PreBallet for Ages 3-5

Do you have a not quite 3 year old? Check out our Tiny Dancers program!

Does your little one love to twirl, leap, hop, play make-believe and dress-up?
Do you value quality dance education in a caring and nurturing environment?
 You will love our PreBallet program! 
A magical introduction to ballet training
in a developmentally appropriate and inclusive way.

Why choose PreBallet at Ballet U?

Watch your little one discover the magic of dance in our PreBallet 3 & 4 classes!

Dancers flourish as they joyfully hop, skip, and twirl in our supportive learning environment where every child shines. Children blossom in our progressive program which is designed to foster their growth and development. They explore musicality and movement fundamentals which are the building blocks of dance. With teachers who praise their success and nurture your dancer, they will thrive as they experience the joy of dance.

Engaging dance games and creative movement activities help dancers develop coordination, flexibility, and strength in a playful and age-appropriate way.
Small classes ensure that your child will blossom with each and every class!

The classes in our early childhood program are grouped into age-specific levels for three- to five-year-olds, with the content based on age-appropriate developmental skills.

Imagine your child dashing out of class excited to sharewhat she learned that day and show off her hard-earned sticker!
Then, watch them beam with pride as they perform for you during Parent Performance Week! 

What's the right level for my child?

PreBallet 3/4: For children who are 3 at the beginning of the current school-year or whose enrollment was approved by the director.  We expect all children in this level to turn 4 throughout the year.

PreBallet 4/5: For children who are 4 at the beginning of the current school-year or whose enrollment was approved by the director. We expect all children in this level to turn 5 throughout the year.

We understand that each child is unique and develops at their own pace and we will always strive to place them at the level where they can thrive and be challenged. 

6 REASONS PARENTS LOVE OUR CLASSES

  1. Class Times To Fit Your Schedule: Classes available weekday mornings and afternoons as well as on weekends .

  2. Unlimited Make-Up Classes: Flexible around illnesses & vacations. 

  3. Caring and Experienced Instructors who can't WAIT to share their love for dance with your little one!

  4. Quality Curriculum with a clear progression throughout the year.

  5. InformalParent Performance at the end of each session.

  6. Family-Friendly Environment. Comfortable waiting area and viewing windows so parents can watch the fun!

Parent Testimonials

If you are looking for someone with patience and kindness to work with little ones who have short attention spans, this is the place to go. Miss Stephanie does an amazing job.  ~Ballet U Parent

Our daughter, 4 year old, has LOVED Stephanie and the instructors at Ballet U! They have really helped her express herself and come out of her shell! We love Ballet U! ~Ballet U Parent

S. (3) has been so happy with dance class. She wishes she could go every day. I've never seen her so inspired, attentive and engaged. Thank you for helping this experience be positive and life fulfilling for S. ~Ballet U Parent

We love Ballet U's curriculum. As a former dancer myself I can appreciate the purposeful and age-appropriate teaching of movement concepts that apply to all dance forms.  They learn so much more than twirling around pretending to be a ballerina. ~Ballet U Parent

I was so excited when my son was finally old enough to take a dance class. We love the nurturing and inclusive environment at Ballet U. It's clear that the teachers love what they are doing and well qualified. They make each child feel special, which is so important to me as a parent. ~Ballet U Parent

Program Structure & Fees

  • Program is based around 12 week sessions (shorter sessions during the summer) that incorporate several different themes each session and a clear progression throughout the year
  • The final week of each session is "Parent Performance Week" where parents are invited into the classroom for a full demonstration of everything we've learned over the session
  • Fees are $186 per 12-week session; fees are prorated for shorter sessions.
  • Option for automatic re-enrollment in week 9 will ensure your child's spot for the whole dance year
  • ​Unlimited make-up classes within each session to allow flexibility around vacations and illnesses

Fall Session 8/30-11/22 (12 weeks)
Winter Session 1/3-3/13 (10 weeks)
Spring Session 3/14-5/29 (11 weeks)

Registration for our school year sessionsopens about 4 weeks before the start of a new session. Current students are given preference to keep their spots.

How to enroll:

Click "Register Now" button and choose the correct "season", e.g. "Fall 2021" and then the preferred class time from the schedule. 

Set up an account for your family and add your child. 

Complete the checkout process to confirm your child's enrollment.

You will receive a Thank You email as well as further communication from us upon enrollment.

What to wear?

Girls: Pink or lilac leotard with attached skirt, tights and ballet slippers. For your convenience we sell a uniform package for $45, which you can purchase online when registering or at our office before the first class. Items are also available individually. If you already own a different leotard, your dancer is welcome to wear that

Boys: Black shorts or pants, white t-shirt and black ballet slippers. Ballet slippers are available for $20 at our office or can be purchased through our website. 

Can I bring my child to a trial class? 
Our classes often fill up and bringing in a trial student is not fair to the students who are already enrolled and have gotten used to each others and the class structure. Please register and then, if it turns out that the class is not a good fit for your child, take advantage of our Risk-Free New Student Guarantee . 

Risk-Free New Student Guarantee: If you decide the class isn't a good fit, you can request a refund for the remainder of the session up through the third week of the session (12 week sessions only, no refunds for 4 or 5 week summer sessions). 

Stephanie is very patient yet firm with children. She really works with their abilities, while gracefully nudging them forward to learn, grow, and improve in ballet. My daughter and I have met great friends in participating in ballet and could not have chosen a better studio and teacher. Love, love, love Ballet U!!!  ~Ballet U Parent

My 3-year old loves her dance class with Ms. Stephanie. It's her favorite day of the week. She has learned so much and is excited about coming every week. ~Ballet U Parent

Ballet U offers excellent age-appropriate education in a child-friendly environment. My daughter looks forward to her classes and Ballet U is the highlight of her week. ~Ballet U Parent

Do you have questions about our program or
would like a class recommendation for your child?

Give us a call and talk to Stephanie at (608) 620-5598
Or use the button below to request more information or to book a studio tour.