The Ballet Conservatory

The Ballet Conservatory at Fort Worth Country Day invites all students in the metroplex to participate in its outstanding ballet training program. The school provides quality ballet instruction for all levels of advancement. From the youngest pre-ballet student to the aspiring professional, each student is guided through a curriculum designed to enhance both physical skill and the appreciation for the artistry of dance. The goal of The Ballet Conservatory is to provide a firm foundation for each dancer to attain his or her full potential through a combination of the highest quality training and exciting performance opportunities.

Summer 2021 Ballet Programs

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  • Junior Intensive

    Week 1: June 14-18
    Week 2: June 21-25

    Intermediate 2 (9-11 years old)
    M-F 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    $20 per class / $100 per week / $200 for 2 weeks

    Intermediate 3 (10-12 years old; Pre-Pointe/Pointe)
    M-F, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    $20 per class / $100 per week / $200 for 2 weeks
  • Senior Intensive

    Week 1: June 14-18
    Week 2: June 21-25
    Week 3: June 28-July 2
     
    Advanced Level (13 and up)
    M-F, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    $25 per class / $125 per week / $375 per 3 weeks

Children's Division - Studio A

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  • Kindergarten (Ages 5-6 | Kindergarten)

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Day/Time: Monday, 4-4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
     
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 13 Classes - $260 
    Second Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Year: $560
    Recital Fee: Spring Recital Only - $125
     
  • Ballet 1 (Ages 6-7 | Grade 1)

    Grade: First 
    Day/Time: Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 18 Classes - $360
    Year: $660
    Recital Fee: Spring Recital Only - $125
  • Ballet 2 (Ages 7-8 | Grade 2)

    Grade: Second 
    Day/Time: Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 18 Classes - $360
    Year: $660
    Recital Fee: Spring Recital Only - $125
  • Ballet 3 (Ages 8-9 | Grade 3)

    Grade: Third 
    Day/Time: Thursday, 4-5 p.m.
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 18 Classes - $360
    Year: $660
    Recital Fee: Spring Recital Only - $125
  • Children's Division Dress Code

    Level Class DaysColor Leotard Brand 
    KindergartenMPinkBloch CL8262
    Ballet 1TLight BlueBloch CL8262
    Ballet 2WLavenderBloch CL8262
    Ballet 3THLavenderBloch CL8262

    Girls will wear the selected leotard for their class with pink ballet shoes. Pink tights are not required until Parent Observation Days or for performances. Students will wear thin white socks with their ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun or a secured ponytail. 

Student Division - Studio A

Placement of students in the student division is governed by individual potential and technical proficiency not entirely by age, grade, or amount of previous training. New students ages 9 and up must audition for placement.

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  • Intermediate 1 (Ages 9-10 | Grade 4)

    Grade: Fourth
    Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 30 Classes - $480 
    Second Semester: 36 Classes - $576
    Year: $1,056
    Recital Fee: Winter - $150
    Recital Fee: Spring - $150
  • Intermediate 2 (Ages 10-12 | Grade 5)

    Grade: Fifth
    Time: Monday & Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 30 Classes - $480 
    Second Semester: 32 Classes - $512
    Year: 64 Classes - $992
    Recital Fee: Winter - $150
    Recital Fee: Spring - $150
     
  • Intermediate 3 (Ages 11-12 | Grade 6)

    Grade: Sixth
    Days/Time:
    Monday & Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. 
    Friday  4:15-5:15 p.m. Pre-Pointe/Pointe
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 

    First Semester: 42 Classes - $588
    Second Semester: 50 Classes - $700
    Year: 92 Classes - $1,288
    Recital Fee: Winter - $150
    Recital Fee: Spring - $150
  • Student Division Dress Code

    Level Class DaysColor Leotard Brand 
    Intermediate 1T & THRedMirella Dance Dress
    M201C2
    Intermediate 2M-W-FBlackMirella Dance Dress
    M201C2
    Intermediate 3M-W-FRoyal BlueBloch Leotard L5405
    Mirella Wrap Skirt 

    • Students in the Student and Pre-Professional Divisions will wear their selected leotard and matching skirt with tights matching their skin tone. We prefer body wrappers tights. A45 for adult sizes and C45 for children’s sizes.
    • Ballet shoes can be canvas or leather and should match their tights. Hair must be secured in a bun.
    • Boys will wear black tights or black shorts with white t shirt and white socks and white or black ballet shoes.
     
     

Pre-Professional Division - Studio B

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  • Advanced 1 (Ages 11-14)

    Age: 11-14
    Days/Times:
    Monday & Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. Pointe
    Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Modern/Jazz 
    Location: Studio B

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 54 Classes - $648
    Second Semester: 66 Classes - $792
    Year: 120 Classes - $1,440
    Recital Fee: Winter - $175
    Recital Fee: Spring- $175
     
  • Advanced 2 (Ages 14 and Up)

    Age: 14 and up
    Days/Times: 
    Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Modern/Jazz 
    Location: Studio B

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 54 Classes - $648
    Second Semester: 68 Classes - $816
    Year: 122 Classes - $1,464

    Days/Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (5 days per week)
         Monday & Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
         Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
         Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m. 
         Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester : 84 Classes - $840
    Second Semester: 100 Classes - $1,000
    Year: 184 Classes - $1,840
    Recital Fee: Winter - $175
    Recital Fee: Spring- $175
  • Pre-Professional Division Dress Code

    Level Class DaysColor Leotard Brand 
    Advanced 1M-W-FBurgundy
    Bloch Leotard L5405
    Mirella Wrap Skirt
    Advanced 2T-TH-SBlack
    Bloch L5405
    MotionWear 2201 AD
    Mirella Wrap Skirt

    • Students in the Student and Pre-Professional Divisions will wear their selected leotard and matching skirt with tights matching their skin tone. We prefer body wrappers tights. A45 for adult sizes and C45 for children’s sizes.
    • Ballet shoes can be canvas or leather and should match their tights. Hair must be secured in a bun.
    • Boys will wear black tights or black shorts with white t-shirt and white socks and white or black ballet shoes.
     
     

Additional Classes

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2020-21 Class Schedule and Calendar

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  • Class Times and Studio Locations

    Studio A is located across from the theater. 
    Studio B is located between the two gymnasiums.

    MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturday
    4-4:45 p.m.
    KINDERGARTEN
    STUDIO A

    Bracken

    5-6 p.m.
    INT 2
    STUDIO A
    Beacham

    6-7:30 p.m.
    INT 3
    STUDIO A
    Rattliff

    6-7:30 p.m.
    ADV 1
    STUDIO B
    Corkery

    4-4:45 p.m.
    BALLET 1
    STUDIO A

    Bracken

    5-6 p.m.

    INT 1
    STUDIO A
    Corkery

    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    ADV 2
    STUDIO B

    Beacham





    4-4:45 p.m.
    BALLET 2
    STUDIO A

    C. Cheng

    5-6 p.m.
    INT 2
    STUDIO A
    Ordonez

    6-7:30 p.m.
    ADV 1
    STUDIO B

    L. Cheng

    6-7:30 p.m.
    INT 3
    STUDIO A
    Ordonez

    4-5 p.m.
    BALLET 3
    STUDIO A
    C. Cheng

    5-6 p.m.
    INT 1
    STUDIO A
    Corkery

    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    ADV 2
    STUDIO B
    C. Cheng

    4:15-5:15 p.m.
    INT 3 POINTE
    STUDIO A
    C. Cheng

    5:30-7 p.m.
    ADV 1
    STUDIO B
    Corkery

    9:30-11 a.m.
    ADV 2
    STUDIO B
    Various

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    MODERN
    STUDIO B

    Rattliff



  • Calendar

    Please note that the FWCD Ballet Conservatory follows the FWCD Calendar
    and some changes may be made during the year.


    August 30
    First Semester Begins
    September 6
    Labor Day Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    November 22-28
    Thanksgiving Break Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    December 5
    Nutcracker (Student and Pre Prof Levels) 3 p.m.
    December 11-17
    Parent Observation (All Levels)
    December 18-January 3
    Winter Break Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    January 4
    Second Semester Begins
    January 17
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    February 12
    Winter Holiday. No Classes.
    February 14-19
    FWCD Musical; No Ballet Classes for K-Int. 3
    February 21
    Presidents Day; No Ballet Classes
    March 14-19
    Spring Break; No Ballet Classes
    March 21
    Classes Resume
    May 14
    Last Day of Classes
    May 14
    Recital Stage Rehearsals (All Levels)
    May 15
    Spring Ballet Recital (All Levels) 3 p.m.

Meet the Instructors

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  • Carrie Cheng, Director

    Bio
  • Mariana Blessing

    Bio
  • Natalie Bracken

    Bio
  • Li-Chou Cheng

    Bio
  • Bridgette Chrisco

    Bio
  • Gayle Corkery

    Bio
  • Marie Harbour

    Bio
  • Candace Rattliff

    Bio
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