As of April 1, in accordance with directives from the City of Houston and in alignment with HISD, Houston Ballet Academy will remain closed for the remainder of the spring semester.  This applies to all classes: Preschool, Pre-Professional, Professional and Adult program classes. We are creating digital content to share with you so the Academy community can keep moving together throughout this challenging time. We are more dedicated than ever to providing educational tools for our students to continue to grow and learn during their time away from ballet. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Academy staff at HBAcademy@houstonballet.org.

At the Houston Ballet Center for Dance, we are practicing social distancing to do our part in keeping the community safe by limiting the number of people in the building, with most of our employees working remotely. At this time, the Center for Dance is closed to the public. If you had prior business scheduled at Center for Dance, please reach out to your contact to reschedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1:

I am a current Academy student or parent/guardian. What will happen with spring tuition for canceled classes?

Rather than canceling the spring semester, like most schools and dance academies, we are moving our in-person classes to an e-learning environment. Students will receive online class content tailored towards their individual levels. The Academy staff is working diligently to provide new content every week and will being introducing live classes and additional resources soon. If you have any questions or concerns about accessing the new online classes, please don't hesitate to reach out to Academy staff at HBAcademy@houstonballet.org.

Question 2:

Will Houston Ballet Academy still hold Summer Programming?

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we have decided to restructure our summer programming. Preschool and Children’s Workshops have been canceled for the summer.

We have canceled the residential component of our summer 2020 programming.  COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the country and around the world, and we do not think it is prudent to have students living in close quarters with one another so soon. We will be restructuring the program for students based in the Greater Houston area, and it is scheduled to run from July 6th – August 9th. While the schedule is not yet finalized, you can expect the same high level of instruction you have come to expect from Houston Ballet Academy. In addition, we will create hygiene provisions in line with CDC recommendations, including but not limited to smaller class sizes, staggered class start times, and sanitizing procedures at the beginning and end of each class.

This is subject to change as we monitor the situation daily.

Question 3:

I am a ticket holder for one of the HBA performances that has been cancelled. What is being done with my tickets?

As of March 17th, the following Academy events and performances have been canceled: 

If you have already purchased tickets to any of the above performances, we hope that you will consider donating the cost of your ticket back to Houston Ballet, as ticket revenue covers a critical portion of our annual operating costs. If you purchased a ticket for My First Ballet, Preschool Celebration or Academy Spring Showcase, please fill out the forms linked above so that the box office team can help fulfill your request for donate, exchange, or refund. If you have a ticket for a Houston Ballet main repertory performance, please view this page for more information.

For questions, please contact our Box Office at ticketsonline@houstonballet.org. We are operating with a limited staff, so please allow 48 hours for a response. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Question 4:

When does registration open for the 2020-2021 school year?

At this time, fall placement and registration for the 2020-2021 school year has been postponed. Fall registration dates for current and new students will be determined at a later date. Once we have these dates, we will email families and post on our website.