Ballet Pensacola

2018-19 Academy Classes

Ballet Pensacola is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization that is guided by the mission to "enhance the cultural life of the community through excellent dance training and quality dance performances."  Ballet Pensacola, founded as Kaleidescope Dance Registration for 2018-19 classes is now OPEN! Theatre in 1978, is proud to enter its 40th year of dance education in Pensacola!

Registration for 2018-19 classes is now OPEN! Ballet Pensacola has 3 divisions of dance training, as outlined below. Click the link to learn more about the division that is right for you or your student!  When you've found the class that is right for you, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM and return to noelmachado@balletpensacola.com. You can also download and print the full registration brochure HERE.

Children's Division:

Ages 3-6. Students must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2018 to enroll in the Children's Division. The Children's Division is a syllabus-driven class that will develop skills in basic movement, coordination, memorization, artistic expression and teamwork.

Training Division:

Ages 7+. Students must be 7 years old by Sept. 1, 2018 to enroll in the Training Division. The Training Division provides formal dance training through a graduated system of study that encompasses classical ballet, contemporary movement and jazz technique. Training Division classes are taught by Ballet Mistress Christine Duhon. All students that qualify for Training Division must schedule an evaluation class to determine the most appropriate Tech Level placement.

Community Division:

The Community Division is designed for the more casual dancer, with classes focused on providing recreation and exercise. Please note that Community Division students will not be eligible to audition for the performing company.

Children's Division:

Ballet Pensacola's Children's Division teaches the fundamentals of dance in a fun environment! Designed for children ages 3-6, Children's Division students will develop skills in basic movement, coordination, memorization, artistic expression and teamwork. Each class features warm-ups, barre training, across-the-floor activities and concludes with an oppportunity for "free dance expression." The Children's Division is guided by a syllabus which provides monthly focus areas and milestones. The syllabus also ensures that Children's Division students will move seamlessly into the Training Division at age 7. Students attend Creative Dance or Pre-Ballet once per week and are placed by their age as of September 1, 2018. Please note that students whom enroll in Tap/Jazz class must also be enrolled in Creative Dance or Pre-Ballet.

Training Division:

The Ballet Pensacola Training Division provides formal dance training for students beginning at age 7. The Training Division is syllabus-driven, taking students through a graduated system of study that encompasses classical ballet, contemporary movement and jazz technique. Each new level of training demands further commitment and physicality from the students. Training Division classes are led by Ballet Mistress Christine Duhon with support from the highly qualified faculty of Ballet Pensacola. Students must be age 7 by September 1, 2018 to enter Tech 1. Older students with prior experience will take an evaluation class to determine appropriate class placement.

Community Division:

The Ballet Pensacola Community Division is designed for the more casual dancer, with classes focused on providing recreation and exercise. Tap dance is offered to all ages. Placement in tap dance will be determined by skill level before the start of classes. Broadway Dance machine teaches theatre style dancing by the age groups listed below. Please note that Community Division students will not be eligible to audition for The Nutcracker or the performing company.

400 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, FL 32502