Initial Placement Class

Placement and Trial Classes:

It is important for students to be placed in the appropriate class for their skill level. 


Our Ballet classes all follow a syllabus so it is important that your child be placed at the level appropriate to their individual needs. We do this to avoid injury and to keep a class level cohesion.


Placement classes are only necessary for Ballet classes for levels Beginning Ballet or higher. Your child is welcome to try any dance class prior to enrollment.


Placement or trial classes cost $20/hour and are due prior to taking the class.

Your student is welcome to come take placement classes at PBT any time during our normal class schedule. Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete necessary paper work and make any payments prior to class. 

Your student may wear any leotard or dance clothes they have at home for their first class. Leggings and a t-shirt or shorts and a t-shirt also work well.  All ballet classes do require ballet shoes. We do have a box of shoes at the front desk that your student may use if they need a pair for their first placement class. 

DO NOT purchase your leotard until an instructor places your student in the correct class. 


*Please note that all leotards must be the cap-sleeve Mirella leotard, the style number is M515C or M515L. Ballet 3 and higher may wear Mirella tank-style leotard in 207C or 207L. 


All students must wear full sole leather ballet shoes. Dance Paws are allowed for Contemporary/Modern/Lyrical. 



Contact Us

1880 S. Grant St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

The Company (650) 342-3262

The Conservatory (650) 342-3228

We now offer tours of PBT to prospective students and families!

Please see our Conservatory page or email us for more information or to book a tour. 

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