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The Community Division offers a wide selection of dance classes for students ages 2-18 in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes are open to children and teens with all levels of dance experience. The class schedule is designed to be flexible, which allows students to take as many or as few classes as they can commit to.
AMB School’s Primary Classes introduce young dancers to the joy of movement!
|PRIMARY CLASSES: AGES 2-5|
|Dance with Me: Ages 2-3 (45 minutes)|
|Creative Movement: Ages 3-4 (45 minutes)|
|KinderDance: Ages 4-5 (1 Hour)|
|CLASS LENGTH||MONTHLY TUITION|
Dance with Me
Ages 2-3 | 45 minutes
Join your child in a fun-filled classroom where you and your little one will explore movement and music. This class prepares young dancers for our Creative Movement classes. A parent or guardian must accompany the student during class.
Ages 3-4 | 45 minutes
Movement, music, and imagination unite in this fun and creative class for the young dancer. Creative Movement classes help children hone motor skills and develop strength, coordination, and creative thinking.
Ages 4-5 | 1 hour
KinderDance expands on motor skills and coordination through ballet and tap. This class will introduce young students to the terminology and beginning positions of ballet and to the rhythms of tap.
The Children’s Classes provide the foundation of ballet technique and the opportunity to explore different dance genres. AMB School’s experienced faculty provides a nurturing atmosphere for the growth and development of our students. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical.
|CHILDREN’S CLASSES: AGES 6-11|
|Children 1: Ages 6-7|
|Children 2: Ages 7-8|
|Children 3: Ages 9-11|
|CLASS LENGTH||MONTHLY TUITION|
Teen Classes offer pre-teens and teens a fun environment to explore dance. Classes offered include ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop.
|TEEN CLASSES: AGES 12-18|
|Pre-Teen: Ages 12-13|
|Teen: Ages 13-18|
|CLASS LENGTH||MONTHLY TUITION|
|1 hour 15 minutes||$52|
AMB School’s Adult Classes offer an exciting dance program for adults ages 18 and over. Classes feature a comprehensive roster of dance styles, several experience levels, and convenient class times. The Adult program offers class cards for busy schedules.
NEW: Adult Barre Fitness: Barre Fitness is a hybrid low-impact workout class focusing on strengthening the whole body while combining ballet-inspired movements along with elements of Pilates, yoga, and strength training. This class will increase stamina, flexibility, balance, and correct posture. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED. All fitness levels welcome. Just bring your yoga mat!
Beginning Ballet: Learn the basics of ballet while toning, stretching and moving to classical music. This is the perfect fit for the ballet novice.
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: For the adult who knows ballet basics. This class will expand the dancer’s stretch, strength, and understanding of ballet technique.
Beginning Tap: Learn the basics of tap in a fun and friendly environment.
Intermediate/Advanced Tap: A class where those with prior tap experience can hone their skills.
Silver Taps: A vibrant adult tap class for dancers 55 years and up! Learn to channel your feet in the methods and rhythms of tap dance.
Contemporary: For the dancer with previous modern dance experience. This class will incorporate classic modern dance technique while exploring contemporary styles and movements.
Hip Hop: This is an energetic and fun class of urban, funk, and street styles.
Pilates/Conditioning: A great class for those seeking an overall workout of cardio, core fitness, and stretching.
|Dancers in the Adult Classes can pay with a class card or by single class. Class cards offer more flexibility for adult dancers and can be used for any of the Adult Classes.|
|8 class card||$100 (expires 90 days from date of purchase)|
|4 class card||$55 (expires 60 days from date of purchase)|
American Midwest Ballet School’s Academy Division provides a structured curriculum for aspiring dancers committed to achieving a high level of technical skill. Each level is specially designed with a roster of weekly classes that progress as the student advances.
The Academy Division offers training in an encouraging and professional atmosphere in the Lower Academy (ages 8-11) and Upper Academy (ages 12-18). *Academy students may add elective classes from the Community Division.
Lower Academy students study classical ballet technique, honing their ballet posture to allow them to implement more demanding exercises as they progress in their training. The curriculum also includes various levels of Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, and Pre-Pointe. Students will perform in the Academy Student Showcase and are encouraged to audition for the Junior Repertory Ensemble.
Level 1 (Ages 8-9)
Curriculum: 1 Ballet and 1 Jazz class per week
Monthly Tuition: $95
Level 2 (Ages 9-10)
Curriculum: 2 Ballet and 1 Jazz class per week
Monthly Tuition: $130
Level 3 (Ages 10-11)
Curriculum: 2 Ballet,1 Jazz,1 Modern/Contemporary, and 1 Pre-Pointe class per week
Monthly Tuition: $193
The Upper Academy focuses on perfecting technique while cultivating artistry by incorporating classical training in Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, and Pilates into the curriculum. Upper Academy dancers will perform in the Academy Student Showcase and are encouraged to audition for the Repertory Ensemble and Junior Company programs.
Level 4 (Ages 12-13)
Curriculum: 3 Ballet, 1 Pointe, 1 Jazz, 1 Modern/Contemporary, 1 Pilates class per week
Monthly Tuition: $265
Level 5 (Ages 13-14)
Curriculum: 3 Ballet, 2 Pointe, 1 Jazz, 1 Modern/Contemporary, 1 Pilates class per week
Monthly Tuition: $297
Level 6 (Ages 14-18)
Curriculum: 4 Ballet, 2 Pointe, 1 Jazz, 1 Modern/Contemporary,1 Pilates, 1 Variations, and 1 Pas de Deux class per week
Monthly Tuition: $340
American Midwest Ballet School students are eligible to audition for these exciting programs, which offer additional performance opportunities:
Junior Company – a prestigious pre-professional company for advanced ballet dancers
Repertory Ensemble – a student performance group presenting dances in a range of styles
Solo Program – a chance for dancers to hone their skills and gain performance experience at Youth America Grand Prix or other competitive dance programs
AMB School’s Junior Company is a prestigious pre-professional company for advanced ballet dancers. These highly motivated students gain exposure to professional ballet company life, with opportunities to study with artistic staff, learn company repertoire, shadow professional dancers, and improve technique and artistry.
Dancers are selected through auditions conducted by AMB’s artistic staff each May. Auditions have concluded for the 2019-20 season.
The Junior Company schedule includes rehearsals on Fridays and/or Saturdays, plus company class with the professional dancers on Saturdays. Dancers rehearse for the annual Junior Company Showcase performance as well as roles in American Midwest Ballet’s professional productions. Dancers must be enrolled in Level 5 or Level 6 of the Academy in order to be eligible for Junior Company.
The Junior Company season runs Aug. 16 – Dec. 8 and Feb. 28 – May 1. Junior Company is off when the School is closed for break.
Annual tuition of $1,000 may be paid as part of your AMB School tuition, in 10 monthly installments of $100 (August-May).
Auditions for 2019-20 are Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:00 am (Junior) and 9:30 am (Senior). Register for Repertory Ensemble auditions.
The Repertory Ensemble is a student performance group presenting dances in a range of styles. Students perform locally throughout the community, participate in an out of town trip to take classes and perform, and present the Repertory Ensemble Showcase each spring.
The Repertory Ensemble is divided into two age groups:
Junior Ensemble: Ages 8-12
Senior Ensemble: Ages 13+
The Repertory Ensemble season typically runs August – November and January – May. Repertory Ensemble is off when the School is closed for break.
Annual tuition of $560 may be paid in 10 monthly installments of $56 (August-May).
The Solo Program allows dancers to hone their skills and gain performance experience at Youth America Grand Prix or other competitive dance programs.
During the summer months, students can further their dance studies through two programs:
AMB’s Summer Intensive is an immersive training experience for pre-professional dancers from around the region.
Program Dates: June 22 – July 10, 2020
Choose from 1, 2 or 3-week programs.
Senior Intensive: Age 12-22
Junior Intensive: Age 10-11
SUMMER DANCE SERIES
The Summer Dance Series offers a variety of fun classes for ages 3 to adult that complement the school year curriculum.
The Holiday Showcase is an annual performance for children in the AMB School’s Community Division. The show involves the Primary Class levels of Creative Movement and KinderDance, and the Children’s Class levels 1, 2, and 3. Dancers perform holiday classics for family and friends, and the program includes treats and special guests. There are no costumes or fees for this festive event.
American Midwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Auditions are open each season to all interested dance students in the AMB School for the company’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Students cast will have the unique chance to perform onstage alongside the professional dancers for thousands of audience members. AMB students are highly encouraged to audition for this exceptional opportunity!
The Community Division and the Academy Division will each present a performance at the conclusion of the school year to highlight the growth and skills of our students. The Community Student Showcase will feature students in the levels of Creative Movement through Teen. The Academy Student Showcase will feature students in the Lower and Upper Academy.
$50: Single student
$75: 2 children in same family
$100: 3 children or more in same family
Cost of individual costumes per class averages between $60-$90 a costume.
$5: Primary and Children’s Classes
$10: Teen Classes
$10: Academy Classes
Performance opportunities are available through the School’s exciting array of programs including the Junior Company, Repertory Ensemble, and Solo Program. Depending on company repertoire each season, there may be additional roles for students in the company’s professional productions