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.
2017-2018 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 led by teacher Ruth Fentroy.

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

5:30-7:30 Pointe
Alina

5:30-7:30 Tech/Point
Nader

7:30-8:30 Modern/Seda

6-7:30
Variations
Alina

5:30-7 Modern
Seda

12-1:00
Stretch/Larissa

1-3:00
Tech/Sasha

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

4-5:30 Tech/Pointe
Alina

5:30-7
Tech/Pointe
Ruth

4:30-6
Tech
Alina

4-5:30 Modern
Seda

10:30-12
Tech/Alina

12:00-1 Stretch/Larissa  

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

 

 

 

 
 

9-10 Level 1 (3-4 yrs)
10-11 Level 2 (5-6yrs)
11-12 Level 3 (7-10yrs)

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat

4-5:30 Tech/Ruth

4-5:30 Tech/Ruth

12:00-1
Stretch/Larissa  

mon
tue
wed
thur
fri
sat


4-5:30
Tech/Ruth

5:30-6:30
Modern/Seda
4-5:30
Tech/Ruth
9-10:30 Tech/Alina

12:00-1 Stretch/Larissa

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 local and international guess teachers.