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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
LEVELS 4 – 6 for ages 12+
Registration & More Information
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class and discuss options.
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 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
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
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!