1600 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 687-5880

BW Institute

Ballet Wichita Institute

Ballet Wichita offers ongoing classes at the Ballet Wichita Studio, located at 1600 W. Douglas.  The Institute, a training program that focuses on classical ballet technique offers classes for students who are just beginning ballet (as young as 3 years) to dancers who’s pointe shoes have been long neglected, to those of us who have always been interested and are finally ready to take that big step and finally enroll in a ballet class.

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 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.

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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BWI Final Oct. 2020 Schedule


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Monthly Tuition

1 class per week……………………….$48/month
2 classes per week……………………$88/month
3 classes per week……………………$120/month
4 classes per week (unlimited)……$144/month
Punchcards (5 classes)……………..$75
Sibling discount………………………20% off


Students must register for classes 7 days prior to the session start date.  Fall semester will run September 14 thru December 18, 2020.

Ballet Classes

Open Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet
• Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30pm; Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm

o If you used to dance but haven’t in a while, or are trying to get back into dancing
shape, try this fun, workout-oriented class! For ages 13+ with some previous ballet
o Duration: 1.25 hours

Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet
• Saturdays, 11am-12:00pm

o If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance, this is the class for
you! For ages 13+, and no previous dance experience is required.
o Duration: 1 hour

Open Adult Lunch-Hour Ballet
• Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm

o No dance experience required! This will be a fun workout-oriented class to pop in
during the day.
o Duration: 1 hour

• Fridays, 5:30-6:00pm

o A fun creative movement class for our youngest dancers, ages 3-4!
o Duration: .5 hour

Primary Dance
• Fridays, 6:00-6:45pm

o A 45-min combination of ballet and tap for beginning dancers, ages 5-7.
o Duration: .75 hour

Ballet 1
• Monday/Wednesday, 6:15-7:15pm

o A beginning ballet class for approximately ages 7-9. No previous dance experience is
o Duration: 1 hour

Ballet 2
• Tuesday/Thursday 5-6:15pm, Saturday 9-10:15am

o A lower-intermediate ballet class, for approximately ages 10-12.
o Duration: 1.25 hours

Ballet 3
• Monday/Wednesday 5-6:15pm, Saturday 9-10:15am

o An upper intermediate ballet class, for approximately ages 13+.
o Duration: 1.25 hours

Advanced Ballet
• Monday-Thursday 5-6:30pm, Saturday 11am-12:30pm

o The highest level of ballet offered at BWI. Admission per instructor approval only.
o Duration: 1.5 hours

• Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am

o Generally meant for students simultaneously enrolled in Ballet 2, this class helps
young dancers gain the ankle and leg strength necessary to begin working on pointe.
Ages 10+.
o Duration: .5 hour

• Saturday, 10:15-11am

o Generally meant for students enrolled in Ballet 3, this class helps dancers new to
pointe master basic skills, or it can be taken by an experienced dancer to gain
additional strength on pointe.
o Duration: 45 min

Pas de Deux
• Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

o An introduction to partnering work, admission by invitation or audition only. Please
contact BW before enrolling in this class. Masks and hand sanitizer will be strongly
enforced to ensure students’ safety while partnering this semester.
o Duration: 1 hour

Boys and Men
• Alternating Thursdays, 7:30-8:00pm

o A 30-min ballet class for boys and men ages 10+. Held bi-weekly following pas de
o Duration: .5 hour

• Saturdays, 12:30-1:00pm

o Open to anyone ages 10+ to work on stretching and strengthening!
o Duration: .5 hour

Jazz Classes

Beginning Jazz
• Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm

o An introduction to the basics of jazz dance, for approximately ages 8-10.
o Duration: 1 hour

Intermediate Jazz
• Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm

o A continuation from beginning Jazz, for intermediate dancers ages 10+.
o Duration: 1 hour

Advanced Jazz
• Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

o An advanced jazz class, for approximately ages 13+
o Duration: 1 hour

Modern Classes

Modern 1
• Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm

o An introduction to Modern dance, for ages 10-13. No previous modern training is
o Duration: 1 hour

Modern 2
• Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

o An advanced modern class for ages 14+. Best for students with previous training
in modern dance.
o Duration: 1 hour

Stage Dance Genres

Open Teen/Adult Tap & Jazz
• Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm

o Open to anyone looking to dance and have fun! We will cover basic tap and jazz
skills in a workout-oriented class.
o Duration: 1 hour

Intermediate Tap
• Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm

o A continuation of the skills learned in Primary Dance. Students will learn to put
tap basics into increasingly difficult combinations. Ages 8-12.
o Duration: 1 hour

Advanced Tap
• Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

o Advanced tap class for ages 13+. Previous tap training is required.
o Duration: 1 hour

Musical Theatre
• Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm

o An introductory overview of all things Musical Theater!
o Duration: 1 hour

Hip Hop
• Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15pm

o An introduction to hip hop for ages 10+.
o Duration: 1 hour

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