Per the Minnesota Governor’s Executive Order #20-04 we will be closed through May 1st.

We remain committed to equity and inclusiveness, especially for those who are marginalized, and understand that the pandemic will hit some in our community harder than others. ​Closures of non-profits have a profound effect on the financial health of artists and children in our program.

Our organization is a non-profit and our staff are hourly employees. Please consider a DONATION at this time to “keep the lights on” and supplement our staff.  Their contribution to the vitality of our lives is hard to quantify: beautiful movement and music sparks our imaginations, gives us meaning, helps us understand our world and gives us great personal satisfaction. 

We are now offering online classes for our current members.

We will be checking voicemail (651-690-1588) and email (spb@spballet.org) over the break and taking registrations for summer. Thank you for your support as we navigate uncertainty together!

FALL 2019–SPRING 2020

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The curriculum at St. Paul Ballet provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged and welcomed.

Upper School Levels 4-6

We welcome new students at anytime. Please call or email for more information 651-690-1588 and spb@spballet.org
Studios at 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104

Semester 1: September 9, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Semester 2: February 3 – June 6, 2020

SPB SUMMER AUDITION placement classes are scheduled for Sunday, Feb 16 and Sunday, April 19.

  • Ages 10 – 13 1:00 -2:30 (with no pointe experience)
  • Ages 12 – 19  2:30 – 4:00 (with minimum 1 year pointe)
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Level 46:30-8:00p4:30-8:00p6:00-8:00p12:30-3:30p
Level 56:30-8:30p4:30-6:00p4:30-8:30p4:30-8:00p9:30-12:30p
Level 64:30-7:30p4:30-6:30p4:30-8:30p4:30-8:00p9:30-12:30p

LEVELS 4 – 6 for ages 12+

Level 4 Ballet
Ages 12+

Mondays 6:30-8:00pm (Ballet technique)
Tuesdays 4:30-8:00pm
(Ballet technique, Pointe and Modern)
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (Ballet technique and Pointe)
Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe and Repertory)

Four days per week for the school year.

Pointe is introduced at this level and classes include modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen HatchChristina Onusko, Rose Hartnett

Annual Tuition: $3,146.70
Discount for cash or check $3,085.00. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Royal leotard (see Dancewear Order Form 2019-20), pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: White fitted tee or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.


Level 5 Ballet

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Ballet technique and Pointe)
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm (Ballet technique)
Thursdays 4:30-8:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe, Repertory and Modern)
Fridays 4:30-8:00pm (Ballet technique, Modern and Modern Repertory)
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe and Repertory)

Five days per week for the school year.

Classes include pointe and modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen Hatch, Lirena Branitski, Christina Onusko

Annual Tuition: $3,799.50
Discount for cash or check $3,725.00. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Plum leotard (see Dancewear Order Form 2019-20), pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: White fitted tee or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.


Level 6 Ballet

Mondays 4:30-7:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe and Repertory)
Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm (Ballet technique and Pointe)
Thursdays 4:30-8:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe, Repertory and Modern)
Fridays 4:30-8:00pm (Ballet technique, Modern and Modern Repertory)
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm (Ballet technique, Pointe and Repertory)

Five days per week for the school year.

Classes include pointe and modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Lirena Branitski, Helen Hatch, Erin Ross

Annual Tuition: $3,937.20
Discount for cash or check $3,860.00. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Black leotard (see Dancewear Order Form 2019-20), pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.Boys-White shirt, black ankle tights, dance belt, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.

Registration & More Information

FAQs
Policy, Info and Rules
Dance wear Order Form 2019-20

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due before the start of classes for the year by September 5, 2019.

For convenience, tuition may be paid by semesters or monthly (please contact the Administrative Assistant at 651-690-1588).

  • 2 Semester payments: September 5, 2019 and February 1, 2020 by cash, check or credit card.
  • 8 Monthly payments: due on the same day each month. Arrange at registration.
  • NOTE: A 2% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.
  • \Entire tuition payment MUST be completed before the Spring Showcase in May 2020 for student to be able to participate in the performance.

Sibling discount: 5% on the lower tuition for Children’s Creative Dance program  |  10% on the lower tuition for Ballet Upper and Lower School programs

New Student Admission

New students ages 8-18: Please contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class for the Upper or Lower School in the pre-professional division.
The class will include technique (Level 3) and pointe (Level 4-6), and will be observed by the teacher. Female dancers should wear a black or solid color leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes, if applicable, and hair in a neat and firm bun in back middle of head. Male dancers should wear a fitted white tee shirt, black tights and black ballet slippers.

Families with dancers age 9-18 who would like to start ballet for the first time: Please contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class and discuss options.

Performing

Performances:
A Nutcracker Story for all students enrolled full-time for the school year. Performances December 20-21, 2019 at The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul. Casting is at the sole discretion of the directors.

Spring Showcase: A Celebration of Our Students for students enrolled full-time for the school year and students of the Dance Expressions I, II, & III. Performances May 2020.

Performance fees: This fee helps defray the costs for cleaning/repair/replacement of costumes in SPB’s inventory.
$40 fee due October 1, 2019 for students participating in A Nutcracker Story.
$40 fee due March 1, 2020 for students participating in the Spring Showcase.

We couldn’t do it without you! Parents/guardians of semester or full-term students have the option of volunteering a minimum of 4 hours per semester during performance production weeks or paying a fee of $100 per semester to hire additional staff for productions.

Summer Study

Summer Intensive Auditions for St. Paul Ballet will be announced in December
Summer study is designed to offer training that is more demanding than during the school year. You will have a chance to explore new styles while growing in your technique. The condensed time frame but longer days gives you the chance to grow exponentially and prepare for the upcoming season.

We encourage students to attend many summer intensive auditions. Be sure to take advantage of the Harid Conservatory audition held in our studios:
January 10, 2020 6:00pm Registration, 6:30-8:00pm Class
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For Parents/Caregivers

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. Please complete the application and mail, email or bring it to our studios at: 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104
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Conferences:
Jan 27-Feb 1:
Student-Parent Mid-year Conferences for BB I & II thru Level 6 students.  Sign-up online will be available.
June 1-6: Student-Parent Year-end Conferences for BB I & II thru Level 6 students.  Sign-up online will be available.

NOTE: Students continue in their same class and level unless the School Director recommends a change in level placement or they have formally withdrawn.

Location and Parking:
655 Fairview Avenue N., St Paul, MN 55104 Ample free parking lot.  Just 3 blocks north of the Fairview Ave. LRT Station on University Ave.

Volunteer opportunities:  Help support the ballet through volunteering at performances and events. Sign up with the Administrative Assistant.
Fall Open House August 24, 2019
Holiday Production (Nov-Dec 2019)
Spring Student Showcase (May 2020)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!