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.

To enroll in 2022 Summer Intensive programs, please access our Online Registration Platform. If you have questions about The Ballet Conservatory programs, please contact Carrie Cheng (carrie.cheng@fwcd.com).

Children's Division - Studio A

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  • Junior Kindergarten (Ages 4-5 | Junior Kindergarten)

    Grade: Junior Kindergarten
    Day/Time: Friday, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Studio A
     
    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (13 Classes): $260 
    Second Semester (19 Classes and Recital)
  • 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 (16 Classes and Recital)
     
  • 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 (19 Classes and Recital)
  • 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 (19 Classes and Recital)
  • 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 (19 Classes and Recital)
  • 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 | Grades 4-5)

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

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (30 Classes and Recital): $630 
    Second Semester (38 Classes and Recital)
  • Intermediate 2 (Ages 10-12 | Grade 5-6)

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

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (30 Classes and Recital): $630
    Second Semester (34 Classes and Recital)
     
  • Intermediate 3 (Ages 11-12 | Grade 6-8)

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

    Classes/Tuition: 

    First Semester (42 Classes and Recital): $738
    Second Semester (53 Classes and Recital)
  • Pre pointe/pointe (Ages 11+)

    Days/Time:
    Friday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
    Location: Studio A

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (13 Classes): $260
    Second Semester (19 Classes)

    No performance for this class
  • 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, 6-7:30 p.m. Pointe/Variations
    Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Modern/Jazz 
    Location: Studio B

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (54 Classes and Recital) $823
    Second Semester (68 Classes and Recital)
     
  • Advanced 2 (Ages 14 and Up)

    Age: 14 and up
    Days/Times: 
    Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Ballet Class +26
    Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Modern/Jazz/Pilates
    Location: Studio B

    Classes/Tuition: 
    First Semester (54 Classes and Recital): $823
    Second Semester (70 Classes and Recital)
    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 and Recital): $1,015
    Second Semester (104 Classes and Recital)
  • 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.
     
     

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2022-23 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
    Ordonez

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

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

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

    Bracken

    5-6 p.m.

    INT 1
    STUDIO A
    Blessing

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

    L. Cheng





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

    Blessing

    5-6 p.m.
    INT 2
    STUDIO A
    C. Cheng

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

    Warren

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

    4-5 p.m.
    BALLET 3
    STUDIO A
    Blessing

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

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

    3:45-4:30 p.m.
    JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN
    STUDIO A
    Blessing

    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    INT 3 POINTE
    STUDIO A
    S. Warren

    6:00-7:30 p.m.
    ADV 1
    STUDIO B
    S. Warren

    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 29
    First Semester Begins
    September 5
    Labor Day Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    October 10
    Fall Break: No Ballet Classes
    November 21-26
    Thanksgiving Break Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    December 10 & 11
    Nutcracker (Student and Pre Prof-Levels only)
    December 12-16
    Parent Observation (All Levels)
    December 17-January 3
    Winter Break Holiday. No Ballet Classes
    January 4
    Second Semester Begins
    January 16
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    February 13-19
    FWCD Musical; No Ballet Classes for K-Int. 3
    February 20
    Presidents Day; No Ballet Classes
    March 13-18
    Spring Break; No Ballet Classes
    March 20
    Classes Resume
    April 7
    Spring Holiday; No Ballet Classes
    May 19

    Last Day of Classes
    May 19
    Recital Stage Rehearsals (All Levels)
    May 20 & 21
    Spring Ballet Recital (All Levels) 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Full tuition payment via credit card is due upon registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Ballet Conservatory tuition is non-refundable; fees cannot be refunded or prorated for missed days, including absences resulting from illness or injury.

Meet the Instructors

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  • Carrie Cheng, Director

    Bio
  • Mariana Blessing

    Bio
  • Natalie Bracken

    Bio
  • Li-Chou Cheng

    Bio
  • Marie Harbour

    Bio
  • Candace Rattliff

    Bio
  • Merideth Tullous

    Bio
  • Sara Warren

    Sara Warren

    Bio
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