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Ages 8-18* | Co-ed | Ongoing enrollment (September-February)
Tuition pro-rated monthly | Located at Newton and Boston Studios
Registration is currently closed for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration for the 24-25 school year available soon!
Created and implemented by expert faculty, our Classical Ballet Program (ages 8–18) is a comprehensive 10-level curriculum committed to an emphasis on ballet pedagogy alongside other movement forms such as modern, contemporary, and character. Classical Ballet Program students learn and grow in a professional environment surrounded by world-class faculty and artists and are expected to commit to a high level of training. Our innovative curriculum not only nurtures strong, consistent technique, but also the individuality, creativity, and health of each student.
Throughout the school year our faculty work diligently to foster trust in the studios, build positive relationships with students and parents, and develop appropriate wellness routines for students. Opportunities include Community Time, parent/faculty conferences, evaluations, career preparation, year-end performances, and wellness events. Learn more here.
The BBS faculty believe safety to be the greatest priority, therefore, the individual physical development of each student is taken into careful consideration amongst the progression of our programming. It is essential students possess physical strength and maturity in order to manage the rigorous demands of ballet training before continuing into the upper levels of the Classical Ballet Program.
Students have the benefit of a deep connection with the Boston Ballet Company including exclusive opportunities to audition for Company productions throughout the school year, such as Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.
*Age as of August 31, 2023
In a formal classroom environment, Elementary level students learn the structure of a traditional ballet class through three incremental levels.
Intermediate level students continue to expand upon the foundation of ballet knowledge gained at the Elementary levels, meeting four to five times per week.
Students at the Advanced levels have committed to serious ballet training and refine their technique by training five to six days per week.
Upon completion of Intermediate 1, students may opt to participate in two technique classes per week, allowing them to pursue outside interests and opportunities in addition to their BBS training.
Get a glimpse of Boston Ballet School’s CLASSICAL BALLET program, transcending rigorous technical practice and and moving to develop engaged, collaborative, and confident artists.