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.

Library Programs

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to partner with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County libraries to visit local branches throughout the Pittsburgh region. Our fun, interactive programs mingle storytelling and movement. All programs are free and open to the public, though registration may be required.

Ballet FUNdamentals! 

Join us for a 30-minute up-on-your-feet introduction to a ballet story,  learn the basics of the ballet art form, and to meet a ballerina! For boys and girls, Pre-K – 5th grade.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 – 2 p.m.

The Nutcracker – Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Rd, Carnegie, PA 15106.  (412) 429-5380

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.

The Sleeping Beauty – Penn Area Library, 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636.  (724) 744-4414

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 1:30 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty – Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library, 237 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601.  (724) 837-5620

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

The Sleeping Beauty – Carnegie Library, Southside Branch, 2205 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.  (412) 431-0505

Dance the Story!

This four-week dance class is for children ages 3-5. Children can move and groove to favorite stories such as Barnyard Dance Party and Giraffes Can’t Dance. Each class will begin with simple stretches and warm-ups before journeying into the story and its characters through movement and song. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate with their child!

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