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Continental Ballet Company is a professional performing company and a school of ballet. Our instructors are professionally trained and they are motivated to teach because of their love of ballet and their desire to share their knowledge and experience.
Continental Ballet Company is dedicated to proper education in the art of classical ballet. The emphasis is on technique, rather than memorization of routines. Classes contain repetition balanced by original choreography. A simple, short student recital is offered in the middle of June to showcase the students’ progress that year.
Continental’s studio is located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. This is a beautiful facility with a comfortable lobby for parents to wait, and convenient FREE parking. The studio has a suspended marley dance floor and is properly equipped with barres and mirrors. It is a spacious and beautiful studio.
While the students work hard in class, we want the time to be a pleasant and affordable experience for students and their families. There is an opportunity for students to see the progression of ballet from studio to rehearsal to stage. In addition to providing excellent training, we are fostering an understanding and appreciation of the art of dance.
Each level will have a standardized color of leotard. These should be purchased as soon as you are certain of the Level class you will be enrolled in.
In addition, girls should wear pink tights and pink soft ballet shoes. Hair should be secured in a bun. Boys should wear black tights, black shoes and white tee shirts.
While all little girls are anxious to dance “en pointe”, to train on pointe too soon can do very serious damage to students’ knees, ankles and back. Generally, a student should be 12 years old with two or more years of classical ballet training before beginning on pointe.
Students are required to pay an annual registration fee. Most students will register in the fall and continue their classes through June. We do accept new students throughout the year. Staff will assist students in determining which classes are appropriate for their age and ability. Please check our Class Schedule for further tuition information.
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Accessibility InformationAll of our ballet performances provide accessibility options for those who need it. When purchasing tickets, please let us know that you'll require a wheelchair accessible location. Our ushers at the performance can also provide assisted listening devices.