Miami City Ballet | School - Open Classes
DARLEEN CALLAGHAN / SCHOOL DIRECTOR

 

Welcome to Miami City Ballet School’s Community Division, created for you!
 
Dance, fitness, and fun!
 
Our Community Division offers classes for everyone – from infants to adults, from first-timers to seasoned professionals – in a relaxed and welcoming environment.  Join us for ongoing drop-in classes, workshops and full-term programs. We invite you to come and experience Miami City Ballet School in a whole new way. 

Drop-in Classes
Workshops
Full-term programs


DROP-IN CLASS SCHEDULE:
(Current classes for ages 14+)

Monday:
Broadway Jazz*   All Levels   6:15-7:30 pm    taught by Julie Pappas Smith
Ballet                Int/Adv    6:45-8:15 pm    taught by Kris Kramer
Floor-Barre
®*    All levels    7:30-8:30 pm   taught by Julie Pappas Smith

Tuesday:
Ballet    Int/Adv    10:00-11:30 am    taught by Kris Kramer
Ballet    Beginner    6:45-8:15 pm*    taught by Kris
Kramer

Wednesday:
Ballet                Int/Adv    6:45-8:15 pm    taught by Kris Kramer

Thursday:
Ballet    Int/Adv    10:00-11:30 am    taught by Kris Kramer
Ballet    Beginner    6:45-8:15 pm    taught by Kris
Kramer

Saturday:
Ballet    Intermediate    9:00-10:30am    taught by Kris Kramer


DROP-IN CLASS PRICING:

Ballet and Broadway Jazz:

Single Class: $20

Pilates and Floor-Barre®:

Single Class:$15

Class cards:

10 Classes
$150
25 Classes
$350

MCBS Parent, Dance Professional, and College Student rate*

Single Class:$12
Dance card/10 classes
$100

*Must provide MCBS student name, proof of employment, or valid student ID to receive reduced rate


FALL WORKSHOPS:

Ballet 101
Have you always wanted to learn ballet, or regret quitting dance when you were 5?  Or do you just need a refresher course? Here's your chance to learn the basics of ballet technique, get in shape, and have fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment! This 7-class workshop is intended to give first-time dancers the extra attention they need, focusing on proper alignment, learning ballet vocabulary and class structure, and building strength to get them ready for Beginner Ballet.  As each class builds upon the last, it is recommended to attend all 7 classes during the workshop. It's taught by former Miami City Ballet dancer and current Miami City Ballet School teacher, Kris Kramer.  Feeling a little intimidated?  Don't worry, this class was created for people just like you.  Come join us to learn ballet!

October Series: Oct. 7-28, Tuesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm and Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 pm

Cost:  $105. Pre-registration required. Click here. Wondering what to wear?


Mommy & Me Zumbini
What is Zumbini?  Zumbini is a music and movement class for children, 0 to 3 years, to attend with their music-and-Zumba-loving caregiver(s).  Taught by Ashlee Cramer, class is fun, energetic, and full of contemporary music with world beats.   It is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the “Zumba” flavor.  Children learn to dance, sing, and move through class using their bodies, rhythmic instruments, and scarves, to enhance the rhythm and feel of the music. 

Families enjoy singing and dancing together in this fun environment, free from performance anxiety, but rich with engaging energy! In this class the parent or caregiver can spend time and bond with their child in a truly fun way that they both enjoy.  

Mondays, September 15-November 24, 9:15-10:00 am.  *NO class October 13.

Registration is still open!  Please email kris@miamicityballet.org to learn how you can still join in on the fun at a prorated workshop rate.


Intro to Yoga
Are you ready to unwind after a long work week? Start the weekend off right with Intro to Yoga. Over this 3-week workshop, you will learn the basic poses, proper body alignment, breathing techniques, and the history and tradition of yoga. Build your inner yogi, while improving your strength, flexibility and stability. Find out how yoga can complement your current dance or workout routine, or be an all-in-one fitness option. This workshop is ideally suited for beginners or anyone wishing to learn more about yoga. It is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat, but we do have a limited quantity of complimentary mats available first come, first serve.

Fridays, October 10-24, 6:15-7:15 pm

Cost: $50. Pre-registration required. Click here. Wondering what to wear?


Women's Intro to Variations
Are you ready to go beyond the combinations of your weekly ballet class and get front and center in a variation, aka ballet solo, from one of the great ballets? In this 3-week workshop, take the opportunity to expand your ballet training as you challenge yourself both mentally and physically to learn and dance choreography anywhere from 1-4 minutes long. You will see your stamina, technique and brainpower improve. The Beginner Ballet drop-in class held immediately prior is required in order to properly warm-up for the workshop.

Thursdays, October 9-23, 8:15-9:00 pm

Cost: $50. Pre-registration required. Click here. Wondering what to wear?


Ballet Barre Burn
Want a dancer’s body?  This is one way to get it.   Tap into your inner dancer for a workout that will keep you inspired and toned.  Over this 4-week workshop, TV personality, dance and fitness guru, Jennifer Fain, will guide you through modified ballet positions to help sculpt, lift and strengthen the most difficult areas to tone. 
 
You’ll lift your derrière and work the deep muscles of your arms, quads, and abdominals using your own body weight, the ballet barre and elastic bands.  Join us at the barre for your new favorite workout routine that will leave you energized for the weekend and sore for the next few days.  This workshop is suited for anyone from the prima-ballerina to the non-dancer, women and men alike, looking to fuse fitness and dance and get the ultimate full-body workout.
 
It is recommended that you bring a water bottle, towel and your own yoga mat; however, we do have a limited quantity of complimentary mats available first come, first serve.
 
Register Now - Space is Limited.
 
Saturdays, November 1-22, 9:30-10:30 am

Cost: $75. Pre-registration required. Click here.


Any questions on workshops? Contact Kris Kramer at kris@miamicityballet.org

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum number of workshop registrations are required in order for a workshop to be held.  In the event that the minimum is not reached, the workshop may be cancelled and all money will be refunded.


FULL-TERM PROGRAMS:
These classes go from September 2, 2014 - May 30, 2015.

Youth Ballet
Has your child had a late start in ballet or are they looking to continue their training in a more recreational way?  Join us for our exciting new class – Youth Ballet!

Youth Ballet is intended for students ages 9-13 who are either first-time ballet students or are continuing their training.  This level meets three times a week on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from September through May and offers the opportunity for students to begin at the most basic level and advance up to an intermediate level.  This new class is unique because it is geared towards each student’s capabilities. Youth Ballet offers a structured environment to learn and improve ballet technique as well as have fun, stay fit, and develop an appreciation for the art of dance
 
School uniform is required.
 
Mondays:  4:45-6:15 pm
Fridays:  4:45-6:15 pm
Saturdays:  12:00-1:30 pm
 
Yearly Tuition: $2,200.  Non-refundable registration fee: $75.  To register, call Nagia Almeida, School Registrar, at (305) 929-7007, ext. 3, or email registrar@miamicityballet.org.
 
Broadway Jazz
A Broadway-style jazz class will have you flashing your jazz hands as you learn

some of the best Broadway styles and techniques from Luigi, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Matt Maddox. Class begins with a series of warm-ups that will strengthen your core, develop flexibility and prepare you for later class combinations.  Then, get ready to flash those jazz hands with fun across-the-floor dance steps and a special combination in center highlighting a different technique and style each week.

Youth Ballet students are encouraged to sign up for this class as well, but it can be taken as a stand-alone class for students ages 9-13. Teens 14+ and adults may take it as a drop-in class.

Mondays: 6:15-7:30 pm
 
Yearly tuition: $550.
Non-refundable registration fee: $75.  To register, call Nagia Almeida, School Registrar, at (305) 929-7007, ext. 3, or email registrar@miamicityballet.org.


 DROP-IN CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Ballet
:

Beginner Ballet: This class is recommended for students who have had some previous ballet training and are further developing their proficiency at beginner and intermediate steps and combinations. Expect to get stronger and work both your mind and body.

Intermediate Ballet: If you are a begginer ballet student who is ready to try a more challenging class, or an advanced student wanting to focus on the basics, such as clean technique and strength training, this is the class for you. Intermediate ballet is aimed at students transitioning between Beginner ballet and Intermediate/Advanced ballet. 

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: This class is designed for students who have practiced ballet for many years.  It is perfect for ballet teachers, current ballet students, adults who have a strong background in ballet or those who need more of a challenge than the Beginner class.  There is a strong emphasis on mastery of technique and musicality.


Broadway Jazz:

Did you ever dream of dancing on Broadway?  Here’s your chance to shake things up, have fun, and get in shape. Broadway Jazz will introduce some of the best Broadway styles and techniques from Luigi, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Matt Maddox.

Class begins with a series of warm-ups that will strengthen your core, develop flexibility and prepare you for later class combinations.  Then, get ready to flash those jazz hands with fun across-the-floor dance steps and a special combination in center highlighting a different technique and style each week.

Taught by the light-hearted, welcoming and enthusiastic, Julie Pappas Smith, whose professional career spans the globe with Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, you are in for a treat!  Each class is “One Singular Sensation” – where everyone, from jazz newbies to seasoned Broadway babies, are welcome.

Starting Sept. 8, Broadway Jazz will be offered as a drop-in class for adults and teens 14+ and as a full-term program for students ages 9-13 (registration required).


Zena Rommett Floor-Barre®:

Floor-Barre® is a special, ballet-based technique in which students perform basic ballet movements while lying on the floor guided by verbal instruction.  Floor-Barre® exercises utilize the floor without the pressure of gravity allowing one to refine and lengthen body alignment, correct muscular-skeletal functions and strengthen joints.  This technique has been recommended as a valuable therapeutic resource to rehabilitate or retrain the body to avoid injury or misuse.

Taught by master trainer Julie Pappas Smith, this class is excellent to take prior to any dance class as a warm-up or as a complete workout in and of itself. Julie’s bright and bubbly personality will bring a smile to your face as she enthusiastically guides you through class. No dance experience is necessary. 


CLASS ATTIRE:

MCB School recommends the following class attire for open classes: 

Ballet, Variations, and Broadway Jazz:
Proper dance attire and shoes should be worn; however, for first time students, fitted workout pants or longer shorts, a full-length shirt and regular socks are recommended.  Ballet slippers, jazz shoes and dance clothing can be purchased online at Discount Dance Supply or locally at Dancing Supplies Depot. Long hair should be pulled back and secured to head either with a clip or placed in a bun.

Example of Women's Dance Clothing: Leotard, tights, skirt and warm-ups.

Example of Men's Dance Clothing: Men's tights, dance belt, white T-shirt and warm-ups.

Pilates, Yoga, and Floor-Barre:
Fitted workout clothes.  No shoes are required for Pilates. Floor-Barre® students should wear socks. It is recommended to bring a mat or towel to lay on, but not required. We have a limited number of complimentary mats, first come, first serve. 

 

Classes are held at Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach). Metered parking is available throughout the area.

For further information call 305.929.7000, ext. 1303 or e-mail kris@miamicityballet.org  

 

 
 
 
Miami City Ballet School students, Photo © Bruce Hibbs

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