Student Division (Ages 7+)

Student Division Placement

New students are required to take a placement class before enrolling. Please complete the form below to reserve your dancer’s spot. An email with important details will be sent by PBT School the Monday before Placement Day. If you do not receive an email by Tuesday, August 31, or you are unable to attend, please email pbtschool@pittsburghballet.org.

Placement form

Registration for the 2021-22 school year is OPEN!

Returning students may now register for the level indicated in their Family Portal.

Access Your Family Portal to Register

Students follow their joy of ballet, learning long-lasting skills along the way.

In the Student Division, dancers are challenged to strengthen their ballet technique while learning ballet repertoire and other dance disciplines. Student Division dancers perform in the school’s annual Spring Performance and some students may have the opportunity to perform in company performances at the Benedum Center.*

Preparatory–Level 2

Preparatory Ballet A & B

Exercises help develop flexibility, strength, alignment and turnout. Curriculum includes an additional day of training to prepare for student division. Requires prior ballet training.

Level 1 A & B

Curriculum concentrates on correct placement of the body, head, arms and feet in the five positions and requires that students have already developed good concentration skills. Students in Level 1 will be eligible to audition for the Nutcracker.

Level 2

The student expands beyond the previous level and is introduced to new vocabulary and exercises. Classes are longer. In Level 2, Jazz is introduced to their curriculum.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Prep A

4:30-5:30 p.m.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Prep B

6-7 p.m.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Level 1A

5–6 p.m.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Level 1B

7–8 p.m.

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Level 2

5:30–6:45 p.m. Ballet

6:45–7:45 p.m. Jazz

6:30–8 p.m. Ballet

Level 3

Level 3

Instructors introduce more complex steps, combinations and vocabulary. Classes become longer and a day is added to the weekly schedule. Pointe classes will be introduced into the curriculum.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Level 3

6–8 p.m. Ballet

5:45–6:45 p.m. Jazz

6:45-8:15 p.m. Ballet

5–6:45 p.m. Ballet

Level 4

Level 4

Students are introduced to more intricate patterns and sequences of steps with emphasis on port de bras (carriage of the arms) and epaulment (placement of the shoulders) in all movements. A day is added to the weekly schedule.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Level 4

6-8 p.m. Ballet

6–7:30 p.m. Ballet

7:45-8:45 p.m. Jazz

6–7:30 p.m. Ballet

5:30–8 p.m. Ballet

Level 5

Level 5

Students expand their classical ballet vocabulary. Combinations are longer and more stylistic. In some classes, ladies will be expected to complete the class’s full barre and center work “en pointe.” Classical variations may be introduced. A day is added to the weekly schedule.

Schedule

Class/Level

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Level 5

6–8 p.m. Ballet

5:30–8 p.m. Ballet

6–7:30 p.m. Ballet

7:30–8:30 p.m. Jazz

6–7:45 p.m. Ballet

4:15–5:45 p.m. Ballet

2021-22 Tuition & Payments

Tuition

  • New students must first take a placement class to ensure they begin dancing in the appropriate level at PBT School.
  • Returning students should register for the class level indicated on their year-end evaluation.
  • All students must submit a complete registration and appropriate payment before the first class.

Tuition payments may be made in your Family Portal.

Tuition may be paid in full or in payments according the options available upon registration. Installment fees apply.

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 adjustments will not be made should PBT School need to transition fully to distance/online learning at any point this year.

A registration fee of $30 is required of all students.

Early full-pay discount or multiple payment plans are available upon registration.   (Installment fees apply.)

Class/Level

Deposit

Tuition Balance

Preparatory A or B

$350

$1140

Level 1 A or B

$350

$1194

Level 2 A or B

$350

$1605

Level 3

$350

$2238

Level 4

$350

$2655

Level 5

$350

$3264

More Information

Our planning continues to be 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 questions and more information, please contact the PBT School office at PBTSchool@pittsburghballet.org.

*Subject to change based on COVID-19 developments. 


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