Ballet Programs for all ages and skill levels

Ballet Institute of San Diego is a premier ballet school with the unique education style and programs. Classical and contemporary ballet education programs integrate elements from the best in progressive and acclaimed classical ballet schools. In addition to ballet, students at our ballet school will have opportunities to take classes in contemporary, repertoire and pointe technique, improvisation, as well as historical/character dance.  Over the years,  we have developed a functional and extensive Body Conditioning Program to prepare the youngest students for ballet training and increase their physical abilities. This program was also created at our ballet school to educate students about their bodies and the care required to maintain the precision of a professional dance career.

BISD Children dance education program is structured according to the individual abilities of each student and their age. This is the only way to create the conditions to discover each student’s highest individual potential.

    • Premiere Ballet School in San Diego
    • Internationally REcognized faculty with university degrees in Child Education and Ballet Coaches of today’s Ballet Professionals
    • Personal approach to every student

Pre-Primary. Age 5-6

Pre-Primary. Age 5-6

Pre-Primary ( age 5 – 6) level. These are the first conscious lessons of classical ballet, correct posture, and grace. This is the best time to develop the body skills and creativity

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Primary. Age 6-7

Primary. Age 6-7

The students’ first exposure to deeper ballet education. Development of self discipline opens doors to take-in the first elements of ballet technique. The key to success is attending full program and steadily growing ones skills

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Elementary. Age 8 – 9

Elementary. Age 8 – 9

The program includes: Classical ballet technique, body conditioning and stretching, variation. The academic foundations of ballet are established during these phase.

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Elementary Pre-Pro. Age 7-9

Elementary Pre-Pro. Age 7-9

  Elementary Pre-Pro level. Age  7-9Pre-professional level For students taking the full program. Students will be placed into this level upon a successful placement meeting and commitment to take the full schedule of classes needed to succeed here.Girls:...

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Intermediate. Age 9-13

Intermediate. Age 9-13

Students will be placed into this class upon successful completion of a placement class.
The program includes: Classical ballet technique, stretching and body conditioning, variation, contemporary dance, musical theatre dance, pre-pointe and pointe class.

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Intermediate Pre-Pro. Age 9-13

Intermediate Pre-Pro. Age 9-13

Pre-professional level For students taking full program. It includes: Classical ballet technique, Body conditioning and stretching, Pointe technique, Contemporary, Character dance and variation classes.

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Advanced level. Age 12+

Advanced level. Age 12+

Advanced level (Grade IV-V by A. Vaganova, Advanced by RAD) Continued development of stability. En tournant movements in the center. Demi and Grande fuettes. Tours in Grand poses, turns in the center and diagonals. development of the plasticity and flexibility in transitions from one pose to another, advanced adagio form with changing tempos, development of elevation in grand jumps. 

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