Dance for Youth

Verb  Center for Dance Youth Division provides dance classes for youth. These programs aim to nurture a love of dance as an art form and healthy activity. Classes will help kids build a strong foundation for dance by improving coordination, strength, flexibility, musicality and good teamwork! This fall semester we will be running a Pre-Ballet class.

Questions please email Christina Lindhout Coordinator, Dance For Everyone & Dance For Youth Programs, at email.

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Class Updates

  • Enrollment is open for fall semester.
  • Classes will be in the big studio masks are recommended.
Fall semester dates:
Classes begin September 8, 2022
Last class November 17, 2022

Looking for adult classes?

Verb Ballets offers dance classes for adults too!

Fall Semester

Enrollment is now open! In-studio class sizes are limited to 12 students in-studio and masks are recommended. Registration is processed through Eventbrite online. If you would like to request a payment plan, please email school@verbballets.org

Studio Policies

  • Tuition will not be prorated to accommodate for missed classes for any reason, and no make-up classes will be issued in the event your student misses a class.
  • Verb Ballets will allow each class ONE snow day/cancellation per semester.
  • If class is cancelled by Verb Ballets or the instructor for any reason (beyond the one allowed snow day/cancellation mentioned above), a make-up class will be scheduled.
  • If you would like to request a payment plan, please email school@verbballets.org

Teaching Faculty

Andrea Belser

Andrea is a Performing and Teaching Artist from Cleveland with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies, emphasizing in Dance and Applied Voice, from Wright State University. She teaches various dance, theater acting, and musical theater to all ages and abilities with theaters and companies around Northeast Ohio, including but not limited to Playhouse Square, Dancing Wheels, Cleveland Play House, and DANCECleveland. Under the stage name Andrea Belser, she also continuously works on and off stage as an actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, stage manager, and dresser.

Kenya Woods

Kenya Woods, a native of Cleveland, Ohio holds more than 20 years of experience in dance performance, choreography, teaching, and leadership.  She holds a degree in Dance from Tennessee State University. Some of her dance education credits include Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam, and North Coast Ballet Theater. Madame Darvash, Dr. Diane McIntyre and Lynn Simonson have influenced her teaching style as well. She has worked in nationally and internationally at regional dance companies, universities and school systems as an educator, performer, and choreographer. Kenya is currently a faculty teacher at Verb Ballets in Shaker Heights where she teaches ballet and jazz. She continues to teach dance to students of all ages and lead programs that help cultivate technique, artistry, body awareness and empowerment and appreciation for dance.

Frequently asked questions

What saftey meaures are in place with COVID?

Verb Ballets has developed a Health and Safety Policy is to keep students, guests, dancers and staff of the Verb Ballets Center for Dance safe, healthy and to encourage confidence to return to our programs. All individuals including guests and teachers who enter will be required to wear masks at all times. Every student is also required to complete a contact tracing form prior to entering the studio. Click here to read all the safety measure in place at the studio.

How are classes offered?

Classes will be offered in-studio for small socially spaced groups of twelve students. Masks are recommended.

Do I need to pre-register for class?

Yes, we ask that all students enroll for the session.

How long are the sessions?

Fall semester dates:
Classes begin September 8, 2022 – last class November 17, 2022

 

Are there payment plans available?

Verb Ballets does offer a payment plan of three equal installments over the course of the semester.  A valid credit card saved on file is required to set up a payment plan. If you would like to request a payment plan, please email school@verbballets.org

Is there a uniform?

Yes, for all level Ballet I and up we ask the girls wear a black leotard with tights and ballet slippers. Hair must be secured off the face and in a bun. Boys are asked to wear gym shorts and a white shirt and ballet slippers.

Where are you located?

In The Dealership at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights.

Am I able to watch class?

In order to allow for social distancing we ask that parents drop students at the door and the teacher will walk them to class. The teacher will walk them to the door for pick up.

Can I make up a class?

Tuition will not be prorated to accommodate for missed classes for any reason, and no make-up classes will be issued in the event your student misses a class. Verb Ballets will allow each class ONE snow day/cancellation per semester. If class is cancelled by Verb Ballets or the instructor for any reason (beyond the one allowed snow day/cancellation mentioned above), a make-up class will be scheduled.

Do I need a water bottle?

YES! Having water on hand is encouraged during every class you take with us. Feel free to keep your water bottle next to you in the studio for a quick sip whenever you need it!

Still have a question? Shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you!