Pre-Professional Ballet Program
The Pre-Professional Ballet Program is a structured and progressive sequence designed to train the pre-professional ballet dancer from age 8 to 18. Instruction includes Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe or Pointe, Repertoire and Variations, Character, and Pas de Deux. Students who choose to be Ballet Majors are also required to take classes from the Pre-Professional Dance Program to enhance their training.
A weekly portion of students’ training includes Classical Mime, Ballet History, and Ballet Music. Students will also be invited to watch NBT Professional Company rehearsals. Throughout the year, students are offered the opportunity to take class from guest instructors and to attend master classes.
Students in this program are expected to perform in the annual Spring Concert. Other performance opportunities include the Spring Ensemble, Class Assistants, community performances, and being cast in NBT Company productions such as The Nutcracker.