Buckman Dance Conservatory

The Buckman Dance Conservatory at St. Mary’s Episcopal School offers a positive environment where dancers develop strong technique, confidence and respect. Dancers are instilled with artistry of ballet, modern and jazz. From creative movement for three year olds to advanced, pre-professional training, the Buckman Dance Conservatory, under the guidance and direction of Mandy Possel, provides encouraging instruction and a number of performance opportunities. Click here to download registration form or register online at the link below.  

 

Advanced Level Preview May 21, 2019!

Join us Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the dance studio. Dancers with three or more years of ballet are invited to experience a free class with Mandy Possel to get a feel for the all new Buckman Dance Conservatory. Dress for ballet.  RSVP to ballet@stmarysschool.org.

Fall 2019 Classes

Class:  Creative Movement 1 (3 years) 
Hours/Week: 45 minutes
Dress:  Pink camisole leotard, matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights or white bobby socks, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun or away from face.
Schedule:  3:45 p.m. Mondays or 9 a.m. Saturdays
Tuition:  $275
Description:  Creative movement with beginner elements of ballet


Class:  Creative Movement 2 (4-5 years or JK/SK) 
Hours/Week: 45 minutes
Dress:  White camisole leotard, matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights or white bobby socks, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun or away from face.
Schedule:  3:45 p.m. Tuesdays or 9:45 a.m. Saturdays
Tuition:  $275
Description:  Creative movement with beginner elements of ballet 

Class:  Ballet Fundamentals (6 to 7 years or 1st Grade)
Hours/Week: 1
Dress:  Light blue camisole leotard with matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun or away from face. 
Schedule:  3:45 p.m. Wednesdays or 10:30 a.m. Saturdays
Tuition:  $325
Description: Ballet basics and creative movement

Class:  Level 1 (8 years or 2nd Grade)
Hours/Week: 1
Dress:  White camisole leotard, matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  4:30 p.m. Mondays or 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Tuition:  $375
Description:  Ballet basics

Class:  Level 2 (Completion of Level 1 or equivalent of one year of ballet) 
Hours/Week: 2
Dress:  Lavender camisole leotard, matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:45 p.m. Fridays
Tuition:  $450
Description:  Ballet fundamentals

Class:  Level 3 (Completion of Level 2 or equivalent of three years of ballet)
Hours/Week: 4
Dress:  Eggplant camisole leotard, matching skirt, pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  5:30 – 7 p.m. Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays
Tuition:  $950 
Description:  Ballet, pre-pointe and jazz - Placement by audition

Class: Level 4 (Completion of Level 3 or equivalent of four years ballet)
Hours/Week:  7
Dress:  Camisole leotard (matching skirt optional), pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  5:30 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Thursdays, 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Saturdays
Tuition:  $1,250
Description:  Ballet, pointe and jazz - Placement by audition

Class: Advance Level Modern Only
Hours/Week:  1
Dress:  Any camisole leotard (matching skirt optional), pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  4:45 p.m. Fridays
Tuition:  $450
Description:  Modern technique for advanced level dancers (Level 3 and up)

Class: Advance Level Jazz Only
Hours/Week:  2
Dress:  Any camisole leotard (matching skirt optional), pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays
Tuition:  $615
Description:  Jazz for advanced level dancers (Level 3 and up)

Class: Open Level Ballet (ages 10 and up)
Hours/Week:  1
Dress:  Any camisole leotard (matching skirt optional), pink or flesh colored tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.
Schedule:  5:45 p.m. Fridays
Tuition:  $250
Description:  Ballet basics for students ages 10 and up

Performances and Events

Advanced Level Preview 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Dancers with three or more years of ballet are invited to experience a free class with Mandy Possel. Dress for ballet.  RSVP to ballet@stmarysschool.org.

Buckman Dance Conservatory Intensive
June 24-27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For dancers age ten an up with three years of dance experience. 

Magic Carpet Ride Explores Nutcracker with Buckman Dance Conservatory
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10 a.m. 
Children ages 2 and up are invited to learn about the Nutcracker with the dancers of Buckman Dance Conservatory.

Buckman Dance Conservatory Open House
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come meet the faculty and take classes with the all new Buckman Dance Conservatory!

Buckman Dance Conservatory Holiday Performance 
December 6, 2019, 6 p.m. and December 7, 2019, 2 p.m.
All students in Buckman Dance Conservatory participate in the beloved holiday classic!  

Registration and Information

To register, click here, call (901) 537-1483 or email ballet@stmarysschool.org

Classes meet in the Buckman Performing Arts Center dance studio at St. Mary's Episcopal School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis, TN 38117.

Siblings receive 10% discount.

Schedule

Classes begin Saturday, August 17, 2019.  Last day of fall semester is December 16, 2019.  
Buckman Dance Conservatory will be closed:
August 31-September 2, 2019
October 10-16, 2019
November 25-30, 2019
December 16, 2019 - Last day