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Preschool Division

Academy Preschool Program

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

Students must have a minimum age of 3 years on or before August 25, 2015 in order to register for the 2015-2016 Pre-School Program.




Fall Semester:

August 24, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Spring Semester:
January 19, 2016 - May 28, 2016

Summer Session:

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

access the Pre-School Enrollment form for the Spring semester and summer session here:


Select the schedule section that would follow the calendar below. If you are enrolling a new student please select New User Registration and complete the fields and then complete the enrollment form.

A $35 fee will be due at the time of registration which can be paid on the Net Classroom site.


Spring Semester Class schedule:

*subject to change at any time


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

This is a 6 week session and tuition is $250. If you are a new student, a $35 fee will be due at the time of registration.

April 2 - May 7, 2016

Saturday, 11:30-12:15 p.m.

Joy of Motion

(for children 3 years of age)

Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Closed

Creative Dance I 
(for children 4 years of age on August 25, 2015)

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

Creative Dance IICreative Dance
(for children 5 years of age on
August 25, 2015)

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

(for children 6 years of age on August 25, 2015)

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


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 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 the Preschool Division. 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 2015-2016 year, a child must be four, five or six years old respectively on or before August 25, 2015.

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 Preschool and Elementary School: Melissa Bowman


Tuition may be paid in full at registration or in four payments throughout the year. Tuition for the 2015-2016 year is $1,050 for the Pre-School Program, not including a $35 Registration Fee.

Tuition Payment Deadlines:
1st Payment: July 15, 2015
2nd Payment: October 15, 2015
3rd Payment: December 15, 2015
4th Payment: February 15, 2016

*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 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 Joy of Motion, 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