Children’s Division


For boys and girls ages 3-7. No audition required.

Please note that Children’s Division classes are not a part of the graded curriculum at Miami City Ballet School.  Students seeking admission into the Student Division will be re-evaluated by the School faculty and Directors at the end of the year. 

Children’s Division classes introduce the young student to the basic concepts of dance training including beginning steps and terminology, musicality, focus, flexibility and expression. These classes promote group interaction, creativity, body awareness and classroom etiquette.

Advancement from level to level is based on annual evaluations of the individual student’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance.

Each school year runs from September through May. Classes are held at MCB Studios in Miami Beach.

Parents and family members are invited to observe their children in class during Parent Observation Weeks.

At the end of the school year, students participate in the Children’s Performance to highlight their accomplishments throughout the year and gain valuable stage experience. Performances are held at the Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre at MCB Studios.

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet
Creative Movement for 3 year olds, and Pre-Ballet for 4 year olds, introduces children to the overall classroom structure, etiquette and discipline of preparatory ballet.  Children meet once a week for 45 minutes where focus, following directions and movement exercises are emphasized to help children improve balance, body awareness and coordination. These classes will begin to foster the love of dance in your little one.

Ballet Preparatory I
Ballet Preparatory I is for 5 year olds and meets once a week for 45 minutes.  This class builds upon the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet experience by repeating some familiar exercises at a faster tempo and introducing new ones with a greater emphasis on posture, flexibility and strength. The preparatory ballet movements of plié, elevé and tendu in a parallel position are introduced and children begin to move by themselves and together as group in more across-the-floor exercises.

Ballet Preparatory II
Ballet Preparatory II is for 6 year olds and meets once a week for 1 hour, with the option to enroll in two classes per week.  The class continues to build upon Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet and Ballet Preparatory I where strength, flexibility, posture and coordination are highly emphasized.  Children utilize a Theraband to facilitate stretching and strengthening of the ankles and feet.  Some basic ballet positons are taught as a preparation for the Level I MCBS Syllabus. Children are introduced to working at the ballet barre during the second half of the year.

Ballet Preparatory III
Ballet Preparatory III is for 7 year olds and meets twice a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. This class continues to lay the foundation of classical ballet training and prepares the students for the more demanding requirements of the MCB School syllabus.

Please carefully read through all the instructions listed in the downloadable Registration Packet and then Register here!

Admission to the Children’s Division (ages 3 – 7) does not require an audition. Please register your child by her/his current age. Students may register based upon availability throughout the term of the school year.

Class Schedule

*Class schedule is subject to change. Please review School email announcements and the School bulletin board for any changes.

Creative Movement
Students must turn three (3) by September 1 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week. You may choose which day of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Tuesday 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 – 9:45 am

Pre-Ballet
Students must turn four (4) by September 1 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week. You may choose which day of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Tuesday 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Thursday 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Saturday 9:45 – 10:30 am

Ballet Preparatory I
Students must turn five (5) by September 1 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week. You may choose which day of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Tuesday 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Thursday 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 – 11:15 am

Ballet Preparatory II
Students must turn six (6) by September 1 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week. You may choose which day of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:15am – 12:15pm

Ballet Preparatory III
Students must turn seven (7) by September 1 to participate in this level. This class meets twice a week. You may choose which days of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Ballet Preparatory III A
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Ballet Preparatory III B
Wednesday 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 – 1:45 pm

Parents are highly encouraged to use their Online Account to make their payments. Payments are due by the 1st day of each month. Unpaid accounts are subject to a late fee and the student will not be allowed to participate in class. Please email school@miamicityballet.org if you have forgotten your online account login details.

Children’s Division Ages Registration &
Performance Fee
1 payment

(due Sept.)

2 payments

(due Sept. & Jan.)

8 payments

(due Sept.-April)

Creative Movement 3 $125 $800 $400 $100
Pre-Ballet 4 $125 $800 $400 $100
Ballet Preparatory I 5 $125 $800 $400 $100
Ballet Preparatory II 6 $125 $900 $450 $112.50
Ballet Preparatory III 7 $125 $1,800 $900 $225

 

Please Note:  Tuition/fees and all payments are non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance, either prior to, during or after the program.

For the Dress Code List, please review the Registration Packet.

All dance attire and hair accessories can be purchased at the MCB Store in our lobby, or at:
Dancing Supplies Depot Inc.
10556 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33174
Phone: 305.226.0666

Please e-mail mcbsabsence@miamicityballet.org if your child will be absent from class. Advancement from level to level is based on annual faculty evaluations of the individual student’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance.

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org