Youth Classes

Pre-Ballet/Primary Program

Our Pre-Ballet/Primary program, for ages 3.5-7 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 2021-2022 school year begins September 7! Classes will be offered in-person, strictly adhering to state and local guidelines, and mandates. 

2021 Fall Semester – Pre-Ballet/Primary Schedule of Classes

ClassDayTime
Pre-Ballet 1 (ages 3.5-5)
Pre-Ballet 2 (ages 5-6)
Pre-Ballet 1 & 2
Saturday
Saturday
Monday
9:00-9:45am
9:45-10:30am
3:45-4:30pm
Primary (ages 6-8)
Monday
Saturday
4:30-5:15pm
10:30-11:15am

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 2021-2022 school year begins September 7! Classes will be offered in-person, strictly adhering to state and local guidelines, and mandates. 

2021/2022 Schedule of Classes

ClassDayTime
Level 1A
1-2 class/week
Tuesday
Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
4:00-5:00pm
Level 1B
2 classes/week
Tuesday
Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
4:00-5:00pm
Level 2A/B
2 classes/week
Wednesday
Friday
3:45-5:00pm
3:45-5:00pm
Level 3
3 Technique classes/week
+ Pre-Pointe/Conditioning
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
5:00-6:30pm
5:00-6:30pm
11:15-12:30pm(T) 12:30-1:00(P/C)
Level 4
3 Technique classes/week
+ Beginning Pointe (by invitation)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
5:15-6:45pm(T) 6:45-7:15(P)
5:00-6:30pm(T)
5:00-6:30pm(T) 6:30-7:00(P)
Level 5
5 classes per week;
Technique, Pointe,
Contemporary, Repertoire

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
6:30-8:00pm(T) 8:00-8:30pm (R)
6:30-8:00pm(T) 8:00-8:30pm(P)
6:30-7:30pm(P) 7:30-8:30pm(C)
1:00-2:30pm (T)

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.

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. 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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