Ballet at Home Young Dancers Program — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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CLASS SCHEDULES / CALENDAR / TUITION / FINANCIAL AID / AUDITION / ENROLL

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Young Dancers Program is based on the philosophy that every student has the right to a quality ballet education. The Young Dancers Program, offering ballet training for children ages 3 to 18, has an unsurpassed reputation throughout New England for its excellent, humanistic approach to ballet education.

Newly revised with enhancements for this fall, the Ballet at Home™ Young Dancers Program is designed to maximize the potential for ballet training online.

More than just classes on Zoom*, the Young Dancers Program offers an innovative, challenging curriculum, complete with supplementary materials, classes with guest artists, as well as the opportunity to learn and produce high quality performance videos of original choreography.

Individualized instruction in ballet technique, conditioning, repertory, and creative independent assignments will be given with the caring attention that is the hallmark of JMBT’s school. The Young Dancers Program curriculum is designed to optimize comprehensive ballet training during times of necessary physical distancing. The Young Dancers Program distinguishes itself from other ballet programs by offering: customized, personal ballet instruction and mentoring; innovative ballet training methods that give young dancers the versatility required by today’s diverse dance world; dedicated, experienced faculty; and an impressive record of training students for professional ballet and dance careers.

Students will work closely with members of JMBT’s faculty in limited-size classes offering substantial individual feedback. Students in the Middle and Upper Divisions can expect considerable advancement from expert technical training and the opportunity to learn, rehearse, and produce solo performance videos of new, original choreography.

*Note: The Zoom component of the course will not be recorded.

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

For children ages 3–9. No audition necessary.

CREATIVE DANCE I

AGE 3 BY 9/1/20

1 class/week

Tuesday 4:00–4:45 PM
Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM

CREATIVE DANCE II

AGE 4 BY 9/1/20

1 class/week

Tuesday 4:00–4:45 PM
Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM

PRE BALLET I

AGE 5 BY 9/1/20

1 class/week

Tuesday 5:00–6:00 PM FULL
Saturday 12:00–1:00 PM

PRE BALLET II

AGE 6 BY 9/1/20

1 class/week

Tuesday 5:00–6:00 PM FULL
Saturday 12:00–1:00 PM

BALLET LEVEL I

AGE 7 BY 9/1/20

1–2 classes/week

Wednesday 4:00–5:15 PM
Saturday 1:30–2:45 PM

BOYS BALLET LEVEL I/II

AGE 7 BY 9/1/20

1–2 classes/week

Wednesday 5:30–6:45 PM
Saturday 2:30–3:45 PM

Please email registration@ballettheatre.org before registering for Saturday Boys Ballet Level I/II class.

We are likely to create additional sections for Creative Dance and Pre Ballet, so if the listed times do not align with your schedule, please email registration@ballettheatre.org to suggest a time that would work.

MIDDLE DIVISION

For experienced students ages 8 and up. Audition required.

BALLET LEVEL II, YEAR 1

1–2 classes/week

Tuesday 4:00–5:15 PM
Saturday 11:15–12:30 PM

BALLET LEVEL II, YEAR 2

2–3 classes/week

Monday 4:00–5:30 PM
Thursday 4:00–5:30 PM
Saturday 12:45–2:15 PM

BALLET LEVEL III

2–3 classes/week

Tuesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00–11:00 AM

BALLET LEVEL IV

3–4 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00–11:00 AM

UPPER DIVISION

For experienced students ages 14–18. Audition required.

BALLET LEVEL V

3–5 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 1:00–2:30 PM

BALLET LEVEL VI

3–6 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 1:00–2:30 PM

YOUTHWORKS

By audition only.

3 classes/week

Monday 6:00–6:45 PM
Wednesday 6:00–6:45 PM
Saturday 2:45–4:15 PM

YOUTHWORKS

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s YouthWorks is a unique performing group of talented students, selected by audition. The group presents original works by critically-acclaimed choreographer José Mateo, requiring a high degree of technical proficiency on the part of the performers.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must attend all three YouthWorks classes each week (on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday). They must additionally be enrolled in the Young Dancers Program in Ballet Level V or VI and attend class at least five days per week (including classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, prior to YouthWorks).

AUDITION

Students who participated in YouthWorks in 2019-20 do not need to re-audition or request permission to participate, they may go ahead and enroll. Students who did not participate in YouthWorks in 2019-20, but were enrolled in the 2019-20 Young Dancers Program or 2020 Ballet at Home Summer Intensive Course do not need to audition but must request and receive permission to participate from Gabrielle Domb (gdomb@ballettheatre.org) before enrolling. All other students will be asked to submit an audition video.

The video should consist of an adage at the barre (32 counts), an adage in the centre (32 counts), an allegro combination with turns (32 counts), and a variation (if possible). Videos do not need to be professional quality.

Audition videos should be submitted by email to Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

YouthWorks tuition for Fall 2020 is $539 (which does not include the cost of the additional required Ballet Level V/VI classes).

Financial aid is available. Please see below for more information on financial aid eligibility and stipulations.

ENROLL

Before enrolling in YouthWorks, please complete enrollment for the Young Dancers Program. You may then click below to complete an Enrollment Application for YouthWorks!


CALENDAR

Fall 2020 Calendar

TUITION

For Fall 2020, tuition rates have been reduced by 20% to account for online learning. Click below to view the rates for each level. Please note, these rates have been prorated for the Fall term only. (Tuition rates for Spring 2021 will be released when Spring registration opens.)

Fall 2020 Tuition Table

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available.

Eligibility Guidelines

Stipulations

Application Requirements

AUDITION

Students over the age of 8 who were not previously enrolled in the 2019-20 Young Dancers Program or 2020 Ballet at Home Summer Intensive Course will be asked to submit an audition video. Videos do not need to be professional quality. Please contact us if you require assistance putting together the required exercises.

For students ages 8–11
The video should consist of a tendu exercise at the barre, an adage at the barre, and a tendu/adage exercise in the centre. All exercises should be 32 counts.

For students age 12 and up
The video should consist of an adage at the barre, an adage in the centre, and an allegro combination with turns. All exercises should be 32 counts.

Audition videos should be submitted by email to Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

ENROLL

Please click below to complete an Enrollment Application for Fall 2020!

Financial Aid Eligibility Guidelines

 

Household Size 2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120
add for each additional person $4,480

 

Competitive candidates typically come from homes where adjusted gross income is less than three times the above rates.

Financial Aid Stipulations

JMBT scholarship students must:

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1. Be enrolled in the Full Program* and remain committed to attending the Full Program through the end of the year in May.
2. Comply with all rules and regulations of Ballet Theatre including, but not limited to, dress code, punctuality, general conduct, and class protocols.
3. Attend and be on time to all scheduled classes. Scholarship students may not be late to class more than 3 times or have more than 3 unexcused absences during the course of the program. Excused absences and lateness must be communicated to the office by a parent/guardian in advance of the start of class.
4. Participate in all scheduled classes and activities and other organizational programs as scheduled.
5. Seek and receive permission from artistic staff before enrolling in additional dance classes or accepting a performance engagement elsewhere.

*Full Program, by level

cLevel Classes/Wk
Creative Dance 1 class/wk
Pre Ballet 1 class/wk
Ballet Level I 2 classes/wk
Boys Ballet Level I/II 2 classes/wk
Ballet Level II, Year 1 2 classes/wk
Ballet Level II, Year 2 3 classes/wk
Ballet Level III 3 classes/wk
Ballet Level IV 4 classes/wk
Ballet Level V 5 classes/wk
Ballet Level VI 6 classes/wk
Ballet Level VII 6 classes/wk

Financial Aid Application Requirements

Before you begin your Enrollment Application, please have ready:

  1. A digital copy (e.g., scan, image, pdf) of your most recent tax filing. This must include the IRS Form 1040 showing the student listed as a dependent and showing your Adjusted Gross Income. Example 1040

    *If you do not file taxes, please contact us registration@ballettheatre.org to discuss alternative income documentation.

  2. The following 4 short written statements:
    1. A statement of financial need
    2. A statement of your child's interest in the study of dance
    3. A statement of your family's willingness to support this interest
    4. A statement of commitment to full participation in the program and the eligibility requirements outlined above