Classical Ballet Program

915 Foster Street, Evanston IL
(847) 864-1877

Developing Dance From Within

We are exceptionally honored that Graca Sales is the head of our Classical Ballet Company at Foster Dance! 

For the last 8 years Graca has been the Ballet Mistress and Principal Coach with the Joffrey Ballet.  She brings to Foster Dance her extraordinary talents and internationally recognized teaching techniques.  

Levels and Placement: 

Intermediate: Open to Level II or higher  
Placement guideline: Levels II and III 

Advanced: Pointe required 
Placement guideline: Levels IV, V and VI

Placement will be on a case by case basis.  If you are a member of Foster Dance Company, please get your level approved before registration. If you are new to Foster Dance, please email with your dance background at for a level placement.


FDCO members: FDCO class requirements plus the Classical Ballet Rehearsal fulfill the Classical Ballet Program requirements.  In addition, at least one of your FDCO ballet classes must be with Graca. 

Non-FDCO members: A minimum of three Ballet Classes, the Classical Ballet Rehearsal and one other class of your choosing. 

Unlimited Classes:

Classical Ballet Program dancers are entitled to unlimited dance classes.  It is important for dancers to stay well-rounded, so we encourage you to take as many classes as you can including Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, MoPeD®  and any other classes Foster Dance has to offer.


Classical Ballet Program dancers will perform a piece in both of our shows in January and May and at any other performance opportunities that arise.