Ballet Esprit

by | Arts, Arts Programming, Class


August 19 at SPOT Venue from 2-4pm  at 3214 Brainerd Rd.

3 years of age through 12th grade

For all students new to Ballet Esprit for the Fall 2018 semester.



Ballet Esprit is committed to serving it’s community by offering quality instruction in classical ballet and dance education within a holistic environment. Our school serves students of all ages, with varying goals and aspirations, who desire to study dance. Faculty supports the love of dance and encourages each individual to reach his or her maximum potential; body, mind and soul. This excellent training teaches discipline and appreciation for the beauty of art—as well as the sheer joy of dancing. Performing experiences provide a creative outlet, produce a sense of confidence and responsibility, and allow students to use their gifts within a sense of community and purpose.  May the growth developed here be rooted and grounded in love.

“Fosters creative passion for dance, using quality, classical foundations, in a mindful environment. Building a solid framework for artistry to unfurl.”

– Sarah Yvonne Chappell, Owner/Director



  •  New Students to Ballet Esprit must register and will receive a confirmation email containing important information about class placement.
  • New Students, please fill out this form to register.
  • Registration Cost is $35 this can be paid at the first class by way of cash, check card or there’s always PayPal 🙂
  • A minimum enrollment of 4 students is required for classes to convene.
  • A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to continue through to the end of the session.
  • Our dress code can be found in our student handbook. This info will also be in your confirmation email!Preliminary Division

(must be given age by August 1, 2018)

 Joy Of Movement – Ages 3-4

Exploring! Discovering! Achieving! Specifically designed for 3-4 year olds, this class introduces the child to movement that is creative, educational, and musical.

Friday 10 – 10:45a

 Pre Ballet – Ages 5-6

The dance adventure continues adding memory games, movement skills, and introductory dance steps and combinations.

Saturday 10-10:45a


Elementary Division

This division introduces students to classical ballet—grace, poise, musicality, technique, strength, and flexibility taught in age-appropriate classes.

Intro to Ballet – ages 5-7

Tues 4:30 – 5:45p

Beginning Ballet – ages 6+

Tues (combined with Intro to Ballet)

and Thurs 4:30-5:45p

Enrichment Division

The Enrichment Division is designed for students who want to expand and enhance their knowledge of ballet.. Students discover that striving for excellence is joyful work. The faculty will focus on technique and nurture the artistic development of each individual.

Ballet I – ages 8-12 years

Mon 4:30-5:45p (with Pre-Pointe)

Thurs 4:30 – 5:45p (with Conditioning, combined with Beg. Ballet)

Fri 4-7p (Mindful) or Saturday 11-1p (Mindful)

Adult Ballet – 18+

Mon/Tues 6-7:30p (Classical)

Friday 2-3:30p (Contemporary)

Friday 4-7p (Mindful)

and/or Saturday 11-1p (Mindful)


Intensive Division

 The Intensive Division training can be intense and is geared towards those who exhibit the physical attributes and serious work ethic that would allow them to excel in both classical ballet technique and pointe work. Students are placed in these classes by faculty recommendation.

 Ballet II – 13+

Mon/Tues 6-7:30p (with Pointe)

Friday 4-7p (Mindful)

and Saturday 11-1p (Mindful)


Mindful Ballet Project

(Open Community Class : drop-in or enrollment)

 A classical ballet technique teaching style inspired by Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India. The Mindful Ballet Project Method is open to all levels.  Experienced dancers are able to grow and train through the guidance and individualized input of knowledgeable instructors while new students are given the individualized instruction, guidance and input.  Students learn a set series of barre and centre combinations designed to increase strength, flexibility, and quality of one’s dance. Best of all, students are able to attend anytime during the allocated time listed on the schedule. Most students practice ranges between 1 and 2 hours.  Each practice is personalized in a relaxed, quiet and peaceful environment; over time, becoming much like a personal moving meditation.


Ages 8+

Friday 4-7p

Saturday 11-1p


  • Privates Available $55 for an individual session, packages available upon request


Hosted By

Sarah Yvonne Chappell

Sarah Yvonne Chappell

Owner |Director |Ballet Mistress // B a l l e t E s p r i t