Children’s Division

The Children’s Division at Berkeley Ballet Theater brings the joy of dance, with its physical, mental, and aesthetic benefits to children age 7 – 18. Whatever a student’s goal, we believe it is best achieved in a disciplined, positive, and loving environment. All students in the Children’s Division have the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker and the Spring Showcase.

This is a progressive, classical ballet program and students are required to attend for at least a semester to receive the full benefit of the training. The school session starts in September with an additional January mid-session start date. Classes are held two to five times weekly depending on level.

Please contact the BBT office if you have questions regarding a dancer’s placement. New families will be contacted by the Associate Artistic Director for a brief intake conversation after completing registration.

Children's Division Classes

2016-2017 School Year

RegisterLevelSchedule*Mid-Year Tuition*
Registration Closed1MW 4-5PM$944
Registration Closed2T4-5:30PM
Th 4-5PM
$1,120
Registration Closed3M 4-5:30
T 5:30-6:30 Boys
W 5-6:30
$1,274
Registration Closed4T 4-5:30
T 5:30-6:30 Boys
Th 4-5PM
F 4-5:30PM
$1,340
Registration Closed5T 5:30-7:30PM
Th 5-7PM
F 4-5:30PM
$1,593
Registration Closed6M 5:30-7:30PM
W 4-6 PM
F 5:30-7:30PM
$1,736
Registration Closed7M 5-6:30PM
W 6-7:30PM
Th 4-6:30PM
F 5:30-7:30PM
$2,000
Registration Closed8AM 4-6:30PM
T 4-6:30PM
W 4-6:30PM
Th TBA
F 4-6:30PM
Sat 10-11:45AM
$2,330
Registration Closed 8BM 4-6:30PM
T 4-6:30PM
W 4-6:30PM
Th TBA
F 4-6:30PM
Sat 10-11:45AM
$2,330

*Level 8 students select either Monday or Friday Technique class (this must be a consistent commitment), or may take both at no additional charge. An audition for modern placement is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th. Modern 1 will meet from 5-6:15PM on Thursdays, Modern 2 will meet from 6:15-7:30PM on Thursdays. Boys in Levels 5-8 will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30PM for Boys’ technique class.

 

Please see Tuition Schedule & Payment Plans for associated installment fees.

Tuition Schedule and Payment Plans

VIEW >

Children’s Division Information

School Uniform:

Level 1 Girls: Ballet Pink (Bloch #921G) or Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Cap-sleeve, scoop-neck, Mint Leotard (Motionwear Style #2149, Color #466), Pink leather ballet shoes.

Level 1 Boys: Black shorts (Motionwear Style #7105, Color #555), White t-shirt, white socks, white leather ballet shoes.

Level 2 Girls: Ballet Pink (Bloch #921G) or Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Cap-sleeve, scoop-neck, Iris Leotard (Motionwear Style #2149, Color #498), Pink leather ballet shoes.

Level 2 Boys: Black shorts (Motionwear Style #7105, Color #555), White t-shirt, white socks, white leather ballet shoes.

Level 3 Girls: Ballet Pink (Bloch #921G) or Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Camisole, Teal Leotard (Motionwear Style #2643, Color #469), Pink leather ballet shoes.

Level 3 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, Black leather ballet shoes.

Level 4 Girls: Ballet Pink (Bloch #921G) or Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Camisole, Concord Blue Leotard (Motionwear Style #2643, Color #417), Pink leather ballet shoes.

Level 4 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, Black leather ballet shoes.

Level 5 Girls: Light Pink tights (Bloch #921G or Capezio #1916), Camisole, Raspberry Leotard (Motionwear Style #2521, Color #482), Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Level 5 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, Black leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Level 6 Girls: Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Camisole, Maroon Leotard (Motionwear Style #2521, Color #490), Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Level 6 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, Black leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Level 7 Girls: Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Camisole, Perfect Plum Leotard (Motionwear Style #2521, Color #470), Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Black skirts may be worn for Pointe class.

Level 7 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, dance belt, Black leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Level 8 Girls: Light Pink tights (Capezio #1916), Long-sleeve, Black Leotard (Wear Moi, Style – Saba) Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Black skirts may be worn for Pointe and Variations classes.

Level 8 Boys: Black footed tights (Body Wrappers Style #B90), White t-shirt, dance belt, Black leather or canvas ballet shoes.

New to BBT? Take a Trial Class:

A trial class is offered to students who are uncertain of placement (for $15). If you are interested in participating in a trial class, please email the Associate Artistic Director: Deborah Moss, deborah@berkeleyballet.org.

Financing options are available for all families. For more information about payment plans, please view our School Policies.