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.

SESSION 1
Thursday: 10:00-10:50am
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
OR
Saturday: 9:00-9:50am
September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21

One Day Week Program / $110 / 6 Weeks

SESSION 2
Thursday: 10:00-10:50am
October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
OR
Saturday: 9:00-9:50am
October 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2

One Day Week Program / $110 / 6 Weeks

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. 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.

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

One Day Week Program / $645 / YearOPEN 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.

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 1/2
AGES 6-8
Wednesday: 4:00-5:00pm 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 or AUDITION)

Wednesday: 5:00-7:00pm AND

Thursday: 4:15-6:15pm AND Saturday: 10:30am-12:30pm

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

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

Monday: 4:45-6:45pm AND Wednesday: 4:00-6:00pm 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.


2017 – 2018 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.



 

 

 

Performance Opportunities

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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 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
Lori Pagano tsob@nutmegballet.org

susan tsobBallet & 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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