Free Boys Program

BB1_class_9-12-15WEB.jpg Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers.  Ballet Royale understands the importance of providing targeted opportunities for boys in addition to the myriad of mixed classes available to both genders; boys learn differently, and respond to different classroom atmospheres and teaching approaches, and respond particularly well to a male techer.  To meet these needs, Ballet Royale offer boys classes for Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, general Boys Dance based cross training, and Ballet for Boys.

 

Ballet Royale’s Boys classes are for students 5 and older, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.  These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere. 

 

Whether the goal is to pursue dance itself or to cross-train for other sports such as hockey, soccer, football, etc., Ballet Royale’s Boys Dance training benefits boys of all ages and abilities.  Dance training and conditioning improves gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, agility, strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, while increasing self-confidence, motivation, mental focus, and self esteem. 

 

Such benefits transfer to all life activities, both physical and mental. Research establishes an objective and quantifiable positive reletionship between arts eduation and academic succes, not only in overall academic achiemement, but particularly in mathematics, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, engagement and persistence, and community and civic engagement. 

 

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This is a great opportunity for the curious, interested, or motivated boy to try one of the most demanding and rewarding athletic activities available, in a safe, focused and structured environment.

 

Ballet Royale Boys Program Costs:

Tuition:  The separate Boys classes are free of charge.

We only require enthusiasm, consistant attendance and commitment for at least one full Semester at a time.

 

Admin:  Annual family  $40 registration fee is the only cost to participate 

 


To REGISTER for Free Boys Program Classes:

CLICK HERE  for 2017-18 Boys Program Registration Form 

 

 

Boys Program Class Descriptions:


Boys Creative Dance Adventures

Age Range:  5 – 6yrs old
Time Investment: Once a week, for 45 minutes

Saturday             3:00 –3:45pm

 

Fall Semester:                       September 9 – December 1, 2017

Winter/Spring Semester:     January 3 – May 20, 2018

 

Students in Boys Creative Dance Adventures perform in Ballet Royale's annual Spring Studio Showcase Performance "A Celebration of Dance,"  together with the Youth Ballet and Performance Track students.

 

To register for this class,

CLICK HERE for 2017-18 Boys Program Registration Form


 

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Boys Dance (no previous experience Necessary)

Age Range:  7 + yrs old
Time Investment: Once a week, for 45 minutes


Wednesday       5:30 –6:15pm  (First Day Fall Semester September 13)

 

 

Fall Semester:                       September 9 – December 1, 2017

Winter/Spring Semester:     January 3 – May 20, 2018

 

Boys Dance Students Do NOT perform in Ballet Royale's annual Spring Studio Showcase Performance "A Celebration of Dance."

 

To register for Boys Dance, use the form below:

CLICK HERE for 2017-18 Boys Program Registration Form

 

 

Ballet for Boys I  (No previous experience necessary)

Age Range:  7 + yrs old
Time Investment: Once a week, for 60 minutes

Saturday              3:45-4:45pm  (First class Fall Semester September 10)

 

Fall Semester:                       September 9 – December 1, 2017

Winter/Spring Semester:     January 3 – May 20, 2018

This class includes performing in the end of school year Ballet Royale Showcase, “A Celebration of Dance.”    

      

 

Ballet for Boys II   (Runs Full School Year; completed Ballet for Boys I or with Director prior approval)

Age Range: 8 + yrs old


Time Investment:Once a week, for 60 minutes

 

Saturday              2:00-3:00pm  (First class Fall Semester September 9)

 

This class runs the full school year, September 9 – May 20  and Includes performing in the end of school year Ballet Royale Showcase, “A Celebration of Dance.” and also have the opportunity to participate in Twin Cities Ballet professional productions at Burnsville's Ames Center.                              

                           

 

Boys Intermediate Ballet  (Runs Full School Year; Director prior approval Required)

Age Range: 9 + yrs old


Time Investment:Once a week, for 60 minutes

 

Wednesday              4:30-5:30pm  (First class Fall Semester September 13)

 

This class runs the full school year, September 9 – May 20  and Includes performing in the end of school year Ballet Royale Showcase, “A Celebration of Dance.” and also have the opportunity to participate in Twin Cities Ballet professional productions at Burnsville's AMES CENTER.                              

 

To Register for Boys Program Classes,

CLICK HERE for 2017-18 Boys Program Registration Form

 


 

Boys Dress Code.

Creative Dance Adventure, Boys Dance and Ballet for Boys I should wear a tight white t-shirt (or white leotard), black non-baggy pants, tights, or tight shorts, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ballet for Boys II and Boys Intermediate Ballet should wear a tight white t-shirt (or white leotard), black tights, (or tight shorts for Ballet for Boys II only), white crew length socks, and white ballet slippers.