5:10- 6:25 p.m.
Requirements: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Instructor: Leta Triebold
Instructor Approval Required for Placement
Dance program classes begin September 14, 2020, second semester begins January 24, 2021.
Ballet technique classes for age 8 and older are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center. Classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body, and use of arms. Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in grand allegro combinations and variations. Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment. Each level of ballet is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty. It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.
Leta Triebold began dancing at the age of five, training in tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, and pointe at Short Dance Studios and St. Croix Ballet. She has been dancing professionally since graduating high school, performing with Continental Ballet, St. Paul Ballet, Ballet Minnesota, Metropolitan Ballet, and Minneapolis Ballet Dancers. Leta has performed in the classical ballets of the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppelia, Giselle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Le Sylphide, as well as some contemporary works, including An American in Paris. Leta is committed to sharing her passion for dance with her students while helping them to attain the highest level of technique.
You may also register by phone with a credit card by calling (715) 386-2305, or online. Fees are due at time of registration. Payment plans can be set up if students are taking multiple classes. Contact the Administrative Offices for registration and payment arrangements.
Phipps Dance Policies
- NEW! Dancers may register for a maximum of two classes. Families may email Pam, firstname.lastname@example.org a “wishlist” of classes they want to take beyond the two they have registered for. One week prior to the session starting we will review the class openings and if spaces remain they will be filled off the waitlists.
- Classes cancelled because of inclement weather will not be rescheduled.
- Instructor’s approval needed for placement unless it is a Beginning class.
- It is common to stay in the same level of a class for two or more years. Instructor approval is needed in order to advance to the next level.
- An instructor may decide to move a student to a more appropriate class.
- Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2020
Registration and Payment
- Dance fees are billed on a half-year rate. The full dance year consists of two sessions, and students will have to enroll again if they wish to take the second session.
- All class fees must be paid in advance to attend class. If needed, contact the office to arrange a payment plan.
- Dance terms begin on September 14 and January 24. You are responsible for making sure your fees are paid for the next semester before the class begins. We will send billing notices before the fees are due, but you are responsible even if you don’t receive the notice in a timely fashion.
- A student will only be allowed to attend class if payment has been made.
- If a student tries a class and does not wish to continue, the student may withdraw by notifying the office within 8 weeks of starting and receive a refund for the remaining weeks. No refunds will be given for classes quit after 8 weeks, except in cases of injury, long-term illness, or extraordinary circumstances.
- In order to withdraw from a class, you must notify the administrative office, and not just your teacher.