1600 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 687-5880

Ballet Wichita Institute, a training program for classical ballet

Ballet Wichita Institute

Ballet Wichita offers ongoing classes at Ballet Wichita.  The Institute, a training program that focuses on classical ballet technique offers classes for students who are just beginning ballet (as young as 8 years) to dancers who’s pointe shoes have been long neglected and to those who have always been interested and are finally ready to take that big step and enroll in a ballet class. What better way to welcome the new year!

For the serious dance students,  our highly trained faculty will work to inspire the whole student to be both an accomplished dancer and a healthy, strong, confident athlete.  Students will experience a structured curriculum offered in a nurturing and positive environment, targeting and exploring each student’s strengths and abilities.  At the Institute, we offer a multi-skill level system, providing students with a unique curriculum allowing them to observe and learn from each other.

In addition to classical ballet classes, we have two fitness classes (see descriptions below) that incorporate many of the fundamentals of ballet for an extremely effective work out.  No dance experience is required for either of these classes, though they are highly recommended for all dancers enrolled in the BW Institute.

Bring a willingness to try something new and challenge your mind and body, we can’t wait to start working out and dancing with you!

Classes are held at Ballet Wichita
Address: 1600 W. Douglas Ave. | Wichita, KS 67203

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BW 2019 Spring Semester Class Schedule (Spreadsheet) – Spring Semester 2019


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Class Descriptions

Level 1 Ballet Class:
Level 1 Ballet class introduces classical ballet technique and vocabulary and reinforces the curriculum from the Fundamental Technique class.
Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 8 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 0-1
Level 1 students are required to take a minimum of one (1) Fundamental Technique class each week.

Level 2 Ballet Class:
Level 2 Ballet class introduces students to intermediate classical ballet technique and vocabulary. Students improve their understanding of proper ballet terminology and increase their awareness of anatomy, posture and correct alignment. We continue to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.
Duration: 60 or 90 minutes
Age: 9 & 10 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 2-3

Level 3 Ballet & Pointe Class:
Level 3 Ballet class provides advanced training and is a logical progression in the Ballet Wichita Institute program.
Duration: 90 or 120 minutes
Age: 11 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 4 +

Adult Ballet Class:
Adult Ballet is a comprehensive combination of several levels to convey an understanding and the physical ability to enjoy and progress in the training of classical ballet vocabulary.
Duration: 90 min.
Years of Ballet Training: Beginner – Professional

Classes for ALL Levels:
Fundamental Technique Class: ALL Levels
Fundamental Technique teaches the mechanical aspects of the classical ballet vocabulary, introducing and reinforcing the concepts that are the foundation for ballet. Taught only at Ballet Wichita, the class is strongly recommended for students of all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

Strength & Balance Class: ALL Levels
Strength & Balance is a focused routine of exercise and thera-band resistance training that reinforces the understanding of opposition, equal energy and balance. Students will gain the strength and knowledge to master balance. This class is strongly recommended for students of all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

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Enrollment & Registration:
All students must fill out the contact and registration form online.

Students can enroll at any time during the semester.

If minimum enrollment is not met in a semester, the level will not be offered.

Payment Options:
Payment due by the first of the month.
Monthly Membership allows students to take unlimited classes. at their level.
Monthly membership rates are not prorated.
Level 1: $150/month
Level 2: $200/month
Level 3: $200/month
Adult: $150/month
**Payments made after the 5th of the month incur a late fee of $25

Note:  Fundamental Technique and Strength & Balance classes are free with a monthly membership.  If the student does not have a monthly membership, then regular class rates apply.  Drop in rate is $20/class or purchase a Dance Card (10 classes for $150).

Punch Card
Students who do NOT choose to purchase the monthly membership may purchase a non-refundable punch card for 10 classes at $150.  Punch cards expire at the end of each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall).  Punch cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen.  Punch cards should be treated like cash.

Students may pay a drop-in fee of $20/class. (must be registered online to take classes)

2019 Spring Semester: Monday, February 4 – Friday, May 31
No classes will be offered on the following dates:
● Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17
● Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22
● Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Level 1 Ballet: Leotards. Tights. Socks (no grip socks because the curriculum works with low resistance sliding across the floor). Hair Secured. Ballet Shoes for split level classes.
Level 2 Ballet: Leotards and Tights, (no mandated color or style). Ballet Shoes. Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun.
Level 3 Ballet: Leotards and Tights, (no mandated color or style). Ballet Shoes. Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun. Pointe shoes may be worn at the discretion of the instructor and dancer.
Adult: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Ballet Shoes or Socks (no grip).
Fundamental Technique: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Socks (no grip). No Leotard or Tights required.
Strength & Balance: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Socks (no grip socks) or Ballet Shoes. No leotard or tights required.

○ Additional Items for Strength & Balance:
■ Students are required to bring a yoga mat or beach towel for the first part of Strength & Balance.
■ Thera Bands will be provided for students. If a set of Thera Bands is lost, the replacement cost to the student is $20.

Ballet Wichita will follow the USD259 cancellation weather condition policy.

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