Children’s Division Summer Programs
*On May 21, 2020 we announced that we have converted the majority of our Summer Programs from in-person programs to a live-class, virtual, remote learning experiences. The information below reflects this change.*
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.
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Summer 2020 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.
PRE-BALLET BOYS (Ages 4-7)
A lively class introducing movement and music. Proper alignment, coordination and athleticism are emphasized.
BALLET FOUNDATIONS (Ages 7+)
For new and returning students. The fundamentals of ballet are introduced through barre and floor exercises, French terminology and other basic ballet concepts.
New students are required to complete the online placement form. Once the placement form is submitted, the School office will follow up to discuss placement.
Summer 2020 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 9/1/2019; the instructor will notify parents if the student should attend a higher or lower level for skill development
- New Ballet Foundations students are required to take a placement class prior to enrolling. Complete the Level Placement form on this page, and a school representative will contact you to to discuss placement.
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 20–July 18 *No classes July 4
Grown-Up & Me (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.) + Pre-ballet 2 (age 2) 9:15-9:45 a.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 3 (age 3) 10:00-10:30 a.m.| Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 4 (age 4) 10:45-11:15 a.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 5 (age 5) 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 6-7 (ages 6-7) 12:15-12:45 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Wednesdays, (Four Weeks) July 8–29
Pre-ballet 3 (age 3) 4-4:30 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 4 (age 4) 4:45-5:15 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 5 (age 5) 5:30-6:00 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Pre-ballet 6-7 (ages 6-7) 6:15-6:45 p.m. | Tuition: $54
Wednesdays, (Five Weeks) June 10–July 8
Pre-ballet Boys (ages 4-7) 12:00-12:30 p.m. | Tuition: $48
Tuesdays, (Six Weeks) June 9–July 21
Ballet Foundations (ages 7+) 6:30-7:30 p.m. | $130
Summer 2020 Workshops
BECOMING A BALLERINA WORKSHOP (Ages 3-7)
In this week-long workshop, young dancers will develop ballet technique foundations through daily ballet class. Each day is centered around an exciting new ballet theme. In addition to class, dancers will try on tutus, read ballet storybooks to inspire creative dancing and even learn about the pointe shoes that the ballerinas wear! The week concludes with a performance demonstration for parents and guardians.*
Pre-ballet 3-4 (ages 3-4) | August 10-14 | 9-10 a.m. | Tuition: $178
Pre-ballet 5-7 (ages 5-7) | August 10-14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tuition: $356
*This workshop is currently planned to be an in-studio experience, subject to change. Registration for this workshop will open at a later time.
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.