FALL 2022 – SPRING 2023: Classes begin Sep 12

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s Pre-Ballet dance classes. These Semester long sessions are developmentally appropriate for 5-6 year olds who are age 5 by September 1, 2022. Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self-confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with other through the joy of movement.

For ages 7 and 8 please see Beginning Ballet 1 & 2 in the School-Year Division

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 12, 2022 – January 28, 2023
Semester 2: January 30 – May 27, 2023

Saturday, Sep 10 10:45-11:45am OR  12:00-1:00pm: Parent Meetings.
An essential meeting for families with dancers in the School-Year Division. School policies, events, and performance information will be discussed. Q&A.

All but one class is in-studio at this time.

  1. All classes are by pre-registration only. 
  2. Class limit is 10 students. NO unbooked DROP-INs.
  3. Masks are welcomed but at the discretion of parents. 
    Mask wearing
  4. Please see additional COVID-19 Preparedness details below.

Pre-Ballet AGES 5-6

Choose either Mondays or Saturdays for the semester:

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 5-6 
Semester 1: Sep 12 – Jan 28 See calendar for days off
Semester 2: Jan 30 – May 27
See calendar for days off

Saturdays 9:00-10:00am for Ages 5-6 
Semester 1: Sep 12 – Jan 28 See calendar for days off
Semester 2: Jan 30 – May 27
See calendar for days off

See our School Calendar for information on breaks.

Tuition: $335.00 per Semester. $670.00 for the school-year.
Payment plan available: 4 monthly payments of $85.00. Please call or register in person for the payment plan.

What to wear:
See Dancewear Order Form Page 2022-23

Hair and jewelry: Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck. For the safety of the students, only simple stud earrings are permissible. Dangling earrings, necklaces and bracelets can come off while dancing and create a hazard on the floor. Leg warmers or other warm-up gear must be removed after class warmup exercise.

Pre-Ballet Ages 5-6

We remain committed to equity and inclusiveness, especially for those who are unrepresented, and understand that the pandemic has hit some in our community harder than others. ​Over the next 18 months, our main concern is the financial health of artists and children in our program as we build back to pre-pandemic levels.

Our organization is a non-profit and our staff are hourly employees. Please consider a DONATION to sustain the excellence you have come to count on from our teaching artists and musicians.  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. 

Registration & More Information

FAQs

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due before the start of classes for each 6-week Session.

For questions, please contact the Administrative Assistant at 651-690-1588.

  • Payment may be made by check/cash or credit card:
  • Sibling discount: 5% on the lower tuition for Children’s Division  |  10% on the lower tuition for School-Year Division

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. If tuition is a barrier, please complete the application HERE OR call and ask for a scholarship application. We would like to provide dance for any child who would like to try! 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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New Student Admission

New students ages 2.5-8: Register for class in your age group. No placement/audition needed. 

New students ages 9-18 in the School-Year Division: Please contact School Director Christina Onusko at conusko@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class for the School Year Division.

New students ages 11-15 in the Community Division: Register for Young Teen Fundamentals or for for Adult-Teen classes without a placement class.

New students ages 13+ in the Community Division: Register for Adult-Teen classes without a placement class. 

For Parents/Caregivers

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. If tuition is a barrier, please complete the application HERE OR call and ask for a scholarship application. We would like to provide dance for any child who would like to try! 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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Fall Parent Meetings: Saturday, Sep 10 10:45-11:45amOR  12:00-1:00pm
An essential meeting for families with dancers in the School-Year Division. School policies, events, and performance information will be discussed. Q&A.

Conferences are held in January and May for students in Beginning Ballet and Levels 1-6.

Location and Parking:
655 Fairview Avenue N., St Paul, MN 55104 Ample free parking in the 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 (October 2022)
Winter Showcase (Dec 2022)
Spring Student Showcase (May 2023)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!

Prepare yourself for in-person classes

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

       COMING TO THE STUDIO
       If you do not feel well, please stay home.

  • All classes are by pre-registration only. Please BOOK at least 30 minutes prior to class start time. No refund for ‘no show,’ if booking is not cancelled at least one hour early.
  • Class limit is 20 students. NO unbooked DROP-INs.
  • All dancers ages 5 and above may show proof of vaccination.
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    Mask wearing
  • Masks are welcomed and at the discretion of the wearer. 
  • Do not plan to arrive earlier than 10 minutes before the start of class. There is no waiting area. Only those taking class will be allowed in the studios during class time.
  • The drinking fountain and bottle filler are open. Be sure to bring a water bottle to class. Any water bottles left after class will be discarded.

      ENTERING THE STUDIO

  • Street shoes are to be stored in the cubbies outside of the studios. No street shoes on the studio floors.
  • Bring your personal belongings into the studio. Please only bring the minimum items necessary for class—avoid large dance bags.
  • Come dressed for class if possible. Bathrooms may be used for changing.
  • Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before entering the studios.

        COVID PRECAUTIONS under MN Dept. of Health Guidelines as of March 2022:

        Class sizes:

        • In-studio class size is now 100% capacity
        • All classes will require pre-registration and payment online, no drop-in classes
        • Due to class size restrictions, pre-registered/reserved spaces must be paid for at the time of registration
        • There is a no refund policy for ‘no show’, if a class spot is booked but not cancelled one hour before the class begins.

        Overall disinfecting of space/ studios:

        • Studio floors are disinfected with Stagestep Disinfectant Cleaner. ProCleanTM D No-Rinse is a one-step “hospital strength” disinfectant and cleaner that is effective against a broad-spectrum of bacteria and viruses, including Covid 19, and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew
        • HVAC and Ventilation: Our HVAC was brand new in Fall 2019 and is up to current building code. The units on average exchange the air in our spaces at least 3-4 times per hour. If the outside temperatures do not vary more than a few degrees from inside temps, exchange can be as much as 10x per hour. Our 22’ ceilings and large floor area give our studios a large cubic volume and air flow is directed across the ceilings and drops down the walls to avoid creating a draft affect. This is important as it directs the airflow away from people which can increase aerosols from individuals spreading to others.
        • All barres, doorknobs and light switches will be wiped down with disinfectant regularly.

        Bathroom Cleaning:

        • Foot pulls have been installed on the bathroom doors so they can be opened without hand touching
        • Bathrooms are cleaned each day M-F.

          Washing Hands/ Hand Sanitizer:

          • We encourage hand washing, or using hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the space
          • Hand sanitizer can be found in multiple locations around the facility including in each studio

          At SPB, we will be doing our part to watch and remind everyone who enters the space of the policies we have set in place.  The health and well-being of our community is of the upmost importance.