Dancers develop classical ballet skills while taking a minimum of take two classes a week depending class level. Training will include more challenging combinations emphasizing flexibility, precision and attention to detail, musicality, increased artistry, and correct classical technique.
Monday 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM
Monday 6:00 PM
In Academy Ballet students are immersed in Balanchine inspired Technique and Aesthetic. Academy students have taken several years of ballet. This program furthers student's technique and discipline in a highly focused environment and follows a syllabus designed by T.U.P.A.C. Artistic Director and former PNB Principal Dancer, Julie Tobiason.
Students will be placed in the appropriate class, based on their skill level. Academy students typically take Ballet class 4-6 days a week along with 1 Pilates class.
Academy students are encouraged to perform in "The Urban Nutcracker."
4 Ballet classes per week:
Tuition paid in full (Sep - Jun): $2498.00
Monthly auto payments : $250.00 x 10 months
5 Ballet classes per week:
Tuition paid in full (Sep - Jun): $2855.00
Monthly auto payments : $286 x 10 months
Students may choose to follow the dress code for the gender with which they identify.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire:
Tip: To Color shoes, use liquid foundation make-up, paint pens or floral spray paint (Michaels).
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
Nudebarre.com Discountdance.com Dancewearsolutions.com
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.
Photo Credit: Academy Students - Jenny L. Miller Artistry
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center
1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405