Houston Ballet Academy's Preschool Program offers an engaging selection of movement and dance classes for children ages 2-6. These classes are designed to introduce students to the art form of ballet in a creative and inspirational environment. No auditions required. Enrollment for the classes is first come, first serve.
Parent & Me - Ages 2/3
In Parent and Me, the use of creativity and movement stimulates both mental and physical development as well as encourages the student to gain social skills and independence. Muscular strength, coordination, balance, memory and use of rhythm and musicality will all be explored. The exploration of music and the use of routine make this class a bonding experience for both the child and caregiver.
Joy of Motion - Ages 3/4
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 - Ages 4/5
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 - Ages 5/6
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.
Elementary Ballet - Ages 6/7
Summer Elementary Ballet classes are now part of our Youth Summer Training Program! This change offers classes in week-long sessions rather than once a week.
Week-long summer workshops for children ages 4-15 themed-based on popular story ballets in Houston Ballet's repertoire or focusing on necessary skills to become a strong dancer.
Prospective Student Events
Have a young child interested in dance? Come see what Houston Ballet Academy is all about at one of our FREE events!