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School of Ballet Arts
9470 Cuyamaca Street, Ste. 140

Santee, CA 92071
Leila Parello, Director (619) 258-1227

The School of Ballet Arts offers a complete ballet curriculum for children, teens, and adults. Individualized classes, taught by our professional staff, offer a unique opportunity to learn ballet technique, pointe, variations, stretch, tap, toddlers, and pre-ballet with tap. Our focus is dance as education, training, and fitness.

Yearly recital. Registration fee: $20.00 one- time non-refundable fee. Levels: Toddlers, Pre-Ballet, A, B, C, Teens, Adults.

See classes with asterisk below

5:00 – 5:30 Toddler Pre-Ballet ages 2 ½ to 3 ½ Call for start date
5:30 – 6:30 Tap, Jazz ages 6-12 ** Instrs. Leila/ Melissa
6:30 – 7:30 Adult/Teen Ballet II Intermediate
7:30 – 8:00 Ballet II Beginning Pointe

4:00 – 5:30 Ballet A-B-C- Port de Bras & Character **Instr. Leila
5:30 – 6:30 Ballet A/B – Children ages 6-10
6:30 – 7:30 Ballet B/C – Children ages 7-12
7:30 – 8:30 Ballet II Beginning Pointe

4:30 – 5:30 Ballet B-C-Teen –Turns &Pirouettes**Instr. Leila
5:30 – 6:25 Pre-Ballet with Tap ages 3 ½ – 5 (55 min.)
6:45 – 8:15 Adult/Teen Ballet I-II Floor Stretch

5:30 – 6:25 Pre-Ballet with Tap ages 3 ½ – 5 (55 min.)
6:30 – 7:30 Ballet A/B – Children ages 6-10
7:30 – 8:30 Adult/Teen Ballet I Beginning

5:30 – 6:30 Ballet B-C Teen/Adult Classical Variations** Instr. Leila
6:30 – 8:00 Adult/Teen Ballet I-II Beg./Intermediate/with Pointe

12:15 –12:45 Toddler Pre-Ballet ages 2 ½ to 3 ½
12:45 – 2:15 Adult Ballet II-III Intermediate/Advanced

Quarterly tuition is available at 12% discount. Professional: 15% off. Single Hour Class: $15.00 – Single Less than Hour Class: $9.00. Family Discounts 10% - Senior/Military Discount 10%. Summer Intensive Rates: 4 weeks, 4 classes per week: $145.00

  1/2-Hour                      One class per week                    $35.00 mo.
   3/4-Hour                      One class per week                     $45.00 mo.

   1-Hour                       One class per week                    $53.00 mo.

1.25-Hour                  One class per week                 $64.00 mo.
1.5-Hours                    One class per week                  $75.00 mo.

 1-Hour                      Two classes per week               $94.00 mo.
         2.5-Hours          One hour ½ & one hour per week                $105.00 mo.
     1-Hour                      Three classes per week                  $116.00 mo.
 3 Hours                  Two hour & ½ classes per week         $116.00 mo.
              3.5 – 3.75 Hours           One hour ½ & two hours per week        $135.00 mo.                      
       1-Hour                    Class Four classes per week           $149.00 mo.     

Five Classes to Unlimited                        $168.00 mo.

* PAYMENTS are due the first of each month. LATE FEE will be enforced: $10.00 for payments coming in after the 8th of the month.
* There will be a $15.00 charge for checks returned for NON SUFFICIENT FUNDS.
* There is no extra charge for months with 5 weeks; therefore, THERE IS NO REDUCTION OF COST FOR CLASSES MISSED DUE TO HOLIDAY CLOSURE.
You must make up any missed classes within 60 days. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ABSENCES.
* Absence Notification Is required or make-ups will not apply:
Please call the school if you will be absent from a class you are registered in. Make-ups are not allowed if you have not informed the school about your absence.
* IF WE CANCEL A CLASS, YOU WILL BE CREDITED, OR, students can make-up those missed classes.
* Ballet Children and Teens Dress Code:
Standard Leotard, black or pastel color; pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair must be worn up in a bun.
* Private lessons by appointment:
one hour class rate: $48.00 per hour; $25.00 for half hour.
DIRECTOR: Leila Parello. FACULTY: Leila Parello; Camille McPherson. Ballet Assistants: Melissa Kelm, Victoria Leventhal, Annabell Walker.

LEILA PARELLO has taught ballet since 1972. She holds a Life-time California Community College Teaching Credential in Dance, as well as a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, and a Preliminary Single Subject Credential in English. Leila is an Adjunct Professor of philosophy at Grossmont College, where she teaches Critical Thinking, Human Beings & Aesthetic Value. At The Design Institute of San Diego, she teaches Philosophy and Values. Leila won the Excellence in Teaching Award on May 10th, 2012 from Grossmont College’s philosophy department. Leila’s ballet training began in Brazil when she was 5 years old. She was trained by Dimitri Romanoff of America Ballet Theater and studied at San Jose Ballet School (Dimitri and Francesca Romanoff), San Francisco Ballet School, Academy of Ballet San Francisco, Youskevitch Ballet School, American Ballet Theater School, and Ballet Arts at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She danced with San Francisco Ballet Company, San Francisco Opera Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theater, San Jose Dance Theater, and Young Audiences of San Jose, CA. As principal dancer, Leila performed leading roles in such ballets as The Nutcracker, Pas de Quatre, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Raymonda, Les Sylphides, and performed in operas, such as Aida, Carmina Burana, Eugene Onegin, Turandot, Faust, Carmen, Les Troyens, La Traviata, Romeo and Juliet, Don Giovanni, A Masked Ball and others. Leila started the School of Ballet Arts in San Jose, CA, where she choreographed major productions such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia Act I, and other original works. She held the position of assistant to the director of the San Francisco Ballet School. After moving to southern California, Leila reopened her school, where she choreographed new productions, such as, Beauty and the Beast, La Boutique Fantasque, Winter Dream, Coppelia Act I, Scenes from Sleeping Beauty, Chopiniana, and Carmen. Leila has taught ballet at major institutions, such as, San Jose City College, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (artistic director), USIU (now Alliant University), California Ballet School, and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Continuing Education Program.

CAMILLE McPHERSON is a professional ballet dancer with San Diego Ballet. She has danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and California Ballet. Camille was trained by Ballet Center West, California Ballet School on a full tuition scholarship, The Jillana School, and Boston Ballet’s Summer School Dance Program. Camille’s teaching experience includes: Ballet Center West, Step in Step, City Ballet of San Diego, Scripps Performing Arts Academy, Academy of Performing Arts, Mix Fitness and Dance, and School of Ballet Arts.

PATRICIA BAKER began her training at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet in Balboa Park. She studied with Jillana of New York City Ballet, among others. Patricia won a full scholarship to study dance and drama at USIU. She performed in productions at the Casa Del Prado Theater, and danced leading roles in productions such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and La Bayadere, as well as modern and contemporary works. Patricia performed leading roles with California Ballet, San Diego Ballet, and San Diego Dance Designs in ballets such as the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Raymonda, and Serenade. At San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Patricia taught all levels of ballet and produced her own choreography. She has choreographed original works for The School of Ballet Arts. She looks forward to sharing her experience and love of dance with others.