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School of Ballet

A Sample Day at the School of Ballet

Classes are held Monday - Saturday (with only morning classes on Saturdays). 

A typical schedule may look like the following:

TimeActivity Description
8:00am
Get ready for the day! Breakfast at Skidmore College's Dining Hall
9:30-11:00am
Ballet Technique
11:00-12:00pm
Pointe, Variations, or Men's Class
12:00-1:30pm
Return to Skidmore College for lunch, some rest before afternoon classes, and catching the bus to the National Museum of Dance
2:00-3:00pm
Afternoon Class #1: May consist of Variations, Jazz, Turns and Jumps, Strength and Conditioning, Pilates, Pas de Deux
3:00-4:00pm
Afternoon Class #2: May consist of Variations, Jazz, Turns and Jumps, Strength and Conditioning, Pilates, Pas de Deux
4:00-6:15pm
Dinner and free time. Students may visit Skidmore College's pool, the Tang Museum or yes, even do laundry!
6:30-10:00pm
Performance and Recreational Time. Students will attend performances at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center or participate in a full recreational program designed by the NYSSSA Staff (events include Spa Nights, movie nights, scavenger hunts and health and wellness programs).
10:00pm
Bed Check. Lights out to get ready for the next day!