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TSOB Course Descriptions

PRE-SCHOOL BALLET
AGES 3-4

An introduction to dance for the very youngest. This class is structured to develop listening skills, basic locomotive and creative movement in a fun musical setting.

One Day Week Program / $110 / 6 Weeks

October 5, 11, 18, & 26, November 2 & 9

PRE-BALLET
AGES 4-6

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.

Tuesday: 3:45-4:35pm OR Saturday: 9:00-9:50am

One Day Week Program / $645 / Year

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.  

Ballet Appreciation expands upon 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. IMG_9489

LEVEL 1/2
AGES 6-8

Wednesday: 4:15-5:15pm OR Saturday: 10:00-11:00am

One Day Week Program / $645 / Year

LEVEL 3
AGES 8-9

Tuesday: 4:45-6:15pm AND/OR Saturday: 9-10:30am

One Day Week Program / $965/ Year

Two Day Week Program / $1,800 / Year

LEVEL 4
AGES 8+

Tuesday: 4:45-6:15pm AND Saturday: 9:00-10:30am

Two Day Week Program / $1800 / Year / without pointe

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 for new families. 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.

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.

LEVEL 5 + LEVEL 6
AGES 9-10+ (BY INVITATION)

Wednesday: 5:15-7:15pm AND

Thursday: 4:45-6:45pm AND Saturday: 10:30am-12:30pm

Three Day Week Program + Pointe / $2,800 / Year

LEVEL 7 + LEVEL 8
AGES 10+ (BY INVITATION)

Monday: 4:00-6:30pm AND Wednesday: 4:15-6:15pm AND

Thursday: 4:15-6:15pm AND Saturday: 11:00am-1:00pm

Four Day Week Program + Pointe / $3,500 / Year

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 for new families. 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.


2016-2017 Ballet Schedule

2016-2017 TSOB Calendar (click to download and view)

August 25 – 4-6 pm OPEN REGISTRATION
September 1 – 4-6 pm OPEN REGISTRATION
September 3 – 10am – 12pm OPEN REGISTRATION

September 12  – TSOB begins TODAY!
September 24 – 1-3 pm Nutcracker Auditions
November 23 – 25  TSOB Closed Wed, Thursday and Friday only
                                         Rehearsals and classes remain as scheduled on Saturday Nov. 26th
November 27 – Sugar Plum Tea Party
December 3 – Nutcracker dress rehearsal
December 6 – 9 – Staging at The Warner Theatre in Torringtona
December 10, 11 – Nutcracker Warner Theatre (3 performances)

December 13 – 16 – Production week begins – for The Bushnell
December 17, 18 – The Bushnell, Belding Theatre (4 performances)
December 13 & 17 – Observation for Pre-Ballet

December 19 – January 9 – TSOB CLOSED HAPPY HOLIDAYS

January 9 – TSOB reopens
February 25 – Children’s (TSOB) Auditions Spring Performances
March 21 – 24 – Production Week – IMPACT2017
March 25, 26 – IMPACT2017

May 10 – 13 – GRADUATION PERFORMANCES
May 15 – 20 – Last Week of TSOB Classes  TSOB Observation Week

This calendar is subject to change without notice.

Preschool Ballet

  • Light Pink – simple ballet leotard, white ankle socks, pink ballet slippers

Pre-Ballet – 

  • Royal Blue – Capezio Style CC400C Leotard

Level 1/2

  • Burgundy – Capezio Style CC400C Leotard

Level 3

  • Black (Cap-sleeve or princess-cut) Capezio Leotard

Level 4

  • Black (Cap-sleeve or princess-cut) Capezio Leotard

Level 5

  • Iris Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Wednesday & Saturday)
  • Black wide-strap Capezio Leotard (Thursday)

Level 6

  • Iris wide-strap Capezio Leotard (Wednesday & Saturday)
  • Black Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Thursday)

Level 7

  • Shadow Gray Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Monday)
  • Sunset Coral Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Wednesday & Saturday)
  • Black wide-strap Capezio Leotard (Thursday)

Level 8

  • Shadow Gray Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Monday)
  • Sunset Coral Motionwear Sweetheart Leotard (Wednesday & Saturday)
  • Black wide-strap Capezio Leotard (Thursday)

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


 

Performance Opportunities

 

 

IMG_4690angel 2013Through 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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