Community Division

Dance, fitness and fun! Our Community Division is for everyone – from first-timers to seasoned professionals – in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We invite you to come and experience Miami City Ballet School in a whole new way.

Drop-In Classes

Drop-in classes allow you the flexibility to join a class any time with no long-term commitment. For adults and teens 14+.

 

 

Drop-In Class Pricing:

 

Single Class
(Ballet or Jazz)

$20.00

10-Classes
(All Types)

$150.00

25-Classes
(All Types)

$350.00

*Reduced rates for single and 10 classes are available in person at the School office for college students, MCBS students and parents, and dance professionals. Valid ID is required.

Drop-In Class Policies:

Drop-In Class fees are final and non-refundable.

Online Sign-in
Students who have signed up online still need to check in at the School office upon arriving to MCB Studios.

Cancellations for signed up Drop-In Classes must be made online at least 1 hour in advance; otherwise, students will be ‘late cancelled’ and charged for the class. Early cancellation of a class reservation will automatically return the class fee to student’s account, which can be used for a future Drop-In Class of equal value.

In the event a student arrives more than 15 minutes late, they will not be allowed to take class; however, if they signed up online prior to arriving, they will receive a class credit on their account for a future class.

Single, 10 or 25 Classes
A single class is valid for 1 month after date of purchase. 10 classes are valid for 3 months after date of purchase. 25 classes are valid for 6 months after date of purchase. Any classes unused after the expiration date will be forfeited.

Workshops

Workshops offer specialty classes for a set period of time, about 3-6 weeks. Great for sampling something new! Pre-registration is required. Pricing varies.

 

Workshop Policies:

Please be advised that when signing up for a Workshop, students are financially committing themselves for the entirety of the workshop. Workshop fees are final, non-transferable and nonrefundable regardless of circumstances including, but not limited to illness, injury, expectation of class, travel and family emergency. Students may join a Workshop after the first class offering; however, unless specifically noted, the entire workshop fee will be charged, as Workshop fees are not prorated. In the event students are unable to make it to every class held during the workshop, no make-up classes or class substitutions will be offered and no special rates will apply. Only the person who signs up and pays for the Workshop can attend. Unless specifically indicated, Miami City Ballet School (MCBS) does not offer an opportunity to “trial” a Workshop on the first day in order to determine whether the Workshop is for a student or not. All Workshop fees are due in advance of the first class and no “drop ins” will be allowed during the Workshop.

The first class of a Workshop will take place regardless of the number of students registered and will determine whether a minimum enrollment has been reached to continue the Workshop. In the event that minimum enrollment for a Workshop is not reached, the Workshop will be cancelled and registered students will only be charged the per class workshop rate for the first class and be given a refund of the remaining Workshop fee paid.

Workshop dates, times, instructors, and other details are subject to change. Modifications to Workshops do not guarantee a refund or account credit as long as the modified Workshop offering is
of equal or greater value.

It is strongly recommended for students to consider these terms prior to registering. MCBS is able to offer Workshops as a special, limited-time offering by solely gathering funds from each student in advance. MCBS hopes you understand that in order to offer you new and exciting programs, these terms and conditions will apply to everyone.

Full-Term Programs

Full-Term Programs run from September-May and are for students ages 9-13 who are either first-time dancers or who would like to train recreationally. No audition is necessary. Enrollments accepted throughout the year – call or email for tuition rates and to register.

Register for Full-Term Programs: Contact the School Registrar at 305.929.7007 x2 or registrar@miamicityballet.org. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75.


Youth Ballet

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ages:
 9-13
Registration: Required. Rolling Admissions.

Youth Ballet is a full-term program from September to May, meeting three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Students begin at the most basic level and progress up to an intermediate level. This unique class offers a structured environment to learn and improve ballet technique, while geared toward each student’s capabilities. Students will have fun, stay fit, and develop an appreciation for the art of dance. No audition necessary. School uniform is required.

Mondays: 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00-2:30pm


Full-Term Program Policies:

Full-Term Program tuition is final, non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of circumstances including, but not limited to, illness, injury, expectation of class, travel and family emergency.

Studio Policies


  • Only students taking a Drop-In Class, Workshop or Full-Term Program may enter the hallway and studio. No friends, family or children of a student may watch class from within the studio or hallway. All guests need to stay in the lobby area or may view class from the windows on 22nd Street (if applicable). For students in Youth Ballet, there will be designated “Parent Observation Weeks” throughout the term when family and friends may observe classes.
  • No video recording or photography is allowed during class. Photos may be taken with the instructor or friends after class.
  • Proper attire is required. Examples of proper attire can be read on the FAQ tab. Students who do not wear proper dance attire may be asked to leave.
  • Students’ safety is our top priority and those who arrive late risk getting injured due to lack of proper warm-up. Therefore, students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to take class. Students who have signed up and paid online prior to arriving late will receive a class credit for a future class. If a student arrives more than 15 minutes late for a Workshop or Full-Term Program, they will be allowed to watch.
  • If a student is a disturbance to class, they may be requested to leave at the sole discretion of the instructor or other MCBS staff. Refunds are not guaranteed.
  • No gum, food, or drink other than water is allowed inside the studio.

Frequently-Asked Questions


I want to sign up for a class. What do I do?

Browse our selection of Drop-In Classes and Workshops. When you find one you like, click ‘Sign Up’ and you will be prompted to log in, or if you’re new – you will have to create an account. Once you’re in, confirm your scheduled class, make a payment, and you’re all set! Simply check in at the School office upon arriving to MCB Studios.

To register for Full-Term Programs:

Please contact the School Registrar at 305.929.7007 x2 or email registrar@miamicityballet.org.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75.


What do I wear?

Proper attire is required.

For ballet classes, ladies should wear leotard and tights with cover-ups (ie: skirts, shorts, legwarmers) OR fitted workout clothes (ie: yoga-type pants & full-length T-shirt.). Men should wear men’s tights, dance belt and T-shirt OR appropriate workout clothes (ie: fitted pants or long shorts & T-shirt).

Out of respect for your fellow students and instructor, all dress should be ballet appropriate and not show too much of your skin. Remember, ballet is an art form from the 17th century and King Louis XIV would frown upon booty shorts, sports bras and crop tops!

Students who do not wear proper dance attire may be asked to change or to leave.

Ballet and Broadway Jazz students should wear ballet slippers or jazz shoes, but first-time students may wear socks. Dance clothing and footwear can be purchased at Dancing Supplies Depot.

Floor-Barre® students should wear socks and it is recommended to bring a mat or towel to lay on, but it is not required.

Youth Ballet students must wear the assigned school uniform. Please contact the School at 305.929.7007 for details.


Where are the classes?

All classes are held at Miami City Ballet studios at 2200 Liberty Avenue in Miami Beach, across from the Bass Museum.


What do I have to do when I get there?

Please show up at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled class at the School office.  Students who signed up online can check in, or you can sign up and pay in person. Changing rooms are available.


Do I have to sign up online or can I just show up and pay?

If you prefer, you can register and pay for a Drop-In Class or Workshop in the School office. You must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to do so. But to save time, we do recommend that you sign up for a class online prior to arriving.


I signed up for a workshop, but I have to miss a class. Can I make it up?

Unfortunately, there are no make-ups offered for workshops. Students pay for the entire workshop in advance and all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


How long is my class package (10 or 25 classes) good for?

10 classes are valid for 3 months after date of purchase.  25 classes are valid for 6 months after date of purchase.  Any classes unused after the expiration date will be forfeited.  Sorry, no exceptions.


What if I’m late?

Students’ safety is our top priority and those who arrive late risk getting injured due to lack of proper warm-up. Therefore, students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to take class. Students who have signed up online prior to arriving late will receive a class credit for a future class. If a student arrives more than 15 minutes late for a Workshop or Full-Term Program, they will be allowed to watch.


Can my family, friend or child watch me take class?

Only students taking a Drop-In Class, Workshop or Full-Term Program may enter the hallway and studio. No friends, family or children of a student may watch class from within the studio or hallway. All guests need to stay in the lobby area or may view class from the windows on 22nd Street.

For students in Youth Ballet, there will be two designated “Parent Observation Weeks” throughout the term, where family and friends may observe classes.


Where do I park?

Metered parking and garages are available throughout the neighborhood (between 17th & 23rd Streets, Collins Ave. & Dade Blvd). We recommend that you give yourself plenty of time to find parking and arrive on time.

  • Metered street parking all around MCB building, Library, and Collins Park
  • Metered parking lots next to MCB building, Library, Bass Museum, and the W Hotel across Collins Ave.
  • Residential street parking is available for free on Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm (NO weekends or holidays or after 6pm!) all around the neighborhood – be sure to check the street signs to determine what is residential and what is public!
  • Parking garages (pay to park) as a last resort: Pennsylvania Avenue Garage (1661 Pennsylvania Avenue); City Hall Garage (1755 Meridian Avenue); 17th Street Garage (640 17th Street — main entrance is on 17th Street across from Convention Center Drive).

Can I video record or take photos during class?

No video recording or photography is allowed during class. Photos may be taken with the instructor or friends after class.


Can I bring a drink or snack into the studio?

No gum, food, or drink other than water is allowed inside the studio.


Student behavior

If a student is a disturbance in class, they may be requested to leave at the sole discretion of the instructor or other MCBS staff. Refunds are not guaranteed.

Questions? Call 305.929.7007 or email communitydivision@miamicityballet.org