Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre | Young Dancers Program Dorchester
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Young Dancers Program Dorchester


In keeping with its long-term vision to provide dance opportunities to all in the Boston area, JMBT has launched a Young Dancers Program in Dorchester for children ages 3 to 12.   At our Dorchester Studio, students will participate in our comprehensive dance curriculum, learn from our exceptional faculty and enjoy a nurturing environment.  At JMBT, we believe that ballet is for everyone and support students in the pursuit of personal excellence.


JMBT’s Dorchester campus offers ballet classes for children ages 3-12, from Creative Dance to Ballet Level II. If you are interested in advanced classes for your child, please visit our Cambridge Studio page.

The Dorchester Studio – located at 14 Cushing Avenue –  will grow in future years to offer classes for students of all ages. Classes are open to boys and girls of all backgrounds. No dance experience necessary.

Winter 2018 Registration is now Open!

Click the links below to download registration forms, financial aid applications and other important information for the school year. If you have any additional questions regarding our program, please contact Stephanie LeBolt, our Studio Programs Manager by email at or by phone at 617-354-7467.

Completed Registration Forms can be mailed to Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, scanned & emailed to or dropped of in person at the Cambridge Studios.

January-May Registration Packets include:

Young Dancers Program Registration Forms
Schedule, Tuition Information, Dress Code & Calendar
Financial Aid Application

If you are interested in classes for children over the age of 9, click here to learn about our Young Dancers Program in Cambridge.


Students are registered for class by age as of September 1, 2017.

Creative Dance 1 & 2
Age 3 – Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 pm OR Saturdays, 9:15-10:00 am  
Age 4 – Saturdays, 10:00-10:45 am

Creative Dance for 3 & 4 year-olds focuses on developing each child’s coordination, motor skills, listening skills and creative voice. Musical instruments, props and stories from diverse cultures are used to foster imagination and develop and awareness of self and others.

Pre-Ballet I & II
Age 5 – Saturdays, 10:45-11:30 am
Age 6 – Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Pre-Ballet for 5 & 6 year-olds introduces students to a more formal approach to the study of dance. Students are introduced to to elements of classical ballet and learn dances from diverse cultures. They also begin to build an awareness of the relationship between music and movement.

Ballet I
Ages 7+ – Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 pm

Students participate in structured exercises at the barre and center and learn basic positions, steps and dance phrases. Classes highlight the joys of movement in a more formal introduction to classical ballet vocabulary and beginning technique.

New students registering for Ballet II must contact the school at 617-354-7467 to schedule a placement audition.

Ballet II (First Year)
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm AND Saturdays, 1:45-3:00 pm


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester


For class times, schedules and tuition and a financial aid application, please download the registration packet materials above.

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre is committed to ensuring that financial need does not create a barrier to participation for any child.  If you have additional questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please contact Stephanie LeBolt,  Studio Programs Manager by email at or by phone at 617-354-7467 x100.