Central Utah Ballet is excited for the upcoming fall 2023 season, which will highlight Central Utah Ballet’s award-winning ballet classes, including ballet for kids, teens, and pre-professional ballet training programs.
In this new season, we are pleased to introduce our new Modern/Contemporary instructor, Ursula Perry, as well as to prepare for multiple performances, including our annual Nutcracker performance in November, and the popular spring Signatures performance in February.
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Creative ballet, also known as ballet for preschoolers or toddlers, includes ballet classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and 5-year-olds. Unlike many young children’s ballet classes, Central Utah Ballet assigns their most experienced instructors to teach Creative Ballet classes, as opposed to utilizing less experienced instructors in this role.
Central Utah Ballet is a classically based ballet studio, which means we have a commitment to technique, knowledge, and performance. By starting our young students off with experienced ballet instructors, we’re ensuring they have the best possible foundation should they choose to continue their ballet journey as they grow. Each of these classes is age-appropriate based on the physical, mental, and emotional maturity of the age group. Though the curriculum is of exceptionally high quality, our young dancers find it extremely engaging, fun, and accessible.
In just a few short years, Central Utah Ballet has become a household name for ballet classes for children. Our Children’s Ballet Program includes a progression of ballet classes beginning by age group and progressing to classes based on skill level.
For instance, our Ballet 1 classes for 6-year-olds are one hour a week, teaching ballet fundamentals and techniques. Ballet classes for 7-8-year-olds progress to two one-hour classes per week. After age 8 (or after technique has progressed), our children’s ballet classes are broken up into Ballet 3, which includes 3 hours of training per week; Ballet 4 and 5, which includes 6 ½ hours of training, including ballet technique as well as contemporary and pointe. Class hours increase through Ballet 6, which includes longer class times on average, as well as a Saturday morning rehearsal.
Pre-Professional Ballet Trainee Programs
The Pre-Professional Ballet Trainee Program at Central Utah Ballet is designed by nationally renowned instructor and director, Jennie Creer-King. This program is a well-rounded ballet program that introduces students to a professional level of instruction, technique, & comprehensive skills to support professional pursuits, college programs, and more.
The Pre-Professional Ballet Trainee Program at Central Utah Ballet is designed to simulate a college and professional ballet experience. Each student is trained by top instructors in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance, and pointe, as well as workshops for skills dances such as flamenco or character technique, which helps the student become a strong, well-rounded performer. Students of this program will also learn ballet repertoire and re-staged classical ballets, experience the creative process of diverse choreographers, and perform in front of a live audience.
Dancers will work directly with Jennie Creer-King, as well as nationally and internationally recognized instructors from Utah and across the country. These programs are audition-only, with a Junior and Senior company available based on ability.