"Ballet with a positive core"
-Dance Teacher Magazine
If you are interested in participating, please fill out Registration form, and Ballet Renaissance will contact you directly with further information. Class assignment is initially based upon the age of the student (does not apply to adult students). Ballet Renaissance instructors will make final class placement recommendations based on observation of each individual student during the first several weeks of classes
At Ballet Renaissance "Every day is picture day!" Aesthetics is an important part of the classroom environment and the art of classical ballet. There is a dress code for all children's ballet and teen ballet classes. There is no admission to class without proper dress code. (Adult Ballet students may wear appropriate ballet classroom attire of his or her choosing. We do require all adult students to wear proper ballet shoes for class – pink for ladies, and black for men).
Girl's Dress Code
Plain black leotard (must be long sleeve, please make sure that straps from crop tops, sports bras, etc, are not be visible under the leotard - we recommend wearing a beige camisole leotard under the black classroom leotard, if extra modesty or support is needed, see below); no skirts, leg warmers or other warm-up attire during the class itself; pink tights covering entire foot, pink leather ballet shoes (with draw strings tucked completely and securely inside the shoes); hair secured neatly in an "up do" (off face and back of neck). No hair decorations,
headbands or scarves of any kind. No jewelry or watches (small pierced ear rings are OK). All girls are required to purchase a beige-colored camisole leotard. Camisole must be worn under costumes at all times (camisole may also be worn under classroom leotard, see above). Camisoles are important for keeping costumes clean and for preventing dancer’s skin from being irritated by the costume. Camisoles are worn like a bathing suit as a layer of modesty and provide a smooth aesthetic line under both costumes and classroom attire.
Boy's Dress Code
Plain white, fitted short sleeve t-shirt, black tights, black leather ballet shoes (dance belt required for teens). Performance costumes are provided by Ballet Renaissance.
Ballet Renaissance students perform twice annually (winter and spring) and at other times throughout the community.
Costumes, Performance Fee & Fund-Raisers
Ballet Renaissance purchases and maintains all costumes to alleviate the burden on families (and the general waste) of purchasing costumes a child or teen will wear once and outgrow. This model also enables Ballet Renaissance to maintain a full wardrobe of costumes available for encore performances that students are invited to participate in, at various community events, throughout the year. To support costs associated with purchasing and maintain these costumes, as well as other costs associated with performances and the class season in general, performing students submit a $100 seasonal performance fee (once in the fall and once in the winter/spring). The performance fee may be either be submitted outright or "raised" by participating in the seasonal fund-raiser.
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