Student Classes

The faculty will determine the correct level placement for your student after their trial class.

Announcements

April 24: Level 3/4 class cancelled

Pre-Ballet

Class Description: (Ages 3-5) For our youngest dancers, this 45 minute class introduces children to the joy of dance and movement. 

Girls: Pink cap-sleeved Mirella leotard (M515C). Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Boys: Black shorts or pants. White t-shirt. Full-sole black leather ballet shoes.

Level 1

Class Description: (Ages 6-9)  Beginner technique class where students begin to learn the foundations of classical ballet technique.

Girls Uniform: Leotard TBD. Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Boys Uniform: Black shorts or pants. White t-shirt. Full-sole black or pink leather ballet shoes.

Performance Studies classes must be taken the same day as the Technique class

Level 2

Class Description: (Ages 8-12) Technique class where students expand on the foundations of classical ballet technique, introducing more complex barre and center work. 

Girls Uniform: Leotard TBD. Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Boys Uniform: Black shorts or pants. White t-shirt. Full-sole black or pink leather ballet shoes.

Performance Studies classes must be taken the same day as the Technique class

Recommend 2 classes/week

Level 3

Class Description: (Ages 12 & up) This class is by placement only. 

 

Girls Uniform: Leotard TBD. Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Boys Uniform: Black shorts or pants. White t-shirt. Full-sole black or pink leather ballet shoes.

Performance Studies classes must be taken the same day as the Technique class

Recommend 3 classes/week + Beginning Pointe

Level 4 and Apprentice

Class Description: (Ages 13 & up) Advanced Technique class for students with experience. This class is by placement only.

Limited Apprentice positions are offered to our most advanced students by invitation only. Apprentices have the opportunity to perform, take class, and rehearse with our professional company.

 

Girls Uniform: Leotard TBD. Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Apprentice Uniform: Black tank Mirella leotard (M415LD). Full-sole pink leather ballet shoes.

Boys Uniform: Black shorts or pants. White t-shirt. Full-sole black or pink leather ballet shoes.

Performance Studies classes must be taken the same day as the Technique class

Recommend 3+ classes/week + Advanced Pointe

Teen Ballet

Advanced teens are welcome to join the Adult Intermediate or Advanced classes.

Musical Theatre Dance

(Ages 7 and up) Beginner and intermediate dancers learn basic steps from jazz, lyrical, soft shoe tap, and musical theatre styles. Dancers will learn choreography from Broadway musical dance numbers. Brief history of the show, story lines, characterization, and some acting for dance is also included. 

 

Uniform: Students should wear dance or exercise clothing they can move in. Jazz or ballet shoes ok. 

Peninsula Ballet Theatre is San Mateo County's iconic arts organization. We are celebrating over 50 years of service to the greater Bay Area.

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1880 S. Grant St. San Mateo, CA 94402

(650) 342-3262

conservatory@peninsulaballet.org

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization