Children’s Division (Ages 1.5+)

Expose your child to the joy, expression and discipline of ballet.

As they explore the foundations of dance, students exercise both their bodies and imaginations under the guidance of instructors who specialize in early childhood education.

PBT School is preparing to resume activities for the fall 2020 semester with the health and wellness of our community as the top priority. Our planning has been informed by guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities, as well as applicable orders and regulations from the governor and relevant federal agencies. Given the evolving nature COVID-19 recommended guidance, please understand that we will be constantly responding to continuing developments. Updates will be communicated by email and through our website. We all must commit to the actions and precautions we can take as individuals to protect our PBT community. It will require all of us to show care for their friends, peers, colleagues and neighbors to keep our community healthy. For more information on our latest COVID-19 response and procedures visit the School’s COVID-19 Health Update.

For the Fall 2020 semester, some levels will have the option of in-studio or virtual classes. For those levels for which in-studio classes are offered, class sizes will be limited in following health and safety guidelines. If in-studio classes have filled up, students may sign up for the virtual class option of their level. Please note that students enrolled in the virtual class option may not transfer to in-studio classes until all classes have resumed in-studio.

All classes will begin on September 8, 2020 and all classes will be virtual for the first 3 weeks, during which time class attendance is required by all students regardless of virtual or in-studio enrollment.

Registration for the 2020/21 school year is NOW OPEN!

  • With the exception of Ballet Foundations, placement classes are not required for the Children’s Division.
  • Students MUST be registered according to their age as of September 1, 2020.

    Register for Classes

 

Upcoming Workshop: Ballet Basics Workshop (Ages 3-7)

Young dancers interested in trying out ballet class with PBT School have the opportunity to participate in this workshop in virtual or in-studio formats. The workshop will begin with ballet class taught by Children’s Division Coordinator Kaila Lewis and will teach students about ballerinas’ hair, tutus and pointe shoes! The experience ends with a creative dance session in which students will use their imagination to create their own dance!

Register for the Workshop

Grown-up & Me–Pre-ballet 4

Grown-up & Me (18-24 months)

Grown-up & Me classes offer an introduction to the art of ballet in a nurturing environment. Children can begin to explore the world of dance through movement, music and rhythm. Classes in virtual format.

Pre-Ballet 2-4 (Ages 2-4)

Using descriptive imagery, instructors encourage imagination and self-expression while helping students develop a foundation for academic ballet technique. Classes in virtual format.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Grown-up & Me/

Pre-ballet 2 (Sat.)

8:30–9 a.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 3 (Sat.)

9–9:30 a.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 3, 4 & 5 (Mon.)

3:30–4:15 p.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 4 (Sat.)

9:30–10:15 a.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 5–6 & Boys

Pre-Ballet 5-6 (Ages 5-6)

Using descriptive imagery, instructors encourage imagination and self-expression while helping students develop a foundation for academic ballet technique. Option to take class in virtual or in-studio format.

Pre-Ballet Boys (Ages 4-5)

This lively class introduces young male dancers to movement and music while emphasizing alignment, coordination and athleticism. Classes in virtual format.

Pre-Ballet Boys (Ages 6-8)

This lively class introduces young male dancers to movement and music while emphasizing alignment, coordination and athleticism. Class format is in-studio.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Pre-ballet 5/ Pre-ballet 6 (Sat.)

9:30–10:15 a.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 5 (Sat.)

Teacher: Lewis

10:30–11:15 a.m. (in-studio)

Pre-ballet 5 (Sat.)

Teacher: Adams

10:30–11:15 a.m. (in-studio)

Pre-ballet 6 (Wed.)

Teacher: Adams

4:15–5 p.m. (virtual)

Pre-ballet 6 (Sat.)

Teacher: Lewis

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (in-studio)

Pre-ballet 6 (Sat.)
Teacher: Adams

11:30–12:15 a.m. (in-studio)

Pre-ballet Boys

4-5 (Sat.)

12–12:30 p.m.

(virtual)

Pre-ballet Boys

6-8 (Sat.)

11–11:45 a.m.

(in-studio)

Ballet Foundations 1–2

Ballet Foundations 1 (Ages 7+)

The fundamentals of ballet are encouraged to develop through barre and floor exercises, French terminology, and other basic ballet concepts. Designed for students with little or no prior ballet experience. Class format is in-studio.

Ballet Foundations 2 (Ages 7+)

The fundamentals of ballet are continued and students expand beyond the previous level to further develop through barre and floor exercises, French terminology, and other ballet concepts. Classes in virtual format.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Ballet Foundations 1 (Sat.)

12:30–1:30 p.m.

(in-studio)

Ballet Foundations 2 (Tues.)

6:45–7:45 p.m (virtual)

For more information, contact the PBT School office at 412-281-6727 or PBTSchool@pittsburghballet.org

2020-21 Tuition

Tuition

Tuition may be paid in full or in payments according to the payment schedule listed below.

Pro-rated tuition will go into effect as of October 1. Please contact the School Office at 412-281-6727 for a proper tuition quote after this date.

Tuition rates remain the same for virtual, hybrid, and in-studio options, and adjustments will not be made should PBT School need to transition fully to distance/online learning at any point this year.

Class/Level

Registration Deposit

Annual Tuition

Due Aug. 31

Due Jan. 15

Grown-up & Me/

Pre-ballet 2

$50

$528

$264

$264

Pre-Ballet 3

$50

$514

$257

$257

Pre-Ballet 4-6

$50

$750

$375

$375

Pre-Ballet Boys 4-5

$50

$260

$130

$130

Pre-Ballet Boys 6-8

$50

$384

$192

$192

Ballet Foundations 1

$100

$748

$374

$374

Ballet Foundations 2

$100

$748

$374

$374