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Portsmouth School of Ballet

Portsmouth School of Ballet is dedicated to professional instruction with one-on-one attention. The program's focus in on Ballet Technique and the development of technical skills for each student. The school's Ballet program is based on a Vaganova syllabus. The school director, Kristen Samson, has her degree in Vaganova Ballet Technique and Pedagogy from the Hartford Ballet. The school's faculty consists of professionals with extensive performing dance backgrounds as well as college degrees in Dance Education.

The school offers classes for students ages 2½ to adults in Pre-Ballet, Foundation, Combination classes (3½ to 6 years of age), Ballet Technique I - VI, Pointe, Variations, Boys Ballet Classes, Pas de deux, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip-hop, Street Funk, Pilates and Yogilates.

The school performs an annual all-student production of the Nutcracker and end of the year Spring Performance and for the Prescott Park Arts Festival. The school has award winnning Competition Companies for students ages 5 and up. For more information regarding the Competition Company, please visit the Competition Company page.

The school has two semesters throughout the year -- September to January and January to June. Every summer the school hosts a five-week Summer Dance Program, a week-long Summer Dance Intensive with guest teachers, and a Competition Company Dance Camp.

Visit our beautiful facility! We are located at the Malt House Exchange in Portsmouth ... a beautiful 4,000 sq. ft., state of the art facility with 2 large air-conditioned studios, sprung marley floors, plenty of parking and a large waiting area for the parents with a viewing window to watch class and closed circuit television. Click here for directions to the School.

We are dedicated to each student at the school and are available for the students and the parents. The school's policy is that your dance education should be a fun and rewarding experience.

Any student can be asked to change levels, take additional classes or advance as to the discretion of the instructors and the schools artistic director. A student also can be asked to leave the program at any time for midconduct or unappropriate behavior as of the discretion of the instructors and the schools artistic director.

Students on the Portsmouth School of Ballet Competition Company are chosen through audition in the fall of each year. The students have the option to audition in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Hip-hop, Street Funk, and Tap. Solos, duos and trios are also chosen through audition and are awarded to the top high scoring dancers in each category.

The students chosen to be part of the Portsmouth School of Ballet's Competition Company are required to attend two regional competitions, benefit performances and a national competition each year. They also perform in the schools all student production of the Nutcracker, annual end of the year Spring performance,and Prescott Park shows.

School name:Portsmouth School of Ballet
Address:Malt House Exchange, 95 Brewery Lane, Unit 5a.
Zip & city:03801 Virginia

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