Ballet at the Conservatory

Artistic Director Jane E. Caputo

The Conservatory offers a full suite of ballet classes and private instruction for all ages and skill levels year-round at the Falmouth and Barnstable campuses. Under Jane Caputo’s inspired leadership, the Conservatory’s Ballet Program has grown in size and stature. The bar is set high for young dancers to continually develop and excel; the instruction is always nurturing and encouraging. 

Students are taught classical ballet with emphasis on technique, placement, posture, execution, musicality, ballet vocabulary (French), poise, grace, elegance, and joy. The teaching method is Vaganova-based with influences from the Royal Ballet School and the Cecchetti Method. Advanced students benefit from the Balanchine Method.

Performing is the ultimate goal and reward for students in Technique classes. In Repertoire class, they use the skills learned in technique classes to master and execute steps and phrases in story ballets such as Dances in a Secret Garden, The Nutcracker, Au Marché Français, and Legend of the Witch, Moll Dyer.

Through ballet, students develop teamwork, cooperation, professional courtesy, discipline, and poise – qualities that will remain with them throughout their lives.

“My mission is to encourage and enhance the joy we experience through movement and dance. There is nothing as stunning as a young dancer’s artistic journey.” --Jane E. Caputo, Artistic Director


2018/19 SEASON

SPRING SEMESTER:  FEBRUARY 4 - JUNE 15
 

Mommy and Me Go to Ballet

Ages 18-36 months
Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo (Barnstable) and Meg Johnson  (Falmouth
A fun class for toddlers and their caregivers! Students will learn how plié, chassé, and turn. Students should bring a favorite soft stuffed animal to use as a ballet buddy.

Barnstable  |  Saturdays, 11:15-11:45am  |  Tuition $90
NOV 17 - JAN 26  |   Register
FEB 9 - APR 6  |  Register
APR 13 - JUN 8  |  Register

Falmouth  |  Saturdays, 9-9:30am  |  Tuition $90
NOV 17 -JAN 26  |  Register
FEB 9 - APR 13  |  Register
APR 27 - JUN 15  |  Register

 


 

Creative Movement

Ages 2.9-5
Teaching Artist: Alyson Anderson (Barnstable) and Meg Johnson (Falmouth)
Pop, rock, hip-hop and Disney soundtracks set the beat for this energizing class.  Get your wiggles out! 

Barnstable  |  Tuesdays, 1-1:30pm  |  Tuition $83 ($95 for January session)
NOV 6- DEC 18  |   Register
JAN 8 - MAR 5  |   Register
MAR 12 - APR 30  |   Register
MAY 7 - JUN 11  |   Register

Falmouth  |  Thursdays, 1-1:30pm  | Tuition $83
NOV 15 - JAN 17  |  Register
FEB 7 - APR 4  |   Register
APR 25 - JUN 13  |  Register



Hip-Hop/Jazz

Ages 3-5
Teaching Artist: Alyson Anderson
A high-energy introduction to hip-hop & jazz technique, including breakdancing, body isolations, freestyle, beginning acrobatics and more. We’ll learn hip-hop/jazz terminology, how to count music and find the beat, and we’ll choreograph a dance. Most of all, we’ll have fun and dance!

Barnstable  |  Wednesdays, 1-1:45pm
NOV 7 - DEC 19  |  Register
JAN 2 - MAR 6  |   Tuition $135  |  Register
MAR 13 - APR 24  |   Tuition $90  |  Register
MAY 1 - JUN 12  |  Tuition $105  |  Register

Falmouth |  Mondays, 1-1:30pm
FEB 4 - APR 1  |  Tuition $83 |  Register


Pre-Ballet

Ages 2.9-4
Teaching Artists:Jane Caputo (Barnstable), Lindsay Caputo (Falmouth, Mondays) and Meg Johnson (Falmouth, Saturdays)
This Leap N Learn program is a great starting place for young dancers’ to “leap” into a full suite of technique classes at the Conservatory. Students learn basic French ballet vocabulary, stretching, creativity and musicality while having fun in a safe, nurturing environment. Pre-Ballet attire: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Barnstable  | Saturdays, 10:45-11:15am  |  Tuition $182
SEP 22 - JAN 19  | Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 9 - JUN 15  |  Register

Falmouth   |  Mondays & Saturdays  |  Tuition $182
Mondays, 3:45-4:15pm  |  SEP 17 - JAN 14  |   Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-540-0611
Saturdays, 9:30-10am  |  SEP 22 - JAN 19  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-540-0611
Mondays, 3:45-4:15pm  |  FEB 4 - JUN 10  |  Register
Saturdays, 9:30-10am  |  FEB 9 - JUN 15  |  Register


Elementary Ballet

Ages 4-7
Teaching Artists: Jane Caputo (Tuesday) and Lindsay Caputo (Mondays). TBD (Saturdays)
Young dancers gain knowledge of French ballet terms while continuing safe stretching, and engaging in creative music and movement. Students are prepared for the continuation of the Conservatory’s full suite of technique classes and the opportunity for Repertoire II. Elementary Ballet attire: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Barnstable  |  Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15pm  |  Tuition $256
SEP 18 - JAN 15  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 5 - JUN 18  |  Register

Falmouth  |  Mondays & Saturdays |  Tuition $256
Mondays, 4:15-5pm  |  SEP 17 - JAN 14  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-540-0611
Saturdays, 10-10:45am  |  SEP 22 - JAN 26  |  Register
Mondays, 4:15-5pm  |  FEB 4 - JUN 10  |  Register
Saturdays, 10-10:45am  |  FEB 9 - JUN 15  |  Register


Ballet 1

Teaching Artists: Jane Caputo (Tuesday) and Lindsay Caputo (Falmouth)
Based in the Vaganova Method, this level focuses on placement, posture, and poise. Students will develop a sense of teamwork as they learn barre, centre combinations and phrasing. Students will be evaluated for Repertoire II. Attire: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. 

Barnstable  |  Ages 6-8  |  Saturdays, 10-10:45am  |  Tuition $256
SEP 22 - JAN 19  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 9 - JUN 15|  Register

Falmouth  |  Ages 7-10  |  Mondays, 5-5:45pm  |  Tuition $256
SEP 17 - JAN 14  |   Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-540-0611
FEB 4 - JUN 10  |   Register


Ballet 2

Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo (Tuesdays) and Lindsay Caputo (Falmouth)
Students will expand on their technique and ballet vocabulary while increasing strength. Students will be evaluated for Repertoire 1 or 2. *
*Two technique classes per week are strongly recommended. Attire: white leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Barnstable  |  Ages 8-10  |  Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15pm  |  Tuition $346
SEP 18 - JAN 15  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 5 - JUN 15  |  Register

Falmouth  |  Ages 8-13  |  Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm  |  Tuition $346
FEB 7 - JUN 13  |  Register

 

Ballet 3/4 (Pointe 1)

Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo (Barnstable) and Lindsay Caputo (Falmouth)
Students learn beginning Pointe, strength, speed, vocabulary and more advanced techniques.
*For students at our Barnstable campus, both the Wednesday & Friday classes are required; an additional technique class per week is recommended.

Barnstable  | Wednesdays & Fridays
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm   |  SEP 19 - JAN 16  |  Tuition $420  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
Fridays, 4:15-5:15pm  |  SEP 21 - JAN 18  |  Tuition $346  |   Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm   |  FEB 6 - JUN 19  |   Tuition $420  |  Register
Fridays, 4:15-5:15pm  |  FEB 8 - JUN 21  |  Tuition $346  |  Register

Falmouth  | Thursdays, 5:30-6:45  |  Tuition  $346
FEB 7 - JUN 13  |   Register

 


Ballet 5/6 (Pointe 2)

Ages 13+
Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo (Barnstable) and Lindsay Caputo (Falmouth)
Students continue in pointe, developing strength, speed, and flexibility. Students will learn emphasis on artistry, phrasing, choreography, corps de ballet and soloist variations for repertoire and performing.*
*At this level, two technique classes per week are required. Three technique classes are strongly recommended.
Barnstable  |  Tuesdays & Fridays  |  Tuition $454
Tuesdays, SEP 18 - JAN 15  |  Tuition $454  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
Fridays, 6:15-7:45pm  |  SEP 21 - JAN 18  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm   |  FEB 5 - JUN 6 |  Register
Fridays, 6:15-7:45pm  |  FEB 8 - JUN 21  |  Register

Falmouth  |  Mondays, 5:45-7pm  |  Tuition $454 
FEB 4 - JUN 10  |  Register


 


 

Ballet Variations (5/6)

Ages 13+
Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo
Students will refine their pointe technique. They will build strength and artistry while learning new skills and classical variations.  Students will perform solos or demi solos such as "Giselle," "Carmen," "La Esmeralda," "Paquita" and "Sugar Plum Fairy" as well as new choreography from the Artistic Director.
*Two other technique classes per week are mandatory for this class.
Barnstable  |  Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm  |  Tuition $420
SEP 19 - JAN 16  |   Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 6 - JUN 19  |   Register


 
 

Ballet Repertoire

By Audition
Barnstable Teaching Artist: Jane Caputo
Students of different levels will work together to learn, rehearse and perform full-length ballets. Students will have the opportunity to work with professional ballet dancers and be part of the Conservatory's performance troupe.*
*Requires  enrollment in technique classes (levels 3/4 & up) and the instructor’s invitation to join
*Attire is the student’s regular class level attire
Barnstable  |  Fridays, 5:15-6:15pm  |  Tuition $341
SEP 21 - JAN 18  |  Call to register with pro-rated tuition 508-362-2772
FEB 8 - JUN 21  |   Register


Boys dance attire: Black dance pants (straight legged), white short-sleeved T-shirt (crew neck), white socks, and black ballet slippers.