Registration is open for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s summer programs and workshops!
Dance with PBT School this summer and discover the joy of dance through classical ballet training. Weekly programs are available from June through August for students ages 18 months–13 years. Workshops will have themes such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Swan Lake, in addition to the 3–week Junior Intensive Program for advanced level students. Classes are set to live music and include offerings such as ballet, pre-pointe, character and modern. Programs are offered in virtual and in-studio options.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the official training institution of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, is recognized as one of the nation’s finest schools for dance education and training. PBT School is located in the Strip District, just 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. It features seven spacious studios with sprung Harlequin floors and two parking lots.
CHILDREN’S DIVISION PROGRAMS
For the budding ballerinas… PBT School offers weekly classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays for dancers age 18 mos.–7 years. Students are introduced to the art form of ballet and encouraged to explore creative movement.
Sunday Workshop Series (ages 3–7)
Sunday, June 27 – Coppélia
Sunday, July 25 – The Nutcracker
Sunday, Aug. 8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
In these workshops, young dancers will develop ballet technique foundations through ballet class, then read ballet story books to inspire creative dancing and learn special choreography from the ballet version of the workshop! The workshop will be offered in virtual and in-studio options.
Fairies in Ballet Workshop (ages 3–7)
Aug. 9-13 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
The Fairies in Ballet Workshop will feature the Lilac Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan! Each day will start with a short ballet class, dancers will then be read a book about the featured fairy and learn a corresponding fairy dance. The workshop will be offered in virtual and in-studio options.
STUDENT DIVISION PROGRAMS
For the seasoned student… PBT School offers weekly classes and workshops that include ballet, pre-pointe and jazz for Beginning/Intermediate level students. Through these levels, students enhance their technique and go deeper into the discipline of ballet.
In addition to weekly classes PBT School will also be offering the Swan Lake week-long workshop. The workshop will run from Aug. 2-7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for students ages 8–11.
FEATURED WORKSHOP: Junior Intensive Workshop (Ages 10–13)
July 5–23 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Students age 10-13 are able to audition for this 3–week intensive workshop that is a stepping stone to the Pre-professional level. Students will experience 50+ studio hours with curriculum including ballet, pointe, variations, character, modern and repertoire.
New to PBT School?
A new Children’s Division student should enroll in an age-appropriate class, based on the child’s age as of Sept. 1, 2020; parents will be notified if the student should join a higher or lower level for skill development. An audition is required for new students who wish to enroll in the Junior Intensive Summer Program and all new Student Division students (ages 7+).