Pre-professional Levels 2-6

New students ages 11-18: If you’d like to join the School of St. Paul Ballet pre-professional division, please set up a placement class by contacting Laura Greenwell, School Director: lgreenwell@spballet.org.

Recreational Classes: Enrollment in our Young Dancers division and Teen and Adult Classes is available year-round.

New students ages 2.5-10: please call 651-690-1588 for class information or visit our studios to register.



School Philosophy
We strive to create a nurturing environment in which the student’s individual development is supported. The pre-professional program provides students with exceptional clarity and strength while encouraging a life-long love of dance and healthy body image. Live accompaniment, enrichment in modern and character dance along with promotion of health and well-being complete the training.

Students enrolled in the pre-professional program build the foundation for college-level programs, conservatory or a professional career. Over 100 students each year are trained in the Vaganova-based progressive curriculum augmented by modern dance and other genres to create the well-rounded dancer. The training is divided into levels appropriate to the age, maturity and dance expertise of each student. Auditions are required for placement and progressive advancement is based on strength, physical development and mastery.