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Pre-Ballet 1

Age 5* | Co-ed | Ongoing enrollment (September-June) |
Tuition pro-rated monthly | Located at Newton and Boston Studios |

1 class per week, 45 minutes

In Pre-Ballet 1, students are introduced to proper foundational ballet steps while continuing to work on spatial awareness, especially laterality (right versus left). As students become acquainted with the ballet classroom and dancing in front of a mirror, live music and a musician/music teacher are introduced to all classes. Live music is a critical aspect of our curriculum as it transforms the classroom into a world where children can explore movement within an aesthetic framework. Music also has the power to evoke physical and emotional responses from children. Students in the Pre-Ballet level follow the beat of the music, understand the difference between rhythm and beat, as well as the phrase of the music. The use of live music is a great exercise to expand vocabulary, use of space, and use of levels. 

*Age as of August 31, 2024

If you are interested in joining the Children’s Program for the 23-24 school year please email school@bostonballet.org. Families who register by June 30 save 5% on 24-25 school year tuition. 

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Pre-Ballet 1 2023-2024 School Year