Summer Classes and Intensives

Summer dance training is a great time to keep in shape and improve your technique and artistry, continuing the growth and progress made throughout the year.

Studio Address

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC): 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale (inside the Performing Arts Center)

Our Faculty

The biographies and qualifications for our Professional Faculty can be found here.

Classes: June 6 – July 21

Classes are available for dancers ages 3 years to adult.

Primary (ages 3 – 5)

Must be 3 years old by June 1st
Classes Run June 6, 2022 – July 19, 2022

Schedule

Tuesday 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $18 per class, or $100 for all 7 classes.
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.
Dress Code: Current students should follow their current level dress code. New students should wear a leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, and pink ballet slippers (females) or white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black ballet slippers (males).
For details on Level Dress Codes, click here

Primary (ages 6 – 7)

Must be 6 years old by June 1st
Classes Run June 6, 2022 – July 19, 2022

Schedule

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $20 per class, or $112 for all 7 classes.
Add Storybook Ballet for $18 (see below)
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.
Dress Code: Current students should follow their current level dress code. New students should wear a leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, and pink ballet slippers (females) or white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black ballet slippers (males).
For details on Level Dress Code, click here

June 14: Storybook Ballet Class (ages 6–7)

Must be 6 years old by June 1st
After a ballet technique class, dancers will learn about a classic storybook ballet through music, story, choreography, and costuming.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 10:00 – 12:15 AM

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $38 for this one-day class experience.
Dress Code: Current students should follow their current level dress code. New students should wear a leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, and pink ballet slippers (females) or white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black ballet slippers (males).
For details on Level Dress Code, click here

Boys' Intro to Ballet (ages 8+)

Must be 8 years old by June 1st
Classes Run June 6, 2022 – June 27, 2022

Schedule

Monday 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $20 per class, or $64 for all 4 classes.
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.
Dress Code: White t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black ballet slippers.
For details about Level Dress Code, click here

Level 1 & 2 (ages 8+)

Must be 8 years old by June 1st.
Classes Run June 8, 2022 – July 6, 2022

Schedule

Wednesday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $25 per class, or $100 for all 5 classes.
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.
Dress Code:
(Females) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in a neat bun.
(Males) Black tights, shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Hair neatly combed or in a pony tail.

For details about Level Dress Code, click here

Level 3 & 4 (ages 11+)

Ages 11 and above; audition required
Classes Run June 6, 2022 – July 6, 2022

Schedule

Monday 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ballet
(no class July 4th)
Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $35 per class, or $250 for all 9 classes.
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.
Dress Code:
(Females) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in a neat bun.
(Males) Black tights, shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Hair neatly combed or in a pony tail.

For details about Level Dress Code, click here

Adults & Teens

Beginner Classes Run June 9, 2022 – July 21, 2022

Intermediate Classes Run June 9, 2022 – July 7, 2022

Audition required

Schedule

Beginner level:
Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Adult/Teen Ballet

Intermediate level:
Monday 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Ballet
(no class July 4th)
Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Ballet

Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment.

Additional Information

Cost: $25 per class, or $200 for 10-class punchcard.
(punchcard expires 120 days after purchase)
Registration Fee: $20 for new students.

Intensives: July 11 – 14 & July 18 – 21

SWBT’s Intensives will allow dancers to gain strength, flexibility, and muscle memory in a shorter amount of time, while also improving artistry and technique. Dancers will also gain experience with new dance styles, such as Sevillana (classical Spanish dance) or Luigi Jazz, helping them to become well-rounded dancers. Space is limited.

Level 1 & 2 (ages 8 – 12)

Must be 8 years old by June 1st.

Classes will include: Classical Ballet technique, Modern Ballet, Sevillana (classical Spanish dance).

Schedule

Tuesday 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Ballet technique, Modern Ballet
Thursday 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Ballet technique, Sevillana

Additional Information

Cost: Two weeks $100; One week $60; Daily drop-in $35.
Register before June 1st and receive a 10% discount.

Dress Code:
(Females) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, character shoes and full skirt for Sevillana class (optional). Hair in a neat bun.
(Males) Black tights, shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Hair neatly combed or in a pony tail.

Level 3 & 4 (ages 11+)

Classes will include: Classical Ballet technique (including pointe or pre-pointe), Progressing Ballet Technique, Modern Ballet, Sevillana (classical Spanish dance), Character, Variations, Choreography, Luigi Jazz, Yoga.

Schedule

Monday 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Progressing Ballet Technique, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Sevillana
Tuesday 1:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Modern Ballet, Luigi Jazz, Yoga/Pilates, Ballet Technique
Wednesday 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballet Technique, Pointe, Character, Choreography
Thursday 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballet Technique, Sevillana, Variations, Stretch & Strength

Additional Information

Cost: Two weeks $400; One week $250; Daily drop-in $70.
Register before June 1st and receive a 10% discount.

Dress Code:
(Females) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes (optional), character shoes and full skirt for character and Sevillana classes (optional). Hair in a neat bun.
(Males) Black tights, shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Hair neatly combed or in a pony tail.

Equipment for Progressing Ballet Technique
SWBT will provide some equipment for this class but dancers in levels 3 and 4 will need to bring the following:

  • Yoga mat
  • Exercise ball (when you sit on the ball your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel with the floor)
    Height under 4’8”, recommend a 45 cm ball
    Height 4’8” to 5’3”, recommend a 55 cm ball
    Height 5’4” to 5’10”, recommend a 65 cm ball
  • Soft stability ball, pilates soft ball, or soft toy ball (about 9” diameter or 22” circumference)

ABT® National Training Curriculum

Southwest Ballet Theatre is 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® National Training Curriculum 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. Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Tasha Stramecki, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

For more information, visit www.abt.org.