CHILDREN’S DIVISION

Ages 1.5+

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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


Come Learn With Us!

Join PBT School Faculty and Staff for a free Trial Day that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Meet the faculty, tour the studios and learn more about becoming a member of the PBT Family!

To register your dancer for a magical morning of ballet, click below.

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Curriculum Overview

Programming in this division focuses 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.

CYS Scholarship Information


Class Schedule and Tuition

Weekly classes run from September through May. Our Pre-Ballet classes always focus on movement, creativity, musicality, discipline and basic ballet technique. The classes are organized by the student’s age as of September of the current school year. Previous experience is not required since the classes are designed for students to be able to join their age-appropriate class at any time.

Open Enrollment: no experience required! Enroll your dancer at any time in one of the following classes.

Family and Me (18 months – 2 years of age)

This class is a great first ballet experience for your little dancer. This class is a unique experience for families to enjoy together. It creates beautiful bonding moments for grown-ups and children alike. 

Tuition: $685 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Tuesday | 12-12:30 p.m.

Option 2: Friday | 10-10:30 a.m.

Option 3: Saturday | 9-9:30 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 2

This class is great for the energetic, enthusiastic and creative child. It is only a half hour and the class is always moving to accommodate a typical quick-thinking two-year-old. Faculty is equipped to handle the transition for children moving to an independent activity for the first time.

Tuition: $725 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Tuesday | 12:30-1 p.m.

Option 2: Friday | 10:30-11 a.m.

Option 3: 9:30-10 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 3

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Saturday 10-10:45 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 3 & 4 Combined

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Monday | 4:15-5 p.m.

Option 2: Tuesday | 1-1:45 p.m.

Option 3: Sunday | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Pre-Ballet 4

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Wednesday | 3:15-4 p.m.

Option 2: Saturday | 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 5

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Wednesday | 4-4:45 p.m.

Option 2: Friday | 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Option 3: Saturday | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Pre-Ballet 5 & 6 Combined

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Sunday | 12:15-1 p.m.

Pre-Ballet 6 & 7

Tuition: $935 | Registration Fee: $45

Option 1: Wednesday | 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Option 2: Friday | 6:15-7 p.m.

Option 3: Saturday 12:15-1 p.m.

Pre-Ballet Boys 4-5

Tuition: $355 | Registration Fee: $45

Saturday 1-1:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet Boys 6-8

Tuition: $500 | Registration Fee: $45

Saturday 12:15-1 p.m.


Sunday Workshop Series

A Children’s Division Sunday workshop consists of a shortened ballet class that is always geared to include a variety of ages. Storytime is incorporated because there is usually a book that relates to the theme of the workshop. A craft or a coloring page gives the students a moment to elaborate on the theme. The workshop culminates with the families coming in for the last few minutes to view the dance that students learned that day. The goal is for your young dancer to experience the joy of dancing along with the additional fun activities to enhance the learning encounter. All workshops are for dancers ages 3-7, dates listed below.

Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Peter Pan

Sunday, Oct. 20

The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 1

My Sweetheart and Me

Sunday, Feb. 9 | *The child’s favorite grown-up is invited to participate*

Ballet with Ballerinas AND Boys in Ballet

Sunday, March 23

The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, April 27


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.

Dance With Me Week: During the 2023-2024 school year, we had the pleasure of inviting our Children’s Division dancers to bring one parent or grownup to their regularly scheduled ballet class. We are excited to be able to offer the opportunity for one adult to be able to participate in class alongside their child again this year! *Dates for the 2024-2025 school-year TBD.


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