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Boston Ballet School

Please find the most frequently referenced information for Boston Ballet School families below. Should you have any questions regarding the information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617.456.6333, school@bostonballet.org, or by visiting bostonballet.org/school.


Classes run from September 5, 2024-June 15, 2025. Registration is on-going and students may enroll after the September start date.

Tuition is pro-rated per month. Families have the option to pay in full or pay on a monthly installment place when registering. There is a $70 non-refundable registration fee due for each student.

Getting to the Studio

We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class to give you ample time to prepare. All students are strongly encouraged to use the bathroom and wash their hands prior to class. Parents should drop and pick their child up directly outside the classroom for the Boston Studio and in the lobby for the Newton Studio. All studio locations have waiting areas. We kindly ask that all students be picked up immediately following the end of class.

Checking In 
Students are required to check in with a Studio Administrator upon arrival before every class.

While the Newton studio has an adjacent parking lot, parking in Boston’s South End can be quite challenging. There is no parking lot at Boston Ballet School on Clarendon Street, and there are no reserved parking spots on the street for pick-ups and drop-offs. As a courtesy to our neighbors, it is asked that families do not double park on Clarendon Street in front of the Boston Studio.

To help assist you, here are some suggestions for parking in the area:

  • Visitor parking on local streets – please check the signs carefully.
  • Atelier 505 Parking Garage – Located under the Calderwood Pavilion. Entrance on Warren Avenue at the rear of the facility.

Carpool directories are located at the front desk of each studio. Please ask an Administrator if you are interested in utilizing it.

Transportation Options
The Boston Studio is MBTA accessible from the Back Bay Station on the Orange Line (about a 5-minute walk), the Copley station on the Green line (about a 10 minute walk), and the 43, 10, and 9 bus lines. The Newton Studio is MBTA accessible from either the Newton Highlands or Eliot stations on the D branch of the Green Line. It is about a 17-minute walk to the Newton studio from Newton Highlands via Centre and Needham Streets, or about a 14 minute walk from Eliot via Margaret Road and Eliot Street.


Switching Classes
Please email school@bostonballet.org to request any class switch. BBS facilitates switches on a monthly basis. 

Dress Code
Each level from Hand in Hand 2 up has a specific dress code for the class available here. Families are expected to purchase the dress code themselves. Dress code items cannot be purchases at Boston Ballet School but can be ordered at a local retail store. BLOCH and Wear Moi are the official dress code sponsors for Boston Ballet School. All information regarding dress code can be found here.

Providing Your Child’s Medical Information
All registered students are required to provide vital medical information including any medical allergies. This information is for the safety of the student and the awareness of the staff and is protected under HIPAA.

Waiting List
If a section you’re interested in is full, you may request to be placed on the waiting list for that class. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted. If you enroll in another section, the waiting list option will not be available to you. Students are not permitted to be on the waitlist for a class while actively enrollment in another section. 

Should you decide to leave the school, please contact the Office of Administration at 617.456.6333 or email us at withdrawals@bostonballet.org as soon as possible. Notifying your child’s instructor is not considered a formal notification of withdrawal. Once we hear from you and are able to notify your child’s teacher of their interest in withdrawing, we will send you an email with a link to our Formal Withdrawal Survey, which must be completed in order to process an account adjustment and complete the withdrawal process. There is a $100.00 early withdrawal fee applied to any student withdrawing from a non-medical reason from the Classical Ballet Program after August 15, 2023.

Daily Programming

Parent/Student Handbook
For a complete overview of Boston Ballet School’s mission, vision, and values including diversity, equity, and inclusion, programming, safety and security, and enrollment policies please see the Boston Ballet School Parent/Student Handbook available here.

Student Expectations
With the goal of creating a safe, welcoming, and positive experience for all students, Boston Ballet School holds students, families, faculty, and staff to a high standard of personal decorum and expects individuals, at all times, to demonstrate respect for others, the facilities, and to promote an environment which is safe, positive, and welcoming of diversity. We welcome students of all ethnicities, gender expressions, and identities!

Get to Know Your Studio
We communicate important school information and updates to parents primarily via email – so please make sure we have your email address. This will enable you to receive communications such as BBS Connections, the School’s newsletters, as well as weekly bulletins every Sunday with important updates about each BBS program. Boston Ballet School’s website is updated frequently and is a great resource for parents.

Studio Administrators are at the front desk of each location when classes are running. Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to a Studio Administrator and they will be happy to assist. You may also fee free to contact us at 617.456.6333 or school@bostonballet.org.

Reporting Absences and Making Up a Class
We understand that circumstances may arise that prevent students from attending class. In these instances, we kindly ask that the student’s absence be reported so that the faculty and administration may accurately track attendance. To report an absence, please email school@bostonballet.org with the student’s name, class level, studio they attend, and the date of and reason for the absence.

In order for your child’s absence to be eligible for a make-up class, it must be reported to BBS via email or to an Administrator in person. BBS strongly believes in make-up classes so students can continue their progress safely and effectively as curriculum becomes more demanding and technically challenging. If your child is injured and will miss a prolonged series of classes, we ask that you provide us with an applicable doctor’s note. Please note that tuition will not be adjusted for those weeks missed unless the student withdraws. We also offer makeups if a student is performing in a company production, such as The Nutcracker.

Observing Your Child’s Progress
Weekly classes are not able to be observed. Instead, a series of Observations Weeks are schedule throughout the year where family and friends are invited into the classroom to observe our students’ progress. We believe the presence of “an audience” or multiple adults creates a distraction and takes attention away from the teacher’s instruction. Please reference your school year calendar for dates.

Locker Rooms 
In order to prevent lingering and overcrowding at the studios, we ask that all students come in their dress code, with their hair done ready for class, upon arrival. Locker rooms are available for use when needed. Female, male, and gender neutral restrooms are available at both the Boston and Newton studios.

School Closing Hotline
Closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies are listed on our Class Cancellation Hotline as well as our website, bostonballet.org/school. To access the Hotline, please call 617.456.6311 for the most up-to-date information.

Health and Safety

For the joint interest of individual wellness and community safety, students should stay home and miss class and/or any scheduled rehearsals if they are unwell and especially if they have a contagious illness such as flu, cold, or have a fever.

Special Benefits of Being Part of BBS

Attending Boston Ballet Performances 
As a member of Boston Ballet School, the Official School of Boston Ballet, students receive discounts to select company performances. Please contact the Box Office at 617.695.6955 for the most up-to-date  student subscriptions and other special offers.

Participating in Company Productions 
Students enrolled in the Classical Ballet and Professional Division (ages 8 and up) are eligible to audition for Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker as the curriculums and commitments of these programs align with the choreography of the production. Within our current knowledge, it is expected that there will be performance opportunities in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker for students ages 8+ this year. We are monitoring current health and safety environments and will adjust eligibility and other details as necessary. Information regarding 2023’s The Nutcracker, including eligibility, audition, and performance details will be released to eligible students towards the end of August.

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