Our Classes

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Tybee Ballet Theatre strives to teach a mixture of artistry, athleticism and culture, and help each of our dancers grow their movement skills over the course of time. For this reason, we offer classes ranging from the beginner to professional level in a variety of dance styles. Take a look at what we offer below to find the right fit for you!

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Bitties

Ages 3-5

Welcome tiny dancers! This class will begin in a circle warm-up then travel around the room working through different cognitive skills via imagination, music, and movement. Students will build a tool box of technique and confidence to move + sharpen their gross motor skills and creativity.

Must be fully potty trained to participate.

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Primary Ballet

Ages 5-7

This class is designed for those students ready for the discipline and structure of a ballet class and are ready to learn basic technique and skills at the barre. This class works as a buffer to prepare our students for Ballet I and beyond. Perfect for beginners or those graduating Bitties II.

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Boys' Class

Ages 7&UP

This class is designed specifically for our young male dancers in the community. We are so excited to offer a boys only class this season that will include a full 1 hr classical ballet class and 30 min hip hop class directly following. Dance is an amazing supplemental form of conditioning for other sports, but also offers a plethora of knowledge towards body awareness and coordination. No experience necessary. Must be at least 7 years old to attend.

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Ballet I

Ages 6 &UP

This class is for beginner ballet dancers and those looking to build basic ballet technique. We highly encourage ballet for a strong foundation and strong roots. This class is designed to build basic technique, stretch conditioning, and artistic thinking and musicality. Students will be trained in classical Balanchine style technique. No previous training required. All students over the age of 6 are welcome.

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Ballet II

Ages 8 &UP

This class is for dance students with some previous ballet training. This class is designed to dive deeper into Balanchine style technique and placement with a strong emphasis on strength and conditioning to prepare for pointe work. Class placement is based on technique and not age, however, you must be age 8&Up to attend or have permission by instructor.

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Ballet III

Ages 10&UP

This class is for dance students with intermediate level ballet training. This class requires Ballet II as a pre-requisite or adequate level of appropriate training. Optional pointe class included during instruction for those en pointe. Class placement is based on technique and not age, however, you must be age 10&Up to attend or have permission by instructor.

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Modern I

Ages 6&UP

This class is meant to build exposure and repertoire for our beginner/intermediate students in Ballet I. We highly encourage all of our Ballet I students to take this class to expand their knowledge of dance and exposure to dance styles. Contemporary dance incorporates elements from classical styles of dance like ballet, jazz, and modern dance. This class builds on the established technique and strength from ballet and concentrates on a more free flowing, expansive, and expressive form of dance.

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Modern II

Ages 10&UP

This class is meant to build exposure and repertoire for our intermediate students in Ballet II & III. Modern dance incorporates elements from classical styles of dance like ballet, jazz, and modern dance. This class builds on the established technique and strength from ballet and concentrates on a more free flowing, expansive, and expressive form of dance. Placement in this class is based on technique and maturity not age, however you must be 10&UP or referred by our instructors.

Pre-requisite: Ballet II/III

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Jazz I

Ages 6&UP

This class introduces jazz dance with a stylistic dance vocabulary for a fun, expressive way of dancing. Basic jazz dance technique and choreography will be introduced in this upbeat dance class. This class also incorporates a basic introduction to hip hop and jazz funk style dance. It will include hip hop technique and choreography, and of course freestyle improvisation!

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Jazz II

Ages 10&UP

This class builds on beginner jazz instruction and incorporates new styles and techniques from around the jazz world. Intermediate jazz dance technique and choreography will be introduced in this dance class.  It will include hip hop technique and choreography, freestyle improvisation, and the discovery of tempo variations. Placement in this class is based on technique and maturity, not age, however you must be 10&UP or referred by our instructors.

Pre-requisite: Ballet II/III

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Adult Beginner Ballet

Ages 18&UP

Have you ever wanted to try ballet, but feel it's too late to learn? This is the class for you! Whether you are an alumni dancer looking for a fun hour in the studio, or never stepped foot in a ballet classroom this class incorporates basic ballet technique and classical choreography to create a well rounded ballet class-- And a good workout too! Class begins with a little floor work, a full barre, and combinations across the floor. Come dance with us! Beginners welcome and encouraged!

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Adult Modern

Ages 18&UP

This is a beginner level adult modern dance class. Class will be structured around various modern dance techniques and introduce students to this creative and free flowing form of dance.

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Company Class

Ages 18&UP

This class will alternate between a full 90 minute ballet, modern, or jazz dance class. This class is open to current company members only. Inquire for more information or to audition for our company.

Tybee Ballet Theatre can’t wait to see you on your feet! Reach out today to learn more about our class offerings.