The Children’s Division is divided into Pre-K for ages 2–4, Creative Movement and Children’s Division Boys’ Class for ages 5–6, Pre-Ballet for age 7; No auditions are required. These programs are a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduce children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.
The Student Division consists of Level I through VIII, beginning at age 8. Auditions are required for Level I and above or for students age 8 years or older. Classes in this division are carefully graded by age, physical strength and development.
The School’s Professional Division offers advanced instruction for those students planning a professional dance career. Students invited to the two-year Professional Division program concentrate on perfecting technique and developing artistry through intensive full-day instruction.
Our Summer Course curriculum offers serious ballet students the highest caliber of intensive classical training, augmented by a rich diversity of dance forms necessary to meet the eclectic demands of dance companies today.
Students participating in the Eastside Summer Dance Workshops and Eastside Summer Course at The Francia Russell Center will gain a deeper appreciation for ballet and its rich history through dance classes with our outstanding faculty and unique and fun projects.
PNBConditioning uses the Pilates method to help people from all walks of life strengthen and sculpt their bodies. PNBConditioning develops core strength and stability, promotes long lean muscles, increases flexibility, and works for any fitness level.
Each year PNB School selects upper level students to participate in established two to six-week exchanges at four elite ballet schools: Canada’s National Ballet School, the Royal Danish Ballet School, the Paris Opera Ballet School , and the Palucca School in Dresden, Germany.