Children’s Division Summer Programs
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.
Registration is opening soon! Check out our 2021 summer offerings below!
Summer 2021 Class Offerings
GROWN-UP & ME (Ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.) & PRE-BALLET 2 (Age 2)
An introduction to the art of ballet in a nurturing environment. Children and parents begin to explore the world of dance through movement, music, and rhythm. Dads welcome!
PRE-BALLET (Ages 3-7)
Imagery, imagination, and self-expression are encouraged while developing a foundation for academic ballet technique.
BALLET FOUNDATIONS (Age 7)
For new and returning students. The fundamentals of ballet are introduced through barre and floor exercises, French terminology and other basic ballet concepts.
PRE-BALLET BOYS (Ages 4-7)
A lively class introducing movement and music. Proper alignment, coordination and athleticism are emphasized.
New students ages 7+ are required to complete the online placement form. Once the placement form is submitted, the School office will follow up to discuss placement.
Summer 2021 Registration
Parents/Guardians must submit a completed registration form and tuition payment prior to their first class.
- Returning students must register for the level in which they are currently enrolled or as directed by the School Office.
- New Students age 18 months to age 6 should register in the age-appropriate class, based on the age of the child as of 9/1/2020; the instructor will notify parents if the student should attend a higher or lower level for skill development
ATTENDANCE: Consistent attendance is required. Parent/Guardian must notify the PBT School Office of absences in advance if students must miss a class, SchoolAbsences@pittsburghballet.org.
TUITION: Full tuition for all summer programs is due with completed registration form to the PBT School Office.
Summer Class Schedule
Saturdays, (Four Weeks) June 26–July 17
Grown-Up & Me (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.) + Pre-ballet 2 (age 2) 8:30-9 a.m. | Virtual
Pre-ballet 3 (age 3) 9-9:30 a.m. | Format TBD
Pre-ballet 4 (age 4) 9:30-10:15 a.m. | In-studio
Pre-ballet 4 (age 4) 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Virtual
Pre-ballet 5 (age 5) 10:30-11:15 a.m. | In-studio
Pre-ballet 5 (age 5) 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Virtual
Pre-ballet 6 (ages 6) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | In-studio
Pre-ballet 6 (ages 6) 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Virtual
Ballet Foundations (age 7) 12:30-1:30 p.m. | In-studio
Pre-Ballet Boys (ages 4-7) 1:30-2:45 p.m. | In-studio
Wednesdays, (Four Weeks) July 14–Aug. 14
Pre-ballet 3 (age 3) 3-3:30 p.m. | Virtual
Pre Ballet 4 (age 4) 3:30-4:15 p.m. | In-studio
Pre Ballet 4 (age 4) 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Virtual
Pre-ballet 5 (age 5) 4:30-5:15 p.m. | In-studio
Pre Ballet 5 (age 5) 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Virtual
Pre-ballet 6 (ages 6) 5:30-6:15 p.m. | In-studio
Pre Ballet 6 (age 6) 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Virtual
Ballet Foundations (age 7) 6:30-7:30 p.m. | In-studio
Summer 2020 Workshops
Sunday Workshop Series
In these workshops, young dancers will develop ballet technique foundations through ballet class, then read ballet storybooks to inspire creative dancing and learn special choreography from the ballet version of the workshop!
Sunday, June 27 – Coppélia
Sunday, July 25 – The Nutcracker
Sunday, Aug. 8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
10-11 a.m. | Virtual (ages 3-7)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | In-studio (ages 4-7, Group 1)
12:30-1:30 p.m. | In-studio (ages 4-7, Group 2)
Week-long Workshop – Fairies in Ballet
The Fairies in Ballet Workshop will feature the Lilac Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan! Each day will start with a short ballet class, dancers will then be read a book about the featured fairy and learn a corresponding fairy dance.
Aug. 9-13 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
9-10 a.m. | Virtual (ages 3-7)
10:15-11:15 a.m. | In-studio (ages 4-7)
Registration details coming soon!
Are there any special requirements for the virtual summer programs?
- Reliable high-speed internet
- A computer, iPad or phone for Zoom
- A ballet barre or chair
What kind of space does a student need for a virtual summer program?
Our goal during the virtual summer programs is to keep our students engaged in dance, with their safety as our top priority. As students look ahead towards utilizing the Zoom online platform on a regular basis, it is increasingly important to heighten one’s awareness of safety concerns regarding at home training.
A basic requirement of a 4’x6’ size space or larger, free from any obstacles (rugs, furniture, wires/cables etc.) is required for all virtual summer programs.
PBT has compiled a set of guidelines, injury prevention tips, and references to help dancers ensure their safety in physical and technical development. Students will receive a handbook in advance of the program that includes this set of guidelines. Students and parents/guardians are expected to have reviewed this document in its entirety prior to the start of summer classes.
Is there a dress code for the virtual summer programs?
Females: Any solid-color leotard (simple style), pink tights and pink ballet shoes
Males: Any solid-color T-shirt, black tights, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes
Is attendance required for all classes?
Students (and parents/guardians for Grown-Up & Me and Pre-Ballet 2) are required to participate in all scheduled classes for which the dancer is enrolled. All students must appear for all classes in a punctual manner. Students who cannot meet these very basic requirements will not be permitted to participate. The School office should be contacted any for extenuating circumstances.
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