Our Programs

Our holistic approach encourages the development of a safe & healthy dancer

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Classes Offered

The Cleveland Ballet Conservatory’s specially designed preschool division curriculum paired with the nationally acclaimed “Leap N Learn” syllabus is the perfect first dance experience for your 2-5 year old dancer. Your child’s natural desire to dance will come alive in our exciting classes introducing basic dance techniques. We introduce ballet foundations with the use of dance games and props encouraging your child’s imagination to soar! Children will develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, grace, poise, balance while inspiring their creative minds.

Preschool Division

Ages 2-5

Mommy/Daddy & Me, TIpToes, Tutus & MakeBelieve, Preschool Ballet, Preschool Tap, Discoverning Dance & Fairytale Ballet Adventures Workshops

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Classes Offered

Cleveland Ballet Conservatory’s carefully designed Primary Division curriculum focuses on the early development of classical ballet technique. Students entering this division have completed Preschool Division classes or have entered into first grade without prior dance experience. Through stretching, barre exercises and floor technique students will develop the foundational skills for future intermediate/advanced dance training. Students in this division may add Tap, Jazz and Modern techniques to their class schedule in this division.

Primary Division

Ages 6-10 or with Teacher Recommendation

Ballet Technique, Jazz, Modern Dance, Tap, Kids Hip Hop & Performing Company

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Classes Offered

The Progressive DIvision at CBC focuses on the continued development of classical ballet technique. Students entering this division have completed Primary Division prerequisite classes and/or received teacher recommendation to be promoted to this division. Through stretching, bare exercises and floor technique students will focus on strength and artistry. This division includes both graded and recreational class levels. Graded level students are required to maintain full programming in their designated level. 

Progressive Division

Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, Contemporary & Hip Hop.

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Classes Offered

The Pre-Professional Division at CBC focuses on the further development of technical proficiency, strength, flexibility, artistry, pointe technique and knowledge of classical repertoire. Students entering this division are serious or career minded dancers that have aspirations to join a professional company or attend a college/university dance program. Pre-Professional Division enrollment requires prerequisite classes and teacher recommendation.

Pre-Professional Division

Ballet Technique, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern Dance, Pointe, Variations, Conditioning, Pilates & Repertoire

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CBC offers a complete schedule of weekly classes, children’s ballet camps, and advanced intensives throughout the summer months — including the area’s original Fairytale Ballet Camp. We believe continuing summer training is imperative to stay on track with optimal training and progress in mind. In addition to these programs, our pre-professional students audition and are accepted to attend prestigious summer programs throughout the country. CBC offers guidance to all registered students in selecting a summer study program that best meets the dancer’s needs and abilities.

Summer Dance 

classes offered

Preschool Division

Mommy/Daddy & Me, TipToes, Tutus & Make Believe, Preschool Ballet, Preschool Tap, DIscoveing Dance, Themed Children’s Dance Camps

Primary Division

Ballet Technique, Jazz, Modern Dance, Tap, Kids Hip Hop & Performing Company

Progressive Division

Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Specialized Workshops, Master Classes & Private Coaching

Pro-Professional  Division

Ballet Technique, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern Dance, Pointe, Variations, Conditioning, Pilates,Repertoire, Monthly FOCUS classes (ie: Pirouettes, Flexibility etc) , Specialized Workshops, Master Classes & Private Coaching

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School of American Ballet (SAB)  |  American Ballet Theater (ABT)  |  Boston Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet  |  Joffrey Ballet  |  Pennsylvania Ballet  |  Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Carolina Ballet  |  Ballet Chicago  |  Chautauqua Summer Dance Program  |  Miami City Ballet
Orlando Ballet  |  The Rock School  |  Oregon Ballet Theater  |  Nashville Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet  |  Mercyhurst University Dance Experience
Washington Ballet Commercial Dance Intensive  |  Cincinnati Ballet
Indiana University Ballet Intensive  |  Ballet Austin  | Ballet Met

School of American Ballet (SAB)
American Ballet Theater (ABT)
Boston Ballet   |  Pacific Northwest Ballet
Joffrey Ballet  |  Pennsylvania Ballet Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Carolina Ballet  |  Ballet Chicago Chautauqua Summer Dance Program Miami City Ballet  |  Orlando Ballet
The Rock School  | Ballet Met
Oregon Ballet Theater  |  Nashville Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Mercyhurst University Dance Experience
Cincinnati Ballet  | Ballet Austin
Indiana University Ballet Intensive
Washington Ballet Commercial Dance Intensive

CBC Students have been accepted to the following summer programs by audition

We’re committed to protecting your families during COVID-19

Dance space is cleaned and sanitized nightly.

Masks are currently being worn for the duration of class from age 6 and up. 

All touch surfaces are cleaned between classes.

All dancers will have temperature screening prior to entering the building.

Our lobby is closed.

Dancers are assigned their own physically distant dance space.