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Preschool Division

Academy Preschool Program

2014-2015 Preschool Registration

Students must have a minimum age of 4 years on or before August 25, 2014 in order to register for the 2014-2015 Pre-School Program.


HBA is currently enrolling all current and new students for summer classes. To register, fill out this 3 page registration packet and return with check payment to Houston Ballet Academy. 

Summer Placement for Currently Enrolled Preschool students:
Creative Dance 1 should register for Creative Dance.
Creative Dance 2 should register for Creative Dance.
Preballet should register for Preballet.
Intro to Level 1 should register for Intro to Level 1.

Fall Placement for Currently Enrolled Preschool students (Fall 2015 placement email will be sent in May to current students ):
Creative Dance 1 will advance to Creative Dance 2.
Creative Dance 2 will advance to Preballet.
Preballet will advance to Intro to Level 1 or Level 1; placement to be determined in May.
Intro to Level 1 will advance to Level 1.  

*Note schedule below is subject to change

Fall Semester:
August 25, 2014- January 17, 2015

Spring Semester:
January 20, 2015- May 30, 2015


June 8-June 27, 2015 and August 3-August 22, 2015

Preschool Summer Schedule & Pricing


Creative Dance I 
(for children 4 years of age on August 25, 2014)

Monday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Saturday 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Creative Dance II
(for children 5 years of age on August 25, 2014)

Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m.  
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. Creative Dance
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.  
Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

(for children 6 years of age on August 25, 2014)

Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

Dance instruction

Creative Dance 1: children must be 4 years of age on August 25, 2014
Creative Dance 2: children must be 5 years of age on August 25, 2014
Pre-Ballet: children must be 6 years of age on August 25, 2014


For children 24-36 months (2-3 years old)
and a parent or guardian.
Spring Parent and Me dates:
March 26th- April 30th, 2015
Thursdays 10:30-11:15am

March 28th- May 2nd, 2015
Saturday 12:00-12:45pm
$250.00 per session, plus $35.00 registration fee.

Now enrolling students for Parent and Me Thursday and Saturday class in the Spring!! Click here:



Creative Dance is for children four and five 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 six 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 Creative Dance or Pre-Ballet. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are closed once capacity is reached. To be eligible for Creative Dance 1, Creative Dance 2 or Pre-Ballet for the 2014-2015 year, a child must be four, five or six years old respectively on or before August 25, 2014.

Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance 1 and 2 are each 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.

Students who wish to continue training in the academy's main school division (Levels 1-8) must audition for Level 1 Ballet after the age of 7. Students registered in Pre-Ballet will be given a courtesy audition at the end of April.

Principal of the Lower School: Priscilla Nathan-Murphy
Principal Instructor Lower School: Cheryne Busch
Instructor: Beth Everitt


Tuition may be paid in full at registration or in four payments throughout the year. Tuition for the 2013-2014 year is $1,030 for the Pre-School Program, not including a $35 Registration Fee.

Tuition Payment Deadlines:
1st Payment: July 15, 2014
2nd Payment: October 1, 2014
3rd Payment: December 1, 2014
4th Payment: February 1, 2015

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

Withdrawal Policy
Parents or guardians who wish to withdraw their child from the Academy must submit, in writing, to the Academy Office notice that the child will be leaving the school. Parents/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 wish to withdraw after. Should a student withdraw in the beginning or middle or a quarter which has been paid, the remaining tuition will be forfeited to Houston Ballet Academy.

Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students may make up an absence by attending another section of their level. Prior to making up a class, the student must pick up a make-up form in the academy office.


Students in preschool classes are required to be in their uniform for all classes. Students in Creative Dance 1 and Creative Dance 2  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