Supplementary Classes

Supplementary Classes

Registration for fall 2022 classes is now OPEN!!!

Mankato Ballet Company offers a variety of dance forms. While our focus is on Ballet, we feel strongly that our dancers are better and more adaptable if they also participate and gain appreciation for other forms of dance. For this reason we offer Modern, Jazz and Tap.

Dancers that are registered as full time ballet students with the Mankato Ballet Company will receive 10% off of one supplementary class of their choice.

Dancers in Ballet 3B and higher are required to take a Supplementary Class of their choice.

CLICK HERE for Fall 2022/23 Schedule

 Jazz

  • Age: 5+ (Must be in Kindergarten or higher to enroll for Pre-Jazz)
  • Cost: $45 for Pre-Jazz, $60 for Jazz 1 and 2, $75 for Jazz 3, 4 and $100 for Jazz 5
  • One 30 minute class for Pre-Jazz, One 45 minute class for Jazz 1 and 2, One 60 minute class per week for Jazz 3, 4, One 90 minute class for Jazz 5
  • Dress Code: Solid color black leotard, black tank top or t-shirt, black leggings, black shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Jazz is the study of dance and music of popular culture emphasizing strength, style and flexibility. Jazz shoes are required. Jazz 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B are by instructor placement. Jazz 5 is by invite only.

Tap

  • Age: 5+ (Must be in Kindergarten or higher to enroll for Pre-Tap)
  • Cost: $45 for Pre-Tap, $60 for Tap 1 and 2, $75 for Tap 3, 4, $100 for Tap 5
  • One 30 minute class for Pre-Tap, One 45 minute class per week for Tap 1 and 2, One 60 minute class per week for Tap 3, 4, One 90 minute class per week for Tap 5
  • Dress Code: Solid color black leotard, black tank top or t-shirt, black leggings, black shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument and can also be considered a form of music. Tap Shoes are required. Tap 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B are by instructor placement. Tap 5 is by invite only

Modern

  • Age: 7 +
  • Cost: $60 for Modern 1/2 and $75 for Modern 3 and 4
  • One 45 minute class for Modern 1/2 and One 60 minute classes per week for Modern 3 and 4.
  • Dress Code: Solid color black leotard, black tank top or t-shirt, black leggings, black shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Modern dance attempts to unify the body instead of as separate parts. Modern dance technique explores strength and flexibility development, movement expression and improvisation skills.

PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique)

  • Age: 12+ or in Ballet 3A and higher
  • Cost: $75
  • One 60 minute class per week
  • Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black tank top or t-shirt, black leggings, black shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. PBT encourages the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment.