Ballet School Program

Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet program is based on the famous training method developed by Agrippina Vaganova, a ballerina at the Imperial Russian Ballet, who is considered by many to be the greatest ballet pedagogue of the 20th century. This is the method that has produced many of the world’s greatest dancers, including Natalia Makarova, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Galina Ulanova and George Balanchine.

The "modernized" Vaganova Syllabus taught by Mr. Grigoriev emphasizes the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry by including precise instructions for exercises at each level and building flexibility and endurance through comprehensive training.
2016-2017 Schedule
Beginning Level:

Our introductory program offers beginning students a chance to explore Creative Movement and Beginning Ballet in a once-a-week class based on 8-week sessions.

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

5:30-7:30 Pointe

 
6-7:30
Tech &
Character

5:30-7:30 Tech

7:30-8:30 Modern

6-7:30
Pointe 

5:30-7 Modern

12-2:00
Tech/Pointe  

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

4-5:30 Pointe

4:30-6 Character

6-7:30
Pointe

4:00-5:30 Tech

4:30-6
Tech

4-5:30 Modern

5:30-6:30 Pointe

10:30-12
Tech/Pointe

12:00-1 Stretch  

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

 

 

 

 
 

9-10 Level 1 (3-4 yrs)
10-11 Level 2 (5-7yrs)
11-12 Level 3 (7-10yrs)

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

3:45-5:15 Tech


4:30-6 Court Dance

3:45-5:15 Tech


12:00-1

Stretch  

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat


4:30-6
Court
Dance
 
 
4:30-6
Tech
 
4:00-5:30 Tech
9:00-10:30 Tech

12:00-1 Stretch

1-2 Modern  

Intermediate Level:
Advanced 1 Level:
Advanced 2 Level:
Competitions & Private Lessons
Private and semi-private lessons and competition coaching are available to the School’s full-time students.
Summer Intensive   
Our four-week summer Intensive program takes place in July-August, culminating in a demonstration performance. The curriculum includes ballet technique, pointe, stretch, solo variations, character, and modern styles. Classes meet Monday through Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM with final performance on the last Saturday of the session. Guest faculty include prominent American and Russian Master Teachers.
Introductory Program
Tuition
Program tuition is paid monthly. The amount varies by level and includes all classes offered at that level, regardless of the number of times the student attends per week. We do not offer drop-in classes, drop-out months, prorated payment options or refunds. Please call the school for information on tuition and fees or to arrange a placement class. The one-time placement class fee is $25.
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Contemporary Summer Workshop   
Contemporary workshop is offered in July for intermediate and advanced students. Classes meet 9 AM to 2:30 PM and feature guest teachers: Seda Aybay (emphasis on Horton technique), Nina Flagg (modern with elements of Dunham technique), Amanda Koffsky (emphasis on neo-classical ballet), Cati Jean (contemporary with Limon technique), Mark Tomasic (modern with emphasis on Somatics)