2019-2020 Ballet

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PRE-BALLET PROGRAMS

Pre-Ballet

AGES 3-6

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. The structured learning environment also helps the child to develop vital social skills in a creative environment. The 45-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.

Monday 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm  OR Saturday 9:00 am – 9:45 am

One Day Week Program / $695 / Year

OPEN REGISTRATION. Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester (we will prorate based on the 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.

CHILDREN’S BALLET APPRECIATION PROGRAMS

Ballet Appreciation

Ballet Appreciation expands upon the use of the Nutmeg Ballet curriculum. The classes take the student through the study of classical ballet with a concentration on technique, fundamental basic terminology, and artistry.

LEVEL 1 + LEVEL 2
AGES 6-8

Wednesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  OR Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am

One Day Week Program / $695 / Year

LEVEL 3
AGES 8-9

Tuesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  OR Saturday 9:00 am – 10:30 am

One Day Week Program / $1,025 / Year

Tuesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  AND Saturday 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Two Day Week Program / $1,875 / Year

LEVEL 4
AGES 8+

Tuesday AND Saturday

Tuesday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm  AND Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Two Day Per Week Program + Pointe / $2200 / Year

OPEN REGISTRATION.  Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester (we will prorate based on the 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.

CONCENTRATED BALLET PROGRAMS

Concentrated Ballet

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 or AUDITION)

Three Day Per Week Program + Pointe / $3,000 / Year

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

Four Day Per Week Program + Pointe / $3,700 / Year

Open Registration
Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester (we will prorate based on the 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.

BALLET APPRECIATION

CHILDREN’S CONCENTRATED PROGRAMS

Open Registration
Schedule subject to change. Program tuition is based on a 34 week semester (we will prorate based on the 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.


2019-2020 BALLET SCHEDULE

 

 

Tuition Refund Policy

Requests for prorated tuition charges or refunds for any reason other than a medical issue cannot be granted. In the event of an injury or illness, as determined by a physician, any refund amount may be allowed only at the full discretion of Torrington School of Ballet. In all cases, deposits are non-refundable.


2019-2020 TSOB Calendar

 


Performance Opportunities


Through an audition process, students in Levels 2 through 7 have frequent opportunities to perform in Nutmeg Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, in addition to spring and summer repertoire performances. Special family observation dates are scheduled during the year so that parents may enjoy experiencing the progress their student has made.

 

    

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 begins 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
Lori Pagano tsob@nutmegballet.org

Ballet & Rehearsal
Susan Szabo
Cassie Sprance
Joan Kunsch
Timothy Melady
Donna Bonasera
Melissa Raffanello
John Bauer

Modern & Improvisation
Kate Mehan St. Amand

Adjunct
Andrea Meharg

Special Programs
Lori Pagano

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

Email: tsob@nutmegballet.org  (860) 482-7375

 

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.  Classes missed due to weather may be made up during the semester at the same level or one level below.

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