Elementary Division

In the Elementary Division, the dancer is introduced to formal classical ballet instruction and classroom decorum. In accordance with the School Syllabus, as the dancer progresses through the age-appropriate classes in the Elementary Division, they study classical ballet technique continuing to develop a repertoire of classical steps, correct body alignment or aplomb, and musicality. Yearly advancement is based on Faculty Evaluations of the dancer’s physical body strength, technical ability, classroom effort, classroom etiquette, and attendance. In Elementary 3, the dancer begins to study two days per week in order to accelerate the acquisition of the classical technique. All classes feature live piano accompaniment. Placement Class is not required in the Elementary Division.

Pre-Elementary (Age 6)

1-Hour Class One Day Per Week

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm

Tuition

1. Three Installments Choice ($920 Annual Tuition Total)

  • $184 First Installment (September & June)
  • $368 Second Installment (October-January)
  • $368 Third Installment (February-May)

2. Paid In Full Choice ($828 Annual Total Tuition * Includes 10% Discount)

  • $828

Instructors

  • Miss Stephanie Merriman
  • Miss Belle Schwanger

Elementary 1 (Age 7)

1-Hour Class One Day Per Week

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuition

1. Three Installments Choice ($920 Annual Tuition Total)

  • $184 First Installment (September & June)
  • $368 Second Installment (October-January)
  • $368 Third Installment (February-May)

Paid In Full Choice ($828 Annual Tuition Total * Includes 10% Discount)

  • $828

Instructors

  • Miss Stephanie Merriman
  • Miss Belle Schwanger

Elementary 2 (Age 8)

1-Hour Class One Day Per Week

Class Schedule

  • Monday 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuition

1. Three Installments Choice ($920 Annual Tuition Total)

  • $184 First Installment (September & June)
  • $368 Second Installment (October-January)
  • $368 Third Installment (February-May)

2. Paid In Full Choice ($828 Annual Tuition Total * Includes 10% Discount)

  • $828

Instructors

  • Mr. Joel Myers
  • Miss Belle Schwanger

Elementary 3 (Ages 9-10)

1-Hour Class Two Days Per Week

Class Schedule

  • Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm

Tuition

1. Three Installments Choice ($1,840 Annual Tuition Total)

  • $368 First Installment (September & June)
  • $736 Second Installment (October-January)
  • $736 Third Installment (February-May)

2. Paid In Full Choice ($1,656 Annual Tuition Total * Includes 10% Discount)

  • $1,656

Instructor

  • Mr. Joel Myers

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Dress Code For Elementary Division

Ladies

Attire

CL5402 Royal Blue Cotton Cap Sleeve Leotard or CL5602 Royal Blue Microfiber Cap Sleeve Leotard
Ballet Pink Seamless Tights
C85110 Royal Blue Demi Skirt
Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

Hair

Neat Classical Bun Worn at Crown of Head
No Bangs

Gentlemen

Attire

Black or White Tee Shirt
Black Footed or Footless Tights
Black or White Cotton Socks
Black or White Ballet Shoes

Hair

Neatly Groomed

Regulations For Ladies & Gentlemen

  • No Jewelry
  • No Nail Polish
  • No Undergarments
  • Dancers Required To Wear Street Clothing Over Ballet Attire
    • When Arriving To Ballet School
    • When Departing From Ballet School

ABOUT US

Tacoma City Ballet Provides
Excellent Classical Ballet Instruction and Performance
Creating Accessibility to the Performing Arts

Tacoma City Ballet * A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

TACOMA CITY BALLET

508 6th Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 272-4219
tacomacityballet@gmail.com