2024 SUMMER CHILDREN’S CLASSES

No experience necessary! Dip your toe in the water with these 3-week sessions designed for the flexibility needed in summer.

Bring your joy and energy to explore the fundamentals of movement in developmentally appropriate classes. Experienced teachers with pedagogical knowledge provide a nurturing environment where each child can develop according to their potential.

Scroll down for descriptions, dates and times:

PARENT & ME  ages 2.5-4

CREATIVE DANCE  ages 4-5

INTRO TO PRE-BALLET  age 6 by Sep 1, 2024

INTRO TO ELEMENTARY BALLET age 7 & 8 by Sep 1, 2024

If you are not sure where your student should be placed, please call or email for more information 651-690-1588 and spb@spballet.org
Studios at 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104

PARENT & ME

Ages 2-1/2 to 4

Saturdays 9:45-10:30am 
OR
Saturdays 11:25am -12:10pm
June 15, 22, 29  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by June 8 | $44 CODE: PMJune) BOOK NOW
July 13, 20, 27  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by July 1 | $44 CODE: PMJuly) BOOK NOW
August 3, 10, 17  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by July 22 | $44 CODE: PMAug) BOOK NOW

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s Parent & Me dance class, for our youngest dancers ages 2.5-4 and their caregivers! Explore movement, music and rhythm. Parents and dancers are encouraged to take what they have learned and continue the joy of movement and body-brain connection at home. This class is preparation for Creative Dance.

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

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.

CREATIVE DANCE

Ages 4-5

Saturdays 9:45-10:30am 
OR
Saturdays 11:25am -12:10pm
June 15, 22, 29  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by June 8 | $44 CODE: CDJune) BOOK NOW
July 13, 20, 27  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by July 1 | $44 CODE: CDJuly) BOOK NOW
August 3, 10, 17  | $47  (Early Bird Discount by July 22 | $44 CODE: CDAug) BOOK NOW

If your child is ready to attend class on their own, this class emphasizes movement and musicality. Moving their bodies through space and learning skills learned rhyme and rhythm will allow your energetic dancer to explore their imaginations.

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

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.

INTRO TO PRE-BALLET

Age 6 by Sep 1, 2024

Saturdays 9:00-10:00am 
July 13, 20, 27  | $65  (Early Bird Discount by July 1 | $61 CODE: PBJuly) BOOK NOW
August 3, 10, 17  | $65  (Early Bird Discount by July 22 | $61 CODE: PBAug) BOOK NOW

Dancers build on their joy of dance through strength, flexibility, self-confidence and creativity. For dancers who may wish to enter the Pre-Ballet program this fall. Also, for current Pre-Ballet dancers who will not be age 7 by Sep 1 or would like to continue Pre-Ballet for the summer.

What to wear? Two options:
1. Solid color leotard, tights and ballet slippers. For tights: Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable. 
2. Crew-neck short-sleeved top, bike-type shorts, plain thin white ankle socks, ballet slippers.
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.

INTRO TO ELEMENTARY BALLET

Age 7 & 8 by Sep 1, 2024

Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm 
July 16, 23, 30  | $88  (Early Bird Discount by June 22 | $82 CODE: EBJuly) BOOK NOW

OR

Saturdays 10:00-11:30am 
July 20, 27, Aug 3  | $88  (Early Bird Discount by June 22 | $82
CODE: EBJuly) BOOK NOW

• Classical Ballet Technique
• Creative Workshop
Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, structure and etiquette of the ballet class, and creative movement for individual expression.

What to wear? Two options:
Solid color leotard, tights and ballet slippers. For tights: Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable. 

Crew-neck short-sleeved top, bike-type shorts, plain thin white ankle socks, ballet slippers.

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.

More Information

FAQs

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due before the start of classes for each Course or 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 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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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 (July 28, 2024)
Nutcracker (Nov 22-3, 2024)
Spring Student Showcase (May 30-31, 2025)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!

Prepare yourself for in-person classes

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

      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.