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 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs old


Classes Available

Class Name Day 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/B Saturday Studio B 11:30 AM 12:15 PM
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Dancers from ages 10-12 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 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 10 - 12 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Ballet B Monday Studio B 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
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Dancers from ages 10-13 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 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 10 - 13 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Ballet C Monday Monday Studio B 7:15 PM 8:00 PM
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Ballet C Saturday Saturday Studio B 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
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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 18
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 13 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Ballet D Tuesday Studio C 7:45 PM 8:45 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 18
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 13 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Variations/Pointe Monday Studio C 5:15 PM 6:15 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 18
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 18 years and older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Adult Ballet Thursday Studio B 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
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Register now for 2017-2018 Classes

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.

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WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

GIRLS

 

140x140

Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

140x140

Tights

Recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Style No: Convertible Tights | Color: Pink

140x140

Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Full Sole Ballet Shoes Ballet A

Style No: T1000C | Color: Pink

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Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Split-Sole Ballet Shoes Ballet B or Higher

Style No: T2700 | Color: Pink

140x140

Pointe Shoes

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

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

Boys

 

140x140

Boys T-shirt

Solid color shows instructor true body lines

Color: Solid Black

140x140

Boys Shorts

Solid color shows instructor true body lines

Color: Solid Black

140x140

Boys Ballet Shoes

So Danca

Style No: SD16 | Color: Black

 

CONTACT US

Office Hours (different from class hours):

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Studio Location

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

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