The Ballet Académie consists of a youth division for ages 5 through pre-professional and an adult division. The YOUTH DIVISION is made up of three levels based upon age and technical proficiency. Classical ballet technique and pointe classes are offered in addition to variation, character, contemporary ballet, partnering, modern, and conditioning & strengthening classes, as well as focus classes which concentrate on a specific aspect of dance such as turns, jumps or linking steps. The ADULT DIVISION offers ballet technique and the opportunity to participate in modern and conditioning classes and select focus classes from the upper level youth division.
Also available are optional PRIVATE CLASSES which are beneficial for refining technique and becoming performance ready.
TBA encourages students to audition for SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS throughout the nation. A common practice for classical schools, it gives students the opportunity to study with leading professionals in the dance community and create friendships with other students from all over with the same appreciation and love for dance. Some of the prestigious summer programs students of TBA have been accepted to are:
American Ballet Theater - New York, Texas & Alabama; Miami City Ballet - Florida; Houston Ballet - Texas; Ballet Austin - Texas; Cincinnati Ballet - Ohio; Tulsa Ballet - Oklahoma; Milwaukee Ballet - Wisconsin; Nashville Ballet - Tennessee; Next Generation Ballet's Patel Conservatory - Florida; Orlando Ballet - Florida; Walnut Hill - Massachusetts; Princeton Ballet - New Jersey; Windover - Massachusetts; Ballet Magnificat - Mississippi; City Ballet of San Diego - California; Giacobbe Academy of Dance - Louisiana; International Ballet Competition (IBC) Dance School - Mississippi.
TBA'S APPAREL STORE, Le Magasin: