Academy program

for children & teens

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

A production by The Dance Center Luzern
Sunday December 4th 2022 – 14:00 & 17:00
Aula Kantonsschule Alpenquai

An entertaining Christmas ballet for the whole family.

Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and journey through the snowflakes to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This 1-hour version of the famous Nutcracker ballet is suitable for children and adults of all ages.

Our ACADEMY curriculum is based on the American Ballet Theater certified teaching program,  and incorporates Vaganova, Cecchetti, and Balanchine Techniques. Our program guides students to reach their fullest potential in ballet, in a creative and nurturing way.

Our ballet curriculum is based on the American Ballet Theater certified teaching program, and incorporates Vaganova, Cecchetti, and Balanchine Techniques.

Our classes are aimed to help the young dancer acquire a solid dance foundation, both technically as well as artistically. As part of their dance training, students have the chance to take part in our school performances.

Curriculum Overview

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Kindertanz

Pre-Ballet
1 / 2

Young Dancer
1 / 2

A playful introduction to ballet for children 3 to 5.

to sign up contact Andrea Günthör directly.
Teachers
Andrea Günthör
Kindertanz
Mon
14:15 - 15:00
Ballet preparation classes for children aged 4 to 8. This course teaches young children the building blocks of ballet in a creative and musical way.
Teachers
Myrta Müller & Aurora Andreeva
Pre-Ballet 1
Mon
14:30 - 15:20
Pre-Ballet 2
Mon
15:30 - 16:30
Ballet classes for children aged 8 to 11. This course focuses on the young dancer’s strength, pirouettes, jumps, and introduces pointe work.
From this stage on we offer support to students interested in a professional dance career.
Teachers
Aurora Andreeva & Alexandra Stadler
Young Dancer 1
Tue
16:00 - 17:15
Young Dancer 2
Tue
17:20 - 18:35

Technique
1 / 2 / 3

Technique 3
Repertoire

Beginner Contemporary

Ballet classes for children and teens aged 11 and up. This course focuses on refining and perfecting ballet technique and artistry, and introduces classical repertoire.
Teachers
Aurora Andreeva & Linda Britschgi
Technique 1
Wed
Fri
16:55 - 18:25
16:55 - 18:25
Technique 2
Fri
18:30 - 20:00
Technique 2 & 3
Sat
10:00 - 12:00 (incl. pointe)
This course offers teens aged 13 and up the chance to learn well known variations from ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. This class can be done on pointe or demi-pointe.
Teachers
Aurora Andreeva
Repertoire & Pointe
Sat
12:45 - 13:15
Contemporary classes for teens aged 12 and up. This course offers a blend of jazz, modern, floorwork technique, and exciting combinations.
Teachers
Maria Moretti
Contemporary
Mon
19:50 - 21:05

Advanced Contemporary / Jazz

Perfecting Ballet Technique

Other Movement Classes

Our advanced contemporary / jazz class is for teens and adults wishing to expand their knowledge of dance. This course offers a blend of jazz, modern, floorwork technique, and exciting combinations.
Teacher
Olivia Lecomte
Advanced Contemporary / Jazz
Thu
19:55 - 21:25
A special class for dancers in the local high school’s “sports & arts” programs.

We offer extra training to improve on basic ballet techniques at the barre and in the center, for students ages 12 and up (also as preparation for Dance Suisse Talentscouting Days).
Teachers
Linda Britschgi
Perfecting Ballet Technique
Course day and time to be decided after consultation with students.
Whether Jazz, Salsa, Flamenco, Irish or Standard Dance, Karate, Fitness, or Pilates – you’ll find a wide range of dance and exercise classes taught by qualified professionals all under one roof.

For more details (such as minimum age for participation) and to schedule a trial lesson for these classes, please contact the instructors directly – the contact info can be found on the PDF schedules: for children on the ACADEMY PDF schedule, and for teenagers on the adult PDF schedule.
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Pricing

Our Academy Program for children and teens is priced by semester (19 weeks).
Semester 1: August - January
Semester 2: January - July

Prices below are for 1 class per week. We offer a 20% discount for additional classes per week, as well as siblings.

Kindertanz

ages 3.5 - 5
?? min class
CHF ??? / semester

Kindertanz

ages 3 - 5
45 min class
CHF 18 / lesson

Pre-Ballet I

ages 4 - 6
50 min class
CHF 342 / semester

Pre-Ballet II & III

ages 6 - 8
60 min class
CHF 410 / semester

Young Dancer I - III

ages 8 - 11
75 min class
CHF 497 / semester

Technique I - III

ages 11+
90 min class
CHF 570 / semester

Technique III Repertoire

ages 13+
30 min class
CHF 190 / semester

Perfecting Ballet Technique

ages 12+
75 min class
CHF 570 / semester

Contemporary

ages 13+
75 min class
CHF 475 / semester

FAQs

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Not sure which class is right for you or your child? We’re happy to advise you on which class best fits your needs!
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