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Academy Division

for ages 9 to Adult

The Academy Division offers two programs: The Ballet Program and The Choreograph Your Own Program.

For older students who choose to focus on ballet training, we offer the Ballet Program. The Ballet Program is an annual commitment with better pricing discounts. This program is LDTA’s recommended sequence of Intermediate, Advanced, and Pre-Collegiate courses for students in fourth through twelfth grades. For older students who are just starting or returning to ballet, we offer a custom schedule to assist with joining the full program.

The Choreograph Your Own Program is for students age 9-adult who would prefer to participate in dance without being in the full Ballet Program – These students typically have additional interests outside of dance. By “choreographing” their own program, students can meet their individual scheduling needs and interests. Students age 11+ may only take a technique class with pointe if they are taking two additional technique classes weekly and have been approved by the school director. Adults (18+) may take pointe without these requirements.

 

The Ballet Program

for Ages 9 to 18        

Students take a sequenced set of courses – starting in about fourth grade (minimum age nine).

BALLET INTERMEDIATE

The focus of this level is the continuation of ballet theory (e.g. introduction of croise and ecarte body positions), more advanced epaulement (arm and head movements), strength of core/legs/feet without tension for pre-pointe work, and a deepening knowledge of ballet vocabulary with one hand on the barre and in center exercises. All incorporated with maximum turnout and correct posture.

Intermediate Ballet I (ages 9+)

  • Intermediate Ballet I
  • Intermediate Modern I
  • Boys Dance (for male students)

Intermediate Ballet II (ages 10+)

  • Intermediate Ballet II
  • Pre-Pointe or Boys Dance
  • Intermediate Modern II

BALLET ADVANCED

Students in this level should become aware of stylistic variations needed to approach a diverse choreographic repertoire with a complete working knowledge of the entire vocabulary and theory of the previous levels. Pointe work is introduced for females and more advanced tour en l’air and batteries are introduced for males.

Advanced Ballet I (ages 11+)

  • Advanced Ballet I – 2x a week
  • Advanced Ballet Pointe I or Mens Dance
  • Advanced Modern I

Advanced Ballet II (ages 12+)

  • Advanced Ballet II – 3x a week
  • Advanced Ballet Pointe II or Mens Dance
  • Advanced Modern II

PRE-COLLEGIATE BALLET INTENSIVE PROGRAM (PBIP)

This high school program is by audition only whereby both male and female students leave their academic day one block early to train with LDT Academy. Includes classes in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, variations, pilates, modern, yoga, and hip hop. Held Monday through Friday.

Pre-Collegiate Ballet Intensive Program (ages 13+)

Learn more about PBIP…

 

 

 

 

Choreograph Your Own Program

for Ages 9 to Adult

To Choreograph Your Own Program, select classes that meet your schedule, interests, and level. All Ballet Program classes are available (for students placed in those levels) plus…

AERIALLongmont Dance Studios | longmont rec center classes

Ballet In The Air, or Aerial, will develop a student’s strength, flexibility, fitness and muscular endurance through an introduction to the exciting art of aerial silks. Offered per semester at three levels:

  • Aerial Kids (ages 9-12)
  • Aerial Teen (ages 13-17)
  • Aerial Adult (ages 18+)

COVID-19 NOTICE: To ensure student safety, class size is limited to 3 students per session. Aerial silks are cleaned in between each session to ensure equipment is not shared.

HIP HOP

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

  • Intermediate Hip Hop* (ages 9+)
  • Advanced Hip Hop* (ages 11+)

MODERN

Modern dance is characterized by body movements and rhythms less formalized than in classical ballet and less firmly bound to predetermined musical form. Offered as an annual class in four levels:

  • Intermediate Modern I* (ages 9+)
  • Intermediate Modern II* (age 10+)
  • Intermediate Modern Online* (ages 12+)
  • Advanced Modern I* (ages 11+)
  • Advanced Modern II* (ages 12+)
  • Advanced Modern Overflow* (ages 11-Adult)

BOYS/MENS PROGRAM

LDTA is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill, and power in classes.

  • Elementary/Intermediate Boys Dance* (ages 6+)
  • Advanced/Pre-Collegiate (ages 12+ – by Audition only)

HOMESCHOOL BALLET

Homeschool classes are offered during the day with new, flexible options. Complete the Homeschool Request form to schedule your group of 4-8 students. Also available: private and semi-private (up to 3 students) personal ballet training sessions. Email registration@ldtacademy.com for more information or to schedule sessions.

ADULT CLASSES

Adult classes are offered for the beginner to the advanced dancer and feature the LDTA syllabus focusing on artistry, fun, and a technical foundation.

  • Adult Aerial◊
  • All Levels Ballet during the day
  • All Levels Ballet evening
  • All Levels Ballet online
  • Advanced Ballet

Additional online classes in Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary, Yoga, and Pilates may be available upon request.

◊ Adult Aerial is offered per semester with extremely limited class sizes.

Aerial (Kids, Teens, or Adults)

$ 262 50
1st Semester Class
  • 15-week session
  • 4-month payment plan available
  • NO Discounts available for Aerial classes
  • Class Size Limit = 3

Aerial (Kids, Teens, Adults)

$ 297 50
2nd Semester Class
  • 17-week session
  • 4-month payment plan available
  • NO Discounts available for Aerial classes
  • Class Size Limit = 3

Choreograph Your Own Program

$ 560 00
per 60-minute class
  • 32-weekly sessions
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Sibling Discounts available
  • 5% Multi-Class Discount Available
  • Take one or more classes to meets your interest or schedule
  • $20 Drop-In for Adults/Teens Age 16+

Choreograph Your Own Program

$ 592 00
per 70-80 minute class
  • 32-weekly sessions
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Sibling discount available
  • 5% Multi-Class Discount Available
  • Take one or more classes to meet your interests and schedule
  • $20 Drop-In for Adults/Teens (Age 16+)

Choreograph Your Own Program

$ 624 00
per 90-minute class
  • 32-weekly sessions
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Sibling discount available
  • 5% Multi-class discount available
  • Take one or more classes to meet your interests or schedule
  • $20 drop-in rate for Adults/Teens (age 16+)

Choreograph Your Own Program

$ 688 00
per 120-minute class
  • 32-week sessions
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Sibling discount available
  • 5% Multi-Class discount available
  • Take one or more classes to meet your interests or schedule
  • $20 Drop-in rate for Adults/Teens (age 16+)
  • Uniform requirement during pointe classes

Intermediate Ballet I

$ 960 00
per year
  • 32-week session
  • Discounted Rate = $30/week
  • Uniform required during ballet technique class
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • One Ballet Class + One Modern Class

Intermediate Ballet II

$ 1440 00
Per Year
  • 32-week session
  • Discounted Rate = $45/week
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Uniform required during pre-pointe class
  • One Ballet Technique + One Pre-Pointe + One Modern

Advanced Ballet I

$ 2080 00
Per Year
  • 32-week sessions
  • Uniform Required during Pointe class
  • Discounted Rate = $65/week
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Two Technique + One Pointe/Technique + One Modern classes

Advanced Ballet II

$ 2720 00
Per Year
  • 32-week sessions
  • Discounted Rate = $85/week
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Uniform required during pointe class
  • Three technique + One technique/pointe class + One Modern Class

Pre-Collegiate Ballet Intensive Program

$ 3680 00
Per Year
  • 32-week session
  • Discounted Rate = $115/week
  • 9-month payment plan available
  • Two Ballet on Pointe + Two Ballet Technique + Yoga + Pilates + Stretch/Strenghtening + Variations + Modern or Contemporary + Hip Hop each week
  • Uniform Required during Pointe classes