We are located in Downtown Orlando, 600 N. Lake Formosa Dr. Orlando FL 32803
We are located in Downtown Orlando, 600 N. Lake Formosa Dr. Orlando FL 32803
Orlando Ballet School is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 7, will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through the levels they are responsible for in classes of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
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!
Students ages 18 months through age 6 can register without an audition based on age and birthdate, students age 7+ will first need to attend a placement or school audition for registration purposes prior to enrollment. To schedule a placement, contact [email protected] with your child’s age, and summary of dance experience.
Based on your child’s age and previous dance experience, they will attend a class where they are evaluated individually during classwork. Students whom are on pointe will be asked to bring pointe shoes to their audition/placement class. No previous training or experience is necessary to audition for Orlando Ballet School as students will be placed based on the evaluation from our faculty during the audition/placement class.
Yes, there is a $40 placement/audition fee for all new students seeking placement or returning students who did not have a continuous enrollment with us.
Students are asked to wear a black or solid colored leotard, pink or flesh toned tights with matching ballet shoes. If students are on pointe, please bring pointe shoes. Hair in a ballet bun unless it cannot be placed into one, otherwise please have neatly pulled back away from face.
Results are sent via email within 3-5 business days from the class.
Registration is completed online. Families can either find their eligible program on our webpage and proceed with enrollment or can email our School Registrar at [email protected] to be directed to their program for online registration.
Tuition varies by level and program based on the number of hours and coursework. All tuition information specific to the class level can be found on our webpage.
21-22 tuition schedules are as follows:
|Level||Registration Fee||Showcase fee||Yearly Tuition|
|Baby & Me||$50||N/A||$785|
|Academy 2 & 3||$200||$375||$5575|
Families can pay in full with a 5% discount or can opt for the installment plan option during enrollment. Installment plan option will require a down payment.
Yes, separate from tuition there is a registration fee due upon enrolling that includes the ABT examination fee for levels Primary C and above. The showcase fee is also required for participating students by November 1st. Families can opt to pay for this upon enrolling or by the 1st of November. This fee is non-refundable after November 1st and includes the participation, costumes and video of their showcase performance. These fees vary by level.
Yes, Orlando Ballet School offers scholarships and financial aid to families based on merit and need to students in level’s 2B and above after they’ve been an OBS student for at least 1 year. All families offered scholarships are required to submit a financial information application and scholarship packet including those seeking financial aid. The fee for the application ranges from $35-40
All tuition towards class hours that have passed are not eligible for a refund. If a student withdraws in the middle of the year, the family forgoes all fees and tuition paid up to that point, however would not be charged for tuition from the withdraw date forward.
Students can transfer to another class session of their level prior to January 1st for a $10 fee, pending capacity and availability. Some levels only have one schedule option and therefore an accommodation would not be provided.
Yes, each level has a specified dress code. Dress code information can be found on our webpage for families seeking the information directly related to their child’s level. We work directly with Dancewear Corner, they supply all required uniform items and are located in Orlando and also have an online store.
To best benefit students’ progression and focus their attention to the classwork, class observations are not available at our facility. Instead, Orlando Ballet School offers a parent observation week twice per year to invite parents, either in person or virtually to see their student in their classes.
Orlando Ballet School has a drop-off and pick-up area that is open 15 minutes prior to class start time and no earlier than 15 minutes before class end time. Parents are provided with a car tag to direct staff to your vehicle with your child during pick up. Families also have the option to park and walk up to the facility to pick up their child, if preferred. When the lobby is available, parents will be notified, as currently due to COVID-19 our lobby has been closed to guests and visitors.
Make-up classes are not permitted for student absences. In the event that OBS may close due to inclement weather or a mandated state of emergency, we may schedule make-up days to accommodate closures.
Registered students in level’s Primary C and above are eligible to audition to participate in The Nutcracker. Student’s must be a registered student at the time of the audition. Due to casting requirements, late registrants or students who do not attend the audition will not be eligible to participate.
For other Orlando Ballet Company productions that may involve students, Orlando Ballet School will either invite students to participate or host an audition. Auditions are subject to level, age, or height requirements.
Yes, Orlando Ballet School accepts international students by audition. Once accepted, students submit an international student information form and processing fee ($90) to begin the student F-1 visa process.
The school calendar can be found on our website here: https://orlandoballet.org/education-training/school/#school-calendar
Program schedules can be found on the webpage within the level or program information you are seeking.
Should a schedule change occur, OBS will communicate timely via email or text regarding the updates.
OBS provides two evaluations per year to students:
OBS families are welcome to communicate with their department head via email regarding any questions they may have. Families may reach out to our administration team to set an appointment if circumstances deem it necessary.
Students are progressed to pointe work following completion of level 2B and at the discretion of their instructor in level 3A. Once families receive their confirmation from their level 3A teacher, details on how to fit and where to purchase shoes will be provided.
Registered families receive a variety of benefits, below are some examples:
Located in an urban area, our facility has limited street parking and parking garages within walking distance. For available options, visit here: PARKING MAP
Orlando Ballet School does not have dorms for school year programming, only for our summer Intensive. Our student services representative can provide a list of housing and apartments within walking distance of our facility and give families access to our housing forum to arrange roommates and housing with other registered students.