Professional Program

Ages 14+
Audition Required

The Professional Program focuses on artistry and adding ‘final layers’ on top of the strong technical base and vocabulary that was built throughout the Student Program. Dancers are encouraged to have a strong work ethic and understand that repetition is key for refinement. Variations and Repertoire are worked on for many weeks while technique is strengthened and refined. The young adult dancers in the Professional Program are taught to have a positive sense of body image and self-confidence while the faculty helps them branch into their next stages of training and/or their career.

Dancers interested in enrolling in our Professional Program must be considered by audition. School of Philadelphia Ballet holds annual auditions for our school year programs, and video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and register for an audition at the link below.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

2024-25 School Year Programs

September 3, 2024 – May 31, 2025
Registration opens June 1, 2024.

LEVEL 8

Ages 14+
Hours Per Week: 22.5

Students selected for Level 8 have shown a strong understanding of Ballet technique and a high level of execution. These students must have the discipline and maturity to handle the increased training schedule of a full-time student. These students will work to refine their base of strength, vocabulary, and technique, in addition to focusing on different qualities in their movement. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Classes, Variations, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Body Conditioning, Contemporary, and Flamenco. Through hard work and focus, the completion of the Professional Program prepares the student to continue into a Trainee or collegiate program.

Monthly Tuition Installment: $850.00
Registration Fee: $80.00 | $50.00 for each additional student

Schedule:
*Subject to Change*

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fridays: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM; 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Class Schedule Includes: Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Body Conditioning, Variations, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, and Flamenco

TRAINEE

Age 16+
Hours Per Week: 24.75

Dancers invited into the Trainee program show potential for a career in dance. While continuing to refine their technical level, they develop a greater understanding of artistic and performance qualities. Trainees may be selected to perform with PBII and the Company. Trainees will be offered guidance and advice regarding auditions, further career planning, and achieving their goals in the dance world. Trainee-level students are expected to commit to the program for at least two years.

Monthly Tuition Installment: $875.00
Registration Fee: $80.00 | $50.00 for each additional student

Schedule:
*Subject to Change*

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Class Schedule Includes: Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Body Conditioning, Variations, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, and Flamenco

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