The Ballet Pensacola Academy consists of a Pre-Primary Division and a Training Division. The Pre-Primary Division is for students ages 3-6 and the Training Division is for students ages 7-18. Students are taught though their most crucial years to be creative, disciplined, and technical dancers. The academy's curriculum, designed by Academy Director Debi Janea, is a development of multiple historic ballet syllabi and styles. Valuable teachings such as theory, steps, terminology, lessons, and combinations are taken from these styles and methods and placed into a student's training at the appropriate time of their growth as dancers. This careful balance and progression of skill is designed to advance students forward at a quality level and prepare dancers for life in the ballet world while also creating valuable life skills that students take with them beyond their training.
Ballet Pensacola's dance classes are open to all students meeting minimum age requirements. Ballet Pensacola accepts students without regard to sex. race, religion, national origin, or disability. The organization reserves the right to cancel any classes not meeting minimum enrollment requirements. Students and families will be notified of cancelled or rescheduled classes.
View the Student Handbook.
The Ballet Pensacola Pre-Primary Division is designed to give the youngest of dancers an introduction to the ballet world that inspires their creativity and love of dance while also giving them a solid basis of the ballet skillset. Students at these levels are initially placed based on age, however age is not a restriction for advancement if necessary. The program is designed to progress students through the Pre-Primary division and then graduate seamlessly into the Training Division. All Pre-Primary classes are developed and maintained by Pre-Primary Division manager, Hannah Holtsclaw.
Enrollment is closed as of March 1, 2023.
The Ballet Pensacola Training Division is designed to develop young dancers throughout their most crucial years to be disciplined, creative, and technical dancers. The academy’s curriculum, designed by Academy Director Debi Janea, is a development of multiple historic ballet syllabi and styles. Valuable teachings such as theory, steps, terminology, and combinations are taken from methods such as Cecchetti, Vaganova, Bournanville, Balanchine, and others. These lessons are placed into a student’s training at the appropriate time of their growth as young dancers and are designed to progress students forward at a quality level of skill and technique. New students must audition for correct placement into all training division classes.
Enrollment is closed as of March 1, 2023
Nutcracker auditions for the 2022-2023 have closed.
Please call or visit the front office for information regarding casting, rehearsals, theatre information, etc.!
All fully registered students in Pre-Primary 2 AND ages 6 and above may audition for Ballet Pensacola's spring production, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Auditions will be held January 7, 2023
Orientation will be held January 13, 2023
A $55.00 production fee is charged to all students appearing in the performance.
All Creative Dance, Pre-Primary, Primary, and Levels 1 and 2 students are eligible to perform in our end of the year Student Showcase. Our annual Student Showcase is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their year's work and new skills on the big stage!
Information regarding showcase location, dates, fees, etc. are released in late February 2023.
Pre-Primary Division Classes
Girls: Solid black leotard, pink tights, full sole pink ballet shoes.
Boys: Solid white t-shirt, black pants, shorts, or tights, black full sole ballet shoes.
Training Division Classes
*All students in the Training Division are required to have hair in a neat bun that pulls hair completely off the face and stays up through the duration of class. *
Girls: Solid black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (full or split sole).
Boys: Solid white t-shirt, black pants, shorts, or tights, black ballet shoes (full or split sole).
NO BALLET SHOES
Students may wear neutral colored socks, or dance barefoot
Girls: Solid black leotard, black tights (without feet) or jazz pants
Boys: Solid black or white t-shirt, black tights (without feet) or jazz pants
Tap (Boys and Girls):
Tap shoes (brand of choice), any legging/jazz pant or short, t-shirt or top (not baggy)
Jazz(Boys and Girls):
Jazz shoes (brand of choice), any legging/jazz pant or short, t-shirt or top (not baggy)
Ballet Pensacola is proud to offer approximately $15,000 annually in financial assistance each year. Our staff has developed 3 unique scholarships in order to provide quality dance education to all children within the Pensacola and surrounding communities. We as an organization believe it is important to reach as many children as possible and bring the art of dance into their lives regardless of financial status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.