About Brae Crest
The Brae Crest School of Ballet was founded in 1958 by the Marsden family and is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island.
Classical Ballet Education Since 1958
Since its inception the school has established a reputation of the highest standards in ballet education. Excellence in training, artistic integrity, technique, correct physical development and personal discipline are balanced with pure aesthetic vision, emphassing the joy, beauty and tradition of classical ballet.
52 Sherman Ave. Lincoln, RI 02865
Call 401-334-2560 for your one on one appointment today.
The school is open to individuals ages 3 to adult who are interested in classical ballet lessons.
Classes are offered for the following levels:
Pre-Primary, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional.
Year Round Programs
Since its inception the school has established a reputation of the highest standards in classical ballet education. Excellence in training, artistic integrity, technique, correct physical development and personal discipline are balanced with pure aesthetic vision, emphasizing the joy, beauty and tradition of classical ballet.
Pre - Primary Classes
Ages 3 - 5
In this 1/2 hour long class where we associate ballet steps with animals.
We work on their balance, coordination, stretching, memory, listening to the teacher and following directions. For some, it is the first time they leave their parent in the waiting room.
Ages 5 - 11
Beginner level 1, 2, & 3 are for students ages 5 to 11. This one hour class is designed for Beginner Levels 1, 2 & 3. From September to June they learn Russian style classical ballet and follow a French sylabus. This class helps the student to gain strength, good posture and good self-esteem. Along with the required ballet barre work, the student learns adagio, allegro, and waltz.
Intermediate Level Students
Intermediate level classes contain a variety of levels including pre-pointe, pointe, and ballet technique. Combinations of steps from different ballet’s are also taught in this class along with a greater focus on core strength.
Advanced Level Students
This 1 – 1/2 hour long advanced level class is for pre-professional & professional level
dancers that are very dedicated and are more serious about their ballet training. Dancers learn to perform steps to different music, tempos and to learn choreography from historic repertoire.
Summer Ballet Camp
The Brae Crest School of Ballet is please to offer two weeklong summer camp opportunities for children ages four to twelve.
Summer Day Intensive
Learn the repertoire of The State Ballet of Rhode Island, learn from guest instructors and study newly created works.
The Brae Crest School of Ballet is pleased to offer a 5 Week Summer Ballet Program.