2019 Summer Classes for Children

Registering for Classes

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 and storytelling.

If you are new to OBT School please 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.

Summer Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM

Saturday, 9 AM-3 PM

Contact Portland: schoolofobt@obt.org | 503.227.6890

Contact West Linn: sobtwestlinn@obt.org | 503.210.2365


Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet


Portland

  • Pre-Ballet 3/4 – Ages 3 & 4 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $185.00 – Registration Opening Soon
  • Pre-Ballet 5/6 – Ages 5 & 6 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $185.00 – Registration Opening Soon
  • Primary Ballet – Age 7 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $225.00 – Registration Opening Soon

West Linn

  • Pre-Ballet 3/4 – Ages 3 & 4 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $185.00 – Registration Opening Soon
  • Pre-Ballet 5/6 – Ages 5 & 6 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $185.00 – Registration Opening Soon
  • Primary Ballet – Age 7 | July 1, 2019–July 26, 2019 – $225.00 Registration Opening Soon

 

Pre-Ballet and Primary 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.


Junior Summer Intensive

West Linn Campus Only

 

Age 8 and Older

Session 1: July 1, 2019–July 12, 2019 – Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM – $850 Registration Opening Soon
Session 2: July 15, 2019–July 26, 2019 – Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM – $850 Registration Opening Soon
Session 3: July 29, 2019–August 9, 2019 – Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM – $850 Registration Opening Soon

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 three special 2 week summer camps. This year’s junior intensive will be held exclusively at OBT School’s West Linn Campus. Besides a daily 1 hour and 30 minute ballet class, both levels will experience classes in other dance forms. 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 culminate in an informal, in studio showing for parents on the last day of the each session.

The Junior Summer Intensive 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 register for their current level, unless otherwise notified by the OBT School faculty.


Pre-Pointe Workshop

Portland Studio Only

Currently enrolled OBT School Level 2 students | By placement class for students from other schools
August 12, 2019–August 22, 2019, Monday-Thursday – 4:30 PM–7:00 PM – $320
10% discount on Pre-Pointe tuition if taken with Junior Summer Intensive
Contact OBT School to schedule a placement class.

Each two-and-a-half hour 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 two-week workshop with classes four days a week, Monday-Thursday. Each technique class 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, typically ages 10 and older. 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 Junior Summer Intensive, 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.