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

Children's Program

The Children’s Program, for ages 18 months to 7 years, introduces children to the art of dance by promoting the exploration of creativity and expression through movement. This syllabus, designed by dance education experts, supports the development and improvement of motor skills and coordination, attention and listening skills, plus provides a foundation for the continued study of ballet. Classes are structured in a year-long progressive curriculum that builds from year to year. 8 weeks 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 1 of the current school year. 
 
 
Please note that Pre-Ballet is not a part of the graded curriculum at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet and students seeking admission to Level 1 will be re-evaluated it by the school faculty at the end of the year.
 
Dance with Me (1 class per week)
18 months- 2 years of age, no experience required
Annual tuition: TBA
Thursdays…………10:00 am- 10:45am
 
Creative Movement (Choose 1 class per week)
3 years of age, no experience required
Annual tuition: TBA
Thursdays…………10:00 am- 10:45am
or
Saturdays…………9:00 am- 9:45am
 
Pre-Ballet I (1 class per week)
4-5 years of age, no experience required
Annual tuition: TBA
Saturdays …………10:00 am- 11:00 am
 
Primary Ballet (Pre-Ballet II) (2 classes per week required)
6-7 years of age, no experience required
Annual tuition:  TBA
Tuesdays…………5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturdays ……11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
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
 
Starting this fall, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet is partnering with the Croft Farm Arts Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to provide two 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.
 
To register for The School of Pennsylvania ballet at the Croft Farm Arts Center, please go to their website. 
 
 
Pre-Ballet I (Intro to Ballet)
Ages: 4-5
Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am
Weeks: 10
Fee: TBA
Dates: TBA
 
Pre-Ballet II (Basic Ballet)
Ages: 5-6
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am
Weeks: 10
Fee: TBA
Dates: TBA