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Ballet

 

“The Dance is, of all the arts, the one that most influences the Soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is a gift of God.” 

Plato

We are excited to continue to offer quality ballet instruction to students in each of our divisions. Anna Goodrich, friend and colleague to Marius Andahazy, will oversee lessons in Visitation's Upper and Middle School. Meanwhile, Nandi Tippett ‘13, who studied with Mr. Andahazy during her time at Visitation, will provide lessons to the Lower School students. 

In order to sign up for lessons, please contact Andrea Hofland in the Registrar Office (ahofland@vischool.org). To determine the appropriate class, please read the descriptions below:

Lower School Ballet Program

CLD1W: Lower School Level I ballet lessons will take place on Wednesdays from 3 - 4:20 p.m. 

CLD2W: In addition, Visitation offers an opportunity for those students who have already trained for two years in ballet to remain in the lessons an additional 25 minutes, until 4:45 p.m.

There is a $590 accompanist fee. We ask that students purchase apparel using the Grand Jeté Order Form (available online here). Please note that lessons will begin Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and continue through Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Middle/Upper School Ballet Program

Lessons 1x/week

ASBM: Levels I & II lessons will take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 5 p.m. These lessons are intended for students who wish to begin ballet or continue their knowledge of the basics of ballet. The lessons take place on Mondays beginning August 30 and continue for the duration of the school year.

ASBT: Levels II & III lessons will take place on Tuesdays from 3:15 - 5 p.m. These lessons are intended for students who have completed the Introduction to Ballet Course (within the school day) or have progressed to train in a second and third level. The lessons take place on Tuesdays beginning on August 31 and continue for the duration of the school year. 

There is a $590.00 accompanist fee, and we ask that students purchase apparel here. Please note that if Upper School students wish to receive academic credit or participate in this program so as to fulfill their second PE requirement, they should reach out to the Director of Upper School, Anna Barter (abarter@vischool.org). Otherwise, students are welcome to participate in the course as an extracurricular activity.  

Lessons 2x/week

Students who wish to participate in ballet lessons twice a week can do so by registering for either of the following:

CMTAS (Mondays and Tuesdays) OR
CMThS (Mondays and Thursdays)

Beginning on August 30, these lessons last from 3:15 - 5 p.m. and continue for the duration of the school year. 

There is a $590.00 accompanist fee, and we ask that students purchase apparel here. Please note that if Upper School students wish to receive academic credit or participate in this program so as to fulfill their second PE requirement, they should reach out to the Director of Upper School, Anna Barter (abarter@vischool.org). Otherwise, students are welcome to participate in the course as an extracurricular activity.

Lessons 3x/week  

CMTTH: Students who wish to participate in ballet lessons three times a week can do so on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15 - 5 p.m., starting on August 30 and continuing for the duration of the school year. Note: Students in this class have already taken Introduction to Ballet so as as to fulfill the training for “en pointe” during the Thursday lessons. There is a $590.00 accompanist fee, and we ask that students purchase apparel here. Please note that if Upper School students wish to receive academic credit or participate in this program so as to fulfill their second PE requirement, they should reach out to the Director of Upper School, Anna Barter (abarter@vischool.org). Otherwise, students are welcome to participate in the course as an extracurricular activity.

Ballet Master Marius Andaházy, who trained under his parents at the Andaházy School of Classical Ballet, continued his studies in Manhattan on scholarships at both the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre School. He has performed in Europe and Scandinavia professionally with the Royal Swedish Ballet. The Bolshoi and Kirov (presently called the Mariinsky) Ballets of Russia invited him to train daily with them during eight different North American tours. He has trained Visitation students since 1984. Simultaneously he has instructed for 18 years at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

We ask that students purchase apparel using the Grand Jeté Order Form (available online here).

Ballet

Anna Goodrich

Titles: Ballet Teacher