Ballet Focus Program
In an effort to provide interested students with an even more intensive training program, we offer a Ballet Focus Program.
The Ballet School of Chapel Hill has an ongoing commitment to provide the highest caliber dance training and a profoundly positive dance experience for our students. Whether hoping to dance professionally, dance in college, or simply excel in this demanding art form, ballet dancers must dance nearly every day. Like a varsity sport, the dedication of time and energy is significant. The intent of the Ballet Focus Program is to offer students an opportunity to further develop their artistry and technical skills, which we believe will ultimately result in a more rewarding experience.
This program is open to dancers assigned to Ballet 5, 6, 7, and Advanced. Please notify your teacher if you are interested in participating in the Ballet Focus Program. Dancers selected for the program will receive an individually crafted schedule with a minimum of four or more ballet classes per week.
Faculty Facilitator – Julie Walters will be facilitating the Ballet Focus program and acting as a liaison for parents and students. Please feel free to contact her through the Ballet School office with any questions, comments or concerns.
Below is the Ballet Focus schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that there are 34 Ballet Focus classes. To make up the 2 that we could not squeeze into our 36-week schedule, classes may be made-up as follows: in a regular ballet class at an appropriate level with teacher approval, in Ballet Technique classes during the in-studio recital rehearsal period in May, or in CHDT vacation ballet classes during winter break. Here’s the schedule:
Sept. 4 – Combined (12-1:30)
Nov. 27 – Holiday, No class/Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 25 – Holiday, No class/Christmas
Jan. 1 – Holiday, No class/New Year’s Day
Feb. 5 – Combined (12-1:30)
Feb. 12 – Combined (12-1:30)
Feb. 19 – Combined (12-1:30)
March 26 – Combined (12-1:30)
April 2 – Combined (12-1:30)
April 16 – Holiday, No class/Easter Holiday
May 21 – Combined (12-1:30)
As always, please call the studio if you have any questions (919/942-1339).