Community Programs & Classes

Connect with ballet in your backyard.

PBT’s education team brings ballet into neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region for creative movement and storytelling sessions and interactive demos. These programs provide an up-close look at ballet dancers, training and technique, illuminating the many nuances of movement and encouraging people of all ages to use dance to create, express and explore.

At the Library

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to partner with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County libraries to visit local branches throughout the Pittsburgh region. “Dance the Story” is our fun, interactive program that mingles storytelling and movement. Children learn basic ballet positions and then journey into a story and its characters through movement.  For boys and girls, grades Pre-K thru 5. Please contact the host library for registration.

Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 – 12:30 p.m.

Sto-Rox Library, 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136. (412) 771-1222

At Phipps Conservatory

Be our guest as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Let’s Move Pittsburgh invite children ages 3 – 7 to learn ballet basics in this hour-long creative movement class celebrating PBT’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Boys and girls will learn dance moves with Beauty herself and PBT instructors and enjoy watching a brief ballet demonstration by PBT School students. Stick around after the class to snap a photo with the princess herself.

Sun., Jan. 26, 2020  –  Sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Click HERE for event tickets and details.

Ballet Class in our Community

Training in the fundamentals of ballet is closer than you think! PBT School instructors teach classes for children at two community locations.

Fox Chapel: Lauri Ann West Community Center – 1220 Powers Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Check the Center’s website for Early Learning and School Age and Teen Arts classes.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church: Hope Academy for Music and the Arts

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes have been part of the Hope Academy since its inception. For registration information, visit the Hope Academy website.

Buzzword Pittsburgh

PBT is a partner in Buzzword Pittsburgh, promoting literacy and language development in young children. Through up-on-your-feet activities, PBT helps kids expand their vocabulary and express themselves using the language of movement. Sponsored by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great, Buzzword harnesses the arts and science expertise of six partner organizations, which promote literacy, curiosity and creativity. Check out our free Buzzword events and activities at