Primary Division

Classes are open to all children age 3 and older who want to experience the joy of dance. After a trial lesson children are placed in the appropriate level. This Division is divided into Creative Children’s Dance, Pre-Ballet, Levels I / II / III / IV / V. As of Level II all students are required to attend at least 2 classes per week.

Creative Children’s Dance

The Creative Children’s Dance offers children age 3 to 5 the opportunity to live out their love of movement and get closer to dance in a playful way. The lesson takes place once a week.

Pre Ballet

The Pre Ballet Classes are open to children age 5 to 7 who want to experience the joy of dance and learn the foundations of ballet. Classes take part 1 to 2 times a week.

Level I / Level II

The curriculum of both levels is learned over a period of two years. From level II onwards, all students are required to participate in at least two classes per week. The progress from one level to the next depends on the individual learning progress and on annual examinations.

Level III – V

Students attend between 2 and 4 classes per week. The progress from one level to the next depends on the individual learning progress.

Anmeldung an btb@theater-basel.ch

Junior Professional School

Admission to the Junior Professional Division is by invitation after the student has participated in an assessment class. Classes are for students who exhibit a natural ability and enthusiasm for ballet.

Level IA – ages 7 to 8

Two 60 minute ballet classes per week.

Level IIA – ages 8 to 9          

Three to four 90 minute ballet classes per week.

Level IIIA – ages 9 to 10        

Four 90 minute ballet classes per week.

Level IVA – ages 11 to 12   

Four to five 90 minute ballet classes per week. Pointe work is introduced.

Level VA – ages 12 to 13       

Three 90 minute and two 120 minute ballet classes per week.

The progress from one level to the next depends on the individual learning progress. From level IIA onwards, examinations are held at the end of the year. Boys are taught in separate classes.

Registrations: btb@theater-basel.ch

Teenagers and Adults

Teenagers who have completed Level V and other dance interested persons have the opportunity to take part in our teenager and adult classes. We offer modern and classic trainings for beginners and advanced students.

For more information and to register, contact us: btb@theater-basel.ch