Class Descriptions

2021 – 2022 Exploring & Creative Movement and Ballet Classes

Please email crozetarts@gmail.com for questions about class placement

All Ballet Classes are currently taught by Sharon D. Tolczyk.

Note: All photos taken pre-COVID-19

EXPLORING MOVEMENT, Ages 3-4 (must be 3 by 9/1/21)

Exploring Movement is not yet scheduled for Fall 2021. Email Office@CrozetArts to be added to a wait list for a possible late Fall class.

This class introduces children to movement and dance using a variety of music and lots of imagination. Students will also explore exercises that build fundamental physical strength and coordination.


CREATIVE MOVEMENT, Ages 4-5 (must be 4 by 10/1/21)

Thursdays 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:00 pm (email office@crozetarts.org to hold a place for this October-start class)

Students will develop gross motor skills, coordination and rhythm, and  explore movement that enhances their understanding of basic ballet concepts.  This class is a wonderful precursor to Pre-Ballet in a fun environment with stories, props and music.


PRE-BALLET, Ages 5-6 (must be 5 by 10/1/21)

Mondays 3:15 – 4:00 pm or
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Pre-Ballet is a fun introduction to basic foundations of ballet.  Classes will include stretching exercises to build body-awareness, elementary ballet steps, fun exercises to develop musicality, and improvisation to nurture the  use of imagination and music interpretation in dance.


BALLET I, Ages 6-8 (must be 6 by 10/1/21)

Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00 pm or
Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:00 pm

For students with or without previous dance experience. This class introduces beginning ballet technique while continuing with fun and creative movement exercises to develop strength, musicality, and expressive and exciting dancing!


BALLET II, Ages 7-9 with previous training; placement required

Thursdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Ballet II is for students with at least one or two years of recent ballet training. Classes focus on building strength, proper placement & alignment, flexibility, good ballet technique, as well as musicality and expressive movement in a fun and supportive class environment.


INTERMEDIATE I BALLET, Ages approximately 10-12 with previous training; placement required

Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 5:15 – 6:15 pm (base class)

Intermediate I is an intermediate level ballet class for students with a solid foundation of recent ballet training.  This class focuses on building ballet technique, strength, and vocabulary and will include pre-pointe exercises to build strength for future pointe work.  Intermediate I students have the option of enrolling in one or two classes/week.


INTERMEDIATE II-III BALLET, Ages approximately 12 – adult, with previous training; placement required

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm (base class)
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Intermediate II-III is an intermediate level ballet class for students with at least 2 – 3 years of recent ballet training.  This class focuses on building ballet technique, strength, and vocabulary and will include pre-pointe exercises to build strength for future pointe work.  Intermediate II & III students may join the Monday Intermediate-Advanced Ballet as a second class/week.

For Fall 2021, this in-person class is for vaccinated students only; please bring proof of vaccination to your first class.  Other students are welcome to join via Zoom; email CrozetArts@gmail.com for info.


INTERMEDIATE IV and ADVANCED BALLET, Teens & Adults; placement required

Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:15 – 8:15 pm (base class)
Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 pm

Intermediate IV/Advanced Ballet is for teens and adults with at least three-four years of recent ballet training, who have reached an advanced-intermediate or advanced level of training. Students should have a strong grasp of ballet technique and vocabulary.  Advanced Ballet students are urged to take at least two ballet classes per week in order to develop and sustain the strength and technique needed for advanced level classes.

For Fall 2021, this in-person class is for vaccinated students only; please bring proof of vaccination to your first class.  Other students are welcome to join via Zoom; email CrozetArts@gmail.com for info.

Variations & Repertoire will be scheduled for Intermediate IV & Advanced, according to interest

Pointe: Intermediate & Advanced classes include pre-Pointe/Pointe, depending on student’s level. Students considering or continuing pointe work must take at least two ballet classes/ week. Readiness for pointe will be based on individual assessments, with student’s health & safety as the primary concern. Please contact Sharon Tolczyk for more info.


Boys Ballet will be scheduled according to interest.
Mixed ages (~10 – Adults) Beginning/Advanced-Beginner: Please contact Sharon Tolczyk for more info

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