Verb Ballets is excited to offer dance classes focused on opportunities for youth (ages 3-14)! These programs will 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! Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels and age ranges. Registration has begun for fall semester. Fall classes start September 3, 2019 see schedule below.

AUGUST 12-18, 2019

Bring a friend and both get a special prize! New students are welcome to try any level class for free! Register for fall semester by August 23, 2019 and get 10% off the full semester tuition!

To register for a class please email Christina Lindhout Coordinator, Dance For Everyone & Dance For Youth Programs, at email.

Summer Youth Class Schedule

June – August 2019

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)

Thursdays 5:30-6:00pm

This introductory level class gives young dancers the task of identifying basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns.
Instructor: Kate Webb
Monthly Tuition: $50

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)

Tuesdays 4:15-5:00pm
This introductory level class begins to teach basic ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness, musicality and class etiquette.
Instructor: Kate Webb
Monthly Tuition: $55

Ballet II (Ages 7-12)

Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
This class is a continuing class for students who have some knowledge of ballet and are looking to increase movement vocabulary and learning to master technique.
Instructor: Kate Webb
Monthly Tuition: $65

Ballet III (Ages 12+)

Thursday 4:15-5:30pm
This class will teach basic ballet technique, body facings, musicality and more in-depth French vocabulary while focusing on body alignment and muscle awareness.
Instructor: Kate Webb
Monthly Tuition: $70

Unique summer opportunity

Junior Trainee Camps

Verb Ballets invites students ages 16 and older who are studying at the advanced level for the Junior Trainee Summer Camp. The Junior Trainee Summer Camp seeks to develop young, ambitious dancers through an immersive experience into the professional dance world. Junior Trainees will participate in company class, learn repertory, watch rehearsals and get to meet company dancers.

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Fall Youth Class Schedule

Fall Semester runs 14 weeks from September 3, 2019 through December 12, 2019. No classes for Thanksgiving Break November 25- 28, 2019. Payment plans are available for full semester tuition.

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)

Thursdays 5:30-6:00pm, Kate Webb

It’s never too early to start dancing! Our Creative Movement class enables young aspiring dancers to learn valuable tools such as spatial awareness, coordination, musicality, and basic ballet steps using fun imagery, games, and props. Ballet slippers are encouraged but not required.

Fall Semester $160.00
September Intro Special: $40.00

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)

Tuesdays 4:15-5:00pm, Kate Webb

In Pre-Ballet young dancers will learn the basics of ballet technique, including ballet positions, vocabulary, and general class structure. Students will enjoy using imagery, music, games, and props to increase their posture, coordination, flexibility, and musicality. Ballet slippers are encouraged but not required.

Fall Semester $175.00
September Intro Special: $50.00

Ballet I (Ages 6-8)

Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Kenya Woods

Ballet I is the beginning of classical ballet training. In this class dancers will learn proper ballet technique, follow a set class structure, learn basic ballet steps and vocabulary, and begin learning basic choreography. Ballet slippers are required.

Fall Semester $225.00
September Intro Special: $60.00

Ballet II (Ages 8-11)

Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Kate Webb
Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Kenya Woods

For dancers with at least one year of prior ballet training, Ballet II will increase their levels of strength, flexibility, and coordination. This class focuses on expanding the classical ballet vocabulary of the student, and teaching dancers to dance in unison as an ensemble. Ballet slippers are required.

1 class/week: $225.00, 2 classes/week: $450.00
September Intro Special: $60.00 (4 classes)

Ballet III (Ages 11-14)

Monday, 7:00pm-8:15pm, Kenya Woods
Thursday, 4:15pm-5:30pm, Kate Webb

For our most advanced youth dancers, Ballet III places special emphasis on strengthening classical ballet technique and on properly executing more complicated steps. Students will further expand their ballet vocabulary, increase their strength and flexibility, and gain confidence in themselves as dancers and performers. Ballet slippers are required, as well as at least 2 years of prior ballet training and instructor approval.

1 class/week: $225.00, 2 classes/week: $450.00
September Intro Special: $60.00 (4 classes)

Youth Jazz (Ages 8+)

Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Kenya Woods
In Youth Jazz class, dancers will explore a whole new way of moving! Dancers will have the opportunity to learn basic jazz technique and vocabulary, all while enjoying a variety of music and movement styles. This class places special emphasis on learning musicality, dance combinations, and choreography. Jazz shoes or ballet slippers are required, as well as enrollment in a ballet class or at least 1 year of prior ballet training.

Fall Semester $225.00
September Intro Special: $60.00

We also offer drop-in dance classes for adults

Frequently asked questions

Is there a uniform?

Yes, for all pre-ballet and ballet classes! We ask the girls wear a black leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Hair must be secured off the face and in a bun (if hair is long even). Boys are asked to wear gym shorts and a white shirt and ballet slippers.

Can I stay at the studio?

Due to limited seating arrangement we ask all parents to drop off children in the lobby. The teacher will greet them and walk them to the studio. We ask parents arrive 10 minutes prior to the end of class.

Am I able to watch class?

We will invite all participants to invite guests on designated class observation days.  In order to allow the best class focus we ask that parents stay in the lobby. The teacher will walk them to the lobby for pick up.

Meet the Teachers

Kate Webb

Dancer and Teacher

Kate Webb grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she danced both as a student and as a trainee with Richmond Ballet. She trained around the country at numerous intensive programs such as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Upon graduating from Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts, she attended Butler University on both dance and academic scholarships. While dancing with Butler Ballet, she performed in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. After fulfilling her degree in three years, she graduated cum laude in May of 2015 with a BS in Dance-Arts Administration and high departmental honors. Kate joined Verb Ballets in 2015 and has been featured in works such as Peter Pan and Aposiopesis.

Kenya Woods

Teacher

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 teaches dance to students of all ages and continues to lead programs that help cultivate technique, artistry, body awareness and empowerment and appreciation for dance.