ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE






Photos: Rosalie O'Connor.

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Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.
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American Ballet Theatre
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

Children's Division

Levels and Schedules

The ABT JKO School follows a specific graded curriculum, divided by age, which is outlined in ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Each level is designed to be sensitive to the developmental needs of the age group. Class size is limited. The Curriculum combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools of training. Students must attend all classes listed for their level. Primary classes are open enrollment and no prior experience is necessary. Classes for Level 1A and above require an audition.

Schedules and fees for 2014-2015 Children’s Division classes are posted below.
Please keep in mind the age ranges for the levels below are given as guidelines. Students will be placed by the ABT JKO School’s Artistic Faculty in the appropriate level based on technique demonstrated at the open audition.

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now closed.

2014-2015 class levels, schedules and fees are as follows:

Pre-Primary (ages 3-4)
must turn 3 years old by Sept 10, 2014
Tuition: $1,000
Section 1  
Wed, 3:30pm-4:15pm  
Pre-Primary (ages 4-5)
must turn 4 years old by Dec 1, 2014
Tuition: $1,000
Section 2 Section 3
Sat, 9:00am-9:45am Sat, 10:00am-10:45am
Primary A (ages 5-6)
must turn 5 years old by Dec 1, 2014
Tuition: $1,200
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 11:00am-12:00pm Sat, 1:45pm-2:45pm
Primary B (ages 6-7)
must turn 6 years old by Dec 1, 2014
Tuition: $1,200
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 9:00am-10:00am Sat, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Primary C (ages 7-8)
must turn 7 years old by Dec 1, 2014
Tuition: $1,200
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 11:15am-12:15pm Sat, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Level 1A (ages 8-10) Tuition: $2,400
Section 1 Section 2
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sat, 11:30am-1:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Tue, 4:30pm-6:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Level 1B (ages 8-10) Tuition: $2,400
Section 1 Section 2
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Wed, 4:30pm-6:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thu, 4:30pm-6:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Level 2 (ages 9-11) Tuition: $3,800
Sections 1 and 2
 
Mon, 4:30pm- 6:00pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Character Dance
Sat, 9:15am-10:45am, Ballet Technique
*Mon, 6:00pm- 7:00pm Boys Class
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning

Level 3 (ages 10+) Tuition: $4,200
Sections 1 and 2
 
Mon, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Wed, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
*Thu, 5:00pm-6:00pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning
Thu, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Sat, 9:00am-11:00am, Ballet Technique
Sat, 11:00am-12:00pm, Character Dance
*Sat, 12:15pm-1:15pm Boys Class
 
Level 4 (ages 11+) Tuition: $4,750
Sections 1 and 2
 
*Mon, 4:30pm-5:30pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning
Mon, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Wed, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Character Dance
Wed, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Thurs, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Sat, 10:00am-12:00pm, Ballet Technique
*Sat, 12:15pm-1:15pm Boys Class
 
   

*Boys in Level 1A and up attend a mandatory one-hour boys class in addition to their technique classes.
*Girls in Levels 2 and up attend a mandatory stretch and conditioning class in addition to their weekly classes to help prepare them for pointe work.