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SSU Performing Arts Academy

Ballet Dancer on stage at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Class Schedule: June 4 - August 7

Tuesdays

  • 4:00-5:00 Pre-Primary Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)
  • 5:00-6:00 Primary Ballet (Ages 6-10)
  • 6:00-7:00 Level I Ballet (Ages 11+)
  • 7:00-8:00 Level II Ballet (Ages 14+)

Wednesdays

  • 4:00-5:00 Level I Tap (Ages 11+)
  • 5:00-6:00 Level I Jazz (Ages 11+)
  • 6:00-7:00 Level II Jazz (Ages 14+)
  • 7:00-8:00 Level II Tap (Ages 14+)

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American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum

All Academy classes are taught in coordination with the Core National Arts Standards and the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum guidelines.

Academy Tuition and Fees

Summer Semester June 4th - August 7th (10 wk)

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the semester

All tuition prices are for the entire 10 week semester

  • 1 Class per week = $160.00
  • 2 Classes per week = $300.00 (5% discount)

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Academy Levels & Descriptions

Classes are offered for dancers ages 3-18.

Pre-Primary: Ages 3-5

Pre-Primary Level is designed for dancers 3-5yrs old. This level focuses on development of gross motor movement, spatial awareness, rhythm, and the foundations of creative movement.

(3yr olds must be potty trained to attend class)


Primary: Ages 6-10

Primary Level is designed for dancers 6-10yrs old. This level focuses on development of gross and fine motor movement, spatial awareness, rhythm & musicality, use of ballet vocabulary, correct body alignment, incorporating foundations of creative movement along side classical and contemporary dance techniques.


Level I: Ages 11+

Level I is designed for dancers 11+ with beginner/ intermediate skill levels. This level focuses on development of gross and fine motor movement, spatial awareness, rhythm & musicality, use of specific technique vocabulary, correct body alignment, expansion of beginner/intermediate techniques, and development of the dance aesthetic.


Level II: Ages 14+

Level II is designed for dancers 14+ with intermediate/advance skill level This level focuses on the expansion of gross and fine motor movement, spatial awareness, rhythm & musicality, use of specific technique vocabulary, correct body alignment, expansion of intermediate/advanced skills, and continued development of the dance aesthetic.

Technique Descriptions

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Required Attire and Shoes

To be purchased on their own.

Performing Arts Academy

Contact Information

SSU Performing Arts Academy
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts
Kahl Studio (Third floor)

940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Email: slogan@shawnee.edu


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