We offer a variety of ballet classes for youths from children 3.5-6 just starting their journey in ballet to advanced, pre-professional ballet students looking for challenging and rewarding classes.
Our Pre-Ballet/Primary program, for ages 3.5-6 years, introduces children to the art of dance and music in a fun and supportive environment. Classes focus on the development of coordination, motor skills, and special awareness while introducing children to age appropriate ballet vocabulary. The curriculum is designed to progress through the course of the year. All pre-ballet students are invited to participate in our Spring Performance.
The Oakland Ballet School offers formal ballet training, through a progressive curriculum, to students ages 7 and up. Students take 1-5 classes per week as they progress from beginning to advanced levels. All students Level 1 and up are given the opportunity to participate in our annual production of the Nutcracker and Spring Performance.
Registration & Placement
Students ages 3.5-6 years may register for pre-ballet or primary classes; no previous ballet training necessary. Placement in class is based on age and on a space-available basis. Students must meet the specified age requirement per level by September 1st of the current school year. Space is limited.
New students ages 7 & up with little to no previous training may register for Level 1A; no placement class necessary. Students ages 8 & up who have had one year or more of previous training need to schedule a placement class prior to registering in order to determine their appropriate level within the school. Ages assigned per level are meant as a guideline. Any necessary adjustments will be made during the first 2 weeks of classes. The careful placement of students is taken seriously and is important to the proper development and safety of the dancer. The Artistic and Associate Directors will make all final decisions regarding class placement.
Registration Procedures for Pre-Ballet & Youth Classes:
- Pre-Ballet/Primary students ages 3.5-6 may select class based on age.
Students ages 7.5 & up may register for Level 1A – no placement class necessary.
Students ages 8 & up need to schedule a placement class, or speak with Artistic/Associate Director, to register for Levels 1B and higher.
- Review our school policies which include tuition information, tuition policies, and dress code.
- Download the correct registration form based on age and/or placement class.
Pre-Ballet/Primary registration form, click here.
Level 1A/1B, Level 2 registration form, click here.
Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 registration form, click here.
- Submit the completed registration form and waiver, along with tuition and registration fee, either by mail or in person to:
Oakland Ballet School
2968 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602
If you would like to register in person or need further assistance with registration, please call the school at (510) 530-7516, or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.