Classical Ballet

The Vaganova Method of Ballet

Although we supplement with other styles, our main focus is the Vaganova Method of Ballet. This Russian training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. We start our dancers with full classical classes at age 6/7, but our Young Dancer classes (2-6 yo.) also follow and support this style.

Our classes are supplemented with aspects of the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus, Balanchine technique, Classical Variations, Character Dance, PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique), and more!

Our Creative and Artistic Director, Elizabeth Dewey, is certified in the Vaganova Method, PBT, PCT, and more.

Our goal is to move away from the “recreational” dance mindset in northern Michigan, and to offer an environment for students to grow to their greatest potential. Our pre-professional courses give all students the building blocks for success.

New Level system starting Fall 2024.

To the Best of our Ability!

Our motto is to do whatever we do to the best of our ability. Whether a student aspires to be a professional dancer, or merely loves to dance as a pass time, we believe that everyone should be able to become the best they can be.

Swan Lake Jr. Ballet Intensive 2023 in Cadillac, MI
Swan Lake Jr. Ballet Intensive 2023