At The Academy of Ballet Fantastique in Eugene, children's dance lessons use creative concepts and dance games and exercises build spatial awareness and coordination. Students learn the joy of movement and the fundamentals of rhythm; establish a strong (and even lifelong!) foundation of athletic, social, and artistic skills; and build a wonderful appreciation for the art, sport, and discipline of dance. Ballet Fantastique's caring, top-notch professional instructors carefully coach flexibility and social skills for kids. Dance class sizes are limited to just 10 children or fewer.

No prior dance or athletic experience required, but... Warning: kids who start dancing at BFan have been known to sleep in their ballet slippers, and put on performances in their home living rooms every day of the week!

 

BFan Quick Facts

Philosophy: Learning in our program is motivated, focused, and progressive—so kids are challenged, but never overwhelmed. Fun music and imagery spark their interest (and hold their attention).

Student-to-teacher ratio: Unlike other studios, Ballet Fantastique classes are limited to just 12 students per class to ensure extensive individual attention and a faster learning pace for each student.

Professional Instructors: Our friendly professional instructors are highly experienced in nurturing children as they learn and grow.

Professional Studios: Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful dance studios and professional suspended floors ensure a nurturing environment.

BFan Kids Learn

  • Spatial awareness
  • Creative thinking
  • Listening skills
  • Coordination + balance
  • Athleticism + strength
  • Flexibility
  • Rhythm + musicality
  • Foundations of dance technique
  • Self-confidence
  • Performance skills
  • Social skills, fundamentals of leadership + teamwork

 

Locations: Most kids' classes take place in our bright and beautiful professional Annex Studio at 60 E. 10th Ave; some classes are held at our City Center for Dance Studio at 960 Oak. Please see below for class locations.


2017-2018 Young Dancer Division Classes & Tuition

Registration for the 2017-2018 academy year is now open and will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until classes fill to capacity. All registration is ongoing and students may enroll at any time if a class still has openings! Call to enroll today: 541-342-4611

Thank you so much for teaching Isabel during her first year and a half of ballet. She has come a long way from that shy girl who used to cry in class! She has really blossomed with your patient and loving teaching style. She has also received excellent technical training. We will forever be grateful to you!
—Deb, parent of Isabel, age 7

The Academy of Ballet Fantastique, official academy of Ballet Fantastique, is now enrolling for the 2017-18 academy year – Students joining us this year will be taught by professional instructors at Ballet Fantastique, the Hult Center's newest Resident Company. At The Academy of Ballet Fantastique, kids learn the wonderful language of dance from caring professional teachers in limited class sizes—all while acquiring important skills for life, including athleticism, flexibility, coordination, creative thinking, musicality, expression, and self-confidence!


Bitsy Ballet (ages 2-3)

Class Description: The joys of creative motion as students explore awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Through classroom activities, children refine motor skills and develop creativity, social skills, and body awareness! Specially designed for the pre-school student. Students at this level will have the option to participate in November and/or June performances.

Class Schedule: 

  • Saturday mornings 9:45-10:15 am
    Professional Dance Instructor: Miss Tracy Fuller
    Ballet Studio: CCD (960 Oak St., Eugene)
  • Class Dress Code:
  • Girls: Leotard (One complimentary leotard included with your registration fee; additional leotards available for purchase through Ballet Fantastique's front office); Pale pink footed tights; Pink ballet shoes; Hair should be pulled back neatly; No jewelry, please.
  • Boys: Black tights/leggings or shorts; White T-shirt (One complimentary dance shirt included with your registration fee; additional dance shirts available through Ballet Fantastique's front office); White socks; Black ballet shoes
 
BISTY BALLET (ages 2-3) at ballet fantastique // photo: steph urso

BISTY BALLET (ages 2-3) at ballet fantastique // photo: steph urso

 
BITSY BALLERINAS TUITION (Creative Dance)
Class Monthly Payments
Sep – Jun
3 Term Payments
(Fall, Winter, Spring) - Save 5%
1 Annual Payment (Sep) - Save 10%
1x/week $45 save 5% (varies by term) $405

 

Twinkling Stars (ages 3-5)

Class Description: Classes develop strength, creative thinking, rhythm, musicality, and expression. Students at this level will have the option to participate in November and/or June performances.

Class Schedule: 

  • Saturday mornings 9-9:45 am
    Professional Dance Instructor: Kendra Elliott
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)
  • and/or Monday afternoons 3-3:45 pm
    Professional Dance Instructor: Tracy Fuller
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

Class Dress Code:

  • Girls: Leotard (One complimentary leotard included with your registration fee; additional leotards available for purchase through Ballet Fantastique's front office); Pale pink footed tights; Pink ballet shoes; Hair should be pulled back neatly; No jewelry, please.
  • Boys: Black tights/leggings or shorts; White T-shirt (One complimentary dance shirt included with your registration fee; additional dance shirts available through Ballet Fantastique's front office); White socks; Black ballet shoes
 
 
TWINKLING STARS (AGES 4+) // PHOTO: Steph urso

TWINKLING STARS (AGES 4+) // PHOTO: Steph urso

 
TWINKLING STARS TUITION (Pre-Ballet Level I)
Class Monthly Payments
Sep – Jun
3 Term Payments
(Fall, Winter, Spring) - Save 5%
1 Annual Payment (Sep) - Save 10%
1x/week $52 save 5% (varies by term) $468
2x/week $96 save 5% (varies by term) $864

Rising Stars (ages 5-7)

Class Description: Introductory "real stuff" dance in a more accelerated program, plus Ballet Fantastique's trademark dash of creativity, imagination and sparkle. Introduces children to the structure of a dance class, preparing them for future dance training or intensive athletic activity. Quality of movement, intricacy of patterns and expectations are elevated for the maturing child. While these dance elements are further developed, imagery, musicality, creative thinking, spatial awareness and teamwork continue to be emphasized. Students at this level will be encouraged to participate in November and/or June performances.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday afternoons 4-4:45 pm
    Professional Dance Instructor: Tracy Fuller
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)
  • and/or Saturday mornings 9:50-10:35 am
    Professional Dance Instructor: Kendra Litalien
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

Class Dress Code:

  • Girls: Leotard (One complimentary leotard included with your registration fee; additional leotards available for purchase through Ballet Fantastique's front office); Pale pink footed tights; Pink ballet shoes; Hair should be pulled back neatly; No jewelry, please.
  • Boys: Black tights/leggings or shorts; White T-shirt (One complimentary dance shirt included with your registration fee; additional dance shirts available through Ballet Fantastique's front office); White socks; Black ballet shoes
 
Rising stars (ages 5-7) at academy of ballet fantastique // photo: steph urso

Rising stars (ages 5-7) at academy of ballet fantastique // photo: steph urso

 

RISING STARS TUITION (Pre-Ballet Level II)
Class Monthly Payments
Sep – Jun
3 Term Payments
(Fall, Winter, Spring) - Save 5%
1 Annual Payment (Sep) - Save 10%
1x/week $52 save 5% (varies by term) $468
2x/week $96 save 5% (varies by term) $864

 

Ballet Brilliante Accelerated Program

Brilliante Program
(ages 6+ by audition)

Ballet Brilliante (accelerated dance program for boys & girls ages 6 & up)

We've re-imagined our accelerated training program to rival the country's top training schools. In Ballet Brilliante, young artists and athletes build coordination, flexibility, strength, discipline, and confidence. This unique program also provides a necessary foundation for students who may wish to continue serious ballet training in the future. All three classes/week are required. Students at this level will have the option to participate in multiple performance pieces in the November and/or June performances. Ask about our Boys' Scholarship Program.

BALLET BRILLIANTE (AGES 6+) // PHOTO: GUSTAVO RAMIREZ

BALLET BRILLIANTE (AGES 6+) // PHOTO: GUSTAVO RAMIREZ

Quotes from Ballet Fantastique's Brilliante students:

  • "It's more educational than most sports. I'm proud of myself for doing this" (Nik, age 9)
  • "You should do this class because you'll get stronger" (Lucy, age 7)
  • "When I do this class I feel the muscles in my arms and legs growing!" (Jakob, age 8)
  • "I love the stage runs at the end of class and it's really REALLY fun" (London, age 8)

BRILLIANTE Register»

  • WEDNESDAYS BALLET TECHNIQUE: 4-4:45 pm (Ms. Tracy @ Annex Studio) -AND-
  • SATURDAYS BALLET TECHNIQUE: 10:40-11:25 am (Ms. Tracy @ Annex Studio) -AND-
  • WEDNESDAYS GYM/JAZZ/JUMPS: 4:45-5:30 pm (Ms. Emily @ Annex Studio)
BALLET BRILLIANTE ACCELERATED PROGRAM TUITION
Class Monthly Payments
Sep – Jun
3 Term Payments
(Fall, Winter, Spring) - Save 5%
1 Annual Payment (Sep) - Save 10%
Brilliante I (2 days, 3 classes/wk) $138 save 5% (varies by term) $1242*

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What parents have to say

“Ballet Fantastique is top-notch, along with attention to detail, first-rate instruction, and that age-appropriate dash of imagination and sparkle!” 

—Janna, parent of Anne and Kate, ages 6 and 4

"Thank you so much for teaching Isabel during her first year and a half of ballet. She has come a long way from that shy girl who used to cry in class! She has really blossomed with your patient and loving teaching style. She has also received excellent technical training. We will forever be grateful to you!"

—Deb, parent of Isabel, age 7


WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: 

  • See above for attire guidelines.
  • NOTE: We recommend that dancers come to the studio with dance clothes on, ready to dance. However, students should wear appropriate street shoes for travel to/from the studio: ballet slippers should never be worn outside, and a cover-up should always be worn.
  • Please label dance slippers and other dance equipment with student initials, so that they can be returned to you if left behind.
  • Dancers are also welcome to bring a water bottle (again, please label with initials). 
  • Necklaces and bracelets are not permitted in class.
  • Street shoes are not permitted in the studio on the professional dance floor; please note that we ask everyone (parents and kids alike) to remove street shoes in the waiting area to keep the floor where our young children stretch and put on their shoes clean and safe. Thanks for your understanding!
  • Hair should be neatly pulled back.

DANCE STUDIO COURTESIES:

  • Try your best to always be on time for class.
  • Strollers should be folded whenever possible and should not be left blocking walkways.
  • Children should not run on the premises and are expected to use their indoor voices.
  • Please be sure to clean up after eating.
  • We do our best to keep the school a nut-free zone—please only bring nut-free snacks into the school.
  • Valuables should not be left unattended. Ballet Fantastique is not responsible for lost articles.
  • We appreciate your help in keeping the studio clean and safe.
  • NOTE: We've found in many years of dance education that children do best in dance class when parents and family members leave the studio (and waiting area space) during class to maximize focus and minimize distraction for all young students. Thank you for helping us promote student learning.

TUITION & DISCOUNT POLICIES:

  • Family Discount: 10% off for each additional dancer from the same family
  • Referral Credit: $25 when a new student registers and mentions your referral
  • Advance Payment Discount: We appreciate your help keeping our bookkeeping costs down! In gratitude, we offer 5% off tuition to families able to pay in three term installments (September for Fall Term, January for Winter Term, and April for Spring Term), or 10% off for families who pay for the school year in one tuition installment at the time of enrollment.
  • No cash refunds are offered.
  • Please note that all classes are subject to change. BFan reserves the right to cancel or change classes based on enrollment, in which case, a refund of remaining tuition will be paid to you.