Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre | Dance Lessons | Cambridge, MA
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre offers comprehensive dance lessons through the young dancers program. Visit the site today to learn more about the available classes.
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Young Dancers Program Cambridge

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Young Dancers Program is based on the philosophy that every student has the right to a quality ballet education. The Young Dancers Program has an unsurpassed reputation throughout New England for its excellent, humanizing approach to ballet education.

About the Program

The Young Dancers Program offers ballet classes for children ages three to 18 at our Cambridge campus in Harvard Square. Our new Dorchester studio in Boston offers ballet training for students ages three to nine.

The program runs throughout the school year from September to June, and enrollment is ongoing.

The Young Dancers Program distinguishes itself from other ballet programs by offering:

  • Customized, personal ballet instruction and mentoring
  • Innovative ballet training methods that prepare young dancers for the versatility required by today’s diverse dance world
  • Dedicated, experienced faculty
  • Impressive record of training students who have qualified for professional ballet and dance careers

 

Cambridge Registration

Parents can start the registration process by downloading the registration materials below, which contain the registration forms as well as information regarding class schedules, tuition, and student dress code. Please note that dancers ages eight and older will be asked to complete a placement audition prior to class registration.  If you have additional questions, please contact Stephanie by email at slebolt@ballettheatre.org or call 617-354-7467.

The following classes are no longer accepting students: 

  • Creative Dance I on Saturdays from 9:45-10:30
  • Creative Dance II on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45
  • Creative Dance II on Saturdays from 10:30-11:15
  • Pre-Ballet I on Saturdays from 9:00-9:45
  • Pre-Ballet II on Saturdays from 11:30-12:30
  • Ballet I on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30
  • Ballet I on Fridays from 4:00-5:30

Winter 2018 Registration is now available!

Winter 2018 YDP Registration Forms
Winter YDP 2018 Information Packet
2017-18 Financial Aid Application

Contact Stephanie LeBolt, our Studio Programs Manager at slebolt@ballettheatre.org for more information or to schedule a placement audition. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify, and donations are accepted throughout the year to fully allow us to achieve our mission of providing a valuable dance education for all. Join us today—you will find a welcoming community of dedicated dancers within our historic facility.

THE ELEMENTARY DIVISION FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 – 9

(No audition necessary)
Available in Cambridge & Dorchester
Creative Dance I & II
Pre-Ballet I & II
Ballet I

THE MIDDLE DIVISION FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS AGES 8 AND UP

(Audition by appointment)
Available in Cambridge only
Ballet II
Ballet III
Ballet IV

THE UPPER DIVISION FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS AGES 14 -18

(Audition by appointment)
Available in Cambridge only
Ballet V
Ballet VI/VII
JMBT’s YouthWorks – A career discovery program for advanced students with professional aspirations, participation is by invitation only.

 BOYS CLASSES FOR BOYS AGES 7 AND UP