1600 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 687-5880

Classes and Policies

Tuition- due on first class day of each month
*30 or 45-min classes….. $30/month
All other classes:
•  1 class/week……………… $48/month
•  2 classes/week……………. $88/month
•  3 classes/week……………. $120/month
•  4 classes/week (unlimited).. $144/month
Family Discount: 20% off 2 or more students
Single Drop-In Class: $15
5-Class Punchcard: $75

Registration is always open at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/balletwichita.

Classes with fewer than 4 students are subject to cancellation.

*Fall 2021 semester is September 7-December 18. There will be no classes November 22-26 for Thanksgiving week.*

Adult Classes

Open Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet
•  Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm; Saturdays 12:15-1:30pm
•  Instructor: Mr. Tim and Miss Katie
o  If you used to dance but haven't in a while, or are trying to get back into dancing shape, this is the class for you! For ages 13+ with some previous ballet experience.
•  This class is also a great option for drop-in dancers, or those new to BW who aren’t sure what level to enroll in.
o  Attire: Leotard and tights, or workout/activewear

Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet
•  Saturdays, 11:15am-12:15pm
•  Instructor: Miss Hannah
o  If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance, this is the class for you! For anyone and everyone ages 13+, and no previous dance experience is required.
o  Attire: Leotard and tights, or workout/activewear

Ballet Classes

*Please Note: it is common for students to spend more than one year in a level to ensure mastery*

Pre-Ballet
•  Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am
•  Instructor: Miss Hannah
o  A fun creative movement class for our youngest dancers, ages 3-4 (preschoolers).  Students will learn to express themselves through dance, how dance and music relate, and will grow in confidence and creativity!
•  All students must be potty-trained, please.
o  Attire: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes for ladies; white shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes for gentlemen.

Primary Dance
•  Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
•  Instructor: Miss Hannah
o  An introduction to both ballet and tap dance for students ages 5-6 (Kindergarten & 1st graders). Students will focus on gaining an appreciation and greater awareness of technique and rhythm.
o  No previous dance experience is required, although most students will spend 2 years in this class.
o  Attire: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes for ladies; white shirt, black tights, black tap and ballet shoes for gentlemen.

Ballet 1
•  Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm
•  Instructor: Miss Liberty
o  For beginning dancers usually ages 7-9, students will learn basic ballet steps and positions while developing an appreciation for movement and music. No previous dance experience is required.
o  Attire: Pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink slippers for ladies; white shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers for gentlemen.

Ballet 2
•  Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30pm
•  Instructor: Miss Liberty
o  A lower-intermediate ballet class, for approximately ages 10-12. Students will build fundamental ballet vocabulary and work on progressively complex combinations.
•  Students ages 11 and older who are interested in pursuing pointework should also enroll in Pre-Pointe at this level.
o  Attire: leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers for ladies; shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers for gentlemen.

Ballet 3
•  Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm; 30-min optional stretch class before
•  Saturdays (combined with advanced); 10:30am-12:00pm
•  Instructor: Miss Katie
o  For students approximately ages 13+ with a high-intermediate level of ballet training.  Students work on intermediate and advanced ballet vocabulary and many begin  working en pointe. It is common for students at this level to enroll in at least 2 ballet classes per week, either through BWI or concurrent enrollment at another studio.
o  Attire: leotard, tights, slippers and/or pointe shoes, optional skirt for ladies; shirt, tights or form fitting pants, and slippers for gentlemen.

Advanced Ballet
•  Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm
•  Saturdays (combined with Ballet 3); 10:30am-12:00pm
•  Instructors: Mr. Tim & Miss Katie
o The highest level of ballet offered at BWI; students will work on advanced ballet technique and repertoire and are required to be proficient on pointe. New students should contact institute@balletwichita.com to schedule a placement class before enrolling in Advanced Ballet.
o Attire: leotard, tights, slippers and/or pointe shoes, optional skirt for ladies; shirt, tights or form fitting pants, slippers for gentlemen.

Pre-Pointe
•  Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00pm
•  Instructor: Miss Liberty
o For ladies in either Ballet 2 or Ballet 3 to gain the ankle and leg strength necessary to begin working on pointe. Ages 11+.
•  Students in Pre-Pointe should be simultaneously enrolled in at least one other ballet class during the week.
o Attire: Leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers.

Pointe
•  Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
•  Instructor: Miss Katie
o Primarily for students with less than 1 full year of pointe experience, or upper-level dancers looking to gain more strength en pointe. Students MUST take a full ballet class immediately preceding this class.
o Students will work on pointe skills and technique with increasing difficulty as the semester progresses.
o Attire: Leotard, tights, optional skirt, and pointe shoes.

Beginning Pas de Deux
•  Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
•  Instructor: Miss Katie
o  An introduction to partnering skills for students ages 13+; ladies must have AT LEAST one full year of pointe experience (absolutely no exceptions). Please understand that this is solely for the safety of our students.
•  Female students must have taken a full ballet class immediately preceding this class, to ensure safety.
o  Attire: Leotard, tights, and pointe shoes for ladies; Form-fitting shirt and pants, ballet slippers for gentlemen.

Intermediate/Advanced Pas de Deux
•  Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
•  Instructor: Mr. Taylor
o Intermediate and advanced partnering work, admission by invitation or audition only.  Ladies must have a strong pointe background and all students should be at a high level of ballet training.
•  New students should contact institute@balletwichita.com before enrolling in this class.
o Attire: leotard, tights, and pointe shoes for ladies; form fitting shirt, pants, and ballet slippers for gentlemen.

Stage Dance Genres

Hip Hop
•  Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
•  Instructor: Mr. Yannic
o An introduction to hip hop for ages 10+ (Adults too!). Students will learn fun combos to a variety of music and build confidence in their dancing skills throughout the semester.  No previous experience required.
o Attire: activewear and clean sneakers.

Musical Theater
•  Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
•  Instructor: Mr. Yannic
o An introductory overview of all things Musical Theater! Students will learn a variety of numbers from popular musicals and showtunes. No previous experience required; for ages 10+ (adults too!)
o Attire: activewear and clean sneakers or jazz shoes.

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