Ballet Pensacola is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization. The mission of Ballet Pensacola is to enhance the cultural life of the community by developing an appreciation and knowledge of the art of dance through quality dance education and excellent performances.
Registration for 2022-23 classes is open! Ballet Pensacola has 2 divisions of dance training. Please look to the classes below to learn more about the division that is right for you or your student! Once you've decided, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM and log in to your parent portal. Please feel free to call the Ballet Pensacola office, should you have any questions.
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 minimun enrollment requirements. Students and families will be notified of cancelled or rescheduled classes.
There is a $35 non refundable registration fee each year. Annual tuition is divided into ten equal payments charged monthly. (Monthly tuition is the fee shown in this document.) Tuition payments are due the first of each month. A $20 late fee will be assessed after the 10th of each month and for returned checks. Payments may be made by check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover). Tuition may be automatically charged by credit card each month by request. Tuition and fees are non-refundable and are not pro-rated.
In the case of inclement weather, Ballet Pensacola follows the Escambia County District school closure schedule.
Ages 3-6. Students must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2022 to enroll in the Pre-Primary Division. The Children's Division is a syllabus-driven class designed to develop skills in basic movement, coordination, memorization, artistic expression, and teamwork. All students in the Pre-Primary Division must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own.
Ages 7+. Students must be 7 years old by Sept. 1, 2022 to enroll in the Training Division. The Training Division provides formal dance training through a graduated system of study that encompasses classical ballet, contemporary movement, and jazz technique. Training Division classes are taught by Academy Director, Debi Janea. All students that qualify for Training Division may require an evaluation class to determine the most appropriate Training Level placement.
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.
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. Students must be age 7 by September 1, 2022 to enter Primary 1. Older students with prior experience will take an evaluation class to determine appropriate class placement.