Bedford, TX

 

It's Never Too Early To Start Learning Ballet

If you are wondering what is the best age for your child to start learning ballet, the answer is “Now!”

Some students start as early as age 3, while some begin taking lessons when they are already 13 or older.

 

Generally, it is better to start early, but what is much more important, it is where the child is starting and who are the instructors…

 

Bad habits, incorrect positions and posture are very hard, often impossible to fix… So, even if your child is not going to become a professional dancer, it is still better to give her a chance to start learning the proper way - you will never regret it!

Our Classes

We put a strong emphasis on learning classical ballet technique and style. Because learning the basics of classical ballet is a critical part in the development of any young dancer, every student is required to take a certain minimum of ballet classes appropriate for her/his age group.

Ballet classes include the following:

  • Ballet class (Bar, Center, and Stretching/Conditioning)

  • Pre-Point or Point class (Subject to the student’s level)

  • Variation class

  • Historical Dance class

  • Character Dance class

Level 1 (Pre-Ballet, 3 - 4 years old)

1 pre-ballet class per week is required, 2 classes recommended

Level 4 (9 - 10 years old)

2 ballet classes per week are required, 3 ballet classes + stretching/conditioning, pre-pointe, character and modern recommended

Level 2 (Ballet, 5 - 6 years old)

1 ballet class per week is required, 2 classes recommended

Level 5 (10 - 11 years old)

2 ballet classes per week are required, 3 ballet classes + stretching/conditioning, pointe, character and modern recommended

Level 3 (7- 8 years old)

2 ballet classes per week are required, stretching/conditioning and character dance recommended

Level 6+ (12 and older)

4 ballet/pointe classes per week are required, stretching/conditioning and modern recommended

*Company members have additional requirements.

*Class levels above are approximate. We accept new students who used to dance at other studios and they often lack proper training and experience to qualify for a certain level. On the other hand, some students may have more experience and better training than their peers in the same age group. Therefore, all class placements are made based on the evaluation of each student by the sole discretion of the Artistic Director. Additionally, two or more levels may be combined in one class if needed, at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Start your child's ballet training right. 

It is much easier to teach a child the right way from the very beginning than to fix thousands of bad habits, many of which are really not fixable... The earlier your child starts training at the right place with a professional coach, the better.

 

What is Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet?

Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet is a classical ballet school teaching children as young as three classical ballet technique. Marina Almayeva established the school in 2007. The school has provided top-level classical ballet education, annual Nutcracker productions, Spring Gala Recitals, summer intensives and participation at the most prestigious International Classical Ballet Competitions in the US and abroad.

 

My child is interested in ballet but she is only 3, is she old enough to start learning?

If you are wondering what is the best age for your child to start learning ballet, the answer is “Now!” Many children begin to start learning as early as 3 years old however some don’t begin until 13 years or older. We believe it is important to start early. Bad habits, incorrect positions, and posture are very hard, often impossible to fix, so to help your child be the best dancer they can be it is important to start early with a good teacher. If your child is interested in ballet now is the time to start. To enroll contact us or register online.

 

How many classes should my child take a week?

At is Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet we put a strong emphasis on learning classical ballet technique and style. Because learning the basics of classical ballet is a critical part of the development of any young dancer, every student is required to take a certain minimum of ballet classes appropriate for her/his age group. For 2 to 4-year-old who is in pre-ballet and 5 and 6-year olds, we require 1 class but recommend 2 classes. For 7 -11 years olds in levels 3 to 5 we require 2 ballet classes a week to ensure they learn the basics of classical ballet, however, we recommend children in these levels take 3 classes per week. We suggest that children in level 4 and 5 begin taking pre-pointe classes. For those in level 6 and up we require at least 4 ballet classes per week but we encourage our students to take even more. If your child is interested in ballet now is the time to start, to enroll contact us or register online.

 

Does the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet offer any discounts for enrolling multiple children?

Yes, if you enroll multiple children we do offer a discount, we offer a 15% discount applied to tuition for the second child and a 20% discount applied to tuition for the third child. If your child is interested in ballet now is the time to start, to enroll contact us or register online.

 

How much is tuition at the Marina Almayeva School Of Classical Ballet?

At the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet tuition is billed monthly based on an average of 4 working weeks per month. Tuition is the same each month (with the exception of the month of August, which is pro-rated) and does not change due to holidays. The pricing is based on the number of classes your child is enrolled in per week.

45 min per week     $65

1 hour per week    $75

1.5 hours per week $125

2 hours per week    $140

3 hours per week    $195

4 hours per week    $235

5 hours per week    $270

6 hours per week    $290

7 hours per week    $310

8 hours per week    $330

9 hours per week   $350

10 hours per week $370

 

Do the students of the Marina Almayeva School Of Classical Ballet participate in any shows or competitions?

Yes, every year of the Marina Almayeva School Of Classical Ballet presents a production of the Nutcracker along with a spring gala recital. Many of the students also participate in (and win!) the most prestigious International Classical Ballet Competitions in the US and abroad. If your child is interested in ballet now is the time to start, to enroll contact us or register online.

Why should I put my child in ballet school?

Well, first of all, learning ballet is a lot of fun, especially if your child is already interested in dance and performance. However, ballet also has a lot of other perks. Ballet teaches children a good work ethic, in their classes, they will be constantly challenged and pushed to improve themselves. This sense of ambition, hard work and determination will follow them through life even if they don’t become a professional dancer as an adult. Ballet also promotes a healthy lifestyle; your child will get weekly physical activity and improve muscle strength flexibility and stamina. As a student improves at ballet and performs on stage they will learn confidence, an important skill that will last a lifetime. Ballet has many more benefits and if you are interested in enrolling your child in ballet classes there is no better school than Marina Almayeva School Of Classical Ballet. If you would like to enroll contact us or enroll online by clicking the registration button.

 

What sort of classes will my child take at the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet?

At the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet, we offer a variety of classes to help instill proper technique in our students. During your student’s enrollment, they may take pre-ballet, ballet, stretching, character dance, modern dance, and pre-pointe. We also offer summer intensives to help build strength, flexibility, and technique. If your child is interested in ballet now is the time to start, to enroll contact us or register online.

 

Does at the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet offer any summer programs?

Yes, the at the Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet offers a summer intensive in works to improve the student's flexibility, stamina and ballet, and pointe technique. The summer intensive is a month-long program with only rakes 50 students to ensure that each student gets personal attention.  Each student enjoys an individualized approach focused on their specific set of problems. Your student is sure to end the month with improved technique.