Children and Pre‑Professional Program

Pre-Ballet students

Pre-Ballet & Kinder Ballet

This program is carefully designed for preschoolers and kindergartners. It specifically meets the developmental needs during these precious years. An emphasis is placed on musicality, coordination and inspires the young student to fall in love with ballet.

The cost for the Pre-Ballet and Kinder Ballet programs are $150 per 10-week quarter

Students in Dance Camp

Young Dancers

Students in first grade and up are placed into the appropriate level based on their age, maturity and the expertise of each student. Tuition is based on a 10-week quarter.

Ballet 1

2 hours per week
Savings $25/quarter

Ballet 2

3.5 hours per week
Savings $40/quarter

Ballet 3

6 hours per week
Savings $55/quarter

Ballet 4

7 hours per week
Savings $65/quarter

Ballet 5

8 hours per week
$78/ quarter
Savings $75/quarter

Ballet 6

9.25 hours per week
Savings $95/quarter

Pre-Professional Program

This program has been created for students who are truly serious about their ballet training and may be considering pursuing a career as a ballet dancer. The students in this program take classes on a daily basis.

The curriculum includes Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations and Contemporary.

Trainee Program

The City Ballet of San Diego has a two year Trainee Program for hand selected students dancing at a pre-professional level. This program serves as a stepping stone from advanced student to professional dancer. A strong emphasis is placed on technical strength and artistry. Students from this program are often invited to dance with the City Ballet of San Diego in the corps de ballet.

Adult students in class

10-Week Quarters

1st Quarter
Sept 8 – Nov 14

2nd Quarter
Nov 16 – Dec 19,
Jan 4 – Feb 6

3rd Quarter
Feb 8 – Apr 17

4th Quarter
Apr 19 – Jun 26

Review the Dress Code for each level

Health and Safety

PLEASE NOTE: All classes will be held in-person, observing the County of San Diego guidelines with everyone wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and limiting class sizes. If San Diego County Health Department mandates no in-person classes, classes will be via Zoom. Class schedule via Zoom will remain the same as in-person classes.

Our primary concern is everyone’s health and safety in these unusual times. Thank you for your understanding.

Payment Policy

Tuition is due and payable the first week of the quarter to avoid a 10% late fee. Fees are based on ten weekly classes per quarter. An installment payment schedule is available for tuitions over $500 per quarter. Missed classes due to holidays, illness or vacations may be made up in an appropriate class within a quarter. There are no refunds, nor can classes be applied to subsequent quarter’s tuition. It is necessary to notify the office if a class must be missed, changing a class schedule or when discontinuing. All fees are due until the office is notified of any class being dropped. Classes may not be transferred to another person.


Download and return completed registration form to City Ballet School by mail, by fax or by e-mail.

We cannot accept forms and payments in-person at the school at this time.

P.O. Box 99072, San Diego CA 92169

Fax: 858.272.8375

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