The Valparaiso Campus satellite school makes children's classes accessible to families in Northwest Indiana.
Classes at the Valparaiso satellite campus give children a constructive space for exploring expression through movement! Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, basic steps and positions, and dance class etiquette in a positive environment. Whether children attend classes for a year or many, skills learned through dance can last for a lifetime.
Classes held at:
Bridge Point Church
105 N. Washington St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
What to Expect
In each of our Valpo Campus classes, you can expect:
- Small class sizes that allow instructors to maintain an orderly classroom and give each student ample individual attention.
- Experienced, qualified instructors who are enjoy working with children.
- Consistent, constructive class content based on our comprehensive curriculum.
- Appropriate and positive class music.
- High-value for your tuition dollars: 12 full weeks of instruction each session and no “fluff” off weeks.
- Performance opportunities in student showcases.
- A positive, nurturing environment based in the overarching joy that comes from our basis in faith - learn more.
First Class Free
New students are always welcome to attend their first class free, with no registration obligation. Call the office to make your appointment today!
Summer Classes | Valparaiso Satellite Campus
The Summer Session includes six weeks of classes, June 19-30, and July 10 - August 4. Students who enroll in two or more classes receive 10% off tuition.
Tuesday, 5:00-5:45pm (ages 3-5)
Our fun-filled Summer Dance! classes teach boys and girls foundational dance concepts through purposeful games and activities. Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, dance class etiquette and more in a positive environment.
In tap, dancers create different rhythms and sounds using the metal on the toe and heel of their shoe. The combination of striking, brushing, hitting, stomping, and stepping with the metal creates the technical movements and rhythms of tap. Tap is wonderful for learning concepts related to rhythm in a fun setting where noise provides immediate feedback!
Tuesday, 6:15-7:15pm (ages 6-9)
This class is a perfect summer supplement for dancers beginning their formal ballet training.
Click to read/download our printable class schedule.
Fall 2017 Classes | Valparaiso Satellite Campus
These fun-filled classes teach students foundational dance concepts and positions through fun-loving, purposeful games and activities. Students gain skills including coordination, balance, and flexibility, learning additional ballet steps and positions as experience and maturity allows.
Creative Movement – Ages 2-3 by Sept.
This fun, interactive "Mommy/Daddy and me" class requires accompaniment and participation by a parent or caregiver.
Pre-Ballet – Ages 3-4 by Sept.
Elementary Ballet – Ages 5-6 by Sept.
Children's Tap – Ages 3-6 by Sept.
Add to Pre-Ballet or Elementary Ballet!
Children's Tap II – Ages 7+ by Sept.
Explores rhythm, dynamic, pattern, balance and more; prior experience in tap recommended. Easy to add to Ballet IA or IB.
Just for Boys
Today’s popular stereotypes often limit our perception of ballet to something that consists only of pink tutus and pointe shoes. While ballet does require girls to be graceful and feminine, ballet also requires dedicated male dancers who exemplify strength, power and leadership in their dancing!
Our high-energy Boys’ Dance class is designed specifically for boys and for boys only. The class includes elements from a range of dance styles - and no ballet tights are required. This class can be used as a springboard for future training in dance, or as a way to gain strength and flexibility for sports like football, basketball and more.
Boys Dance – Ages 5-6 by Sept.
A fun, high-energy, all-boys class that is great for boys just starting out in dance.
Start here for beginning and intermediate training in classical ballet! These classes teach important foundational skills and can serve as a springboard for the future pursuit of ballet at more advanced levels as well as for many other forms of dance.
Ballet IA - Ages 7+ by Sept.
Typically for students ages 7+, this class takes dancers through the first levels of our formal Vaganova-based classical ballet training syllabus and is a MUST for all beginning level dancers! Placement is based on instructor recommendation.
Ballet IB & Youth Intermediate Ballet
Designed for students ages nine and older with two years or more of prior experience in ballet. Classes challenge students to refine and develop their mastery of ballet concepts and skills at an intermediate level. Placement is based on instructor recommendation.
Adult Barre Workout
Similar to the many ballet-themed workout programs popular today, our Barre Workout is a fun, challenging class that combines elements from Pilates, Yoga and ballet!.You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance, and get a great stretch. Moreover, this is a low-impact class, allowing you will get a great workout without the risk of injury due to jumping. No prior experience necessary. Dress code is workout attire - indoor gym shoes (clean soles) and a workout mat are also recommended. LEARN MORE ABOUT ADULT CLASSES.
All of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' instructors are highly trained and qualified in teaching. Many of the school's instructors are also professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes. Student instructors are required to progress through our teacher-training program with a minimum of one year of successful assistant teaching prior to instructing their own classes.
Registration & Tuition
Registration is easiest to complete on-line but may also be compeleted in person.
Semesters (NEW - 18 full weeks of classes!)
Starting with the Fall 2017 Semester, we will now be offering a full 18 week semester at the Valpo Satellite Campus! Our instructors teach dance concepts according to our comprehensive syllabus, with a cumulative focus in each weekly class. As a result of attending classes consistently throughout the enrollment period, students have the opportunity to learn, review and repeat concepts taught in classes in a manner that promotes longterm retention and the best possible return on your investment.
Students have the opportunity to perform 1-2 times per year in End of Session Showcase. Showcase events are held on the last day of class in each session. All students’ friends and family are welcome to attend!
Each division has its own handbook - print/download.
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