Youth Classes

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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.

Pre-Ballet/Primary Program

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.

2019/2020 Pre-Ballet/Primary Schedule of Classes

For information on tuition, click here.

Youth Program

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.

2019/2020 Youth Division Schedule of Classes

ClassDayTime
Level 1A
1 class/week
Thursday
Saturday
4:45-5:45pm
11:15am-12:15pm
Level 1B
2 classes/week
Wednesday
Friday
4:45-5:45pm
5:30-6:30pm
Level 2
2 classes/week
Tuesday
Thursday
4:15-5:30pm
4:15-5:30pm
Level 3A
3 classes/week
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
4:30-6:00pm
4:45-6:15pm
11:15am-12:30pm
Level 3B
3 Technique classes/week
1 Pre-Pointe class
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
Saturday
4:30-6:00pm
4:45-6:15pm
11:15am-12:30pm
12:30-1:15pm
Level 4A
4 Technique classes/week
2 Beginning Pointe classes
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Friday
Saturday
Saturday
6:00-7:30pm
4:45-6:15pm
5:00-6:30pm
6:30-7:15pm
11:15am-12:30pm
12:30-1:15pm
Level 4B
4 Technique classes/week
2 Intermediate Pointe classes
Monday
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Friday
Saturday
6:00-7:30pm
7:30-8:15pm
6:15-8:00pm
5:00-6:30pm
6:30-7:15pm
12:30-2:00pm
Level 5
4 Technique classes/week
2 Advanced Pointe classes
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Thursday
Saturday
5:30-7:00pm
7:00-7:45pm
6:15-8:00pm
5:30-7:00pm
7:00-7:45pm
12:30-2:00pm

For information on tuition, click here.

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.

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 contact@oaklandballetschool.com.

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