Pre-Ballet – ballet classes for kids on Upper Westside

Pre-Ballet - ballet classes for kids on Upper Westside

“My daughter lights up if we even mention the Discovery Programs. She cannot wait for her Pre-Ballet class each week and to show us all the wonderful new things she learned.”

Kids ballet classes

Dance is a natural instinct that every child has. Given some music and an open space to move in to, they find their own unique expression and joy in movement

Our ballet classes nurture that innate joy with live piano accompaniment, a beautiful ballroom- like setting and teachers who speak to the joy of dancing. They introduce basic dance positions and concepts like plié, relevé, adagio and allegro, and the thrill of galloping, skipping, running, swirling and leaping through space.

Children in Discovery’s ballet classes will feel confident and creative while dancing on their own and cooperate, interact, and have fun together while dancing in a duet or in a group. Finally, dance increases cognitive development. Children at Discovery learn to recall the differences between steps, and identify certain movement qualities. Children are also exposed to a second language as they learn the official ballet technical terms in French.

Through movement activities and ballet stories such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia, the teachers at Discovery guide the children through creative explorations where the children can play out different animals, characters and emotions.

All children in our ballet classes, ages 3 -11, participate in our annual Nutcracker Suite production in December and our annual Spring Dance Recital in May. Parents, grandparents and children all love the experience complete with wonderful costumes, music and lights on our large stage in Hirsch Hall Auditorium. Please note: Due to Covid 19, we will not be having our annual Nutcracker recital this year.

All children in our PreBallet 2’s ballet classes must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Age 2-3
W V 11:00 – 11:45
M P 10:45 – 11:30
Age 3-4
M V 3:15 – 4:00
W3:15 – 4:00
F 11:15 – 12:00
S* TBD
Age 3-5
T 3:30 – 4:15
TH O 3:00-3:45
Age 4-5
M V 4:00 – 4:45
Age 5-6
T 4:25 – 5:15
Age 6-8
M V 5:00 – 6:00
T 5:25 – 6:15
W 4:10 – 5:00

* held at Franciscian Community Center at 214 W. 97th St.

V Virtual Class

O Outdoor Class

P In the Park Class

** Please note: all dance students ages 3–12, participate in our annual Nutcracker recital and have the thrill of performing on stage for their families and friends. Fees do not include tickets.

Please note: Due to Covid 19, we will not be having our annual Nutcracker recital this year.

*** With parent class.

All ages refer to birth dates as of September 1st, 2020. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.

Fees

AGE 2 - $646
AGES 3 & UP - $768**
V = Virtual price is $320 per semester
P = Park price is $320 per 8 week
O = Outdoorl price is $384 per 8 week

Parents may transfer to virtual or in person class, as long as space is available and tuition will be adjusted.
Age 2
T 9:15 –10:00
F 10:15 – 11:00
S* 10:00 – 10:45
Age 3-4
M* 3:00 – 3:45
T 11:30 – 12:15
W3:15 – 4:00
TH 2:00 – 2:45
F 11:15 – 12:00
S* 10:50 – 11:35
Age 4-5
M* 3:55 – 4:40
T 3:30 – 4:15
S* 11:45 – 12:30
Age 5-6
T 4:25 – 5:15
W 5:10 – 6:00
Age 5-7
S 9:00 – 9:50*
Age 6-8
W 4:10 – 5:00
Age 7-9
T 5:25 – 6:15

* At Symphony Space.

** Please note: all dance students ages 3–12, participate in our annual Spring recital and have the thrill of performing on stage for their families and friends. Fees do not include tickets.

*** With parent class.

All ages refer to birth dates as of February 1st, 2019. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.

Fees

AGE 2 - $646
AGES 3 & UP - $820**
Age 2
F 10:15 – 11:00
Age 3/4
W 3:30 – 4:15
Age 3/4
Th 4:00 – 4:45
Age 4-6
W 4:15 – 5:00

6 Week term $228 (June 17 - July 26, 2019)

4 Week term $152 (July 29 - August 23, 2019)