Children's Division

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Children's Division
(Ages 3 - 12+)

The Children's Division of the ABT Gillespie School focuses on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progression of movement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.

The Children's Division is subdivided into Pre-Primary & Primary Classes (ages 3-8*) and Levels 1-3 (ages 8-12+). Admission into Levels 1-3 is by audition only.

Pre-Primary & Primary Levels  Levels 1 - 3

Pre-Primary & Primary Levels


ABT students ages 3-7 are introduced to music and movement in our Pre-Primary & Primary Levels. All classes feature live piano accompaniment. The emphasis in these courses is on rhythm, dynamic, and placement, so that students graduate from Primary with an understanding of spatial awareness, correct alignment, teamwork, and focus. Each level is divided by age in order to accommodate the developmental needs for every student. 

No auditions are necessary to enroll.

ABT Class


Pre-Primary & Primary Schedule

ClassAgeDay & TimeDurationMid-Year TuitionAvailability
Pre-Primary (1)3 - 5Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45pm45 minutes, 1x per week$900Closed
Pre-Primary (2)3 - 5Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45am45 minutes, 1x per week$900Open
Pre-Primary (3)3-5Saturdays 10:00 - 10:45am45 minutes, 1x per week$900Closed
Primary A (1)5 - 6Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:00pm60 minutes, 1x per week$1,000Limited
Primary A (2)5 - 6Saturdays: 9:15 - 10:15am60 minutes, 1x per week$1,000Open
Primary B (1)6 - 7Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:15pm60 minutes, 1x per week$1,000Closed
Primary B (2)6 - 7Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm60 minutes, 1x per week$1,000Open
Primary B (3)6 - 7Saturdays 11:15 - 12:15pm60 minutes, 1x per week$1,000Limited
Primary C7 - 8*Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm
Saturdays 10:45 - 11:45am
60 minutes, 2x per week$1,850Open

* Students ages 8 and above must audition to be placed and accepted into the Children's Division. Students with no prior ballet training can enroll in Primary C if they are 8 years of age by September 1st.

Please contact us at abtgillespieschool@scfta.org if you are interested in enrolling.

Levels 1 - 3


Serious ballet students ages 8+ must audition for Levels 1 - 3 to pursue pre-professional training. ABT Faculty follow a specific graded curriculum designed to strengthen technique, stamina, and discipline through practical training. Classes are co-ed with the exception of Pre-Pointe/Pointe classes and Men's Class or unless otherwise noted. Pointe work typically begins in Level 3 in the National Training Curriculum.

ABT Class
  • Level 1 Info & Schedule
    ClassAgeDay & TimeMid-Year TuitionAvailability
    1A (1)7+Mondays & Fridays | 4:15 - 5:30pm$2,000Limited
    1A (2)7+Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:15 - 5:30pm$2,000Closed
    1B7+Tuesdays | 5:45 - 7:15pm
    Saturdays | 12:30 - 2:00pm
    $2,200Limited

    Please contact us at abtgillespieschool@scfta.org if you are interested in enrolling.


    Please Note:

    • Age ranges are given as guidelines and Faculty may adjust placements as needed
    • Schedule is subject to change
    • All classes are mandatory unless otherwise noted
    • All classes are mixed boys and girls unless otherwise noted
  • Level 2A Info & Schedule
    ClassAgeDay & TimeMid-Year TuitionAvailability
    2A (1)8+Tuesdays | 4:15 - 5:45pm
    Saturdays | 11:15 - 12:45pm
    $2,350Open
    2A (2)8+Wednesdays | 5:30 - 7:00pm
    Saturdays | 11:15 - 12:45pm
    $2,350Open

    Please contact us at abtgillespieschool@scfta.org if you are interested in enrolling.


    Please Note:

    • Age ranges are given as guidelines and Faculty may adjust placements as needed
    • Schedule is subject to change
    • All classes are mandatory unless otherwise noted
    • All classes are mixed boys and girls unless otherwise noted
  • Level 2B Info & Schedule
    ClassAgeDay & TimeMid-Year TuitionAvailability
    2B8+See schedule below$2,950Open
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     
     
    Technique
    4:15 - 5:45pm

    Technique
    4:15 - 5:45pm

    Body Conditioning
    6:00 - 7:00pm

    Pre-Pointe
    4:15 - 5:00pm

    Technique
    5:15 - 6:45pm
     

    Please contact us at abtgillespieschool@scfta.org if you are interested in enrolling.


    Please Note:

    • Age ranges are given as guidelines and Faculty may adjust placements as needed
    • Schedule is subject to change
    • All classes are mandatory unless otherwise noted
    • All classes are mixed boys and girls unless otherwise noted
  • Level 3 Info & Schedule
    ClassAgeDay & TimeMid-Year TuitionAvailability
    310+See schedule below$3,350Open
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     


    Technique & Pointe
    6:00 - 7:45pm


    Technique & Pointe
    5:45 - 7:30pm

     
     Body Conditioning
    4:45 - 5:45pm

    Technique
    6:00 - 7:45pm




    Please contact us at abtgillespieschool@scfta.org if you are interested in enrolling.


    Please Note:

    • Age ranges are given as guidelines and Faculty may adjust placements as needed
    • Schedule is subject to change
    • All classes are mandatory unless otherwise noted
    • All classes are mixed boys and girls unless otherwise noted

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