Chris Collins Dance Studio

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dancing. It provides the grace, poise and technique needed to be proficient in other area of dance and acrobatics. Dancers progress at an individual pace and will work on age appropriate ballet technique.
At Chris Collins Dance Studio we offer levels from Pre Ballet to Advance Professional.


Ballet Levels

At Chris Collins Dance Studio, we strive to provide the best dance education. Below you will find the Ballet classes that we offer for students ages 8 through adult. For students younger than 8 years old please visit our CCDS Younger Dancers for more information. During the first few classes the instructor will be observing closely all dancers to ensure everyone is placed in the appropriate level. The Instructor along with the Studio Director will strive to provide the best education while instilling a love for dance. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Dancers from ages 8-11 start to learn the vocabulary of ballet to build a stronger technical base. Dancers work on basic barre technique along with motor skills while still instilling the love of dance.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
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Ballet A Monday Studio B 6:15 PM 7:00 PM
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Ballet A Saturday Studio B 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
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Dancers from ages 9-13 continue to build upon the foundations set in Ballet A. Dancers progress their skill set in artistry and performance.

Prerequisite: Ballet A or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 9 - 13 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
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Ballet B Monday Studio B 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
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Ballet B Saturday Studio B 10:00 AM 10:05 AM
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Dancers from ages 10-14 continue to build upon the foundations set in Ballet A and B. Dancers increase their ballet technique complexity, flexibility, endurance and strength through more advance steps.

Prerequisite: Ballet B or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 10 - 14 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Intermediate Ballet Monday Studio B 7:00 PM 7:45 PM
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Dancers from ages 13-18 beginning to master ballet technique with a focus on more intricate steps. Dancers increase their quality of movement, technique, performance and artistry.

Prerequisite: Ballet B or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 13 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Intermediate Advanced Ballet Tuesday Studio B 7:45 PM 8:45 PM
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This class covers multiple levels of ballet. The teacher will work with dancers to meet their experience needs. Beginner through Intermediate are welcome.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 18 years and older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Adult Ballet Thursday Studio B 8:15 PM 9:15 PM
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Dancers will learn and practice pointe barre work with emphasis on correct usage of the foot and body alignment as well as study of the proper technique for the execution of more difficult steps. Dancers wear pointe shoes so that they may go fully onto pointe while in releve. This class is for the more advanced ballet dancer and requires an additional ballet class and ballet technique class. Not everyone is made for pointe class, so ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth and strength must all be considered.

Prerequisite: Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved by the director of Ballet.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 8 - 13 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Begining Pointe Friday Studio C 7:00 PM 7:45 PM
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The studio becomes a stage in Variation class as students learn excerpts from classical ballets. Class is taught to present dancers with the keys for transforming technique into art.

Prerequisite: Students from ages 13 – 18 must be enrolled in Ballet and Pointe. Placement will be evaluated by the Director of ballet in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 22
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 13 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Variations Monday Studio C 5:15 PM 6:15 PM
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WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

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Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Child Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes

Ballet A

Style No: T1000C | Color: Pink

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Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Child Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes

Ballet B or Higher

Style No: T2700 | Color: Pink

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Boys Ballet Shoes

Theatricals

Child Leather

Ballet A and up

Color: Black

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Pointe Shoes

Upon approval to go on "Pointe" the instructor will guide you for proper shoe fitting

 

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Tights

We highly recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Style No: Convertible Tights | Color: Pink

 

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Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

 

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Boys T-shirt

Solid white helps show instructor true body lines

Color: White

 

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Boys Shorts

 

Color: Solid Black

 

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Boys Pants

 

Color: Solid Black

 

 

Register now for Ballet A and Adult Ballet. We invite dancers with more experience to call the studio for information on how to register. We want to ensure proper placement, and would love for you to talk with our Staff.

 

CONTACT US

Business Hours

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Studio Location

5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 | chris@chriscollinsdance.com

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