Elective Classes

Boston Ballet School offers a variety of optional classes in technique and subjects other than ballet. These elective classes are designed to enrich ballet training and help foster a well-rounded and versatile student.

Now enrolling for the 2021/2022 school year. 

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Elective class options vary by level/season. Class availability options and registration links are available at the bottom of the page. You must be enrolled in the corresponding Classical Ballet Program class to register for an elective.

Boston Studio
Elementary, Intermediate, and Flex Levels

This class focuses on developing the connection between technique and artistry, drawing from traditional modern dance forms. Expanding beyond the physical discipline, students will grow through the exploration of movement, space, musicality, and creativity. Modern dance builds on the strength and coordination developed in classical ballet training, and provides the students an opportunity to make connections from one style of dance to another.

Elementary Level

Intermediate Level

Newton Studio
Elementary 3-Intermediate 3 and Flex Levels
A class that focuses on stretching and strengthening exercises that are specifically geared to support the development of our Intermediate and Advanced level students in the Classical Ballet Program. Students learn how to properly warm up before class and crucial exercises to improve both strength and flexibility with focus on the students’ core, turn-out, legs, feet, and upper body strength for port de bras.


Dress code will be communicated in the upcoming months.

We celebrate diversity while fostering a team spirit.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director