Preparatory Division

Preparatory Division, ages 8-10

The Preparatory Division is a new program for talented students age 8-10 years old. It offers aspiring young students the opportunity to train in the Vaganova method with our wonderful teacher Ms. Marina Timofeeva.

The program utilizes the Vaganova Method in which some of the greatest ballet dancers such as Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov, Zakharova, Vasiliev, and Smirnova were trained.

Classes are kept small so that dancers receive the finest quality ballet training in a “semi-private” training environment. This level has 1-hour classes twice a week. Students will learn the basic technique, posture, barre, proper stretching and strengthening, ballet discipline and etiquette, small dance compositions.

Students will perform at some of our shows during the year at discretion of the teacher and Artistic Director.

A minimum of 5 students is required to do this class.

Admission to the Preparatory Division is by audition only. Please contact ABA by email or call to set up an audition date.