Young Dancers Program Dorchester — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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Young Dancers Program Dorchester

We send our best wishes to you and your friends and families and thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times.
Our commitment to the health and welfare of our community is a responsibility that continues to guide our actions, more so in this time of growing uncertainty.
In keeping with the increasingly wide practice in the Greater Boston community to cancel or re-schedule large gatherings, all March and April events at JMBT (including the DANCE SATURDAYS events) are cancelled or postponed.
As you are aware, as of Saturday March 14, we suspended all classes in order to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We write to update you that, in keeping with Governor Baker’s state of emergency declaration, as well as the decisions of district schools, we will not be opening before April 27. There will be no classes held Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, April 26. During that period, the decision will be revisited to determine whether classes will resume Monday, April 27 or if the closure will have to be extended.
Our offices will be closed for this period. We will advise you of any changes to this plan.
On behalf of all of our teachers and staff, we share our deepest hopes that you and your family remain safe and we look forward to dancing with you again.
José Mateo Ballet Theatre


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 13. 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 3-13, from Creative Dance to Ballet Level III. 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.


Financial Aid

If you are applying for Financial aid, please complete that process BEFORE registering. For more information on Financial Aid and to apply, click here.

Online Registration via MindBody

For instructions, including a walk-through of the enrollment steps, please reference thMindBody Enrollment Guide, which contains a detailed explanation of each step with pictures.

Paper Registration

If you would prefer not to register online, you may print out, complete, and submit the YDP Dorchester January Registration Form 2019-20.

Registration Packet

In addition to completing online or paper registration, please fill out, sign, and return the required forms in the YDP Dorchester Registration Packet 2019-20 prior to the first day of classes. The packet contains important studio information and policies, such as dress code, which you should review before the first day of class.

Trial and Placement Classes

If you are unsure if you’re ready to register for the entire year, please contact the office at to schedule a trial class ($25 fee).

All new students ages 8+ must schedule a placement class ($25 fee). Pre-registration is required through

Additional Information

YDP Dorchester Calendar 2019-20


Prorated Tuition (for students beginning in Jan. 2020)

Dress Code

Dance Supply Stores



Creative Dance I (age 3 by 9/1/19) and Creative Dance II (age 4 by 9/1/19)

Creative Dance I – Saturday, 9:00-9:45 am
Creative Dance II – Saturday, 9:45-10:30 am

PreBallet I (age 5 by 9/1/19) and PreBallet II (age 6 by 9/1/19)

Pre Ballet I – Saturday, 10:30-11:15 am
Pre Ballet II – Saturday, 11:15-12:15 pm

Ballet Level I (age 7 by 9/1/19)

Saturday – 12:15-1:30 pm

Ballet Levels II & III (ages 8-13 by 9/1/19)

By Audition Only. Contact us at 617-354-7467 to learn more and schedule a placement class.

Ballet Level II
Wednesday – 5:15-6:45 pm
Saturday – 1:30-3:00 pm

Ballet Level III
Monday – 4:30-6:30 pm
Wednesday – 6:45-8:45 pm
Saturday – 3:00-5:00 pm