Winter 2019

January 7th through March 23rd, 2019


Tiny Tots

Creative Movement and/or Tumble Bugs (ages 2-4)

This 30 minute class is perfect for a young child looking for ways to express their energy though dance in a creative, nurturing environment

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4)

This 30 minute class is designed to introduce the ideas and movement specific to ballet. Students grow the strength and joy of dance in a creative atmosphere, which lays the groundwork for later levels. Pre-ballet follows the ABT® National Training Curriculum Pre-Primary level, introduced by ABT® Certified Teacher Kaytee Horton.

Basic Ballet (ages 5-7)

This 45 minute class continues the ideas of Pre-Ballet with advancement skill and musicality. At the end of this level students will have gained all the basic techniques needed to progress into our Beginning Ballet Program. Basic Ballet follows the ABT® National Training Curriculum Primary level, introduced by ABT® Certified Teacher Kaytee Horton.


Beginning Ballet Levels 1 – 3 (ages 8-13)

Abernethy Performing Arts in proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® NTC consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Taught by ABT® Certified Teacher Kaytee Horton, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® NTC.

Intermediate Ballet Levels 4 - 6 (ages 11+)

Intermediate Ballet classes are 1.5 hours long and broaden the students technique and dance education. Pointe begins around level 4 and is taught on a regular basis; advancement in technique and artistry are developed and varied ballet styles and traditions are introduced. Keith Walls instructs and is trained in the Russian and American styles, and has independently studied the French and Danish styles.

Advanced Ballet Levels 7 & 8 (ages 15+)

These two levels in our curriculum indicate advanced ballet technique and artistry; placement at these levels are strict. At level 7, students increase pointe work and learn much of the RAD style from instructor Melissa Grant. At level 8, a new set of technique is introduced by Cynthia Tosh, a Balanchine trained dancer, teacher, and former Artistic Director.

Pointe and Character (ages 11+)

Pointe/character classes are 30 minutes long and are linked to our Int/Adv ballet classes. Dancers must commit to a minimum of 3 technique classes a week and pass a pointe examination before being allowed to dance on pointe.

Boys Ballet (ages 8+)

Tailored to the technique and repertoire of male dancers of all ages.

Specialty Classes

Beginning Jazz (ages 6+)  Jazz 1 (ages 10+)

This is a 60 minute beginning jazz dance class, introducing students to the style and movement of jazz which is now found in other styles such as hip-hop and contemporary dance. 

Beginning Contemporary (ages 11+)

Our 60 minute beginning contemporary class explores this well rounded style of dance and introduces students to one of today's most popular styles.

Int/Adv. Contemporary (ages 13+)

Today's contemporary dance borrows from ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles to create a unique pedestrian style of technique. This 60 minute class is for advanced dancers who have their splits.

Hiphopsters (ages 5-7) & Hip-Hop 1 (ages 8+)

Hip-hop dance is a street style that has become wildly popular in today's culture, using modern urban rhythms and low center of gravity. These classes are an introduction to the style.

Teen/Adult Hip-Hop

This 60 minute class is for advanced dancers looking to take their movement to the next level, incorporating stunts and challenging moves like popping and locking, breaking, and intense isolations.

Beg. Musical Theatre (ages 7-12)

This 60 minute class is fun, fun, fun! If your child loves to sing, dance, and act this class is ready made. Students learn the basic skills needed to perform in musicals.

Int. Musical Theatre (ages 12+)

This 90 minute class continues the training from our beginning musical theatre class by challenging the student to push their comfort zones.

Beg. Tap 1 & 2 (ages 7+)

These 60 minute classes are great for beginning students. Anyone who loves music and enjoys making a little noise will like these classes.



Moderate impact cardio, resistance training, yoga and stretch, and balance exercises tailored to active seniors.

Classes M-W-F from 9:30a-10:45a

Directed by Shirley Hall, with over 25 years experience in fitness - (503)752-5710