CONTACT US

20 S. Jefferson St. PO Box 270   

Farmington, MO 63640

573.747.0800

balletartsctr@outlook.com

Front Desk Hours

Monday - Thursday: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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About
Ballet Arts Center

Founded in 1979 by Director, Kimberly Gavin Anderson, the Ballet Arts Center is devoted to excellence in dance education.  We are a Conservatory School with the Fine Art emphasis on Classical Ballet. 

We are inspired by the strength and structure of the classics; to that, we combine the innovation of 

new dance styles and contemporary music in Jazz and Tap classes.

At the Ballet Arts Center, we recognize that we are not just teaching dance, but that within the dance school environment, we are developing young personalities to be disciplined, focused, and artistically intuitive.  

We encourage consideration of others and the group, rather than focusing on individuals in a "star" type system.

Class Options

- Students in any level may take an under level class in addition to their placed level class as a technique builder at no extra cost. Futhermore, they may perform with the underclass in the Spring Dance Concert.

- With the permission of the Artistic Director, students may take the next level class up as an added opportunity for development. Tuition WILL be charged for this class.

-Private Lessons are offered grades 4-12. Grades 4-7 will be assigned to Mrs. Haupt's availability. Grades 8-12 will be assigned to Mrs. Anderson's availability.

-Students may not join Jazz and/or Tap 2nd semester without the consent of the Artistic Director.   

- Students in any level may take an under level class in addition to their placed level class as a technique builder at no extra cost. Futhermore, they may perform with the underclass in the Spring Dance Concert.

- With the permission of the Artistic Director, students may take the next level class up as an added opportunity for development. Tuition WILL be charged for this class.

-Private Lessons are offered grades 4-12. Grades 4-7 will be assigned to Mrs. Haupt's availability. Grades 8-12 will be assigned to Mrs. Anderson's availability.

-Students may not join Jazz and/or Tap 2nd semester without the consent of the Artistic Director.   

Class Requirements

- Students in Preschool through Grade 6th are required to take ballet as a core class.

- Preschool students are offered only ballet to begin their dance training.

- Students in Ballet K and up are allowed to enroll in Jazz and Tap classes in addition to their ballet class.

- Students in grades 7th and up are allowed to take Jazz and/or Tap without the mandatory ballet class. HOWEVER, ballet is strongly encouraged to continue to strengthen a dancers overall technique in all styles of dance.

- Ballet students begin pointe at the 7th grade level and only at the invitation of the Artistic Director. The 90 minute ballet class is required as a core class in addition to the secondary pointe class.

Dance Dress Code

PreBallet & Beginning Ballet Girls:

Pink leotard; short, pink chiffon ballet skirt; plain white tights; pink ballet shoes. Hair up in a ballet bun on head. Absolutely NO net skirts or tutus.

*Pre-Ballet: Ages 3 - 4     *Beg. Ballet: Ages 4 - 5

 

Ballet Girls Levels K - 6th: 

Black leotard; short black ballet skirt (must be mid-thigh, no longer); white or light pink tights; pink ballet shoes. 

HAIR MUST BE back in a TIGHT bun from face; short hair MUST BE PULLED BACK from face with a headband or clips.

 

Ballet Girls Levels A / B / C:

OPTION #1: BLACK ON TOP:

Black leotard with white or pink tights and a short black ballet skirt (must be mid-thigh, no longer); pink ballet shoes.

OPTION #2: BLACK ON BOTTOM:

White or pale pink leotard with black footless tights and a short black ballet skirt (must be mid-thigh, no longer); pink ballet shoes

HAIR PULLED BACK IN TIGHT BALLET BUN

 

Ballet Boys:

Black dance pants or black tights; plain white T-Shirt; white ankle socks; black ballet shoes.

 

Jazz & Tap Girls:

Any colored leotard; jazz pants or dance shorts; dance shirts. NO stomachs showing. Jazz shoes or sneakers. Black or tan tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or clipped back from face.

 

Jazz & Tap Boys:

Jazz pants or shorts; shirt; jazz shoes or jazz sneakers. Black Tap shoes.