Young Dancer Program (ages 2-12)

Classes for our 2019-2020 Season will run September 9 - June 13. You can enroll by the year, or by the term (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Please contact us at academy@balletfantastique.org to inquire about term dates, special discounts for siblings, or any questions you may have!

At The Academy of Ballet Fantastique, children's dance lessons in downtown Eugene are progressive—and fun!

Dance class sizes are limited to just 12 students or fewer, and Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful dance studios and professional suspended floors ensure a nurturing environment.

Email academy@balletfantastique.org today for more information, or with any questions!

BFan Kids Learn

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  • Spatial awareness + coordination

  • Athleticism

  • Flexibility

  • Rhythm + musicality

  • Grace + foundations of dance technique

  • Self-confidence

  • Performance skills

  • Social skills

  • Creativity

 

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 January and/or June performances.

Class Schedule: 

  • Friday mornings 10-10:30 am
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

    OR

  • Saturday mornings 9-9:30 am
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

$48/month. Discounts available when enrolled by the term or by the year!

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 January and/or June performances.

Class Schedule: 

  • Monday afternoons 3-3:45 pm
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

  • AND/OR

  • Saturday mornings 9:35-10:20 am
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

$57/month for 1x week, or $114/month for 2x week. Discounts available when enrolled by the term or by the year!


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. Students at this level will be encouraged to participate in January and/or June performances.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday afternoons 4-4:45 pm
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

    AND/OR

  • Friday afternoons 3:15-4pm

    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene)

    AND/OR

  • Saturday mornings 10:20-11:05 am
    Ballet Studio: Annex (60 E. 10th Ave., Eugene

$57/month for 1x week, or $114/month for 2x week. Discounts available when enrolled by the term or by the year!

Brilliante I (ages 6-9)

Classes TBA

Brilliante II (ages 6+ by audition or director approval)

Classes TBA

Accelerando (ages 7+ by audition or director approval)

Classes TBA

Dancers ages 7 and up who wish to enroll in our pre-professional levels should contact Director of Academy Operations, Jessica Jaye Mackinson at academy@balletfantastique.org

 

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


TUITION

  • Classes require a $25-50 deposit dependent on level, with balance due on Friday before 1st day of class. 

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: 

  • See Getting Ready for Class » 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 and a cover-up 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 (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; at our Annex Studio, please note that we ask kids and dancers 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.

BALLET 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.

  • 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 ballet school.

  • Valuables should not be left unattended. The school 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.