children learning at the barre

The Conservatory's mission is to educate students about the craft of classical ballet, inspire students to develop an affinity towards art and culture, uplift and encourage students to feel confident and secure and instill discipline as an effective tool for students to use in all facets of their daily lives.

Collage is proud to offer the following training programs for the 2013-2014 school year:

Petit Pas I & IIAges 4-6

Petit Pas I and II meet on Saturdays for 1 hour. See schedule below.

In this introductory ballet program, the young student will learn musicality to a range of classical music compositions. The program will acquaint students with the French language and introduce them to classical ballet concepts. The student will develop body coordination while learning to dance with a group. Various creative movement exercises will be used to encourage the student's ability to express their individuality within the discipline of classical ballet. In Petit Pas II, the young student will be introduced to the concepts of turnout and proper dorsal alignment.

Attire for young ladies – short-sleeve buttercup leotard, flesh colored tights and ballet shoes. Hair must always be neatly pulled in a bun or away from face and pinned.

Attire for young men – white t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes.

Tarantella I & IIAges 7-9

Tarantella I & II meet on Mondays and Wednesdays for 1.5 hours. See schedule below..

In this highly energetic program the young student will learn and master basic ballet positions through a curriculum which utilizes the Vaganova and Maggie Black ballet techniques. Emphasis will be placed on perfecting the proper body alignment required for advanced ballet instruction. Students will learn stretching exercises to encourage healthy mobility of the joints, tendons and muscles. In Tarantella II emphasis will be placed on learning a complete ballet barre and center. The student will also continue to grow their French vocabulary.

Attire for young ladies – purple camisole leotard, flesh colored tights and ballet shoes. Hair must always be neatly pulled in a bun or away from face and pinned.

Attire for young men – white t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes.

Allegro I & II Ages 9-16

Allegro I meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1.5 hours. Allegro II meets on Wednesdays and Fridays for 1.5 hours. See Schedule Bellow

In this gateway program the student will learn basic ballet positions through a curriculum which utilizes the Vaganova and Maggie Black ballet techniques. The Allegro program is designed for students with little or no previous ballet training. Emphasis will be placed on perfecting the proper body alignment required for intermediate and advanced ballet instruction. Students will also learn stretching exercises to encourage healthy mobility of the joints, tendons and muscles.

Attire for young ladies – hunter green high neck tank leotard, flesh colored tights and ballet shoes. Hair must always be neatly pulled in a bun or away from face and pinned.

Attire for young men – white t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes.

Etude I, II & III Ages 9-18

Etude I meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 1.5 hours. Etude II meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for 1.5 hours. Etude III meets five days a week. See schedule below.

The curriculum for this program utilizes various classical techniques, including the Opera de Paris French School, Maggie Black and Balanchine. This comprehensive class will provide the student with solid ballet technique that will prepare them for introduction and mastery of other dance disciplines and genres.

Attire for young ladies – black long sleeve leotard (Etude I & II), flesh colored tights and ballet shoes. Hair must always be neatly pulled in a bun or away from face and pinned.

Attire for young men – white t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes.



Creative Movement Ages 2-4

This program meets on Saturdays for 45 minutes. Semester 1 runs from August 12 – November 30, 2013 and Semester 2 runs from February 15 – May 10, 2014. Tuition for each semester is $300. See schedule below.

Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement, channel energy, stimulate imagination, promote creativity and embrace discipline. Numerous creative movement exercises will be used to help the young student explore the four basic body movements: bending, stretching, turning and jumping. Through these four basic movements, children will learn about their bodies, the space around them, and working together as a group. Creative Movement will introduce the young student to French vocabulary and will prepare the student for the Petit Pas program.

Attire for young ladies – white leotard and flesh colored tights (optional).

Attire for young men – white t-shirt and black shorts

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Tuition  

Payment
due on 8/12

Monthly Payments

Creative Movement $300 (Semester) $270 $75
Petit Pas $500 $450 $50
Tarantella $850 $765 $85
Allegro $850 $765 $85
Etude I $1,100 $990 $110
Etude II & III $1,300 $1,170 $130
students
Address

2497 Broad Ave.

Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: (901) 800-1873

Registration
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To register by phone, call (901) 800-1873.

For any additional questions, please contact
theschool@collagedance.org or call (901) 800-1873.