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

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.

CYS Scholarship Information

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 2023-2024 Children’s Division school year calendar and dress code information.

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

Tuition: $650 | Registration Fee: $45

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

Class Option 2: Saturday 8:30-9 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 2

Tuition: $680 | Registration Fee: $45

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

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

Pre-Ballet 3

Tuition: $890 | Registration Fee: $45

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

Pre-Ballet 3 & 4 Combined

Tuition: $890 | Registration Fee: $45

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

Class Option 2: Friday 11-11:45 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 4

Tuition: $890 | Registration Fee: $45

Class Option 1: Wednesdays 3:15-4 p.m.

Class Option 2: Saturday 10:15-11 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 5

Tuition: $890 | Registration Fee: $45

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

Class Option 2: Saturday 11-11:45 a.m.

Pre-Ballet 6 & 7

Tuition: $890 | Registration Fee: $45

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

Class Option 2: Saturday 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet Boys 4-5

Tuition: $340 | Registration Fee: $45

Saturday 1-1:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet Boys 6-8

Tuition: $480 | Registration Fee: $45

Saturday 12:15-1 p.m.

Open Enrollment: no experience required!

Enroll your dancer at any time in one of the above classes.  Additionally, we have opened up more sessions on Saturday mornings, beginning in the new year:


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. All workshops are for dancers ages 3-7, dates listed below.

Vampirina Ballerina

Sunday, Oct. 22 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Beauty and The Beast

Sunday, Jan. 28 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

My Sweetheart and Me

Sunday, Feb. 11 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Ballet with Ballerinas AND Boys in Ballet

Sunday, March 3 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Sunday, April 28 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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