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American Ballet Theatre
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

Children's Division

Levels and Schedules

The ABT JKO School follows a specific graded curriculum, divided by age, which is outlined in ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Each level is designed to be sensitive to the developmental needs of the age group. Class size is limited. The Curriculum combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools of training. Students must attend all classes listed for their level.

Schedules and fees for 2015-2016 Children’s Division classes are posted below.
Auditions are required for Levels 1A and above. Please keep in mind that the age ranges for the levels below are given as guidelines. Students will be placed by the ABT JKO School’s Artistic Faculty in the appropriate level based on technique demonstrated at the open audition.

2015-2016 class levels, schedules and fees are as follows:

Pre-Primary (ages 3-5)
must turn 3 years old by Sep 1, 2015
Tuition: $1,100
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 9:00am-9:45am Sat, 10:00am-10:45am

Primary A (ages 5-6)
must turn 5 years old by Dec 1, 2015
Tuition: $1,300
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 10:45am-11:45am
Class Full†óWAIT LIST ONLY
Sat, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Primary B (ages 6-7)
must turn 6 years old by Dec 1, 2015
Tuition: $1,300
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 9:00am-10:00am Sat, 10:30am-11:30am

Primary C (ages 7-8)
must turn 7 years old by Dec 1, 2015
Tuition: $1,300
Section 1 Section 2
Sat, 9:15am-10:15am Sat, 11:45am-12:45pm

Level 1A (ages 8-10) Tuition: $2,600
Section 1 Section 2
Tue, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sat, 10:30am-12:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thu, 4:30pm-6:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class

Level 1B (ages 8-10) Tuition: $2,600
Section 1 Section 2
Tue, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Sat,9:00am-10:30am
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class
Mon, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thu, 4:30pm-6:00pm
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Boys Class

Level 2 (ages 9-11) Tuition: $4,100
Sections 1 and 2
 
Mon, 4:30pm- 6:00pm, Ballet Technique
Wed, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 6:15pm-7:15pm, Character Dance
*Mon, 6:00pm- 7:00pm Boys Class
*Mon, 6:00pm-7:00pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning


Level 3 (ages 10+) Tuition: $4,600
Section 1
Section 2
Mon, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Wed, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Thu, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Sat, 9:00am-10:30am, Ballet Technique
Mon, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Wed, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Sat, 9:00am-10:30am, Ballet Technique
Sections 1&2
 
Wed, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Modern
Sat, 10:45am-11:45am, Character Dance
*Mon, 4:30pm-5:30pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning
*Sat, 12:00pm-1:00pm Boys Class
 

Level 4 (ages 11+) Tuition: $5,250
Sections 1 and 2
 
Mon, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Tue, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Character Dance
Tue, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Thu, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ballet Technique
Fri, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Modern
Sat, 10:30am-12:00pm, Ballet Technique
*Mon, 4:30pm-5:30pm Girls Stretch and Conditioning
*Sat, 12:00pm-1:00pm Boys Class
 

   

*Boys in Level 1A and up attend a mandatory one-hour boys class in addition to their technique classes.
*Girls in Levels 2 and up attend a mandatory stretch and conditioning class in addition to their weekly classes to help prepare them for pointe work.