Pre-ballet division (Ages 3-8)

Seasonal Pre-Ballet Classes

Pre-Ballet is your child’s first encounter with finding excitement in the structure and detail of classical ballet training and is developed for children ages 3–8.

Pre-Ballet classes introduce dancers to the joys of ballet study through imaginative and creative exercises designed to develop studio etiquette, active listening, coordination, and spatial awareness.

2019–20 Season classes are offered as a school year program beginning the week of September 9, 2019. The School Year culminates with optional participation in the Pre-Ballet Showcase on June 6, 2020.

Please feel welcome to reach out to Pre-Ballet Director Milissa Payne Bradley at milissapb@berkeleyballet.org with Pre-Ballet Division inquires.

Policies:

  • School uniform is required (see link below).

2019–20 Season

Policies:

  • 2019–20 Season: September 9, 2019 – May 31, 2020

  • Optional Pre-Ballet Showcase: June 6, 2020.

  • School uniform is required (see link above).

  • Minimum age restrictions are based on a dancer’s age by September 1, 2019.

  • Where a dancer’s age overlaps with more than one class time, please enroll them in the class that works best for their schedule.

Weekly Schedule Details:

  • Pre-Ballet: Fridays, 4:15pm–5:15pm; Age 6, 7 with Rachel Caldwell

  • Pre-Ballet: Fridays, 5:15pm–6:15pm; Age 5, 6 with Rachel Caldwell

  • Pre-Ballet: Saturdays, 9:00am–9:45am; Age 3, 4 with Lindsay Leonard

  • Pre-Ballet: Saturdays, 9:00am–9:45am; Age 4, 5 with Rachel Caldwell

  • Pre-Ballet: Saturdays, 9:45am–10:30am; Age 4, 5 with Lindsay Leonard

  • Pre-Ballet: Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am; Age 3, 4 with Rachel Caldwell

  • Pre-Ballet: Saturdays, 10:45am–11:45am; Age 5, 6 with Lindsay Leonard

  • Pre-Ballet: Sundays, 9:30am–10:30am; Age 6, 7 with Milissa Payne Bradley

  • Pre-Ballet Primary: Sundays, 10:30am–11:30am; Age 6, 7, 8 with Milissa Payne Bradley

Pre-Ballet seasonal tuition:

  • 45 minute classes: $656.25

  • 60 minute classes: $875.00

Enrollment:




Enrollment Closed:

2018–19 Season: Saturday Pre-Ballet classes by age (Enrollment Closed)

 
BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancers  in Milissa Payne Bradley’s  Bippity Boppity Boo  ,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancers in Milissa Payne Bradley’s Bippity Boppity Boo, photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancers  in Rachel Caldwell’s  The Lilac Fairies Dance  ,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancers in Rachel Caldwell’s The Lilac Fairies Dance, photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancer  in Milissa Payne Bradley’s  Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf  ,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancer in Milissa Payne Bradley’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancer  in Rachel Caldwell’s  The Princesses and the Pea  ,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Pre-Ballet Division dancer in Rachel Caldwell’s The Princesses and the Pea, photo by Natalia Perez

 

2018–19 Season: Weekday Pre-Ballet classes by age (Enrollment Closed)

 

60 Minutes

Primary Class is a stepping stone between the Pre-Ballet Division and Youth Division.  This class includes some barre work and prepares dancers for Youth Division Level 1.  The Pre-Ballet (Ages 6-7) class may also be taken prior to Youth Division Level 1.