Class Styles

The School of Classical Ballet offers classes in a variety of dance genres, allowing dancers to pursue one primary dance style or to branch out and find diversity and range in their abilities.  With ballet as a foundation, dancers can go anywhere. Our current offerings include Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop,Tap, Pre Ballet, Musical Theater, and Creative Movement.  

Mini Movers

Movers classes are based on creative movement and brain dance, using dance and music to develop creative and motor skills in our youngest students, and then developing into more genre-focused classes to introduce skills used in particular styles!

Movers

Movers classes are based on creative movement and brain dance, using dance and music to develop creative and motor skills in our youngest students, and then developing into more genre-focused classes to introduce skills used in particular styles!

Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet provides an introduction to Ballet for young dancers ages 6 to 7. Classes are designed to teach the fundamental technical motor skills, musicality, motor coordination, and self-expression through the discipline of ballet.

Ballet

Daily classes combine the best elements of Cecchetti (Italian) and Vaganova (Russian) training styles to develop a student's artistry and technique.  Students are challenged to push themselves in every class through instruction that combines the tradition of ballet with contemporary training techniques that emphasize healthy dancing.  Classes are strictly graded to ensure the progress of each student.

Pointe

Ballet classes include pointe work for those students who have achieved technical and physical readiness as determined by the instructor.  Students taking pointe class must attend a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week.

Modern

Limon, Graham, Horton, and Cunningham techniques are brought together to provide classes in contemporary movement.  Students are challenged to develop individualized expressiveness and a strong sense of movement along with technique.

Jazz

Classes offer a range of styles from classic to contemporary jazz.  Students develop technique and performance quality.

Tap

Tap dancing turns beats of the music into a fun way of feeling rhythm. Students learn tap terminology and to apply rhythm and timing to tap combinations. Tap dance develops a keen sense of rhythm as well as coordination.

Hip Hop

Provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. Consists of warm-ups and across - the- floor exercises as well as a variety of combinations and urban dance moves from R&B and House to Club and Pop. Our Hip Hop classes utilize clean upbeat music from various genres in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you hip hop movements and technique but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theater class will focus on learning proper dance level 1 technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. ... Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Partnering

The class focuses on the dancers relationship with others and the floor (the floor as partner); practices centrifugal, spiraling and serpentine movements in order to move economical; involves breathing dynamic and the release of energy throughout the body as a motor of movement.

Adult Classes

We are thrilled to expand our classes for adults to better help you continue moving and learn new moves throughout your life! In addition to our ongoing weekly Adult Ballet class, we are expanding our offerings to include weekly classes Modern and Hip Hop as well. These classes all take place in the evenings so you can make it over to the studio after a day of work. Both men and women are encouraged to enjoy these dance styles!

As part of our new morning programming, we have added several adult conditioning classes at convenient times. Workout classes aimed towards parents will conveniently coincide with our morning kids classes so that you can bring your child and get a great workout while they dance. Get social and get sweaty! We also have a slightly later workout class that you can take conveniently during your lunch break. These will target cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and muscular strength in a fun, safe, and effective class

Conditioning

Classes are designed to develop strength in the hips, torso, and back through an intense anaerobic, no-impact workout based on Pilates.  Students will acquire strength in the 'core' muscles, which can provide a leaner, longer look, improved posture, reduced lower back pain, and improved sense of movement.  This class is designed for dancers and non-dancers alike, and anyone can benefit from Pilates-based training.

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Contact Us

School of Classical Ballet

701 Daniel Street

Billings, Montana 59101

scb.billingsmt@gmail.com

406-702-7262

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