APRIL Newsletter  2019
ACADEMY Newsletter - April 2019
April and May are busy months at the Academy: parent observation week, summer dance registration, Fall 2019 class placements for younger students, preparing for our performance and more! Read below to stay up-to-date on all of the Academy's news!
Observation Week THIS WEEK April 15th-20th

All parents are invited to come into class with their child to see up close what your dancer has learned this year. Information about Etudes, summer dance and class placements for Fall 2019 will be available. 

  • We have limited seating; bring your own folding chair or plan to sit on the floor

  • Leave younger siblings at home so your attention can be on your “dancer”

  • Please silence your cell phone and refrain from chit-chat. Help us observe the ballet code of a quiet classroom

  • Help us keep our dance floors clean by removing your street shoes before entering the studio

A note from Miss Kathy...
You may take photos/video but I encourage you to take this opportunity to really watch your child in action and not only through the camera on your phone.
Etudes & Excerpts - June 1st, 2019
DON'T miss this opportunity to see your dancer on stage in the Academy's end-of-year performance
Etudes & Excerpts

Check at the front desk to make sure your dancer is included!
Sign up now for last session
Begins Tuesday April 23rd
Mark these days...Academy calendar
  • April 15-20 Observation Week
  • April 22-27 Class placement handouts Fall 2019 for lower levels
  • April 30-May 3 Academy CLOSED due to staff at Festival 2019; there will be all classes on Monday April 29th and Miss Sarah's ECD classes on Saturday morning May 4th
  • May 11 Last day to do makeup classes for lower levels
  • May 13 Pre-registration for 2019-2020 begins for current Academy students
  • May 20 Etudes & Excerpts performance tickets available
  • May 27 Memorial Day - Academy OPEN
  • May 30 Last day of regular classes
  • May 31-June 1 Etudes & Excerpts stage rehearsals and performances
  • June 8  Summer programs begin and registration for new students 2019-2020
Summer Dance

We are planning some exciting programs for all levels of dancers for this summer.

Tutus & Tiaras for ages 3-5  
A story-book ballet class for little ones! 
2 classes/week for 3 weeks     Tues/Thurs 5:00-6:00pm 
Session 1: June 11th-27th
Session 2: July 9th-25th

Storybook Ballet Camp!
for ages 5-7
Ballet & Creative Dance combined with enrichment activities! A great program for children ages 5-7.
Equivalent Academy Levels: ECD 4/Jr. Ballet
2 classes/week for 3 weeks   Mon/Wed 5:00-6:00pm
Session 1: June 10th-26th
Session 2: July 8th-24th

Exploring Dance Camp
for ages 7-10
Equivalent Academy levels: Jr/Level 1
This program provides 2 dance classes a day - ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, character and dance enrichment activities! A fun way to spend your summer!
3 days a week for 2 weeks Tues/Wed/Thurs  5-7:30pm Session 1: June 10th-20th                              
Session 2: July 15th-25th                                                       

One session: $150  Weekly: $85 
10% discount for students taking both sessions 

July Intermediate Intensive Summer Workshop  
For dancers with experience
ages 10 and up 
Equivalent Academy Levels 2 and 3 and open to students that have complete one full year of Level 1 Ballet
July 8th-25th
Monday-Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Full session: $500
Weekly: $215
Summer Intensive for our upper level students
All upper level Academy and Ballet Yuma company dancers need to continue classes throughout the summer months. An intermediate/advanced level dancer CANNOT take off for 2 ½ months and expect to make continued progress. Summer is also a perfect time to do concentrated work on technique, strength and artistry without the pressure of academic work. Placement for fall and company standing will be reflective of summer study.

We are holding the full-day Int/Adv summer intensive workshop for 3 weeks in June to allow any dancers going to an outside summer program to be fully prepared physically and reap the expertise of our guest faculty. In July we will continue with the morning technique session for Level 4 and up along with a full day Intermediate summer intensive for our Level 2&3 dancers.

Register BEFORE May 1st for discounted tuition
Yuma Ballet Academy | 928.314.4762 | academyyba@roadrunner.com | www.balletyuma.org