beginning teen ballet

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Autumn September-October-November
Winter December-January-February
Spring March-April-May
Summer June-July-August

No Classes: New Years Eve/Day, Christmas Eve/Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day. We are generally closed between Christmas and New Years as well as the last week of August.

One Class per Week: $235/session

Or Single class: $25
Monthly: $88

Additional family members: 20% off

Payment is due the first class of the session –

Makeup Classes must be taken within the same session


Appropriate Class Attire & Information

  • Outfit for girls: Black Leotard, full-footed pink tights and pink ballet shoes. “Split-sole” shoes preferred. Hair should be in a bun with no bangs. No skirts or legwarmers permitted in class.
  • Outfit for boys: White T-shirt, black shorts, black sweats or black tights, black ballet shoes.
  • Upon enrollment, students are placed into an approved level.
  • Students may be evaluated for possible promotion to Ballet Level II at 8 years. However, students are promoted ONLY when body strength has matured. Students generally remain in a particular level for 2-3 years. Older students often promote more quickly than younger students.
  • Levels are mixed. Higher levels take lower levels to maintain proper technique and muscle memory.
  • Lauridsen Ballet Center does everything possible to prevent injuries. However, ballet is an athletic activity and injuries can occur.
  • Students are encouraged to conference each year with the Artistic Director to discuss progress. We are happy to schedule an appointment.

Studio Rules

  • Children must be fully clothed over leotards & tights both to and from studio. Ballet shoes are NOT to be worn outside.
  • Parents are permitted to watch class from the viewing room ONLY, or to leave and come inside to pick up children after class. Please keep the lobby clear.
  • Children are not allowed to go outside without an adult.
  • No gum chewing allowed in the studio by anyone.
  • Food allowed ONLY in the lunchroom area near the restrooms.
  • NO street shoes are permitted on the dance floor.
  • Upon enrollment, students are placed into an approved level.
  • Payment is due before taking the first class of a new session, month, or single class. If the student has not paid for class, they will be asked to leave class. There are NO refunds.
  • ALL students are required to take the number of classes for their level. If you are unable to make your classes you must notify the office before the end of the month. Not making all of the classes required will result in being placed in a lower level for the dancers’ safety.


  • Storybook Ballet: Peter Pan
    James R. Armstrong Theatre
    Torrance Cultural Arts Center
    3330 Civic Center Drive
    Torrance, CA 90503
    Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2 & 5pm
    Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2pm