We offer children and adult classes. See our Class Schedule for days and times.
Ballet - Classical and contemporary styles from beginner to advanced
Pre-ballet - Introduction to ballet for 3-5 year olds, using creative movement and musicality exercises, weight placement and positions of the feet are also introduced
Pre-pointe - Physical therapy to strengthen the feet and ankles of dancers preparing them for the transition from ballet class to pointe work
Pointe - Concentrates on movements performed exclusively on pointe, strengthening students' technique for performing
Jazz - Concentrates on isolated movements and musical rhythms, based on jazz styles from masters across the United States
Modern - Contemporary dance style, concentrating on controlled free movement
Tap - Classic tap styles based on general music rhythms and timing
Boy's classes - Combines acrobatics; body conditioning; and dance, including partnering techniques. Boy's classes are designed to improve strength, agility, and coordinationï¿½all vital components to improve participation in sports
Acrobatics - Floorwork and tumbling, concentrating on strengthening and increasing flexibility of the legs and back
Stretch - Open classes promoting strengthening the body through increased flexibility, based upon ballet, yoga, and Pilates-style methods.
- NO baggy shirts, shorts or large earrings
- NO gum chewing is allowed during class
- HAIR must be off the neck in a bun or clipped back and up.
- No jewelry is to be worn in class (exception: small earrings)
- No refunds will be given for missed classes.
- Students unable to attend class: Call (716) 835-3585 to notify us. Do not send a text or message us on Facebook.
- All classes missed must be made up within a one month period, and during a class other than the student's regularly scheduled class. Please ask your child's teacher which class would be best.
- Classes from one session cannot be made up in another session (i.e. fall to summer).
Ballet students are required to keep a notebook to record French terminology and to write down combinations learned in class. The Technical Manual Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant is suggested for students Level A and higher.
The Teacher's Assistant Program is available to those students who are 12 years or older, and in B2, C1, and C2 levels in the Pre-Professional Division.
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH BALLET PERFORMANCES
Royal Academy of Ballet students are encouraged to audition for the winter and spring performances given by the Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet. Rehearsals for the ballet repertoire are held outside of regularly scheduled classes, enabling students to continue working on their technique. All students perform in a spring performance and repertoire is learned in the student's regularly scheduled class.