Description of Classes

Ages 3-4
Emphasis on creative dance with an introduction to basic ballet technique. Creative dance nurtures the child to move freely, develop music and listening skills, and express creativity through movement. This level follows a two year syllabus.

Ballet I
Ages 5-6
Emphasis on ballet technique including the continual development of musical and improvisational skills. This level follows a two year syllabus.

Ballet II
Ages 7-8
Emphasis on ballet technique focusing on correct placement, body alignment, and leg and arm coordination while furthering student's ballet vocabulary, music, and performance skills. This level follows a two year syllabus.

Ballet III
Ages 9+
Continual emphasis on elements taught in Ballet II while focusing on strengthening ankles and feet in preparation for advanced footwork and Beginning Pointe. Girls must be at least 12 years old to begin pointe. Students will be individually considered as to readiness for pointe shoes. Students must attend class twice a week.

Beginning Pointe
Age 12 +
In addition to attending Ballet III classes, students will stay an extra half hour a week to study pointe. Students must obtain permission to attend this class.

Intermediate Pointe
Age 13+ 
In addition to technique classes, students will take an hour per week to study pointe. Students must obtain permission to attend this class.

Ballet IV
Students continue to broaden ballet technique with emphasis on extensions, advanced level pirouettes and beats, phrasing and musicality. Students must obtain permission to take this level and must attend a minimum of three classes per week.

Ballet V and Advanced Pointe
This level is for the serious student who wishes to pursue a career in dance or is considering a college dance degree. Students must attend a minimum of five classes per week. Ballet IV is a prerequisite to the class. Students with excellent attendance and focus during class will be considered for this level. The Advanced Pointe students will study a minimum of two hour s per week of pointe and variations.

Ballet VI
Six classes per week. This level furthers training with a variations class in addition to technique and pointe classes.

Oxford Ballet School II
A pre-professional ballet program will be offered to the serious ballet student 13 through 25 by an annual audition only. Students are given many opportunities to perform throughout the year and are taught how to prepare for auditions.

Beg. Tap
Ages 3-6
Students will learn beginning rhythm tap.

Int. Tap

Ages 7-10
Students will learn intermediate level theatre and rhythm tap.

Adv. Tap
Ages 11-adult
Students will learn intermediate/advanced level theatre and rhythm tap.

Beginner Adult Ballet
Emphasis on learning ballet technique and basic ballet vocabulary while enjoying freedom of movement.

Beg./Int. Adult Ballet
This class is a continuation of the Beg. Adult Ballet. Students must have a year or more of ballet training to attend this class.

Irish Step Dancing
(ages 5+)

Jazz / Modern Dance Sampler
(ages 10+)
Students sample a different dance genre each month. Lyrical Jazz, Modern, & Irish Dance.

Studio Company
the next program offered for the career goal oriented student. This program offered to students 18 and older by audition only, prepares the dancer for a professional career by offering contracts to receive free classes and opportunities to choreograph & perform.

Birthday Parties  [more info]
Oxford Ballet School offers its studio space for birthday parties.
  • One hour rental- $80
  • Party guests are given a 45 minute ballet class and a mini performance taught by one of Oxford Ballet School's ballerinas.
  • Half hour rental -$40
  • Party guests are invited to dance in a 20 minute ballet class taught by one of Oxford Ballet's ballerinas!
To reserve-
Or call (662)-236-4255

*Saturdays are recommended for parties.
*Some restrictions apply such as food or drink in the studio.
1112 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi, 38655    tel. (662) 236-4255 

   Genevieve Fortner, Founder/Director