• Children's Division

Children’s Division


September 13, 2021 – May 21, 2022
Rolling Admission / Enrollment accepted anytime

 

 

About the program

Miami City Ballet School’s Children Division introduces the basic concepts of dance including beginning steps and terminology, musicality, focus, flexibility and expression. These classes promote group interaction, creativity, body awareness and dance etiquette. Open to boys and girls ages 3- 8 with no audition required.

Faculty

Our acclaimed faculty focuses on individualized instruction for each student, drawing from extensive professional performing careers and solid pedagogical backgrounds in their respective schools of training. Their expertise paired with the MCB School syllabus creates a rigorous, comprehensive training program that develops a strong classical technique, refinement and musicality.

Find out more about the MCB School Faculty.

Is this program right for my child?

Children’s Division classes are open to all children ages 3 – 8. A perfect way to begin to foster the love of dance in your little one.

Program Options

1.Select the age group for your child
2.Choose one or two classes per week
3.Choose the payment plan that works for you

 

PRE-BALLET (AGES 3 & 4)

MCBS Pre-Ballet class is an early introduction into the world of ballet which provides children with a fun and imaginative atmosphere that inspires creativity and encourages our students to express themselves through their love of dance. These classes are a prelude to formal ballet instruction while introducing basic ballet vocabulary, music concepts, and movement through a progression of engaging activities and exercises. These movement exercises are emphasized to help children improve balance, body awareness, and coordination. Any child can benefit from the joy, discipline and exuberance of learning with Miami City Ballet School.

Students must turn three (3) by September 1, 2021 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes with the option to enroll in two classes per week. You may choose which day(s) of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: Classes will be offered in person for Pre-Ballet. Due to COVID –19, enrollment is limited per level in order to comply with proper distancing in each studio; students will be required to wear facial coverings. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Everyone is welcome. No audition is required.

Schedule
*Schedule is Subject to change

Choice of 1 or 2 class(es) per week:

Tuesday 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Thursday 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Saturday 9:00 – 9:45 AM


*Tuition & Fees

Tuition for One Class: $820.00
Payment Options for 1 class

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $820.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $779.00.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $102.50 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $358.75 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $102.50 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $102.50 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Tuition for Two Classes: $1,558.00
Payment Options for 2 classes

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $1558.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $1480.10

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $194.75 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $681.62 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $194.75 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $194.75 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Non-refundable $100 registration fee (due upon registration)
Non-refundable $25 performance fee (due upon registration)

*Tuition/fees and all payments are non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance, either prior to, during or after the program. Please note: Miami City Ballet School reserves the right to cancel or modify classes/levels at any time.


Dress Code
Click Here for Children’s Division Dress Code

Girls must wear pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and must wear the colored leotard assigned for their level. No other clothing may be worn. No jewelry except small post earrings will be allowed. Boys must wear a white T-shirt with black shorts white ankle length socks and white leather ballet shoes. MCB Store is currently closed until further notice. To purchase all uniforms items please visit Dancing Supplies Depot.

BALLET PREPARATORY I (AGES 5 – 6)

MCBS Ballet Prep I class builds upon the 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 with fun and engaging exercises. These exercises and activities are offered in an enjoyable learning atmosphere which will continue to inspire and develop the love and passion for dance among our preparatory level students.

Students must turn five (5) by September 1, 2021 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes with the option to enroll in two classes per week. You may choose which day(s) of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: Classes will be offered in person for Ballet Prep I. Due to COVID –19, enrollment is limited per level in order to comply with proper distancing in each studio; students will be required to wear facial coverings. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Everyone is welcome. No audition is required.

Schedule

Choice of 1 or 2 class(es) per week:

Tuesday 3:45 – 4:30 PM
Thursday 3:45 – 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 AM


*Tuition & Fees

Tuition for One Class: $820.00
Payment Options for 1 class

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $820.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $779.00.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $102.50 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $358.75 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $102.50 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $102.50 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Tuition for Two Classes: $1,558.00
Payment Options for 2 classes

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $1558.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $1480.10.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan

First Month Tuition Deposit of $194.75 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $681.62 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $194.75 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $194.75 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Non-refundable $100 registration fee (due upon registration)
Non-refundable $25 performance fee (due upon registration)

*Tuition/fees and all payments are non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance, either prior to, during or after the program. Please note: Miami City Ballet School reserves the right to cancel or modify classes/levels at any time.


Dress Code
Click Here for Children’s Division Dress Code

Girls must wear pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and must wear the colored leotard assigned for their level. No other clothing may be worn. No jewelry except small post earrings will be allowed. Boys must wear a white T-shirt with black shorts white ankle length socks and white leather ballet shoes. MCB Store is currently closed until further notice. To purchase all uniforms items please visit Dancing Supplies Depot.

BALLET PREPARATORY II (AGES 6 – 7)

MCBS Ballet Prep II class continues to build upon Pre-Ballet and Ballet Preparatory I, where strength, flexibility, posture and coordination are highly emphasized. Some basic ballet positions 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.

Students must turn six (6) by September 1, 2021 to participate in this level. This class meets once a week for 1 hour with the option to enroll in two classes per week. You may choose which day(s) of the week your child attends class. Class preferences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: Classes will be offered in person for Ballet Prep II. Due to COVID –19, enrollment is limited per level in order to comply with proper distancing in each studio; students will be required to wear facial coverings. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Everyone is welcome. No audition is required.

Schedule

Choice of 1 or 2 class(es) per week:

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Saturday 10:30 – 10:30 AM


*Tuition & Fees

Tuition for One Class: $925.00
Payment Options

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $925.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $878.75.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $115.63 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $404.68 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $115.63 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $115.63 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Tuition for Two Classes: $1,757.00
Payment Options for 2 classes

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $1,757.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $1,669.15.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $219.62 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $1,537.38 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $219.62 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $219.62 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Non-refundable $100 registration fee (due upon registration)
Non-refundable $25 performance fee (due upon registration)

*Tuition/fees and all payments are non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance, either prior to, during or after the program. Please note: Miami City Ballet School reserves the right to cancel or modify classes/levels at any time.


Dress Code
Click Here for Children’s Division Dress Code

Girls must wear pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and must wear the colored leotard assigned for their level. No other clothing may be worn. No jewelry except small post earrings will be allowed. Boys must wear a white T-shirt with black shorts white ankle length socks and white leather ballet shoes. MCB Store is currently closed until further notice. To purchase all uniforms items please visit Dancing Supplies Depot.

BALLET PREPARATORY III (AGES 7 – 8)

MCBS Ballet Prep III continues to lay the foundation of classical ballet training and prepares the students for the more demanding requirements of the MCB School syllabus. At the end of the school year students seeking admission into the Student Division will be evaluated to by the School Faculty and Director. Admission to the Student Division is by Invitation only. The student’s physical aptitude, coordination, musicality, work ethic, classroom effort, attendance, feet, flexibility, turnout, structure, and proportions will be taken into consideration.

Students must turn seven (7) by September 1, 2021 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 offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: Classes will be offered in person for Ballet Prep II. Due to COVID –19, enrollment is limited per level in order to comply with proper distancing in each studio; students will be required to wear facial coverings.

Everyone is welcome. No audition is required.

Schedule

Option A or Option B Schedule

Ballet Prep III (A)
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:45 PM
Thursday 4:30 – 5:45 PM

Ballet Prep III (B)
Wednesday 4:15 – 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


*Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $1,850.00
Payment Options

Option 1: Full Payment Plan
Full Payment Plan is a one-time, non-refundable tuition payment of $1,850.00. A 5% discount is applied if paid on or before October 1st. Total with discount is $1757.50.

Option 2: Two-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $231.25 due at time of registration. Two (2) non-refundable semester payments of $809.37 due October 1st and January 1st. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.

Option 3: Eight-Payment Plan
First Month Tuition Deposit of $231.25 due at time of registration. Seven (7) non-refundable payments of $231.25 due the first of each month: October – April. 3.5% installment fee will be applied.


Dress Code
Click Here for Children’s Division Dress Code

Girls must wear pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and must wear the colored leotard assigned for their level. No other clothing may be worn. No jewelry except small post earrings will be allowed. Boys must wear a white T-shirt with black shorts white ankle length socks and white leather ballet shoes. MCB Store is currently closed until further notice. To purchase all uniforms items please visit Dancing Supplies Depot.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Attendance

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of regular attendance and the commitment of the student to improve and polish his/her skills and talents. Progress in class depends upon regular and consistent participation.

Students are encouraged to make up excused absences, which include those missed due to illness, injury, family emergency, or religious holidays. Students in the Children Division can make up to two classes per semester and they need to be approved by the School Managing Director.

Absence notices should submitted through the MCBS Parent Portal and/or e-mailed in advance to school@miamicityballet.org before class so that the teacher and staff may be alerted of the absence.

 

Student Evaluation & Level Placement

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 School Faculty at the end of Ballet Preparatory III.

 

Inclement Weather

Miami City Ballet School follows Miami Dade Public School weather closings. MCBS will not add classes or extend the calendar school year to make up for classes missed due to inclement weather or unexpected school closings. No refunds or credit will be given for classes missed due to inclement weather. Students are encouraged to make up any missed classes.

 

Tuition Policy

  • All tuition payments are due on the first of each month. Tuition reminders are sent as a courtesy; however, upon registration parents should note the due dates and amounts for tuition.
  • Students with past due accounts will not be permitted to take classes.
  • A late charge of $40.00 will be applied on all accounts after the first of the month. To avoid late charges parents can place their payments on auto pay.
  • Once classes have begun, tuition is non-refundable/non-transferable.
  • A charge of $30.00 will be applied on all returned checks.
  • No refunds are given for classes missed because of illness, injury, vacation or weather, school withdrawal or missed classes.
  • Re-enrollment is not automatic. It is the parent’s responsibility to register, if invited, for the next school period. A spot will not be saved if registration is not made in a timely manner.

 

Withdrawal Procedure 

  • To withdraw from the program, the school office must be notified at school@miamicityballet.org in order to begin the withdrawal procedure.
  • A School Withdrawal Form is required to formally complete your withdrawal request.
  • All withdrawals must be submitted prior to the last day of the current month to avoid incurring tuition charges for the following month.
  • All past due balances and remaining tuition charges must be paid before withdrawal is approved.


 

Dress Code

Dancing Supplies Depot Inc.
10556 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL, 33174
(P) 305.226.0666
Visit: dancingsuppliesdepot.com (Access Code: MCBS)

 

How to register

To create a new account and complete registration by visiting our MCBS Parent Portal.

FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on their age as of September 1, 2021.

Classes will be offered in person. Due to COVID –19, enrollment is limited per level in order to comply with proper distancing in each studio; students will be required to wear facial coverings. To review our MCB Health and Safety Protocols Click here.

 

 

Questions?

Click Here for Children’s Division Program Packet.

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