OPEN HOUSE AND PLACEMENT DAY

Thank you for your interest in PBT School programming! We hope to welcome you and your dancer to experience the joy of ballet under the instruction of our experienced and passionate faculty.

We are excited to meet new families and provide an opportunity to tour our facilities, meet our faculty and staff, take a sample class and find information about how to join our school community.

For any questions about our programming generally, please contact the school office at pbtschool@pittsburghballet.org.


Before signing up for an upcoming event, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Children’s Division and Student Division:

CHILDREN’S DIVISION

Our Children’s Division is for dancers starting out in their ballet journey, typically between the ages of 2 – 7 years old.  We place students in this division primarily based on their age, from Grown Up and Me classes for our youngest dancers through Pre-Ballet 6.  Our Ballet Foundations class provides the opportunity for dancers ages 7 and up to strengthen their ballet fundamentals, often with the intention of progressing to our Student Division.

Any dancer may sign up for an age-eligible Children’s Division class, regardless of ballet experience. 

STUDENT DIVISION

Our Student Division is for dancers ages 7 years and up who wish to continue their ballet training. Classes focus on technique, repertoire and varied dance disciplines.  Beginning with the Preparatory level, dancers develop flexibility, strength, alignment and turnout. The Student Division culminates in Level 5. After Level 5, dancers may be evaluated for placement in our career-track Pre-Professional Division for our most advanced training. 

We place students in the Student Division based on the class that will best suit their continued development as a dancer. Dancers who wish to join this division must take a placement class in order for our faculty to assess the best option for them.


OPEN HOUSE

On Sunday, April 24th, we welcome families with dancers ages 2–11 to attend an open house for prospective Children’s Division and Student Division students, as well as a placement class for students eligible to join the Student Division.

The open house will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Light refreshments will be provided and tours of the PBT building will be available throughout the duration of the event.

11-11:30 a.m.  |  Children’s Division sample class 

This is an opportunity for your child to meet Miss Kaila, our Children’s Division Coordinator, and try a sample ballet class. Parents are welcome to observe!

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |   Q & A session with Miss Kaila and Miss Elise 

Do you have questions about being a PBT family? Join members of our faculty and staff to get answers!

12-12:15 p.m.  |  Performance by current Student Division students

We invite you to enjoy a brief demonstration of repertoire from current dancers in our Student Division.

12:15-1:30 p.m.  |  Student Division Placement Class 

All prospective dancers who wish to join the Student Division must take a placement class in order for our faculty to assess where they would be best served for the summer and school year.

PLACEMENT DAY

On Wednesday, April 27th, we will offer a placement class for students ages 7-11 to join the Student Division. The class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. and will include an opportunity for families to tour the PBT building if desired.

REGISTER HERE

If you will be attending with multiple prospective students, please fill out one form per student.   If you had previously completed a Placement Form, please continue to complete this RSVP form.

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Please note that, per our current COVID-19 protocols, masks are optional for all PBT School guests. This policy is subject to change at any time. Any updates will be communicated to families in advance of the event dates. Current COVID-19 health and safety protocols for PBT School can be found here.

If your family is unable to attend either of these events, please contact PBT’s Registrar and Database Manager, Laura Caton, at lcaton@pittsburghballet.org to arrange an alternative placement option.