Youth Division

The Youth Division at Berkeley Ballet Theater brings the joy of dance, with its physical, mental, and aesthetic benefits to children age 7–21. Whatever a student’s goal, we believe it is best achieved in a disciplined, positive, and loving environment. All students in the Youth 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.

Advanced dancers are invited to participate in the pre-professional Youth Company program. In addition to performance opportunities, Youth Company members participate in master classes and learn advanced repertory from internationally renowned choreographers and teachers.

View Nutcracker casting for Levels 1-6 here.

View Nutcracker casting for the Youth Company here.

View the Youth Company Rehearsal Schedule here.

Please contact the BBT office at 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.

EnrollLevel 1Level 1
EnrollLevel 2Level 2
EnrollLevel 3Level 3
EnrollLevel 4Level 4
EnrollLevel 5Level 5
EnrollLevel 6Level 6
EnrollLevel 7Level 7
EnrollLevel 7 Optional Yoga / Conditioning (Full Year)Thursday 5:45pm–7:00pm
EnrollLevel 7 Optional Yoga / Conditioning (Fall Semester)Thursday 5:45pm–7:00pm
EnrollLevel 8Level 8
EnrollLevel 8 Optional Yoga / Conditioning (Full Year)Thursday 4:15pm–5:30pm
EnrollLevel 8 Optional Yoga / Conditioning (Fall Semester)Thursday 4:15pm–5:30pm

Forms and Resources

Youth Company Rehearsal Conflict Notification (Form)