Vero Classical Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program for ages 6 and up is based on the world-renowned Vaganova Method which has produced such famous dancers as Baryshnikov, Makarova, Nureyev, Ulanova, and many more. While the Vaganova technique is our principal teaching method, VCB does not use it to the exclusion of others (i.e. Balanchine, Bournonville, etc).
Besides teaching an illustrious method with a proven track record, VCB believes that there are other important attributes to excellence in training dancers. VCB focuses on the students’ strengths while teaching them to overcome their weaknesses. Additionally, since classical ballet is a performance art form, we strive to give the students stage time in addition to their rigorous training. Students in the Pre-Professional Program will have the opportunity to perform variations and pas de deux from the classical repertoire.
Please note that ages listed are guidelines only. Students will be placed in classes according to their physical ability and maturity level.
Pre-Ballet / Ballet I (ages 6-8) — Wed. 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Mr. Barry)
Ballet I / II (ages 7-9) — Wed. 1:30-2:30pm (homeschoolers’ class) Mr. Barry
Beginner Jazz (ages 7 and up)– Mon. 4:00-5:00pm (Ms. Yvonne)
Ballet II / III (ages 8-10) — Thurs. 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Ms. Amy)
Pre-Pointe (ages 8-12) — Tues. 5:00pm- 6:00pm (Ms. Yvonne)
Jazz (ages 11 and up)– Monday 3:00-4:00 (Ms. Yvonne)
Advanced Ballet (ages 10+) — Monday 5:00 – 7:00pm, Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Sat. 11am – 1pm (Mr. Barry)
Pointe is included in this class
Boy’s / Men’s class — Saturday 1pm – 3pm (summer hours 11am – 1pm) Mr. Barry
Partnering (invitation only) — contact us for current schedule (Mr. Barry and Ms. Amy)
Teen / Adult Classes
Beginner Level – Thursday 6:00-7:00pm (Ms. Amy)
Intermediate / Advanced Level – Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00pm (Mr. Barry)
Pre-Professional Program Dress Code
Girls / Women:
- Pre-Ballet/Ballet I: Navy camisole leotard
- Ballet II and up: Black camisole leotard
- Pink convertible/transition tights
- Pink leather or canvas split-sole ballet shoes
- No skirts
Boys / Men:
- White t-shirt
- Black dance or bike shorts
- Dance belt
- Black leather or canvas split-sole ballet shoes
***Girls of all ages/levels*** MUST HAVE THEIR HAIR IN A BUN!!!
Loose hair can be an irritation when turning and a distraction to the teacher and students.