CBA offers four divisions to choose from:
Designed for our youngest dancers, ages 2-5, the Preparatory Division classes offer an introduction to movement and seek to nurture a love for dance. With an emphasis on developing motor skills, coordination and musicality, they are the perfect building blocks towards more formal study. Classes are held in 7-week sessions throughout the school year but students may enroll at any time.
This division is designed for the dancer, ages 5-18, who would like to commit to the serious study of ballet. While this division does not require an audition*, the levels are progressive and students will be moved up when they have achieved understanding and proper execution of the physical technique necessary to safely do so. Students in this division are expected to take their level's entire schedule, but may also supplement with modern classes or classes from the Enrichment Division. The Pre-Professional Division is held over two semesters and culminates in the Annual Concert performance.
The Enrichment Division provides classes for students ages 8-18 who wish to further their appreciation of dance but require more flexibility in their schedule. These classes are also beneficial for those who would like to supplement their current training in dance or related activities. Classes are held in 7-week sessions throughout the school year and are geared towards beginner through intermediate level dancers.
The Adult Division offers ballet classes for ages 18 and up. Students may purchase a monthly class package or drop in to individual classes.
* While no audition is necessary, new and transferring students interested in the Pre-Professional Program will be asked to take a class to determine the appropriate placement level. Final class placement decisions are made by the Director. Please contact us to arrange a placement class. Students are welcome to enroll mid-semester or mid-session.
Tuition is due one week prior to the start of each semester or session and is nonrefundable. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please email us for details. Scholarship support has been generously provided by Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner and Jim and Linda Mitchell.
For registration questions or general inquiries, please contact us via email or call 847-859-6066.
Registration for 2021-2022 is now open. For information regarding schedules, tuition, and requirements, please visit the division you are interested in then select a class or level.