Exposure to the arts can empower young hearts and souls to connect with music, movement, and self-expression. The Primary Ballet Program is where concentrated classical ballet training at Peabody Preparatory Dance begins. This program includes levels 1, 2, 3, and 4, in which students typically aged seven to twelve acquire the initial layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet technique.  

At Peabody Dance, the rewards of ballet training are numerous! Highly qualified, experienced teachers will teach students how to follow instructions and gain a sense of discipline through proper dance etiquette. Through carefully guided exercises, dancers can increase coordination, strength, and flexibility. In the Primary Program, we begin student knowledge of French ballet terminology, ballet history, and story ballet repertoire and music. Our hope is for dancers to learn how to take pride in their accomplishments and build confidence to perform in front of an audience, both in studio and on stage. 

Students enrolled in the Primary Ballet Program are eligible to perform in our end of year story ballet on May 19, 2024.

Class Level Packages: 
Our training program builds each level appropriate to dancer age and readiness.

· Level 1 – two 60-minute ballet classes per week

· Level 2 – two 75-minute ballet classes per week

· Level 3 – one 90-minute ballet class; two 75-minute ballet classes per week

· Level 4 – two 90-minute ballet classes; one 75-minute ballet class  per week

If your family would like to join our program, or learn more about what we offer, please email the Peabody Dance Office ([email protected]) and our Primary Ballet Coordinator, Adrienne Duckett ([email protected]) and/or sign up for a placement class. We would be happy to answer your questions and assist you with any registration.