Schedule & Tuition

"Berkeley City Ballet is the best school to learn real ballet. It is the most thorough and consistent ballet program in the East Bay."
Ballet Parent

Coronavirus Update:
BCB is open for in person classes. Once you enroll BCB will send more detailed information on protocols for participation.

BCB appreciates your patronage:
As a small, local, non-profit of 46 years, we rely heavily on your support to continue to be able to offer classes and employ teachers.
BCB can't do this without you! 
Help keep BCB dancing by:
Enrolling in classes and/or donating to our school here.
We look forward to dancing with you!

Register now for Session 2!

~Session Dates 2021-2022:

Each Session is approximately 10 weeks. Students enroll each Session.
Pre-Professional Classes: August 17-June 5 (40 weeks)
Session 1: August 16-October 23
Session 2: October 25-January 15
Session 3: January 17-March 26
Session 4: March 28-June 4
Session 5: June 6-August 13
Summer Workshop: June 6-June 30 (Pre-Professional)

~Adult Classes are now being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm. 
Vaccination cards must be shown before entry and masks worn for class.
Sign up for the session. BCB will not offer drop in classes at this time. Classes are $18.

~Boys Ballet:
Free tuition for the 1st Session attending BCB (registration fees apply/not applicable to Pre-Professionals).
Contact BCB for this offer.

 

~Registration is easy to do, just click on «To Register» on the homepage!

  • Please read BCB School Handbook,  Financial Policies and Class Information
  • All Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics and Pre-Professional students must wear the required class uniform
  • Free, unlimited, parking in neighborhood residential area. Strictly No parking in the BCB lot, this is reserved for staff.
  • Incoming students may schedule a free trial class. Contact us
  • Unlimited make-up classes-within a session (if available)
  • Cancel anytime.
  • Academic Year Sessions (Sessions 1-4) and Summer Session (Session 5) are each approximately 10 weeks.
  • Find closures in our school calendar.
  • Custom classes can be formed (5 person minimum). Please contact BCB.
  • A Registration/Insurance Fee of $55 (see Financial Policies) applies to all students each new school year (Sept-Aug). Plus, a performance fee for Pre-Professional students of $200.  
  • Contact us for updates on which classes are running and for any questions.

 

Dance With Me (2-4 years old with parent or guardian) 

Cost:
$165 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$220 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee).

Class Size Maximum: approx. 8 (parents additional)

Tuesday 3:45-4:30

Pre-Ballet 1 (4-5 years old) & 2 (5-6 years old)

Cost:
$165 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$220 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee).

Class Size Maximum: approx. 10

Monday 3:45-4:30
Thursday 3:45-4:30
Saturday 9:30-10:15
Saturday 10:15-11:00

Pre-Ballet 3 (6-7 years old) & Ballet Basics (7-8 years old)

Cost:
$165 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$220 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee).

Class Size Maximum: approx. 10

Tuesday 5:30-6:30
Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Saturday 11:15-12:15

Boys Ballet (4-6 years old)
(Older boys join regular classes)

Cost: 
Free tuition for the 1st Session attending BCB (registration fees apply/not applicable to Pre-Professionals). Contact BCB for this offer.

$165 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$220 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee).


Saturday 9:30-10:15

Child Classes (9-12 years old)

Cost:
$234 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$289 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee)

Thursday Beginning/Intermediate Ballet 5:30-6:30
 

Adults (12-up)

Cost:
$181 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

Monday 6:00-7:00
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 



Pre-Professional Program

Runs August 16-June 4 (Sessions 1-4)
This program is considered year round.
Includes Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1 (no regular classes)

Ballet 1 (8-9 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$469 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$724 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1

Frequency: 2 times a week: 2 hours Technique:

Tuesday: 4:30-5:30
Thursday: 4:30-5:30

Ballet 2 (9-10 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$671 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$926 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1 

Frequency: 2 times a week: 3 hours Technique

Monday: 4:30-6:00
Wednesday: 4:30-6:00

Ballet 3 (10-11 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$671 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$926 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1 

Frequency: 2 times a week: 3 hours Technique

Tuesday: 4:30-6:00
Thursday: 4:30-6:00

Ballet 4 (10-12 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$1118 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$1373 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1


Frequency: 3 times a week: 4.5 hours of Technique, .5 hour Pre-Pointe:

Tuesday: 4:30-6:00 Technique
Thursday: 4:30-6:00 Technique
Friday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-6:30 Pre-Pointe

Ballet 5 (11-13 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$1385 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$1640 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1

Frequency: 4 times a week: 6 hours Technique, 2.5 hours Pre-Pointe/Pointe/Repertory:

Tuesday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-7:00 Pre-Pointe/Pointe/Repertory
Wednesday: 5:30-7:00 Technique
Thursday: 4:30-6:00 Technique
Friday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-7:30 Pre-Pointe/Pointe/Repertory

Ballet 6 (12-18 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$1773 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$2028 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2045 Summer Workshop: June 6-July 1

Frequency: 4 times a week: 6 hours Technique, 4 hours Pre-Pt/Pointe/Repertory:

Monday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-7:00 Pointe/Repertory
Wednesday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-7:00 Pointe/Repertory
Friday: 4:30-6:00 Technique, 6:00-7:00 Pointe/Repertory
Saturday: 10:30-12:00 Technique, 12:00-1:00 Pointe/Repertory