Intermediate Ballet THURSDAYS

    316 East Mitchell Dance Studio
    Presented by
    Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 PM
    Grade Range
    3rd grade - 6th grade
    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $320.00 (become a member)

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    Masks are required for all dancers at every class and show.

    Winter/Spring Session: January 10 - June 11* (20 weeks)

    This class is geared towards dancers ages 8 to 11 years old and is for serious ballet students with a solid, well-trained foundation. Dancers spend half their time at the barre learning, memorizing and executing full combinations, while absorbing and understanding proper techniques. The other half of the classroom experience is spent doing center work.

    This class is offered on:

    Mondays from 4:30-6:00 PM with Miss Hannah -or-
    Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 PM with Miss Heather

    The Winter/Spring Session culminates in a full-length feature performance at the Harbor Spring Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.Costume fees will be assessed in March and will range from $50 (beginning levels)-$100 (advanced levels) per class.

    *No classes on the following dates:

    Midwinter Break: Monday, February 14 – Monday, February 21
    RADFEST: Thursday, March 3 - Saturday, March 5
    Spring Break: Friday, March 25 - Monday, April 3
    Memorial Weekend:  Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30 
    June Show Week: June 6 - June 11 (Rehearsals will be scheduled for all levels this week)

    Classes will be taught in-person and online via Zoom.  Please select the online or in-person option when checking out. 

    * Students enrolling in more than one School of Ballet Class during the same session of classes, (i.e. Intermediate Ballet and Dance Fusion) may enroll in additional School of Ballet classes at half off the tuition rate. The first class is full price, each additional class is half off.

    **Boys may be eligible for a 100% merit scholarship. Please contact the Front Desk for more details at (231) 347-4337.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area

    Heather Raue

    Artistic Director – Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet
    CTAC Petoskey
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    School of Ballet Class Policies


    • If Petoskey Schools are closed due to snow, there will be no classes.
    • If a student is out due to Covid-19, they may still participate in class via Zoom. Please contact the Assistant to the Artistic Director for a Zoom link.
    • If a student misses class, they may make it up any time during the current session by taking an additional class offered at their level during the week.
    • If a student has an injury, they are encouraged to watch class and take notes.
    • Dancers must arrive to class on time prepared and ready to dance.
    • There is absolutely NO talking during class, unless it is a question or comment to the instructor.
    • No gum or food may be brought into the studio for ANY reason.
    • Students must follow the School of Ballet dress code.*
    • More serious students are encouraged to attend more than one class per week, as regular study ensures more rapid progress.
    • Upper Level dance classes are by audition/invitation only. Upper Level Ballet students are required to attend at least 5 classes per week.


    *School of Ballet Dress Code

    Attire for Ballet

    • Ladies
      Solid colored leotard, full-footed pink tights, and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers. Ballet skirts are optional. Long hair must be in a secure, slicked-back bun. Short hair must be pulled back, out of the face.
    • Gentlemen
    • White tee or tank, black tights or shorts, dance belt or dance briefs underneath tights, and white or black ballet slippers. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail. 
    • Pointe Shoes
      Students must receive permission from the Artistic Director in order to wear or be fitted for pointe shoes.

    Attire for Dance Fusion

    • Form-fitting top, athletic bottoms such as leggings, joggers or athletic shorts and bare feet. Hair secured out of the face.


    We recommend purchasing dance wear at:

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

    COVID-19 Policy for Classes (until 03/31/22)

    Crooked Tree Arts Center has implemented policies to control the spread of Covid-19 students, staff, and instructors safe. Please note the following policies regarding illness, face coverings, social distancing, room capacity, and sanitation. The following policies are in place for classes beginning before March 31, 2022:

    Face Coverings (updated 2/22/22)
    Face masks are required for all CTAC classes that begin before March 31, 2022, regardless of vaccination status.

    Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have recently tested positive should not come to class, and should follow the CDC guidelines on quarantining and masking.

    Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

    Class size will be limited to accommodate social distancing. Classroom setups will be arranged so that each student has 6 feet of working space.

    Social Distancing
    Students and teachers are expected to remain at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.

    Students and instructors should sanitize their hands upon class arrival and departure. Hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant will be available onsite.