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.

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 1Tuesday 4:15–5:15pm
Friday 4:15–5:15pm
EnrollLevel 2Monday 4:15–5:30pm
Wednesday 4:15–5:30pm
EnrollLevel 3Monday 5:30–7:00pm
Wednesday 5:30–7:00pm
EnrollLevel 4Girls: Tuesday 5:15–7:15pm, Studio 1
Boys: Tuesday 5:15–6:45pm, 6:45–7:15pm
Wednesday 4:15–5:45pm
Thursday 4:15–6:00pm
EnrollLevel 5Girls: Tuesday 4:15–6:45pm, 6:45–7:15pm
Boys: Tuesday 4:15–6:00pm, 6:45–7:15pm
Wednesday 5:45–7:30pm
Thursday 6:00–7:45pm
EnrollLevel 6Girls: Tuesday 4:15–6:45pm, 6:45–7:15pm
Boys: Tuesday 4:15–5:45pm, 5:45–6:45pm, 7:15–8:15pm
Thursday 4:15–4:45pm, 4:45–6:45pm, 6:45–7:45pm
Friday 5:15–6:45pm
EnrollLevel 7Girls: Monday 4:15–6:45pm
Boys: Monday 4:15–5:45pm
Boys: Tuesday 4:15–5:45pm, 5:45–6:45, 7:15–8:15
Wednesday 4:15–6:00pm, 6:00–7:15pm
Thursday 4:15–5:45pm, 6:00–7:00pm
Saturday 9:00–9:45am, 10:00–11:45am
EnrollLevel 7 Optional ConditioningThursday 6:00-7:00pm
EnrollLevel 8Monday 4:15–6:00pm, 6:00–6:45pm
Girls: Tuesday 4:15–5:45pm, 5:45–6:45
Boys: Tuesday 4:15–5:45pm, 5:45–6:45, 7:15–8:15
Wednesday 4:15–6:45pm, 7:15–8:30pm
Thursday 4:15–5:15pm, 5:15pm–6:00pm
Saturday 9:00–9:45am, 10:00–11:45am
EnrollLevel 8 Optional ConditioningThursday 4:15-5:15pm