Student 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.*


Emphasis is on the enjoyment of dance while reinforcing the discipline of classical ballet training.

New students ages 8-13 are required to complete an online placement form.

Summer 2020 Program Offerings

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WEEKLY CLASSES

Weekly classes where dancers are challenged to strengthen their ballet technique

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WEEK-LONG WORKSHOPS

Curriculum may include ballet, pre-pointe, character and modern.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED JUNIOR INTENSIVE

Dancers will converge virtually for an immersive three-week training program led by PBT School faculty and guest instructors.

Summer Registration

Registration for Summer 2020 

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 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 schedule a placement class.

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 Programs

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WEEKLY CLASSES

Weekly classes where dancers are challenged to strengthen their ballet technique

Tuesdays (Six weeks) June 9 – July  21 

Preparatory Ballet (ages 8-9) 5:30 – 6:30 | Tuition: $112

Level 2 Jazz (ages 10-11) 5:30 – 6:30 | Tuition: $112

Thursdays (Six weeks) June 11 – July 23 

Level 1  Ballet (ages 9-10) 5:30- 6:30 | Tuition: $112

Level 2 Ballet  (ages 10 -11) 6:30 – 7:45 | Tuition: $140

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WEEK-LONG WORKSHOPS

Curriculum may include ballet, pre-pointe, character and modern.

WORKSHOP B (Ages 8-10)

Monday – Thursday, July 13-16 | 5-7 p.m. | Tuition: $148

WORKSHOP C (Ages 8-10)

Monday – Thursday, July 20-23 | 5-7 p.m. | Tuition: $148

CINDERELLA WORKSHOP (Ages 9-12)

This workshop is inspired by Cinderella, one of the most universally-loved fairy tales of all time. Workshop curriculum includes ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, variations, character and costuming. Dancers may choose to attend one week or two weeks. At the end of week 2 there will be a culminating demonstration for parents and guardians to see what they have learned!*

One-Week Option 1  | Monday – Friday, July 27-31 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Tuition: $464

One-Week Option 2  | Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Tuition: $464

Two-Week Option  | Monday – Friday, July 27-Aug. 7 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Tuition: $828

*This workshop is currently planned to be an in-studio experience, subject to change.  Registration for this workshop will open at a later time.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

JUNIOR INTENSIVE (Ages 10-13)

Dancers will converge virtually for an immersive three-week training program led by PBT School faculty and guest instructors. Students can enhance their repertoire with 40+ hours of curriculum including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, pilates, and yoga as well as conditioning, stretch, music for ballet, and exploring Port de Bra.

Monday – Friday, June 27-July 17 (3 weeks)

Class Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:45p.m.

Tuition:  $525

FAQs

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
  • A yoga/Pilates mat (Jr. Intensive)

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 priorityAs 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 colored leotard (simple style), pink tights, and pink ballet shoes.  Additionally, Junior Intensive students must have jazz and character shoes and a character skirt.

Males: Any solid colored T-shirt, black tights (ankle length or convertible; no cut offs), white socks, and black or white ballet shoes. Additionally, Student Workshop and Jr. Intensive students must have jazz shoes.

Is attendance required for all classes?

Students 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.