassie Sprance

School Administration
Mary L. Dante  tsob@nutmegballet.org
Lori Pagano tsob@nutmegballet.org

susan tsobBallet & Rehearsal
Susan Szabo
Cassie Sprance
Joan Kunsch
Timothy Melady
Donna Bonasera
Melissa Raffanello
Steven Ezra Marshall

Modern & Improvisation
Kate Mehan St. Amand

Adjunct
Andrea Meharg

Special Programs
Lori Pagano

TSOB Faculty Bios:  http://nutmegconservatory.org/faculty/

Email: tsob@nutmegballet.org   860-482-4413

 

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS:
Weather related closings are decided by noon. We will make every attempt to contact you by email and post announcements to social media such as Facebook and Twitter or the TSOB weather line 860.482-4413 x315.  Classes missed due to weather may be made up during the semester at the same level or one level below.

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