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Ages 16 months-7* | Co-ed | Ongoing enrollment (September-June)
Tuition pro-rated monthly | Located at Newton and Boston Studios
Based upon the culmination of early childhood education theories, preparatory classical ballet technique, and dance therapy studies, Boston Ballet School’s Children’s Program introduces students ages 16 months – 7* to the educational journey of dance training.
Our expert faculty not only teach the fundamentals of ballet but cultivate an artistic curiosity in our youngest students, utilizing imagination, storytelling, and expression through movement. In addition, musicality plays an important role in the progressive curriculum. Live piano accompaniment is introduced starting at age 5. Students’ progress through 8 levels of incremental programming before entering our Classical Ballet Program (ages 8–18).
*Age as of August 31, 2023
Hand in Hand 1 introduces our youngest students to the educational journey of dance training.
Hand in Hand 2 students and their active caregivers explore dancing with instruction designed to improve body awareness and movement in space.
Creative Dance 1 offers a welcoming environment for students to develop independence and confidence in the classroom without a parent or guardian.
Creative Dance 2 heavily explores relationships, such as, how dance is organized through patterns and storytelling, music’s connection to movement and how it supports dance, our connections with ourselves, our classmates, and teachers.
In Pre-Ballet 1, students are introduced to proper foundational ballet steps while continuing to work on spatial awareness, especially laterality (right versus left).
In Pre-Ballet 2, students continue to expand upon the French vocabulary introduced in Pre-Ballet 1 through center work and the learning and utilization of the twelve basic ballet words and positioning.
At the Primary level, students understand and can safely execute foundational ballet technique. The idea of “critical thinking” is strongly introduced at this age.