Children’s Summer Classes
Registering for Classes
If you are new to The School of OBT please click here to complete our school’s registration form. Once you have completed this form you will be redirected back to this page where you can select your class from the schedule below and sign up by clicking “Register here.”
- Pre-Ballet 3/4 – Ages 3 & 4 | July 10, 2017–July 26, 2017, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 PM–6:00 PM – $185 Register Here
- Pre-Ballet 5/6 – Ages 5 & 6 | July 11, 2017–July 27, 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM–6:00 PM – $185 Register Here
- Children’s Beginning Ballet – Age 7 | June 20, 2017–July 6, 2017, Tuesdays* & Thursdays 5:00 PM–6:00 PM – $185
*Oregon Ballet Theatre will be closed for all classes on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Class will be held for Children’s Beginning Ballet on July 5, from 5 PM to 6 PM, in place of the July 4 class.
- Pre-Ballet 3/4 – Ages 3 & 4 | June 19, 2017–June 30, 2017, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00 AM–10:00 AM – $185 Register Here
- Pre-Ballet 5/6 – Ages 5 & 6 | June 19, 2017–June 30, 2017, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 AM–11:00 AM – $185 Register Here
- Children’s Beginning Ballet – Age 7 | June 19, 2017–June 30, 2017, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 AM–12:00 PM – $185 Register Here
Pre-Ballet and Children’s Beginning Ballet offer an introduction to music and dance. Classes at these levels will meet twice a week over a three week period in classes that focus on movement and movement in relation to music. Students are taught to connect imagery with movement and begin to develop coordination, listening skills, and musicality. Students will also be introduced to the basic elements of classical dance. Each class will use the theme to explore movement and storytelling and will present an informal showing for parents on the last day of class. Classes will stress the joys of dance, music and movement in a fun and nurturing environment! No prior training is necessary for this program.
West Linn Studio Only
Ages 5–7, Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–11:30 AM – $250 each session
- Alice In Wonderland – July 24, 2017–July 28, 2017 Register Here
- Swan Lake – July 31, 2017–August 4, 2017 Register Here
OBT School is excited to offer themed camps to the younger student. Join us for a week of fun where dance, music, visual arts, and performance are explored.
Portland – June 26, 2017–July 7, 2017, Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–2:00 PM – $665 Register Here
*Classes will not be held on July 4 in observance of Independence Day
West Linn – July 10, 2017–July 21, 2017, Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–1:30 PM – $665 Register Here
Daily ballet class as well as introductory classes in other dance forms and music.
For Levels 1 and 2 (students roughly ages 8-11), Oregon Ballet Theatre School is offering a special 2 week summer camp. Besides a daily 1 hour and 30 minute ballet class, both levels will experience classes in other dance forms. There will be visits to various OBT departments and the visits will include fun on-the-job projects. Students should not be surprised if their favorite OBT company dancers stop by for informal visits throughout the camp! In addition, there will be daily dance based workshops that fuel creativity, expression and imagination in improvisation, compositional processes, and performing arts dance forms. The workshops will lead to an informal, in studio showing for parents on the last day of the camp. The workshops will focus on a theme to be determined, which will be based on a classical ballet, a well-known story, or a popular piece of music.
The Summer Camp is open to anyone interested in participating ages 8 -11. Students will be placed in one of two levels on the first day of classes. Students currently enrolled at OBT School will be assigned to their current level, unless otherwise notified by the OBT School faculty.
Portland Studio only
Currently enrolled OBT School Level 2 students | By placement class for students from other schools
July 18, 2017–August 10, 2017, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 5:00 PM–6:30 PM – $250 or $200 if taken with Summer Camp
Contact OBT School to schedule a placement class.
Ninety-minute technique classes will focus on developing strength with a specific emphasis on pointe work.
This summer, Oregon Ballet Theatre School is offering young dancers preparing to begin pointe a special four-week workshop with classes three days a week, Tuesday – Thursday. The ninety minute technique classes will focus on developing strength with a specific emphasis on pointe work. The workshop is open to all students currently enrolled in level 2 at Oregon Ballet Theatre School and by placement class for students from other schools. Boys are invited to join the workshop as there will be no actual pointe work and much of the strengthening exercises will benefit all dancers in other aspects of their technique such as turns and jumps.
Together with the Summer Camp for Younger Dancers, young dancers can now have a full summer of dance at OBT School!
Please note, participation in this program does not automatically ensure a student will begin pointe in the Annual Session in the fall. OBT School is committed to putting students on pointe only when they are at a strong and healthy stage in their development.
Class size is limited for this workshop and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Youth Absolute Beginning Ballet
West Linn Studio Only
For Ages 11–15
July 10, 2017–August 11, 2017, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 PM–6:30 PM – $265
Gain strength, balance and grace by learning the very basics of ballet within the structure of a traditional ballet class. No experience necessary.