New Class for Beginners age 10 and up!

Beginner Ballet Classes for Ages 10-15 

Tuesdays 6:00- 7:00pm

March 6 – May 29, 2018

12 Weeks for $210

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED

If you have questions, or would like to visit our studios please contact us at or 716-447-0401.



Neglia Conservatory of Ballet is excited to announce a new class created specifically for girls and boys ages 10 and up who want to start taking ballet. Why? Let’s say you’re 13-years-old and your parent calls a ballet school in your area to inquire about enrolling you in class. A nice man or woman on the other line will likely ask “How old is your student? Do they have any prior experience?” When you say, your son or daughter is 13 and this would be their first ballet class, that same nice man or woman is going to less enthusiastically tell you they would love to have your son/ daughter attend classes but “would they be comfortable taking class with younger children…say 7-year-olds?” While some kids won’t mind (kudos to you guys!), but most kids at this age are already self-conscious and taking a ballet class with “babies” is not going to make them comfortable. So, sadly the conversation will end and you’ll have to tell them the bad news…simply because they weren’t interested in ballet until it was “too late”.

Well…it’s not too late any more!

We believe ballet is for EVERYONE and you are never too old to start!

Beginning in March 2018, Neglia Ballet will offer a new class for beginners ages 10 to 15. Now your child will have a class they are comfortable learning in, with other beginners their own age! Since we only ask you to commit to 12 weeks there is no pressure for them to continue if they’ve decided it’s not really for them. If they decide they love it and want to continue, they’ll be ready to join one of our summer programs that will prepare them to join a higher level class in the Fall! And guess what else…if they like it and want to keep coming just as a hobby, they can! The most wonderful part…Neglia Conservatory of Ballet is an internationally-acclaimed, world-class training facility so regardless of how long your child takes class with us they will receive some of the best training Buffalo has to offer!

During these 12 weeks, class will focus on improving:

  • Core Strength
  • Balance and Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Coordination
  • Body Awareness 
  • Body Control 

At the end of the 12 weeks students can expect to have a better understanding of:

  • General knowledge of ballet terminology and dance
  • How to use their entire bodies all at once in a controlled manner (coordinating ones brain, body and movement)
  • Greater sense of self confidence



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