Students of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Photo: © Vikki Sloviter

Children's Program

 The Children’s Program, for ages 2 to 7 years, 8 week commitment required.
 
Enrollment in the Children’s Program is based on age, regardless of prior experience or ability. Students must meet the appropriate age requirement by September 1st of the current school year.
 
Dance with Me
An interactive movement class celebrating the bond between child and care giver. Together we will move through space, explore our bodies, and practice coordination while gaining strength. In Dance with Me we utilize our ever-expanding imagination to evoke our movement. We use our imaginations to tell stories and express them with our bodies as we dance our way through parks and beaches, magical forests, and castles. We learn about different levels in space, musicality, and diverse movement qualities. At SPB, we aim to enhance the self-esteem and joy of the child. In the Dance with Me classes, the dancers find a little more support with the help of their caregiver.
 
Ages: 2-3 years, no experience required
 
Time: Sundays, 10:30am - 11:15am
 
Annual tuition: $640
 
Creative Movement
Creative Movement is a dance class that invites the young child to explore their curiosities and joy of movement. In class, we give space for the child to stretch their voice and embrace creativity. Ballet basics, classroom structure, coordination, spatial awareness, and team work are all introduced through class work and specially designed movement games. We at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet understand that this can often be a child’s first experience of time without their primary caregiver. Our amazing faculty and staff work very hard to ensure that this transition is the best and most successful experience for everyone.
 
Ages: 3-4 years, no experience required
 
Time: Saturdays, 9:00am - 9:45am
 
Annual tuition: $640 
 
Pre-Ballet
Pre-Ballet classes focus on the introduction of basic ballet terminology and execution of steps. Classes are taught by experienced classically trained faculty who are extremely passionate about fostering the young dancer’s individuality and sense of self. In addition to learning the classical ballet basics, the Pre-Ballet class will be guided through creative movement exercises used to explore the many ways in which dance can expand one’s expression of life. We touch on spatial and body awareness, the dancer’s connection to feelings and translation into movement, story-telling, team work, and discipline.
 
Ages: 5-6 years, no experience required
 
Time: Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:00am
 
Annual tuition: $800 
 
Primary Ballet (2 classes per week required)
Primary class will focus on gaining muscular strength and conditioning to support the young dancer’s proper alignment. We will continue to develop our understanding of the beginning principles of classical positions and steps; both at the barre and in center. During Primary, we aim to properly prepare our young dancers to enter The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program. At SPB, we seek to not only teach an outstanding level of classical ballet technique, but to emphasize the importance of the love and joy of dance. We want to inspire our dancers at a young age to be curious and to always be hungry to learn more. Dancers are sure to leave class inspired by their own amazing accomplishments.
 
Ages: 6-7 years, no experience required
 
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm AND Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
 
Annual tuition: $1,440 
 
To Register, please e-mail to Joanne Smith, jsmith@paballet.org 
To learn more and to sign up for classes call, 215-587-6942
 
The School of Pennsylvania Ballet at the Croft Farm Arts Center in Cherry Hill
 
The School of Pennsylvania Ballet partners with the Croft Farm Arts Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to provide three different ballet classes for beginning dancers. These classes will be led by the outstanding faculty from The School of Pennsylvania Ballet and will be held on Saturday mornings. No audition is required to enroll in these classes, but space in each class is limited.
 
The School of Pennsylvania Ballet at the Croft Farm Arts Center is an 8-week program. Classes run September 16th - November 18th (no class 9/30 & 11/11). To register for SPB at Croft, Click here to visit their website.
 
Creative Movement
Ages: 3-4 years, no experience required
Time: Saturdays 9:00am - 10:00am
 
Pre-Ballet (Intro to Ballet)
Ages: 5-6 years, no experience required
Time: Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am
 
Primary Ballet (Basic Ballet)
Ages: 6-7 years, no experience required
Time: Saturdays 11:00am - 12:00pm