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Preschool Division

Academy Preschool Program

Registration for the 2016-2017 year for new preschool students will open May 9, 2016. 


Summer Session 2016:

May 31, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Preschool through Level 4 Summer 2016 Schedule 

*subject to change at any time 

Also in the summer are our Children's Workshops.



Fall Session:
August 22, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Spring Session:
January 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017


academy calendar and enrollment forms:

Academy 2016-17 Calendar

Academy 2016-17 Enrollment Forms

Sections are not assigned for the Preschool Division. When registering for Joy of Motion, Creative Dance, or Pre-Ballet, please select the class that works best with your schedule. 


Schedule subject to change at any time

Parent and Me
(for children 2 years old with a parent or guardian)

Parent and Me classes are held one time per week on either Monday or Saturday. Registration is open for any of the below six week sessions.

Mondays 9:30-10:15am
September 12-October 17
October 24-November 28
January 23-February 27
March 6-April 24 (No class: March 13 or April 10 due to holidays) 

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am
September 3-October 8
October 15-October 19
January 7-February 11
February 18-April 1 (No class: March 18 due to spring break)
April 8-May 13 (No class: April 15 due to holidays)


Joy of Motion
(for children 3 years of age as of August 22, 2016) 

Tuesday 9:30-10:15am
Saturday 10:00-10:45am

Creative Dance  
(for children 4 years of age on August 22, 2016)

Monday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

Creative Dance

(for children 5 years of age on August 22, 2016)

Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.


In Parent and Me, the use of creativity and movement stimulates both mental and physical development as well as encourages the student to gain social skills and independence.  Muscular strength, coordination, balance, memory, and use of rhythm and musicality will all be explored.  The exploration of music and the use of routine make this class a bonding experience for both the child and caregiver.


Through developmentally appropriate creative movement, children develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, and spatial awareness. The goal of this class is for each child to find their own pleasure through music and movement, while developing fine gross motor skills.


Creative Dance is for children 4 years of age. Creative Dance explores both the creative and physical dimensions of each child as they gain awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, creative thinking, and expression. Through classroom activities, children refine motor skills and develop the creative process through the use of props and imagery.


Pre-Ballet is for children 5 years of age. This class provides a bridge between Creative Dance and the Academy's first level of ballet. Children are introduced to the structure and discipline of a ballet class, as well as music awareness and basic ballet terminology. Pre-Ballet emphasizes creative expression through movement to music.


An audition is not required to enroll in the Preschool Division. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are closed once capacity is reached. 

Joy of Motion, Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance are full-year programs. Each student's skill and maturity is assessed throughout the year. Written notification of placement for the following year is sent by email at the end of the spring semester.

Principal of Preschool and Elementary School: Melissa Bowman


Parent and Me: $250 (per 6-week session)
Joy of Motion: $1,000
Creative Dance: $1,075
Pre-Ballet: $1,075

Tuition may be paid in full or in four installments throughout the year. At the time of registration a $50 registration fee is due. All other tuition payments should be made after July 1 in accordance with our fiscal year.

1st Payment: July 15, 2016
2nd Payment: September 15, 2016
3rd Payment: November 15, 2016
4th Payment: February 15, 2017

*Students with delinquent accounts will not be admitted to class or be eligible to register for the next semester until their account is current.

Houston Ballet Academy Handbook

A complete listing of Academy policies and procedures can be found in the Academy Handbook. By enrolling your child in Houston Ballet’s Academy, you are agreeing to abide by all policies within our handbook.

Withdrawal Policy
Parents or guardians who wish to withdraw their child from the Academy must submit, in writing, notice that the child will be leaving the Academy. Parents or guardians will be responsible for all tuition payments due up to the point in which the Academy has received written notification of the student's withdrawal.

Refund Policy
Tuition is non-refundable. Should a student withdraw in the beginning or middle of a quarter which has been paid, the remaining tuition will be forfeited to Houston Ballet Academy.

Joy of Motion, Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students may make up an absence by attending another section of their level. Prior to making up a class, parents must complete a make-up class form. Houston Ballet Academy Class Make-up Form

Students in preschool classes are required to be in their uniform for all classes. Students in Parent and Me, Joy of Motion, and Creative Dance will not need ballet shoes. Click here for the information on attire for your level

Houston Ballet Academy maintains a policy of non-discrimination with regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, and non-job related disability.

To contact the Academy:

Phone: (713) 535-3210 
Email: hbacademy@houstonballet.org

Image: Students in Houston Ballet
Academy Preschool Division
Photos by: Cameron Durham