School

Training Chattanooga's dancers for 47 years.

The Chattanooga Ballet School offers exceptional ballet training to dancers of all ages. The School aims to impart to its students (from as young as the age of three) a passion for dance and a solid foundation of ballet education.

Since 1973 the School has enriched the city of Chattanooga by nurturing a love of ballet in a supportive environment that educates and sustains dancers’ passions. Through classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Teen/Adult Ballet and a growing Boys’ program, the School endeavors to deliver excellent training—whether a student is working towards a professional career or just loves to dance. Each student is empowered to grow and strengthen in both mind and body .

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Instructors

Katie Allison

Katie Allison

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Amanda Patton

Amanda Patton

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Karen Smith

Karen Smith

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Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

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Nena Widtfeldt

Nena Widtfeldt

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Instructors

Caroline Blair
Lydia Campbell
Dillon Davis

Elizabeth DeSeguirant
Brian Gephart
Meg Quiroz

Ben Wardell
Nena Widtfeldt

The Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble

The Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble is the training company of the Chattanooga Ballet School, composed of Intermediate 2-4 level dancers and above who have reached a higher level of technique and commitment.

The Ensemble is designed to give a few more hours per week to their training. Members are featured in Chattanooga Ballet performances and collaborative performances with other local arts organizations.
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A new school ensemble photo will be posted after auditions in August 2020

ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

Auditions will take place in August 2020!



Summer 2020 Class Schedule

June 1 - August 14

Summer 2020

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Contemporary Intensive
13 spots left
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$100.00

Fall 2020

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Creative Movement Monday
6 spots left
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 1 Monday
7 spots left
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Level 3A Monday
This class is full
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$165.00
Pre-Ballet Monday
3 spots left
Monday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 2 Monday
This class is full
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$225.00
Level 3B Monday
5 spots left
Monday
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$165.00
Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet
9 spots left
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$230.00
Pointe 2
1 spot left
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:15 AM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$40.00
Creative Movement Tuesday
7 spots left
Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Boys 1
9 spots left
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$200.00
Pre-Ballet Tuesday
4 spots left
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Contemporary
12 spots left
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$225.00
*NEW* Dance with Me
7 spots left
Wednesday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$200.00
Level 3A Wednesday
This class is full
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$165.00
Tap
13 spots left
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$200.00
Pre-Ballet Thursday
8 spots left
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 1 Thursday
6 spots left
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Creative Movement Thursday
8 spots left
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 2 Thursday
7 spots left
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$225.00
Kids Contemporary
4 spots left
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$200.00
Level 4A
This class is full
Tuesday Thursday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$340.00
Creative Movement Friday
7 spots left
Friday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Boys 2
2 spots left
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$200.00
Pre-Ballet Friday
3 spots left
Friday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Pointe 1
7 spots left
Friday
6:00 PM to 6:45 AM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$40.00
Open Teen/Adult
14 spots left
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$350.00
Intermediate 2
4 spots left
Tu 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W 5:45 PM-7:15 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$375.00
Intermediate 1
2 spots left
Tu 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Th 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$350.00
Creative Movement Saturday
5 spots left
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 1 Saturday
6 spots left
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet
13 spots left
Saturday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$230.00
Level 3AB Saturday
4 spots left
Saturday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Chattanooga Ballet
$165.00
Level 2 Saturday
6 spots left
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Chattanooga Ballet
$225.00
Pre-Ballet Saturday
4 spots left
Saturday
10:00 PM to 10:45 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Level 4B
1 spot left
Tuesday Saturday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$340.00
Advanced
4 spots left
M 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Tu 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$430.00
Intermediate 4
2 spots left
M 5:45 PM-7:15 PM
W 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$395.00
Intermediate 3
This class is full
M 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
W 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
F 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$395.00
Creative Movement Signal
8 spots left
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Signal Mountain
$190.00
Pre-Ballet Signal
1 spot left
Monday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Signal Mountain
$190.00
Level 1 Signal
7 spots left
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Signal Mountain
$215.00
Creative Movement Silverdale
10 spots left
Wednesday
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Silverdale
$190.00
Pre-Ballet Silverdale
3 spots left
Wednesday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Silverdale
$190.00
Level 1 Silverdale
7 spots left
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Silverdale
$215.00

Class Descriptions

Creative Movement
An introduction to the world of dance designed for 3 & 4-year olds. Students will work to develop balance, coordination, and rhythm. Through the use of structured games and activities, each class will allow students to explore different ways of moving.
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White Leotard

 

Pre-Ballet
Designed for 5 & 6 year olds who have either already completed Creative Movement or who are new to ballet. Students will learn basic ballet steps and terminology while continuing to develop balance, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.
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White Leotard

 

Level I

For any 7 to 10 year olds who are interested in ballet. Students begin learning basic ballet barre and across the floor exercises. In addition to learning basic steps and terminology, dancers will begin to focus on correct technique and alignment.

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Light Pink Leotard

 

Level 2

Prior completion of Level 1 (Grade 1) with instructor permission or equivalent is required. Students will learn more of the basic ballet barre sequence. Emphasizes proper placement, alignment, and execution of basic ballet technique at the barre and across the floor.

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Light Pink Leotard

 

Level 3

Prior completion of Level 2 (Grade 2) with instructor's permission or equivalent is required. Level 3 dancers will take two classes per week. Please sign up for two of the following days: Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Students in this level will continue to explore the basic ballet barre sequence as well as center work.

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Burgundy Leotard

 

Level 4

Prior completion of Level 3 (Grade 3) with instructor's permission. Level 4 dancers will take two classes per week. Please sign up for two of the following days: Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Students in this level will continue to explore the basic ballet barre sequence as well as center work. Emphasis on proper execution of basic technique and utilization of proper muscle groups.

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Burgundy Leotard

 

Intermediate 1
Prior completion of Grade 2 or equivalent is required. Continues the expansion of movement vocabulary. Dancers will begin developing the strength, balance, and control necessary for pointe work.
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Eggplant Leotard

 

Intermediate 2
By instructor’s permission. Dancers work to develop the skills necessary for pointe work. Training increases to three days per week. One class per week has an additional 15 minutes of pre-pointe work.
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Eggplant Leotard

 

Intermediate 3
By instructor’s permission. Dancers work to expand movement vocabulary and begin to focus more on pointe work. One class per week has an additional 15 minutes of pointe work.
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Navy Blue Leotard

 

Intermediate 4
By instructor’s permission. Dancers are required to take 3 classes per week, focusing heavily on pointe work and building strength, helping students transition to the Advanced level. One class per week has an additional half hour of pointe work. Dancers are strongly encouraged to register for the Modern and Jazz classes in addition to regular ballet classes.
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Navy Blue Leotard

 

Advanced

By instructor’s permission.
Dancers are required to attend 4 classes per week To build additional strength and craft the artistry of the pre-professional level. One class per week has an additional half hour of pointe work. Dancers are strongly encouraged to register for the Modern and Jazz classes in addition to regular ballet classes. Black leotards Monday - Friday, any color for Saturday class and rehearsals.

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Black Leotard

 

Open Teen/Adult

Can't join us in the evening? This class is for teens and adults and is open to all levels. Dancers can pay for the entire semester or for a 10 class punch card. Drop in students are welcome throughout the semester at a rate of $17/class.


Beginner Teen/ Adult Ballet
An introduction to ballet for ages 13 and up. Dancers will learn basic ballet technique while working to improve flexibility, coordination, and strength.

Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet
Designed for ages 13 and up who have had some ballet experience and are looking to get back into the studio for exercise, strength, and love of the art of ballet.

Contemporary

For ages 13+, this class will work to develop non-traditional movement through the basis of ballet technique.  New styles of jumps, turns and floor work will develop the strength and artistry of dancers, and will provide them opportunities to explore improvisational work resulting in a complete dancer and artist.  It is also a great chance for dancers to let their hair down, get grounded and have fun.  Dancers taking this class will receive a 50% discount when taken alongside ballet technique classes.


Tap

Tap is a wonderful form of dance that has pulled from various cultural backgrounds to become an American art form.  The benefits of tap to a ballet dancer are balance, strength and rhythm, along with providing news ways of exploring artistry.  For ages 10+, this class is a fun outlet for dancers to find new ways to love the art of dance.


Kids Contemporary

This class is designed for 9-12 year olds to help dancers explore new movement, and to compliment their ballet training.  Dancers will learn new ways of utilizing their ballet technique and incorporate in more grounded and alternating styles.  Dancers taking this class will receive a 50% discount when taken alongside ballet technique classes.


Boys I & II

Boys I: A ballet class specifically designed for boys aged 7 to 12 who are just starting ballet. Dancers will learn ballet terminology while developing balance, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.

Boys II: By instructor’s permission.
Builds on the foundations and principles taught in Boys I. Dancers work to expand movement vocabulary and focus on building the strength, flexibility, and balance specifically needed for men’s upper level ballet technique.


Locations

Market Street
Market Street is our main location. Our office and most classes are here.
Signal Mountain

Signal Moutain is our satelite location. Limited classes are taught here.

Bright School
Classes are available only to Bright School students.