Creative Dance: ages 3-6
Pre-Ballet: ages 5-7
Fun, fast paced classes getting kids moving and expressing. Each class consists of floor work, dancing, and use of props. Children will improve their coordination, spatial awareness, musicality, self-confidence, and imagination!
Each participant will have a role in the upcoming performance.
Classes run for 45 minutes, once a week, and tuition is $40/month.
Ballet 1 - Wednesdays 4:15-5:15
Ballet 2 - Tuesdays 5:00-6:00
Ballet 3 - Wednesdays 5:15-6:15
Pointe - Thursdays 4:45-5:45
Students learn the fundamentals of ballet in traditionally structured classes, beginning at the barre, then dancing center floor. We learn ballet terms and technique, music, and artistry. Students will be challenged both physically and mentally as they grow in their skills and repertoire. Most students spend around 2 years in each level.
Each participant will have a role in the upcoming performance. Solos are available by audition.
Classes run for one hour, once a week, and tuition is $40/month.
Adults of all ages
This mixed-level ballet workout class is perfect for beginners, those who danced as a child, or adult dancers of any style looking to keep their skills sharp. The class focuses on physical and mental flexibility, strength, and grace, with light cardio. Each month, we learn new exercises at the barre, and put those steps together into a dance combination. You may choose to attend weekly, or drop in when the class fits your schedule.
Performance is optional for adults.
Contact us to receive updates about adult ballet classes!
This one-hour class is offered weekly for $10/class. Discounted 5-class punch cards are available for $40.
North Fork Ballet is offering an 8-week summer session this year!
Classes run June 6th through August 1st (no class on July 4th).
Creative Dance (ages 3-7) - Mondays 3:00-3:45
Classical Ballet (ages 8+) - Mondays 4:00-5:00
Space is limited. Register now to save your spot!
Pointe and Pre-Pointe
Pointe work in classical ballet is where the dancer stands on the tips of the toes in specially designed shoes. This skill requires years of classical ballet training as well as several months of “pre-pointe” conditioning to strenthen the legs, feet and ankles. Students age 12+ dancing at Level 3 or higher may enroll in Pre-Pointe, and must pass a physical and written exam before purchasing pointe shoes.
What to wear?
For kids’ ballet classes, girls should wear a leotard (with or without a skirt), tights, and ballet shoes. Any color is fine for class, but ballet-pink tights and shoes will be needed for performances. Boys should wear a plain tee shirt, shorts or pants that allow movement, and black or white ballet shoes. Poofy tutus and jewelry (except stud earrings) are not allowed in class.
For Adult Ballet class, wear something you can move well in, similar to what you’d wear to a yoga class. Ballet shoes are the best footwear, but socks, sticky socks, or bare feet are just fine.
Long hair should be pulled back in a bun. (Ponytails are ok for pre-schoolers.) Short hair should be kept off the face with a stretchy headband. Here’s a video tutorial on how to style a classical ballet bun.
When it’s cold, extra layers help to warm up muscles and prevent injuries. A fitted sweater, long sleeve shirt, or leg warmers are a great idea in the winter months!
"Bekah is an amazing teacher. I've seen my daughter's dancing skills and ballet knowledge increase exponentially in the last year. She has such a good time and loves going to class. North Fork Ballet is improving her confidence and giving her goals to work toward. Thank you Bekah!"
— Teresa Shishim, Parent
"Bekah is an asset to our creative community and a pleasure to work with. She is building a thoughtful, nurturing and professional creative space that my son has thoroughly enjoyed and emersed himself in. Her dedication to her craft and to the children's experience is exceptional. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher in our community!"
— Raven Rohrig-Thrift, Parent