Focus on the Foundations

The Student Division at Canton Ballet is designed for dancers aged 7 years by August 1, 2023, and up, who wish to continue their ballet training. These classes focus on refining technique, exploring repertoire, and delving into diverse dance disciplines. Placement within the Student Division is determined by identifying the class that aligns best with each dancer’s ongoing development. Dancers who wish to join this division are required to undergo a placement class, enabling the faculty to assess and recommend the best option for them.

*New students must take a placement class before enrolling in the School Division. Please email Angela Ayotte at aayotte@cantonballet.com or call 330-455-7220 to schedule this class.

*It is important to note that while students in the Children division primarily advance by age, dancers in the Student and Pre-Professional divisions progress according to multiple factors, including but not limited to age, merit, and maturity. Advancement through the School is an individualized process, and it is possible for a student to spend two or more years at a certain level in the program before progressing to the next. It is also possible for a dancer to shift between one grouping within a level to another. While levels are based on overall skill, groupings are tailored to dancers who have similar strengths and areas for improvement. 

2023-24 School Year

A Group: Ages 7+

Curriculum concentrates on correct placement of the body, head, arms, and feet in the five positions and requires that students have already developed good concentration skills.

A-1 Group

Required one ballet class per week. Jazz/Tap recommended.

Ages: 7+ Years Old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual Cost: $736
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 4489 or Turquoise Tank Leotard, 215c Theatrical Pink Footed Tights, and the a2011c Passé Ballet Shoe. Please order 2 sizes up from your street shoe. A-2 – You may choose between style 215c Footed Tights or style 210c Convertible Tights.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, 5:30- 6:30 pm

A-2 Group

Required one ballet class per week. Two times per week highly recommended. Jazz/Tap recommended

Ages: 8+ Years Old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual : $736 one ballet class per week or $960 two ballet classes per week
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 4489 or Turquoise Tank Leotard, 215c Theatrical Pink Footed Tights, and the a2011c Passé Ballet Shoe. Please order 2 sizes up from your street shoe. A-2 – You may choose between style 215c Footed Tights or style 210c Convertible Tights.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Thursday, 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Optional Recreational Classes

A Jazz/Tap · ages 7+ by August 1, 2023
Wednesday, 6:30-7:15pm
One class per week

Cost: $336

2023-24 School Year

B Group: Ages 9+

Students are introduced to new vocabulary and exercises. Classes are longer. In B group, Jazz is introduced to their curriculum. Dancers attend class two or three days a week.

*New students to our student division must take a placement class before enrolling.

B-1 Group

Required two ballet classes per week plus boys-boys strength class. Three ballet classes week highly recommended, jazz/tap & modern recommended.

Ages: 9+ years old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual Cost: $1040 two ballet classes per week or $1296 three ballet classes per week
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 4489/4402 or 1089/1002 Lilac Tank Leotard, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2011(c/a) Passé Ballet Shoe. Please order 2 sizes up from your street shoe.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 5:00 – 6:15pm

Thursday, 5:45 – 7:00pm

Optional Day Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm | Tuesday, 4:45-5:30 (boys)

B-2 Group

Required three ballet classes per week plus boys-boys strength class. Jazz/tap highly recommended, modern recommended.

Ages: 9+ years old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual Cost: $1296
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 1002/1089 White Tank Leotard, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2004(c) Coupé Ballet Shoe.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 4:45 – 6:15pm

Thursday, 5:45 – 7:15pm

Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00am

Boys Only – Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:30pm

Optional Recreational Classes

B Jazz/Tap · ages 9+ by August 1, 2023
Monday, 6:15 – 7:15pm
One class per week

Cost: $448

B Modern · ages 9+ by August 1, 2023
Thursday, 4:45-5:45pm
One class per week

Cost: $448

2023-24 School Year

C/D Group: Ages 9+

More complex steps, combinations and vocabulary are added to the dancer’s curriculum. Classes become longer and a day is added to the weekly schedule. Pointe classes are introduced into the curriculum. Dancers attend class 3 or 4 days per week.

C-1 Group

Required three ballet classes per week plus girls – prepointe class/boys-boys strength class. Jazz/tap and modern highly recommended.

Ages: 10+ years old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual Cost: $1496
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 44264c/4464 royal leotard, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2004(c) Coupé Ballet Shoe. Style 06121(c) Pull On Mini Ballet Skirt in royal.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 6:15 – 7:45pm

Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15pm

Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Boys Only – Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:30pm

Girls Only – Wednesday, 4:45 – 5:45pm

C-2 Group

Required three ballet classes per week, plus girls-pointe/prepointe class/boys-boys strength class, plus jazz/tap. Modern highly recommended.

Ages: 10+ years old (By August 1, 2023)
Annual Cost: $1768
Registration Fee: $50

Dress Code

Girls
Style 44264c leotard in Lt. Pink, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2004(c) Coupé Ballet Shoe. Style 06121(c) Pull On Mini Ballet Skirt in Pink.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 5:15 – 6:15pm & 6:15 – 7:45pm

Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15pm

Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Boys Only – Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:30pm

Girls Only – Wednesday, 4:45 – 5:45pm

D-1 Group

TBA

Ages: 11+ years old 
Annual Cost:
Registration Fee: 

Dress Code

Girls
Style 4464/4464c Purple Leotard, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2004(c) Coupé Ballet Shoe. Style 06121(c) Pull On Mini Ballet Skirt in Purple.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 5:15 – 6:15pm & 6:15 – 7:45pm

Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15pm

Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Boys Only – Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:30pm

Girls Only – Wednesday, 4:45 – 5:45pm

D-2 Group

TBA

Ages: 11+ years old
Annual Cost:
Registration Fee:

Dress Code

Girls
Style 4464/4464c Black Leotard, 210(c) Theatrical Pink Convertible Tights, and the a2004(c) Coupé Ballet Shoe. Style 06121(c) Pull On Mini Ballet Skirt in Black.

Boys
Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Available Sessions

Monday, 5:15 – 6:15pm & 6:15 – 7:45pm

Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15pm

Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Boys Only – Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:30pm

Girls Only – Wednesday, 4:45 – 5:45pm

Optional Recreational Classes

C Jazz/Tap · ages 9+ by August 1, 2023
Monday, 5:15 – 6:15pm
One class per week

Cost: $448

C Modern · ages 9+ by August 1, 2023
Thursday, 4:45 – 5:45pm
One class per week

Cost: $448

Looking to Keep Up With Your Training?

Canton Ballet’s robust Summer Program, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Catazaro Hayward, offers classes for dancers of all ages and skill levels outside of the typical school year.

​2024 Summer Session Enrollment

​Unlock the Magic of Dance This Summer!

Enroll in our upcoming summer sessions, featuring a kaleidoscope of short-term workshops and themed dance camps tailored for all ages and abilities. Dive into the rhythm, explore new styles, and embrace the joy of movement in an atmosphere of creativity and camaraderie.