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Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Summer Classes
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Summer Intensive
Join us this summer in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina for a four week ballet intensive unlike any other. Ages 10 and up. Room & Board available. Admission by audition and DVD.
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Ballet Conservatory of Asheville
Whether you're enrolled in our Children's program, our Pre-Professional division or just want to take a class for fun, dancers at BCA have one thing in common: They just love to dance.
Pre-Professionals
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Pre-Professional Training
BCA's Pre-Professional division prepares dancers ages 9 and up for careers in the dance profession, post-secondary dance programs and universities, conservatories, and other top pre-professional programs.
Children's Program
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Children's Program
Our classes for children 3 and up include ballet, pointe, modern, tap, broadway jazz, & hip-hop. Our talented young dancers often perform in the Nutcracker and Spring ballets. Children with a serious interest in ballet may want to learn more our Beginner Pre-Professional program.
Boys Program
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Boys Program
BCA offers boys ages 7 and up a robust program of dance. Our experience has shown that well-trained boys are often offered full scholarships to many of the finest summer intensive programs. Boys also play important roles in many of BCA's ballets, especially the Nutcracker.
Teens + Adults
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Teens Adults
Our teens enjoy classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. These classes are open to anyone and include beginner and intermediate level dancers.

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

What's New!

Don't forget to visit Today at BCA for real-time listing of all BCA classes, performances, special events, important dates, studio holidays, and much more. Plus, our News + Events page has BCA major events, past and present.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Billy Ward Teaches April 2014Billy Ward Guest Teaches at BCA

4-9-14

Billy Ward spent the latter part of last week at BCA teaching all levels in the Pre-Professional division. Billy also sat in on classes and Swan Lake rehearsals. As always, it was great to have Billy with us. And everyone had a great time -- see the pic to the left! Billy Ward and Amanda Edge will be joining the BCA faculty August, 2014. Read the full announcement.

Amanda Edge Ballet Conservatory of AshevilleAmanda Edge & Billy Ward Join BCA Faculty

4-9-14

BCA is delighted to announce that Amanda Edge and Billy Ward will be joining the BCA faculty in August, 2014! Amanda and Billy have been guest teachers during BCA's summer intensives and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school. We are absolutely thrilled they will be teaching for us! Read the full announcement.

Summer Intensive 2014 Audition Season Is Here

12-9-13

The 2014 summer intensive audition season is here! And all BCA Pre-Pros should begin getting their summer plans in order. Whether you're planning on staying here with us this summer or going away, we have lots of great downloads, message board info, and much more on our Summer Intensive 2014 page. Auditions start the first weekend in January, so don't delay! Here's is BCA's Summer Intensive 2014 Audition Tour line-up:

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

336-770-3399

2:00 to 4:00 Ages 10 to 13

4:00 to 6:00 Ages 14 and over

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014: Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA

1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

404-873-5811

2:00 to 4:00 Ages 10 to 13

4:00 to 6:00 Ages 14 and over

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014: Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, Asheville, NC

5 Points Bldg., 6 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801

828-255-5777

1:00 to 2:00 Ages 10 to 11

2:30 to 3:30 Ages 12 to 13

4:00 to 5:00 Ages 14 and over

Special Holiday Ballet Classes!

12-5-13

BCA will hold special OPEN holiday ballet classes from Monday, December 30, 2013 through Saturday, January 4, 2014. These are OPEN classes.  Anyone who works at the appropriate level can attend!  So, they're great for visiting dancers and friends.  All classes are $17 each.  Please pay as you go -- just drop your check in the payment box. We strongly recommend all BCA Pre-Pros take these classes. And don't forget:  Regular classes begin Monday, January 6, 2014. See the BCA calendar for details. See you in class and Happy Holidays! Learn more about BCA's Pre-Professional division.

HOLIDAY Open Adv Ballet & Pointe

Monday 12-30-13 through Saturday 1-4-14, 10am-12pm

HOLIDAY Open Beg/Int Ballet & Pointe

Monday 12-30-13, Wednesday 1-1-14, Friday 1-3-14, & Saturday 1-4-14, 12pm-2pm

Tickets on Sale for Nutcracker 2013!

11-6-13

Join us December 18 at 6:30 and December 19 & 20 at 4:30 & 7:30 for BCA's holiday classic The Nutcracker. Featuring Blair Chamberlain as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Sarah London as the Dew Drop Fairy, Christopher Lynn as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer and talented dancers from our Pre-Professional division -- including Avery Sund as Clara -- this holiday classic includes over 100 performers, lavish sets and costumes, and timeless favorites like Waltz of the Flowers. There's even a classic battle between an army of Mice & Soldiers! Don't miss Clara's timeless adventures in a world of magic and beauty, a perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Tickets range from $12 to $25 and go fast -- call Diana Wortham Theatre at (828) 257-4530 or visit dwtheatre.com to reserve your tickets today.

Learn more about BCA's Nutcracker 2013.

Open Houses & Free Sample Classes Begin August 6!

8-5-13

We invite new and returning students to come by, tour our state-of-the-art dance facility, talk to our faculty, and register for classes. And don't forget to stop in for a free class!

Tuesday, August 6: Try a Free Ballet Class

Free Ballet Class Ages 3 to 5: 12:45 to 1:15
Free Ballet Class Ages 5 to 7: 1:30 to 2:00

Saturday, August 10: Open House & Free Ballet Classes

Open House: 3:00 to 5:00
Free Ballet Class Ages 3 to 5: 3:30 to 3:50
Free Ballet Class Ages 6 to 8: 4:00 to 4:20

August 17: Open House & Free Ballet, Jazz/Tap, & Modern Classes

Open House: 3:00 to 5:00
Free Ballet Class Ages 3 to 5: 3:30 to 3:50
Free Jazz/Tap Class Ages 6 to 10: 3:40 to 4:00 (Jazz & Tap shoes not required.)
Free Ballet Class Ages 6 to 8: 4:00 to 4:20
Free Modern Dance Class Ages 7 to 11: 4:25 to 4:45

Boys & girls are welcome to all classes, but please RSVP 828-255-5777.

We expect all our Fall classes to fill quickly, so come by and sign-up as early as possible! And don't forget: Fall classes begin the week of August 19. Learn more about our programs childrenteens/adults, and pre-professionals. Call 828-255-5777 for more info.

Pre-Professional Division Auditions Saturday, August 10, 2013

8-4-13

Auditions for BCA's 2013-2014 Pre-Professional Division and Nutcracker 2013 will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at BCA Studios, 5 Points Bldg., 6 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC, 28801.

9:30 to 10:30: Beginning Program (5th & 6th Graders)

11:00 to 12:00: Intermediate Program (7th & 8th Graders)

12:30 to 1:30: Advanced Program (9th - 12th Graders)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition to sign-in. Audition fee is $15. Girls should bring pointe shoes. These auditions also serve as the BCA’s Nutcracker 2013 auditions for pre-professionals. BCA's Pre-Professional division prepares dancers ages 10 and up for careers in the dance profession. They are routinely cast in soloist and corps de ballet roles in our productions of Nutcracker and a Spring Ballet. We encourage all talented young dancers to attend this audition.

All prospective dancers and their parents should be aware of the Pre-Professional division class, rehearsal, and contract requirements prior to the August 10th audition. Returning pre-professionals are required to audition. Download the Pre-Professional Audition Flyer, Contract, and Handbook.

If a dancer cannot make the August 10 audition, a make-up audition will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 10:00 to 12:00.  However we encourage you to attend the August 10 audition if at all possible since we will begin casting directly following that audition. all 828-255-5777 for more make-up audition info.

Dancers will be notified of their results immediately following their audition. If accepted, they will be required to sign the BCA Pre-Professional Contract, pay their fees, and enroll in their classes.

In addition, dancers and their parents are required to attend the Pre-Professional Division Parents Meeting & Student Welcoming Ceremony on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00. During this event new Pre-Pro parents and dancers will get an opportunity to ask questions and exchange information with current Pre-Pro parents and dancers. Then, new BCA Pre-Pros will be welcomed into the program by current BCA Pre-Pro dancers in a delightful induction ceremony. Refreshments will be served.

For more info please visit BalletConservatoryofAsheville.com/prepro or call 828-255-5777.

Summer Classes Begin Today!

6-3-12

Summer officially arrives at BCA today! We offer a wide variety of dance classes and workshops, including delightfully themed Children's Summer Workshops, Weekly Ballet Classes for Children, and Open Ballet/Pointe, Modern, & Hip Hop Classes. These classes and workshops are ideal for any dancer from beginner to professional. Classes are offered at affordable summer rates and convenient class times. In addition, BCA's summer intensive offers serious young dancers ages 10 and up a month-long, all-day ballet training intensive. See you in class this summer!

The Sleeping Beauty Opens Tomorrow!

5-30-2013

Join us Friday, May 31 at 7:00 and Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 for one of the most enduring and magical classical ballets of all time, The Sleeping Beauty. Featuring Sarah London as Princess Aurora, North Carolina Dance Theatre's Ben Ingel as Prince Florimund, Blair Chamberlain as The Lilac Fairy, and the talented dancers from our Pre-Professional division, BCA's Sleeping Beauty blends this storied fable of young love with some of the most exquisite dancing every devised for the classical stage. Mix in a brand new production from BCA's talented production team and you have the perfect family-friendly evening. Tickets range from $10 to $22. Call Diana Wortham Theatre at (828) 257-4530 or visit  dwtheatre.com to reserve your tickets today!

BCA's Pre-Professional Division Announces Summer Intensive, University, and Traineeship Acceptances

5-8-2013

BCA's Pre-Professional Division is delighted to announce its Summer Intensive, University, and Traineeship acceptances for the 2013 summer and the 2013-2014 school year. The quality of these accepting institutions and our dancers' sheer volume of acceptances are clear testaments to these talented young artists' hard work, dedication, and skill. Congrats! For a complete list of acceptances learn more about BCA's Pre-Professional Division.

Master Classes with Nick Kepley Beginning March 26!

3-15-13

BCA is delighted to announce that Motion Dance + Theatre director Nick Kepley will return to BCA at the end of March for a series of three ballet master classes. The classes will run from 10:00 to 11:30 on Tuesday, March 26, Thursday, March 28 and Saturday, March 30. These classes are open to any Int./Adv. dancer and ALL dancers are welcome!  The cost is $25 per class ($20 for BCA students). For more info call BCA at 828-255-5777.  See you in class!

Classes Running as Normally Scheduled Today

3-6-13

All classes will run as normally scheduled today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. See you in class!

Master Class with NYCB Legend Mel Tomlinson This Saturday!

1-10-13

The Ballet Conservatory is thrilled to host a Master Class with Mel Tomlinson this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00. The Master Class will consist of a 1½ hour ballet class and a ½ hour question & answer session with Mr. Tomlinson. The cost is $25 ($20 for BCA students). This class is suitable for the intermediate/advanced ballet dancer. The studio will be open from 12:30 to 1:00 for warm-up.

Considered one of the greatest male ballet dancers of his generation, Mr. Tomlinson danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet from 1981 to 1987, Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Boston Ballet. He served on the dance faculty of Boston Ballet and North Carolina School of the Arts. The New York Times called his performance of George Balanchine's Agon "dynamic and electric."

For more information, call the Ballet Conservatory at 828-255-5777. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Get Ready for Summer Intensive 2013 Audition Season!

12-19-12

The 2013 summer intensive audition season is here! And all BCA Pre-Pros should begin getting their summer plans in order. If you're planning on going away for the summer, we have lots of great downloads, videos, message board info, and much more on the BCA Pre-Pro page. Auditions start the first weekend in January, so don't delay! And if you're planning on staying there this summer, make sure to learn more about BCA's Summer Intensive 2013. It's going to be great!

Enjoy Summer 2014 With BCA June 2 to August 16!

During summer 2014, BCA offers a wide variety of open classes-- including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, and modern -- as well as special "themed" ballet workshops for children. These classes and workshops are ideal for any dancer from beginner to professional. Classes are offered at affordable summer rates and convenient class times. In addition, BCA's summer intensive offers serious young dancers ages 10 and up a month-long, all-day ballet ballet training intensive. It runs from June 23 to July 19. See you in class!

Learn more about Summer Intensive 2014.

Download the Summer 2014 Schedule & Registration Form. Includes all a schedule of all Children's Workshops, all Open Classes and a registration form.

Download the Summer 2014 Children's Workshops Flyer

Download BCA's Policies + Procedures

Children’s Summer Workshops

All workshops meet Monday to Friday. Fees are $155 per week plus $10 summer registration fee for new students. Take $10 off for each additional workshop.

June 16 to 20, Broadway Week

9:30 to 12:30: Dance Workshop, 1:00 to 4:00: Theatre Workshop

Ages 7 to 9 & 10 to 12

July 21 to 25, Swan Lake Week

9:30am to 12:30

Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11

July 28 to August 1, Alice In Wonderland Week

9:30 to 12:30

Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11

August 4 to 8, Sleeping Beauty Week

9:30 to 12:30

Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11

August 11 to 15, Coppelia Week

9:30 to 12:30

Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11

Weekly Ballet Classes for Ages Ages 3 to 5

Fees are $80 for the six week session plus $10 summer registration fee for new students. July 30 is make-up day.

June 10 to July 15 (6 weeks)

Tuesdays, 12:45 to 1:30

Saturday (if needed) 12:45-1:30, Make-up class on Tuesday, July 22 1pm

Summer Open Classes for Ages 10 and Up

June 2 to 21 (3 Weeks) AND July 28 to August 16 (3 Weeks)

Held during the three weeks before and three weeks after BCA's summer intensive

Age Guidelines:

Ballet Int./Adv. Ages 13 and Up

Ballet Beg./Int. Ages 10 to 13

Ballet Basics Ages 11 and Up

Modern/Hip Hop Ages 12 and Up

Monday

2:00 to 4:00 Beg./Int. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 10 to 13)

4:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 13 and Up)

Tuesday

4:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 13 and Up)

5:00 to 6:00 Basic Ballet (Ages 11 and Up)

6:00 to 7:00 Adult Ballet

Wednesday

2:00 to 4:00 Beg./Int. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 10 to 13)

4:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 13 and Up)

Thursday

5:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Modern (Ages 12 and Up)

6:00 to 7:00 Int./Adv. Hip Hop (Ages 12 and Up)

Friday

2:00 to 4:00 Beg./Int. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 10 to 13)

4:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 13 and Up)

Saturday

10:00 to 12:00 Int./Adv. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 13 and Up)

12:00 to 2:00 Beg./Int. Ballet & Pointe (Ages 10 to 13)

June 23 to July 21 (4 Weeks)

Held during the four weeks of BCA's summer intensive.

Age Guidelines:

Ballet Basics Ages 11 and Up

Modern/Hip Hop Ages 12 and Up

Tuesday

5:00 to 6:00 Basic Ballet (Ages 11 and Up)

6:00 to 7:00 Adult Ballet

Thursday

5:00 to 6:00 Int./Adv. Modern (Ages 12 and Up)

6:00 to 7:00 Int./Adv. Hip Hop (Ages 12 and Up)

Summer Open Classes Payment Options

1. One Hour Class $12 or Two Hour Class $17

2. Unlimited Beg./Int. Classes: $265 for 6 Weeks or $46 per Week*

3. Unlimited Int./Adv. Classes: $330 for 6 Weeks or $60 per Week*

4. Modern / Hip Hop Combo: $20 for Both Thursday Classes

5. Modern / Hip Hop Combo: $165 for Both Thursday Classes for All Ten Weeks

*BCA Summer Intensive students receive a $20 discount off the 6 week Unlimited packages. Unlimited packages include Modern and Hip Hop classes.

Professional dancer rate available.

Welcome to Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Welcome! We're Ballet Conservatory of Asheville (BCA) and we're delighted you've taken the opportunity to learn more about us. We offer dance programs for children, teens/adults, and pre-professionals. Included are classes in nearly every major dance form, from ballet and pointe to tap, jazz, hip-hop and modern. We welcome all dancers with any level of experience from ages 3 to adult. In addition to our regular school year programs, we also offer summer classes & workshops for all ages and a summer intensive for serious ballet dancers.

Our philosophy is simple: We want our students to gain good technique, learn proper class etiquette, and enjoy the wonderful world of dance. And while we offer classes in all disciplines, we are primarily a ballet school with a strong pre-professional training program.

Our faculty brings rich professional backgrounds and outstanding teaching and education credentials. BCA's leadership team includes Angie Lynn (Director), Wayne Burritt (Ballet Master), and Christopher Lynn (Managing Director). Our professional facilities are located in the 5 Points Building, 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina.

We produce the Nutcracker, a Spring ballet, and a Recital each year. Our performances are produced at Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre, widely considered to be one of the finest dance venues in the U.S.

We are a busy conservatory so please feel free to follow us through our news and events page as well as on Facebook . Thank you for visiting!

How To Enroll

Enrolling in BCA's programs is easy. First, discover our different programs and what classes you are interested in. Then, download and fill out a registration form. At that point, please feel free to give us a call at 828-255-5777 or drop by our studios at 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville. We can help you decide which classes are ideal for you, space availability, and fees. We'll then give you the details about your classes, a copy of our policies and procedures, and you'll be all set.

For pre-professionals, please visit our pre-professional section for details on auditions, requirements, and fees.

Contact Us

If you'd like to learn more about BCA programs, classes, and events, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call us at 828-255-5777 or email us at info@balletconservatoryofasheville.com. We also encourage you to drop by our facilities at 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville.