Classes begin in-studio September 14, 2020.

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

FALL 2020–SPRING 2021

For the student with little or no previous ballet experience. Teachers provide a nurturing environment where each child can develop according to their potential. Find your dancer’s class by age as of September 1, 2020.

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


As we navigate our offerings during the pandemic 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. 

MON TUE WED THR FRI SAT
Intro to Ballet – Ages 11-13 7:00-8:00p
Intro to Ballet – Ages 9-10 12:30-1:30p
Boy’s Class – Ages 11+ 7:00-8:15p
Parent & Me – Ages 2.5-6 5:00p 8:30a and 9:30a
Family Dance 6:00p

Introductory Sessions – No Drop-in Classes

Intro to Ballet
Ages 9-13

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm for ages 11-13
Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm for ages 9-10

These classes are for dancers who are ages 9-13 who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet, will repeat curriculum often and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the Leveled Program of the SPB School if desired. This class is optimal cross-training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports. Instructors: Leta Treibold and Jennifer Mack

Semester 1: Sep 14 – Jan 23. Register and pay by Sept. 26, 2020. See Calendar for breaks.
Semester 2: Jan 25 – May 27. Register and pay by January 25, 2021. See Calendar for breaks.

Tuition: $158.10 per semester. Discount for cash or
check $155

What to wear:
Girls: Leotard and tights or close-fitting athletic wear, ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: T-shirt or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.

Boys Class
Ages 11+

Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm Begins Sep 24th

Intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Instructor: Da’Rius Malone

Semester 1: Sep 14 – Jan 23. Register and pay by Sept. 26, 2020. See Calendar for breaks.
Semester 2: Jan 25 – May 27. Register and pay by January 25, 2021. See Calendar for breaks.

Tuition: Sliding fee, please pay $65 – $170 per semester as you are able. Scholarships are available.

What to wear:
Boys-White shirt, black tights, black or white ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.

Parent & Me
Ages 2.5-6

Fridays 5:00-5:45pm Ages 5-6 Begins Sep 25
Saturdays 8:30-9:15am Ages 2.5-4 Begins Sep 26
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am Ages 5-6 Begins Sep 26

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers ages 2.5-4 and their parents!
Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Instructors: Mary Coats and Siri Drontle

Please pre-register to hold a spot in class by calling (651)690-1588. Class is limited to five families.“Parent and Me” is one of our most popular classes, register today!

Session 1: Sep 26 – Oct 31
Session 2: Nov 7 – Dec 19
Session 3: Jan 9 – Feb 13
Session 4: Feb 20 – Mar 27
Session 5: Apr 17 – May 22

Register and pay by first day of session. See Calendar for breaks.

Tuition: $69.36 per Session. Discount for cash or check $68.

What to wear:
Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Socks or dance slippers.

Family Dance
All ages

Fridays 6:00-6:45pm  Begins October 3

We move in relationships and community through dance.
Experience the joy of dance with the whole family on Friday nights. No experience necessary. Prepare to smile, laugh and get your family moving. Participants from the same household will be grouped together and socially distanced from other participants. As with all of our classes, mask wearing is mandatory for ages 5 and up. Instructor: Siri Drontle

Please pre-register to hold a spot in class by calling (651)690-1588. Class is limited to 12 participants under COVID 25% capacity for social distancing.

Tuition: $6 per Adult and $3 per child.

What to wear:
Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Socks or dance slippers.

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 for Introductory Classes

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 Dance Expressions I, II, & III. Performances May 2020.

  1. 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.