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.

Children's Division - Studio A

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  • Kindergarten (Ages 5-6 | Kindergarten)

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: Monday, 4 - 4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 14 Classes - $280 
    Second Semester: 16 Classes - $320
    Recital Fees: Children’s Division - $125.00
     
  • Ballet 1 (Ages 6-7 | Grade 1)

    Grade: First Grade
    Time: Tuesday, 4 - 4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 19 Classes - $380
    Recital Fees: Children’s Division - $125.00
  • Ballet 2 (Ages 7-8 | Grade 2)

    Grade: Second
    Time: Wednesday, 4 - 4:45 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 19 Classes - $380
    Recital Fees: Children’s Division - $125.00
  • Ballet 3 (Ages 8-9 | Grade 3)

    Grade: Third
    Time: Thursday, 4 - 5 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 15 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 19 Classes - $380
    Recital Fees: Children’s Division - $125.00
  • 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: 38 Classes - $608

    Recital Fees: Student Division - $150
  • Intermediate 2 (Ages 10-12 | Grade 5)

    Grade: Fifth
    Time: Monday & Wednesday, 5 - 6:15 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    Full Year: 64 Classes - $1,024
    First Semester: 30 Classes - $480 
    Second Semester: 34 Classes - $544

    Recital Fees: Student Division - $150
     
  • Intermediate 3 (Ages 11-12 | Grade 6)

    Grade: Sixth
    Time:
    Monday & Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
    Friday  4-5 p.m. Pointe/Pre-pointe
    Location: Studio A
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 42 Classes - $588
    Second Semester: 53 Classes - $740

    Recital Fees: Student Division - $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
    Time:
    Monday & Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Pointe/Variations
    Location: Studio B
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 42 Classes - $588
    Second Semester: 53 Classes - $740
    Recital Fees: Pre-professional Division - $175.00
     
  • Advanced 2 (Ages 14 and Up)

    Age: 14 and up
    Time: 
    Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pointe/Variations
    Location: Studio B
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester: 43 Classes - $688
    Second Semester: 55 Classes - $880

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday - 5 days per week 
    Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.  | Saturdays,11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
    Classes/Tuition: 
    Full Year: 156 Classes - $1,872
    First Semester : 72 Classes - $864
    Second Semester: 84 Classes - $1,008

    Recital Fees: Pre-professional Division - $175.00
  • Pre-Professional Division Dress Code

    Level Class DaysColor Leotard Brand 
    Advanced 1M-W-SBurgundy
    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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  • Jazz (Ages 13 and Up)

    Age: 13 and up
    Time: 
    Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester : 14 Classes - $140
    Second Semester: 18 Classes - $180
     
  • Pilates/Yoga (Ages 13 and Up)

    Age: 13 and up
    Time: Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester : 14 Classes - $140
    Second Semester: 18 Classes - $180
  • Adult Ballet (Ages 13 and Up)

    Age: 13 and up
    Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester : 15 Classes - $150
    First Semester : 30 Classes - $300
    Second Semester: 19 Classes - $190
    Second Semester: 38 Classes - $380

2020-21 Class Schedule and Calendar

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  • Studio A

    Studio A is located across from the theater.
    MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturday
    4-4:45 p.m.
    Kindergarten
    Bracken
    4-4:45 p.m.
    Ballet 1
    Bracken
    4-4:45 p.m.
    Ballet 2
    Blessing
    4-4:45 p.m.
    Ballet 3
    Corkery
    4-5 p.m.
    Pre-pointe- pointe
    Corkery
    5-6 p.m.
    Int. 2
    Harbour
    5-6 p.m.
    Int. 1
    Tipton
    5-6 p.m.
    Int. 2
    Cheng
    5-6 p.m.
    Int. 1
    Corkery
     
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Int. 3
    Harbour
    6-7 p.m.
    Adult Ballet
    Tipton
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Int. 3
    Corkery
    6-7 p.m.
    Adult Ballet
    Cheng


  • Studio B

    Studio B is located between the two gymnasiums.
    MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturday
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Adv 1
    Corkery
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Adv 2
    Cheng
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Adv 1
    Cheng
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Adv 2
    L. Cheng
    9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Adv 1
    Corkery
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Pilates/Yoga
    Chrisco
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Jazz Class 
    Bracken
     11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Adv 2
    Various



  • Calendar

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


    August 31
    First Semester Begins
    September 7
    Labor Day Holiday, No Ballet Classes
    October 12
    Fall Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    November 23-29
    Thanksgiving Break Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    December 13
    Winter Ballet Recital ( Student and Pre Prof levels)
    December 16-20
    Parent Observation (All Levels)
    December 18-Jan. 4
    Winter Break Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    January 5
    Second Semester Begins
    January 18
    Martin Luther King Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    February 15
    Presidents Day. No Ballet Classes
    February 16-19
    FWCD Musical- No Ballet Classes for K-Int. 3
    March   15-19
    Spring Break. No Ballet Classes
    March   22
    Classes Resume
    April 9
    Spring Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    May 22-26
    Recital Stage Rehearsals (All Levels)
    May 27-28
    Spring Ballet Recital (All Levels)

Meet the Instructors

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  • Carrie Cheng

    Bio
  • Gayle Corkery

    Bio
  • Natalie Bracken

    Bio
  • Li-Chou Cheng

    Bio
  • Marie Harbour

    Bio
  • Sarah Tipton

    Bio
  • Devyn Woodruff

    Bio
  • Bridgette Chrisco

    Bio
  • Mariana Blessing

    Bio
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