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Pre-Ballet 2

Age 6* | 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 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: port-de-bras, demi-pointe, en dehors, en dedan, relevé, elevé, passé, battement tendu, battement dégagé, grand battement, coupé, plié. . 

Students are asked to execute these ballet steps in a more sophisticated manner. With that, students consider what body parts initiate movement and why they must move in a specific direction in ballet. Faculty also introduce the idea of self-expression and creativity through improvisation.

*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 2 2023-2024 School Year