Boitsov Classical Ballet School was founded by Mme. Elizabeth Boitsov on February 11, 1980. The aim of the school is to prepare our students for professional careers in American and international ballet companies.
Boitsov Classical Ballet School Program Description
The Boitsov Classical Ballet School is a professional school of classical ballet based strictly on The Moscow Bolshoi Theatre System of training, Vaganova Technique. The Boitsov Classical Ballet School offers classes for students starting from age 3 and 1/2. We have a separate level for each year of study.
The classes are divided into the following divisions:
Pre-Ballet: from age 3 and 1/2 to 6
Children: from age 7 to 12
Pre-Professional: from age 13
To become a professional ballet dancer requires very strong physical and mental preparation. Boitsov Classical Ballet's program is clearly designed to give every child an equal chance to study step-by-step Russian Classical ballet in Vaganova Technique. Vaganova Technique is the unique style of Russian ballet. This technique is practiced around the world. It is the highest standard by which a professional ballet dancer is trained.
Unique and distinctive feature of Boitsov Classical Ballet School is the that the program is long-range. Students start at age 3 and 1/2 and finish college age as a professional ballet dancer! (See Graduations at Boitsov Classical Ballet School)
One special aspect about Boitsov Classical Ballet School is the individual monitoring of every student's progress from age 3 and 1/2 and up. This special attention will help the student to make the future decision as to whether or not she or he would like to become a professional ballet dancer.
Our program is based on one calendar year. The school year begins in January and ends in December. For each school year we are dividing into two semesters, from January to June is the 1st Semester, and from July to December is the 2nd semester. At the end of each semester, the students are tested on subjects taught from each semester. After fulfilling the 2nd semester test in December, the student will have completed one level of Russian Vaganova Technique. Testing follows with the evaluation of each student to find the next step.
Boitsov Classical Ballet School's program prepares the student physically and mentally, every step of the way to become a professional ballet dancer. Students are following the planned curriculum, are tested and growing to the next level.
Of course, not every student will graduate and become a professional ballet dancer, but the benefits acquired from the program are not only important in ballet, but can be very beneficial for students to apply to life in general. All the health benefits from ballet classes can help the student to make fitness and taking care of oneself a part of their lifestyle, help make better choices and as a result, nurture a healthy well-being. Boitsov Classical Ballet School's program helps students to develop discipline, personal power, self-awareness, body awareness, self-confidence, and to develop the love and passion to achieve whatever endeavors and dreams their heart desires.
For more information about the subjects of study, please refer to our Curriculum
For any questions about enrollment or the school, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Phone: (312) 663-0844
Coming Fall 2013!
After 33 years in the Chicago Loop, Boitsov Classical Ballet School will re-open in the Midway neighborhood.