School

Training Chattanooga's dancers for 46 years.

The Chattanooga Ballet School offers exceptional ballet training to dancers of all ages. The School aims to impart to its students (from as young as the age of three) a passion for dance and a solid foundation of ballet education.

Since 1973 the School has enriched the city of Chattanooga by nurturing a love of ballet in a supportive environment that educates and sustains dancers’ passions. Through classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Teen/Adult Ballet and a growing Boys’ program, the School endeavors to deliver excellent training—whether a student is working towards a professional career or just loves to dance. Each student is empowered to grow and strengthen in both mind and body .

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Instructors

Katie Allison

Katie Allison

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Amanda Patton

Amanda Patton

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Karen Smith

Karen Smith

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Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

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Nena Widtfeldt

Nena Widtfeldt

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Instructors

Caroline Blair
Dillon Davis
Kirsten Hyde

Amanda Patton
Karen Smith
Samantha Sole

Ashley Tisdale
Nena Widtfeldt
Laurel Zahrobsky

The Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble

The Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble is the training company of the Chattanooga Ballet School, composed of Intermediate I level dancers and above who have reached a higher level of technique and commitment.
The Ensemble is designed to give a few more hours per week to their training. Members are featured in Chattanooga Ballet performances and collaborative performances with other local arts organizations.
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Karen Smith with the 2019 Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble during rehersal for Le Papillon & New Works.

ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

Emma Barioli
Margherita Barioli
Lydia Bridgforth
Sadie Burman
Finley Burnette
Charlotte Flowers

Hannah Hensley
Caroline Klotz
Elizabeth Lewis
Isabella Moore
Cate Morton
Marigold Newton
Mary Blake Reese
Greta Shudan
Sophia Taylor
Kendall Townsend

Class Schedule

August 19 to December 7

Fall 2019

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Creative Movement - Monday
This class is full
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 2 - Monday
4 spots left
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Pre-Ballet - Monday
This class is full
Monday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$230.00
Creative Movement - Tuesday
4 spots left
Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 1 - Tuesday
1 spot left
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Pre-Ballet - Tuesday
This class is full
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Adult Ballet for Dance Parents
Wednesday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$75.00
Creative Movement - Wednesday
7 spots left
Wednesday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Pre-Ballet - Wednesday
7 spots left
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 2 - Wednesday
This class is full
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Jazz
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Modern
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 4
This class is full
M 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
W 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$320.00
Creative Movement - Thursday
7 spots left
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 1 - Thursday
3 spots left
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Grade 2 - Thursday
12 spots left
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Pre-Ballet - Thursday
7 spots left
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$230.00
Intermediate 3
This class is full
Tu 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
W 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Th 7:00 PM-8:45 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$375.00
Creative Movement - Friday
7 spots left
Friday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 1 - Friday
This class is full
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Pre-Ballet - Friday
5 spots left
Friday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Intermediate 2
5 spots left
Tu 6:00 PM-7:45 PM
W 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
F 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$375.00
Grade 3 - Thursday/Friday
4 spots left
Th 4:15 PM-5:30 PM
F 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$320.00
Creative Movement - Saturday
This class is full
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Boys 1
8 spots left
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Pre-Ballet - Saturday
This class is full
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Boys 2
12 spots left
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$190.00
Grade 1 - Saturday
This class is full
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Creative Movement Room
Chattanooga Ballet
$215.00
Intermediate 1
2 spots left
Tu 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sa 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Karen Smith Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$345.00
Intermediate 4
10 spots left
Tu 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Th 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Sa 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$385.00
Advanced
4 spots left
M 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Th 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
F 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Purple Lady Studio
Chattanooga Ballet
$430.00
Signal - Creative Movement
8 spots left
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Signal Mountain
$190.00
Signal - Pre-Ballet
1 spot left
Monday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Signal Mountain
$190.00
Signal - Grade 1
6 spots left
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Signal Mountain
$215.00

Full class? Add your name to the waiting list HERE

Class Descriptions

Creative Movement
An introduction to the world of dance designed for 3 & 4-year olds. Students will work to develop balance, coordination, and rhythm. Through the use of structured games and activities, each class will allow students to explore different ways of moving.
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White Leotard

 

Pre-Ballet
Designed for 5 & 6 year olds who have either already completed Creative Movement or who are new to ballet. Students will learn basic ballet steps and terminology while continuing to develop balance, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.
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White Leotard

 

Grade I
For any 7 to 10-year-olds who are interested in ballet. In addition to learning basic steps and terminology, dancers will begin to focus on correct technique and alignment.
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Light Pink Leotard

 

Grade 2
Prior completion of Grade 1 or equivalent is required. Emphasizes proper placement, alignment, and execution of basic ballet technique.
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Light Blue Leotard

 

Grade 3
Prior completion of Grade 2 or equivalent is required. Grade 3 level dancers will take two classes per week and will continue to focus on the proper execution of basic technique.
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Hunter Green Leotard

 

Grade 4
Prior completion of Grade 3 or equivalent is required. Dancers develop technique while working to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Dancers take two classes per week.
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Navy Blue Leotard

 

Intermediate 1
Prior completion of Grade 2 or equivalent is required. Continues the expansion of movement vocabulary. Dancers will begin developing the strength, balance, and control necessary for pointe work.
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Burgandy Leotard

 

Intermediate 2
By instructor’s permission. Dancers work to develop the skills necessary for pointe work. Training increases to three days per week. One class per week has an additional 15 minutes of pre-pointe work.
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Royal Blue Leotard

 

Intermediate 3
By instructor’s permission. Dancers work to expand movement vocabulary and begin to focus more on pointe work. One class per week has an additional 15 minutes of pointe work.
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Red Leotard

 

Intermediate 4
By instructor’s permission. Dancers are required to take 3 classes per week, focusing heavily on pointe work and building strength, helping students transition to the Advanced level. One class per week has an additional half hour of pointe work. Dancers are strongly encouraged to register for the Modern and Jazz classes in addition to regular ballet classes.
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Black Leotard

 

Advanced
By instructor’s permission. Dancers are required to attend 4 classes per week To build additional strength and craft the artistry of the pre-professional level. One class per week has an additional half hour of pointe work. Dancers are strongly encouraged to register for the Modern and Jazz classes in addition to regular ballet classes.
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Any Solid Color Leotard

 

Adult Ballet for Parents
Requires child’s enrollment in Creative Movement. Designed to get parents moving while their children are in ballet class, this class is taught simultaneously to our morning Creative Movement class and serves as a good introduction or refresher of ballet.

Beginner Teen/ Adult Ballet
An introduction to ballet for ages 13 and up. Dancers will learn basic ballet technique while working to improve flexibility, coordination, and strength.

Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet
Designed for ages 13 and up who have had some ballet experience and are looking to get back into the studio for exercise, strength, and love of the art of ballet.

Jazz
Introduces dancers 13 and up to the various styles and expressions of jazz technique.

Modern
Introduces students 13 and up to the many modern dance techniques of today.

Boys I
A ballet class specifically designed for boys aged 7 to 12 who are just starting ballet. Dancers will learn ballet terminology while developing balance, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.

Boys II
By instructor’s permission. Builds on the foundations and principles taught in Boys I. Dancers work to expand movement vocabulary and focus on building the strength, flexibility, and balance specifically needed for men’s upper level ballet technique.

Locations

Market Street
Market Street is our main location. Our office and most classes are here.
Signal Mountain

Signal Moutain is our satelite location. Limited classes are taught here.

Bright School
Classes are available only to Bright School students.