Betty Loos

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Betty Loos directed her own school for six years before co-founding the School of Classical Ballet with former business partner Jana Stockton. 


Betty received her early training from June Austin and Hungarian teachers Ildiko Perjessy and Angela Mc Alpin in Billings.  She continued her training at the University of Utah under the direction of William Christiansen, and at the Teachers' Training Program through the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.


She has furthered her training through numerous intensive workshops with teachers such as David Howard, Fredbjorn Bjornson, and Conrad Ludlow.  She was awarded a teacher's fellowship to attend the National Ballet of Canada. Former students have danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, David Taylor, and apprenticed with the National Ballet of Canada.


Betty has also trained in modern dance with Ririe Woodbury, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, and Sandra Neels.


Additionally, Betty is a co-founder, co-director, and choreographer with the Billings children's community dance company Motion Arts Dance Company (MADCO) since fall of 2012.

Current Classes 

Class
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level

Click Class Title for more info.

Mon
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Intermediate
Betty
Pointe 4
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level
ABOUT

Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.

ATTIRE

• Light Blue Leotard & Skirt • White Footless Tights •  Pink Dance Shoes

MEET THE TEACHER
Betty Loos
Mon & Wed
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Intermediate
Betty
Ballet 4
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level
ABOUT

This class is for students who are ready for increasingly challenging combinations while adding musicality, choreography, and artistry to their ballet technique.

ATTIRE

• Light Blue Leotard & Skirt • White Footless Tights •  Pink Dance Shoes

MEET THE TEACHER
Betty Loos
Tue, Wed, Thur
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced
Tiffany, Betty, Leigh
Ballet 5
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level
ABOUT

This class is for students who are ready for increasingly challenging combinations while adding musicality, choreography, and artistry to their ballet technique.

ATTIRE

• Light Blue Leotard & Skirt • White Footless Tights •  Pink Dance Shoes

MEET THE TEACHER
Tiffany Wardell
Mon & Wed
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Advanced
Betty & Leigh
Ballet 6
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level
ABOUT

Moving beyond the Intermediate Level. Center work will consist of an adagio, a tendu combination, jumps – including petit allegro and batterie, and pirouette preparations and turns. Dancers will begin to work on attitude positions, as well as, develop their grande rond de jambe and rond de jambe en l’air. Corner work will consist of jump, waltz, and various traveling combinations, including grande allegro, kept in time to the music. These combinations may exceed 2 eight counts of movement. Dancers will learn basic kinesiology and stage placement. They will be given literature on anatomy for dancers. dancers must have at least four years experience, take at least one other ballet class a week, and have the instructor’s permission to register for the class. Class is recommended for dancers ages 11 and up. Returning students should always refer to their spring evaluation to determine the appropriate fall class to take.

ATTIRE

• Light Blue Leotard & Skirt • White Footless Tights •  Pink Dance Shoes

MEET THE TEACHER
Betty Loos
Tue & Thur
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Advanced
Betty and Tiffany
Ballet 7
Day
Time
Teacher
Class Level
ABOUT

Moving beyond the Intermediate Level. Center work will consist of an adagio, a tendu combination, jumps – including petit allegro and batterie, and pirouette preparations and turns. Dancers will begin to work on attitude positions, as well as, develop their grande rond de jambe and rond de jambe en l’air. Corner work will consist of jump, waltz, and various traveling combinations, including grande allegro, kept in time to the music. These combinations may exceed 2 eight counts of movement. Dancers will learn basic kinesiology and stage placement. They will be given literature on anatomy for dancers. dancers must have at least four years experience, take at least one other ballet class a week, and have the instructor’s permission to register for the class. Class is recommended for dancers ages 11 and up. Returning students should always refer to their spring evaluation to determine the appropriate fall class to take.

ATTIRE

• Light Blue Leotard & Skirt • White Footless Tights •  Pink Dance Shoes

MEET THE TEACHER
Betty Loos