Youth Classes

Pre-Ballet/Primary Program

Our Pre-Ballet/Primary program, for ages 3.5-8 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 spacial awareness while introducing children to age appropriate ballet vocabulary. The curriculum is designed to progress through the course of the year. All pre-ballet and primary students are invited to participate in our Spring Performance.

The 2023-2024 school year begins September 5!

Fall Semester: September 5 – December 13

Winter / Spring Semester: January 8 – May 25

2023 Fall – Pre-Ballet and Primary Schedule of Classes

Class DayTime
Pre-Ballet 1 (ages 4-5)Saturday9:00-9:45am
Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 (ages 4.5-6)Monday
Wednesday
3:45-4:30pm
3:45-4:30pm
Pre-Ballet 2 (ages 5.5-6)Saturday9:45-10:30am
Primary (ages 6.5-8)
Monday
Saturday
4:30-5:15pm
10:45-11:30am

Winter/Spring Registration opens to new families December 1!

For information on tuition, click here.

Registered students – To access your Jackrabbit parent portal, 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.

The 2023-2024 school year begins September 5!

2023/2024 Schedule of Classes

ClassDayTime
Level 1A
1 class/week
Wednesday
Saturday
4:45-5:45pm
11:30-12:30pm
Level 1B
2 classes/week
Tuesday
Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
4:00-5:00pm
Level 2A
2 classes/week
Tuesday
Friday
5:00-6:16pm
4:30-5:45pm
Level 2B
2 classes/week
Wednesday
Friday
4:30-5:45pm
4:30-5:45pm
Level 3 A/B
3 Technique classes/week

+ Beginning Pointe by invitation
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Saturday
5:00-6:30pm
5:00-6:30pm
11:00-12:30pm
12:30-1:00pm
Level 4
3 Technique classes/week
+ Pointe, Contemporary
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
6:30-7:45pm
5:45-7:15pm
5:45-7:45pm
1:00-2:45pm
Level 5
4+ classes per week;
Pointe, Contemporary,
Conditioning
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
5:15-7:15pm
6:30-8:45pm
6:30-8:45pm
1:00-2:45pm
Level 6
4+ classes per week;
Pointe, Contemporary,
Conditioning, Repertoire
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
6:30-8:45pm
7:15-8:45pm
6:30-8:45pm
1:00-2:45pm

For information on tuition, click here.

Registered students – To access your Jackrabbit parent portal, click here.

Registration & Placement

Students ages 3.5-8 may register for pre-ballet or primary classes; no previous ballet training necessary. Placement in class is based on age. Students must meet the specified age requirement per level by September 1st of the current school year. Space is limited.

We recommend that new students ages 7 years old with no prior training begin in our Primary level. New students ages 8 & 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. 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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