Dance for Youth

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.

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

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Class Updates

  • Sugarplum Social December 7, 2019, Get tickets here!
  • Last day of fall classes December 12, 2019
  • Registration for spring session begins December 1, 2019
  • Spring Semester: January 6 – May 21, 2020
  • Early bird discount – register before December 30, 2019 and receive 10% off
  • Last day to register for spring semester is January 30, 2020
  • Spring Break March 9-13, 2020
  • Spring Showcase May 23, 2020

Looking for adult classes?

Verb Ballets offers drop-in dance and fitness classes!

Spring Semester Classes: January 6 – May 21, 2020 (19 weeks)

Tuition maybe divided into two payments the first half of your tuition will be due at sign up. The remaining balance will be due on or before March 31, 2020. To register fill out the form below and our staff will contact you to welcome you and arrange tuition payment arrangements! Also, we offer a 10% discount for siblings (cannot be combined with the early bird discount)!

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)

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

It’s never too early to start dancing! This 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.

Full Semester: $220.00 (or two payments of $110.00)
January Intro Special: $40.00

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)

Tuesday, 4:15pm-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.

Full Semester: $240.00 (or two payments of $120.00)
January 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.

Full Semester: $305.00 (or two payments of $152.50)
January Intro Special: $60.00

Ballet II (Ages 8-11)

Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Kate Webb or
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.

Full Semester: $305.00 (or two payments of $152.50)
January Intro Special: $60.00

Ballet III (Ages 11-14)

Monday, 7:00pm-8:15pm, Kenya Woods or
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.

Full Semester: $305.00 (or two payments of $152.50)
January Intro Special: $60.00

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.

Full Semester: $305.00 (or two payments of $152.50)
January Intro Special: $60.00

The January Intro Special consists of 4 classes in the month of January, with no commitment to the rest of the semester. If students would like to enroll for the remainder of the semester upon February 1st, the balance due will be the cost of the full semester less the amount paid for the intro month. Please note that intro month classes cannot be made up if missed.

Spring Semester: January 6 – May 21, 2020

Early bird discount – register before December 30, 2019 and receive 10% off.
Last day to register for spring semester is January 30, 2020.

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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.

Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

In The Dealership at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights.

Is there parking?

Yes! We have a free parking lot on the north side of The Dealership Building, connecting directly to the Verb Ballets studio door.

Do I need to pre-register for class?

Yes, we ask that all students enroll for the semester. If you would like to see if a class placement is the right fit please email to arrange a free trial class. If it’s your very first class with us, we just ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can show you around!

Is there a uniform?

Yes, for all level Ballet I and up 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. 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.

Will they 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!