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

Terms, Conditions and Covid: More information here

BCB appreciates your patronage:
As a small, local, non-profit of 48 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 for Session 1 (Registrations are ongoing)

Register for Teen/Adult Ballet: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

~Session Dates 2022-2023:

Each Session is approximately 10 weeks. Students enroll each Session.
Pre-Professional Classes: August 15-June 3 (40 weeks)
Session 1: August 15-October 22
Session 2: October 24-January 14
Session 3: January 16-March 25
Session 4: March 27-June 3
Session 5: June 5-August 12 
Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21

~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. 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 school year (Aug-Aug). Reduced to $27.50 in Session 4 and 5. 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)


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

Tuesday 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:
$224 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)

$279 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee).

Class Size Maximum: approx. 10

Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Saturday 11:15-12:15

Child Classes (9-12 years old)

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

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

Thursday 6:00-7:00

Adult Classes (12-up)

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

Tuesday 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 26-July 21 (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).
$2556 Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21

Frequency: 2 times a week: 2 hours Technique:

Monday: 4:30-5:30
Wednesday: 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).
$2556 Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21

Frequency: 2 times a week: 3 hours Technique

Tuesday: 4:30-6:00
Thursday: 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).
$2556 Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21 

Frequency: 2 times a week: 3 hours Technique

Monday: 5:30-7:00
Wednesday: 5:30-7:00

Ballet 4 & 5 (11-12 years old, by audition only)

Cost:
$1118 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$1373 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2556 Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21


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

Cost:
$2237 for Session (Each Session is approximately 10 weeks)
$2492 1st Session (Includes registration/insurance fee/performance fee).
$2556 Summer Workshop: June 26-July 21

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