Our Mission

Petra School of the Arts has a mission to train up artists with a heart for worship. Teaching from a Christian perspective, we desire to offer a wholesome and safe environment to learn, be challenged, and grow. Instructors strive to provide technical excellence in teaching styles and impart a passion for worship to the students.

PETRA School of the Arts 2017-2018 Schedule



Tuition
1 class per week - $55
2 classes per week - $95
3 classes per week - $135
4 classes per week - $165
5+ classes per week - $185

Single Class - $15

Private Lesson - $50 per hour

Registration Fee - $30 per student or $45 per family

Christmas Costume Fee - $60, due by October 1
(Applies to Ballet 1-5, Creative Movement/Beginning Ballet optional)

Spring Costume Fee - due by February 15th
-20% discount on tuition is given to each additional family member.
-Tuition is due by the 10th of each month to avoid a late fee of $15.
-No refunds will be given for missed classes.
-Please make checks payable to Petra Ballet Company.


Classes
Creative Movement
Monday 4:30-5:15pm, Studio 2
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm, Studio 2
Thursday 9:30-10:15am, Studio 1
Preschool Tap
Monday 4-4:30pm, Studio 2
Baby Irish
Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm, Studio 2
Beginning Ballet
Tuesday 4:45-5:30pm, Studio 2
Thursday 10:15-11am, Studio 1
Beginning Tap
Tuesday 4-4:45pm, Studio 2
Ballet 1
Monday 6-7pm, Studio 2
Thursday 11-11:45am, Studio 1
Tap 1
Monday 5:15-6pm, Studio 2
Jazz 1
Monday 7-7:45pm, Studio 2
Ballet 2
Tuesday 4-5:15pm, Studio 1
Ballet 3*
Tuesday 5:15-6:30pm, Studio 1
Tap 2/3
Tuesday 7:15-8pm, Studio 2
Jazz 2/3
Tuesday 6:30-7:15pm, Studio 2
Ballet 4*
Monday 4-5:30pm, Studio 1
Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Studio 1
Pre-Pointe (Level 4)
Tuesday 8-8:45pm, Studio 1
Jazz 4
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, Studio 2
Ballet 5*
Monday 6:30-8pm, Studio 1
Wednesday 5:6:30pm, Studio1
Thursday 6:30-8pm, Studio 1
Pointe (Level 5)
Monday 8-9pm, Studio 1
Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Studio 1
Thursday 8-9pm, Studio 1
Jazz 5
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Studio 1
Irish
Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Studio 1
Contemporary 1
Friday 5:15-6:15pm, Studio 2
Contemporary 2
Friday 6:15-7:15pm, Studio 2
Conditioning
Thursday 7:30-8:30pm, Studio 2
Friday 7:15-8:15pm, Studio 2
Adult Ballet
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Studio 2
Jumps & Turns
Wednesday 4-5pm, Studio 1
CCA Grade 1
Friday 4-5pm, Studio 1
CCA Grade 2
Friday 6:15-7:15pm, Studio 1
CCA Grade 3
Friday 5-6:15pm, Studio 1
CCA Grade 4
Friday 7:15-8:30pm, Studio 1

Each student’s placement is based on individual ability. While age provides a basic guideline, technique levels will be determined and assigned by the instructor.

*Required to attend one Cecchetti technique class once per week.

Tuition (per student)

  • 1 class per week - $55
  • 2 classes per week - $95
  • 3 classes per week - $135
  • 4 classes per week - $165
  • 5+ classes per week - $185
  • Single Class - $15
  • Private Lesson - $50 per hour
  • Registration Fee - $30 per student or $45 per family
  • Christmas Costume Fee - $60, due by October 1
    (Applies to Ballet 1-5, Creative Movement/Beginning Ballet optional)
  • Spring Costume Fee - due by February 15th
  • 20% discount on tuition is given to each additional family member
  • Tuition is due by the 10th of each month to avoid a late fee of $15
  • No refunds will be given for missed classes
  • Please make checks payable to Petra Ballet Company

Class Policy

  • Classes meet weekly at 1711 W. Battlefield, Suite U Springfield, MO 65807
  • Missed classes may be made up by attending an additional class assigned by the instructor
  • In case of inclement weather, classes are cancelled when Springfield Public Schools are cancelled

Attire

Thank you for choosing modest and appropriate dancewear for all classes.

Creative Movement ~ Girls: Black or pink leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Pink or black skirts may be worn. Hair must be pulled back in a secure pony tail or bun with no wisps. Boys: Black athletic pants or gym shorts (knee length), black or white T-shirt or tank, white socks, black leather ballet shoes.

Beginning Ballet - Ballet 5 ~ Girls: Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Black skirts may be worn. Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun with no wisps.
Boys: Black athletic pants or dance pants, black or white T-shirt or tank, white socks, black leather ballet shoes.

Jazz ~ Girls: Any colored leotard, pink footed tights, black leather jazz shoes. Shorts are optional. Hair must be pulled back in a secure pony tail.
Boys: Black athletic pants or gym shorts (knee length), any colored T-shirt or tank, black leather jazz shoes.

Irish ~ Girls: Any colored leotard, black footed tights, black leather jazz shoes. Shorts are optional.
Boys: Black athletic pants or gym shorts (knee length), any colored T-shirt or tank, black leather jazz shoes.

Tap ~ Girls: Any colored leotard, pink footed tights, black tap shoes. Shorts are optional. Hair must be pulled back in a secure pony tail.
Boys: Black athletic pants or gym shorts (knee length), any colored T-shirt or tank, black tap shoes.

Pointe Class ~ Black leotard, pink footed tights, black skirts may be worn. Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun with no wisps. Please sew ribbons neatly on pointe shoes with no safety pins.

Contemporary ~ Girls: Any colored leotard, pink convertible tights, barefoot. Shorts are optional. Hair must be pulled back in a secure pony tail.
Boys: Black athletic pants or gym shorts (knee length), any colored T-Shirt or tank, barefoot.

Conditioning ~ Comfortable, flexible clothing. Junk is allowed.

Adult Ballet ~ Comfortable, flexible clothing such as leggings, sweat pants or shorts may be worn with a T-Shirt or tank top. Please wear leather ballet shoes (pink for ladies, black for men). Hair should be pulled back securely away from the face.

Contact Information

Kim Raymond, Artistic Director
info@petraballet.com

Kim Raymond

Kim is a native of Springfield, MO. She began ballet at age seven and completed her advanced training under the direction of Julia Bubalo. Upon high school graduation, Kim moved to Jackson, MS, to join the Ballet Magnificat! Trainee Program in 2001. After three years as a Trainee, she was promoted to Company Member with Ballet Magnificat! Omega.

In August 2004, Kim Married Jason Raymond, who was later employed as the company’s Road Manager. The couple moved to Springfield in 2007 and founded Petra Ballet Company the following year. Kim’s teaching experience includes six years at Ballet Magnificat! School of the Arts, Ballet Magnificat! Summer Dance Intensives, and workshops at Credo Dance Academy, Ozark Dance Academy, Red Door Dance Company, and Springfield Ballet. She moved to Jackson, Mississippi to join the Trainee Program at Ballet Magnificat! in 2001. Kim guested as an instructor and choreographer on tour in the United States and internationally, including master classes in Soust, Holland and the Prague Conservatory of Dance.

As the Founder of Petra, Kim also serves as Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer. Jason and Kim are the proud parents of their three children.

Kristyn Paulos

Kristyn began dancing at Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet in Roswell, New Mexico. At age sixteen, she joined Ruidoso Dance Ensemble in Ruidoso, New Mexico. During five years with the ensemble, Kristyn performed full-length classical ballets including “Don Quixote”, “Firebird”, “Coppelia”, “Le Corsaire” and “The Nutcracker”. Kristyn received her classical training through the Italian Cecchetti method and the English Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Through the Cecchetti syllabus, Kristyn earned her Grade VI Student Certificate.

At age 17, she became a Cecchetti instructor, and today is a Licentiate member of the Cecchetti Council of America (LCCA), having attained through Teacher Grade VI, Intermediate Certification. Kristyn enjoys coaching and representing her own students for examinations. In the RAD method, she earned her Student Intermediate Certificate. Kristyn danced at the Cecchetti International Ballet Competition Intensive in Richmond, Virginia; Christ in the Arts’ intensive in Lubbock, Texas; and Credo Dance Academy’s intensive with modern instructor Steve Rooks in Springfield, Missouri.

For six years, Kristyn has attended Ballet Magnificat! intensives in Jackson, Mississippi where she really began to develop a love for dance and knew that Lord was calling her to pursue it further for ministry. Kristyn joined Petra Ballet Company in Fall 2015, and Petra School of the Arts as an instructor in January 2016.