Youth Division

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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 dancer’s goal, we believe it is best achieved in a disciplined, positive, and loving environment. All Youth Division dancers 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 days a 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.

Enrollment in the Youth Division begins with a dancer’s placement into a level as determined by artistic staff. For all placement inquires, please contact Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Farotte Heenan: lizfh@berkeleyballet.org

School Year Schedule: Youth Division
School Year: 09/18/2017–06/03/2018
BBT’s 36 week school year begins in September; enrollment is available for a September or January start date. Classes are held two to five days per week depending on level:

Level 1: Current Schedule
Level 2: Current Schedule
Level 3: Current Schedule
Level 4: Current Schedule
Level 5: Current Schedule
Level 6: Current Schedule
Level 7: Current Schedule
Level 8: Current Schedule

Youth and Pre-Ballet Division: General School Calendar

Uniforms: Youth Division

All levels: Uniform details and purchasing advice will be provided upon enrollment.

Tuition: Youth Division
Tuition is prorated per a dancer’s date of admission. BBT offers one payment (base tuition), two payment (base tuition + 5% fee), and three payment (base tuition + 10% fee) plan options; please select a payment plan during enrollment.
Boys’ Fellowship Program Information

Level 1: $1593.00, 36 weeks
Level 2: $1903.00, 36 weeks
Level 3: $2184.00, 36 weeks
Level 4: $2618.00, 36 weeks
Level 5: $2870.00, 36 weeks
Level 6: $3290.00, 36 weeks
Level 7: $3990.00, 36 weeks
Level 8: $4113.00, 36 weeks

Enrollment: Youth Division
As noted above, enrollment in the Youth Division begins with a dancer’s placement into a level as determined by artistic staff. For all placement inquires, please contact Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Farotte Heenan: lizfh@berkeleyballet.org

Enrollment hyperlinks are provided below. BBT manages enrollment through the “JackRabbit Class” application. Submitted payment information is saved to your account for your future use; BBT does not automatically charge credit cards. After enrollment, BBT will check enrollment details, post tuition fees to your account, and contact you with a confirmation email that includes payment and other information.

Please contact us regardless of whether a Youth Division Level’s roster is listed as full; BBT develops our offerings based on demand.

EnrollLevelSchedule
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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 Division