Our esteemed Russian and American faculty teach classes in ballet technique (Vaganova and neo-classical styles), pointe, character, modern, jazz and stretching, with unique opportunities for boys as well as exceptional (special-needs) students. Students must be 3+ to enroll in PreBallet.
Emerald Ballet Academy welcomes every child who wants to dance. Level placement is based on age, ability, maturity, and number of classes taken per week.
Starting in sixth grade, new students need to take a placement class to ensure they register at the correct level.
- Middle school students: Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
- High school students: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Trial classes are free. Please arrive ten minutes before class begins and check in with our office staff. You do NOT need to register in our system before taking a trial class.
Note: Because we offer classes to students with differing dance goals and abilities, our levels don’t follow a strict progression and students will not pass through each level as they progress. Entrance to our vigorous and accelerated B levels is by teacher invitation only. Read more about our curriculum here.
Boys are welcome in every EBA class. We also offer two boys-only options:
- FREE Introduction to Movement class with Ms. Sarah on Thursdays from 5:30-6:00 p.m. A great way to try out dance in a boys-only, athletic, creative environment.
- Classical Ballet class for ages 7+ with Mr. Roman on Fridays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Mr. Roman also teaches partnering skills and private coaching for boys.
EBA is so proud of our wonderful group of talented and enthusiastic boys. We strive to create supportive cohorts for boys of every age pre-school through pre-professional. Performance in EBT productions is optional.
Emerald Ballet offers opportunities for exceptional dancers to join our regular classes on a case-by-case basis. Children with special needs (physical or developmental) can develop spatial awareness, increased mobility, listening skills, creative expression, and social interaction with peers. Performance in EBT productions is optional.
Did you know? EBT was featured in a ParentMap article about the benefits of art therapy. Read it here.