STUDENT PROGRAM (Audition Required)

Starting at age 7

August 29, 2022 – May 27, 2023
The Student Program follows our Children’s program and precedes our Professional Program. Within the student program, dancers will experience a stronger class structure, training with a focus on discipline, etiquette, and ballet vocabulary. Finer motor skills are developed as is proper alignment and turn-out. Students are educated as to how and why a technique is taught in their level while musicality and artistry are continually refined. 

An $80 registration fee will be charged at the time of registration. Families with more than one student will be charged a $50 registration fee for each additional student. The first tuition installment will be charged on September 1, 2022. Audition and acceptance is required to enroll in the Student Program using the registration links below. If you have not yet auditioned please see the Audition page for further information.

To ensure the health and safety of our students, their families, employees, and members of our community, the School of Philadelphia Ballet will require that all students ages be fully vaccinated with the primary series and up to date on vaccine booster dose(s).

LEVEL 1

Ages 7+
(Students must be 7 years of age by September 1st)
 

Level 1 begins the formal structured training in the art of ballet. The students gain an understanding of their body as an instrument through developed body alignment, coordination, and proper execution of basic ballet foundation steps. Students continue to engage their imagination so they may dance with creative expression, resulting in a fun and enjoyable experience.

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $296 for 4.5 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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LEVEL 2

Ages 8+ 

Solidifying the work accomplished in the previous year and increased physical vocabulary are the goals for this level. Faster repetition of ballet vocabulary, increased steps in each exercise, and faster tempos are used. More work on demi-pointe and work across the floor are implemented, as well as bigger jumps and turning movements.

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $334 for 6 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Monday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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LEVEL 3

Ages 9+

The goal of this level is for students to perfect the material they learned in Levels 1 & 2, and expand their knowledge of classical ballet technique. Alignment, coordination, flexibility, and overall strength are focused on here, as well as more batterie-beating of legs during jumping movements.

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $390 for 7.5 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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LEVEL 4

Training in Level 4 intensifies as students begin to experience a more comprehensive knowledge of classical ballet, and a stronger ability to properly execute the vocabulary. More complex allegro work as well as more diverse pirouettes are introduced.  Ladies entering this level need to have a high level of self-discipline and the strength/alignment necessary for pointe work. 

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $500 for 11 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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LEVEL 5

Students entering this level need to possess a strong understanding of their current physical vocabulary and proper execution of that vocabulary, as well as a strong commitment to their training. Students in Level 5 work longer combinations while raising their level of execution. A major focus at this level is how they transition from step to step creating a better quality of movement. Ladies pointe work includes more work on one leg, while gentlemen work on more specific male vocabulary.  

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $570 for 13.5 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 1:30 am – 4:00 pm

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LEVEL 6

Students at this level are ready for a much more demanding course of study regarding both strength and stamina. Pointe work for ladies increases significantly at this level. Longer and more complex combinations are given, as well as development in their artistic presentation.

MONTHLY tuition installment:  $634 for 15 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Monday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

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LEVEL 7

Our advanced level students refine their classical ballet technique as well as demonstrate a high level of ballet vocabulary, musicality, and artistry in their movement. Complex forms of adagio and pirouettes are a focus here. The Advanced student also works on developing graceful and seamless connections when moving from one pose or movement to another.

MONTHLY tuition installment: $634 for 15 hours per week – 9 installments
Registration Fee: $80

Monday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

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OPEN 7

The “Open 7” class is available for high school students who have reached Level 7 but are unable to commit to that training schedule. The flexible schedule is designed so students who have decided ballet will not be their career path can continue to train at the level they have worked hard to achieve. Students wanting to participate must register for a minimum of 3 Ballet technique and 1 pointe (ladies) lesson during each week. Other types of lessons (i.e. variation, contemporary, etc.) do not count toward the minimum requirement but may be added to the minimum. Also, the lessons chosen must be consistent each week. You cannot continually change which lessons you attend from week to week. Tuition varies based on time, so you will need to contact the front office for additional details including available lesson days and times.

5.5 minimum hours per week (4.5 hours must be Ballet.)
Monthly Tuition: Depends on training hours per week. Contact [email protected]
Registration Fee: $80

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