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.


Ballet Class in the Community

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

East Liberty: Hope Academy for Music and the Arts

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes have been part of the Hope Academy for Music and the Arts at East Liberty Presbyterian Church since its inception. For registration information, visit the Hope Academy website.

Fox Chapel: Lauri Ann West Community Center

PBT offers creative Movement and pre-ballet classes at this location. For registration information, please visit the Community Center’s website or call 412-828-8566.


Library Programs

Know Before You Go

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to partner with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to visit local branches throughout the Pittsburgh region with interactive programs that mingle storytelling and movement. Designed for family members of all ages, this program introduces the story and choreography of the upcoming production.

Book Lists: Check out custom book and film lists for children, teens, and adults compiled by librarians from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


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 the buzzwordpgh.org.