CHILDREN’S DIVISION

Ages 1.5+

Introduce your child to the joy, expression and discipline of ballet! Our Children’s Division is for dancers starting out their ballet journey, between the ages of 2 and 7 years old. As they learn about the foundations of dance, students exercise both their bodies and imaginations under the guidance of instructors who specialize in early childhood education.

We place students in this division based on their age, from Family and Me classes for our youngest dancers through Pre-Ballet 6.

“My favorite thing about my job is the opportunity to facilitate a child’s love for ballet. My young daughters are my inspiration for bringing creativity and fun into the studio, where I work to create magical experiences that turn ballet into a passion. I consider myself lucky to be able to watch my students grow and enjoy dancing.”- Kaila Lewis, Head of the Children’s Division


Registration for the 2022/23 school year is now open!

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Curriculum Overview

Programming in this division is led by faculty certified in American Ballet Theatre’s Level Primary-Level 5, focusing on the development and training of young students while embracing sound ballet principles and incorporating elements of different schools of training.

Students may enroll in weekly classes during our school year or take part in our Sunday Workshop Series. All classes and workshops include live piano accompaniment.

Financial aid and scholarships are not available in the Children’s Division, but families are encouraged to apply for PBT’s Community Youth Scholarship Program.

Community Youth Scholarship


Class Schedule and Tuition

Weekly classes occur once a week during our school year, which runs from September to May and includes family observation weeks, themed dress-up weeks, family seminars and an end-of-year in-studio performance.

Please view our PBT School Family Resources page for the 2022-2023 Children’s Division school year calendar and dress code information.

Family Pre-Ballet

Tuition: $561 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Class Option 1: Friday 10-10:30 a.m.

Class Option 2: Saturday 9-9:30 a.m.

Pre-ballet 3

Tuition: $649 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Class Option 1: Friday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Class Option 2: Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Pre-ballet 4

Tuition: $795 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Class Option 1: Saturday 10:15-11 a.m.

Class Option 2: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Pre-ballet 5

Tuition: $795 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Class Option 1: Saturday 11-11:45 a.m.

Class Option 2: Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Pre-ballet 6

Tuition: $795 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Class Option 1: Saturday 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Class Option 2: Wednesday 5:15-6 p.m.

Pre-Ballet Boys 4-5

Tuition: $276 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Saturday 1-1:30 p.m.

Pre-ballet Boys 6-8

Tuition: $408 | Registration Fee: $30 | $50 Deposit due at Registration

Saturday 12:15-1 p.m.

Ballet Foundations

Tuition: $798 | Registration Fee: $30 | $100 Deposit due at Registration

Wednesday 6-7 p.m.


Workshops

Mark your calendars for our Children’s Division Sunday Workshop Series! Workshops include options for both students and families to join in a themed class.

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Sunday, December 4

The Nutcracker

Ages: 3-7 | Time: 12:30-1:45 | Tuition: $45 + $5 Registration fee

Students are invited to dress festively, participate in a ballet class, learn some choreography from The Nutcracker and listen to the holiday story.

Sunday, February 5

My Sweetheart and Me

Ages: 3-7 | Time: 12:30-1:45 | Tuition: $45 + $5 Registration fee

Students are encouraged to bring a special grown-up in their lives to dance with. Students and grown-ups will participate in a ballet class together, learn a special sweetheart dance and create a craft.

Sunday, March 5

Ballet With Ballerinas

Ages: 3-7 | Time: 12:30-1:45 | Tuition: $45 + $5 Registration fee

Students will participate in ballet class alongside PBT’s Pre-professional ballet students dressed in tutus. All dancers will learn and dance together and have an opportunity for a picture moment with the pre-professional ballerinas.

Sunday, April 30

Sleeping Beauty

Ages: 3-7 | Time: 12:30-1:45 | Tuition: $45 + $5 Registration fee

Students are invited to participate in a ballet class, learn a modified version of the Bluebird variation from The Sleeping Beauty and create a craft at the end.


Class Sharing Opportunities

Family Observation: Families are invited to attend class for observation. This occurs two times throughout the school year.

In-Studio End-of-Year Celebration: Onstage performance opportunities begin in the Student Division, but our Children’s Division is celebrated with an in-studio end-of-year performance for families to attend.


What happens after the Children’s Division?

After the Children’s Division, students move forward to our Student Division. In this division, dancers will continue to foster their love for ballet while strengthening their technique.

Student Division