What Programs does Orlando Ballet School Offer?
Young Dancer Division
August-May, Ages 18 months-12
Orlando Ballet School’s Young Dancer Division is for students ages 18 months through 12 years old. From young toddlers to pre-teens, the goal of this division is for dancers to gradually learn the fundamental movements through the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. Students will obtain technique, strength, and flexibility. Students ages 7+ require a placement to determine the appropriate level.
August-May, Ages 11-18
The Pre-Professional division is for students ages 11 and up who are interested in classical ballet training including ballet, pointe, musical theater, modern and character by audition only. The division includes Level 3, Upper 1, and Upper 2. Pointe work is introduced in Level 3 at the instructor’s discretion.
This division also includes the Demi Pre-Professional Program, which is designed for students who want to continue their ballet studies without the full pre-professional schedule.
August-May, Ages 12-21
Orlando Ballet School’s Academy program consists of Academy Preparatory and Academy. These programs are designed for students who are interested in significant ballet studies and a professional career in ballet. Students may be placed in the same leveled program as their previous school year until the student is proficient. Entry to the Academy program is by audition only.
June-July, ages 11+
The Orlando Ballet School Summer Intensive Programs are for intermediate to advanced students. Our summer program places strong emphasis on ballet technique training while incorporating supplementary classes in character, pointe, variations, modern, jazz, men’s, partnering and nutrition. All programs will have additional guest faculty throughout the intensives in addition to our wonderful OBS faculty.
Summer Session and Camps
June-July, Ages 18 months-16
Orlando Ballet School offers a two week camp for ages 6-12 and a 1 week Jr. Camp for ages 3-5 in June. Evening class sessions are available for students ages 18 months interested in maintaining or introducing themselves to classical ballet training.
Trainee and Orlando Ballet Second Company
Aug-May, Ages 16+
Artistic director, Jorden Morris, and School Director, Phillip Broomhead, select all Trainee and OBII dancers through an audition process. They train and rehearse with the professional company on a regular basis and dance in both company and school performances.
Fitness Thru Dance
Year-Round • Ages 14+
Orlando Ballet School offers classes for teens/adults interested in innovative ways to stay fit and have fun! Class styles include Ballet, BeMoved, Latin Cardio, Fitness and many more!
Youth Dance Program
Semester Based September • May Ages 8-16
The Orlando Ballet School Youth Dance Program is open to students ages 8-16 interested in learning the fundamentals of ballet and experience classical dance training. Utilizing the American Ballet Theatre curriculum, students will receive training from Orlando Ballet School faculty to establish an understanding of dance basics while gaining confidence and technical proficiency. No prior dance experience is necessary. Age ranges are a recommendation, OBS will evaluate each student as needed to reflect their current abilities. Students in the youth dance program do not have a showcase performance and are not eligible for OB performance participation.