Children’s Division

Free Classes

For Dancers Ages 3 – 6

Online

Dance with the dolls from Coppélia, leap with the animals, skip around the world without leaving your living room with Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s 30-minute pre-recorded ballet adventures.

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Creative Movement

Fall Tots
(for dancers age 4)

Seattle & Eastside

Children age 4 will dance and move in a stimulating environment focused on creativity, group interaction and the joy of self-expression. Tots classes strengthen a student’s spatial awareness and introduce the basic rules of moving in a ballet classroom. Musical instruments along with fun and educational props are used to enhance rhythmical timing, moving in different directions and physical skills like turning, jumping and galloping. Children must turn 4 by August 31st of the current school year to enroll in Tots.

Fall Creative Movement
(for dancers ages 5-6)

Seattle & Eastside

Creative Movement classes encourage imagination, self-expression and group interaction while introducing basic ballet movement and music concepts. Students participate in PNB School’s culminating Petite Finale performances each spring. Classes meet once a week for a 9-week quarter during the school year. Children must turn 5 by August 31st of the current school year to enroll in Creative Movement.

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Creative Dance for Boys

For Dancers Ages 5 – 6

Seattle Only

Pacific Northwest Ballet School offers a fun and energetic class that introduces music and movement to boys ages 5 and 6. Creative Dance for Boys will introduce basic ballet steps and musical concepts with an emphasis on creativity and athleticism. Students participate in PNB School’s culminating Petite Finale performances each spring. Creative Dance for Boys classes meet once a week for a 9-week quarter during the school year.

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Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet
(for dancers age 7)

Seattle & Eastside

Pre-Ballet students are introduced to ballet steps and terminology and the basics of dance. Posture and correct body alignment is emphasized as students begin to build a solid foundation for classical ballet training. Pre-Ballet students participate in PNB School’s culminating Petite Finale performances each spring. Students enrolled in Pre-Ballet are evaluated in the spring by PNBS faculty, in consultation with the School Principals, for suitability to the demands of Level I in the Student Division. Promotion to Level I in the PNBS Student Division is by invitation only.

Classes meet once a week. Pre-Ballet registration and commitment is for the full PNBS school year (September-June). Students must turn 7 by August 31 of the current school year to enroll in Pre-Ballet.

Note: After the first six weeks of the School year, enrollment in Pre-Ballet classes is open only to students with previous training and authorization from the Children’s Division Coordinator.

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