Chance to Dance is a series of 8 classical ballet classes for first and second graders held at Houston Ballet Center for Dance. Students learn the fundamentals of ballet and dance to live musical accompaniment. Classes are free of charge, and Houston Ballet provides bus transportation.

All students actively participate regardless of physical ability or previous dance experience. Academy artistic staff, however, will evaluate promising students for enrollment in our year-round program on scholarship.

Schools are selected each spring for the following academic year. Priority is given to schools that haven't participated in the program for at least three years, and that have 75% or more of their students qualify as economically disadvantaged.

Registration is now open for the 2019/20 school year! Click the link below to fill out an interest form.

Chance to Dance Interest Form

For more information, please contact Lauren Anderson, Education & Community Engagement Program Manager at Landerson@houstonballet.org.

In The Academy Now

Michael Amoky

From Morales Elementary
First enrolled in the Academy in Fall 2012
Now in Level 8/Advanced

Carlie Nix

From Patterson Elementary
First enrolled in the Academy in Spring 2013
Now in Level 5

Diego Espinoza

From Brookline Elementary
First enrolled in the Academy in Fall 2014
Now in Level 4

Amy Gomez

From Sutton Elementary
First enrolled in the Academy in Spring 2015
Now in Level 4