Elementary Levels

Boston Ballet School Classical Ballet Program

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Students enrolled in the Elementary levels attend classes two to three times per week with an increasing time commitment. These three critical levels lay the foundation of the classical ballet vocabulary, and move at a pace which facilitates understanding and safety. We offer separate boys classes beginning in Elementary 1. Students are also offered elective classes in Character and Modern to begin to explore diverse dance styles and enhance their ballet training. Performance opportunities are available through the school, along with the exclusive opportunity to audition for Boston Ballet productions, including The Nutcracker.

New Students

All new students ages 8-19 must attend a placement class.

Current Boston Ballet School Students/ Students who have already received placement 

Current Boston Ballet School students who have received placement for the 2018-2019 school year - registration is coming soon.

If have a placement for 2017-2018 and are not currently enrolled but would like to enroll in an class for this school year, contact us at 617.466.6333 for more information.

Time Commitment: 2-3 days a week depending on exact level
Max Enrollment: 22 students per class section


The 2017-2018 School Year Classical Ballet dress code can be found here


Get answers to all of your Classical Ballet Program questions on our FAQs page.

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Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director