Young Dancers Program — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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Young Dancers Program

CLASS SCHEDULES / CALENDAR / TUITION / DRESS CODE / HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS / FINANCIAL AID / AUDITION / ENROLL

José 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, offering ballet training for children ages 3 to 18, has an unsurpassed reputation throughout New England for its excellent, humanistic approach to ballet education.

The Young Dancers Program offers an innovative, challenging curriculum. Individualized instruction in ballet technique, conditioning, and repertory will be given with the caring attention that is the hallmark of JMBT’s school. The Young Dancers Program distinguishes itself from other ballet programs by offering: customized, personal ballet instruction and mentoring; innovative ballet training methods that give young dancers the versatility required by today’s diverse dance world; dedicated, experienced faculty; and an impressive record of training students for professional ballet and dance careers.

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

For children ages 3–9. No audition necessary.

CREATIVE DANCE I

AGE 3 BY 9/1/21

1 class/week

Monday 3:30–4:15 PM
Saturday 9:45–10:30 AM

CREATIVE DANCE II

AGE 4 BY 9/1/21

1 class/week

Monday 4:15–5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM


*To join the waitlist for a second Saturday class,

please email gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

PRE BALLET I

AGE 5 BY 9/1/21

1 class/week

Wednesday 4:15–5:00 PM
Saturday 10:45–11:30 AM


*To join the waitlist for a second weekday class,

please email gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

PRE BALLET II

AGE 6 BY 9/1/21

1 class/week

Wednesday 5:15–6:15 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

BALLET LEVEL I

AGE 7 BY 9/1/21

1–2 classes/week

Wednesday 4:00–5:15 PM
Saturday 12:45–2:00 PM

BOYS BALLET LEVEL I/II

AGE 7 BY 9/1/21

1–2 classes/week

Wednesday 5:00–6:15 PM
Saturday 2:00–3:15 PM

MIDDLE DIVISION

For experienced students ages 8 and up. Audition required.

BALLET LEVEL II, YEAR 1

1–2 classes/week

Tuesday 4:00–5:15 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM–12:15 PM

BALLET LEVEL II, YEAR 2

2–3 classes/week

Monday 4:00–5:30 PM
Thursday 4:00–5:30 PM
Saturday 12:30–2:00 PM

BALLET LEVEL III

2–3 classes/week

Tuesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00–11:00 AM

BALLET LEVEL IV

3–4 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00–11:00 AM

UPPER DIVISION

For experienced students ages 14–18. Audition required.

BALLET LEVEL V

3–5 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 12:30–2:00 PM

BALLET LEVEL VI

3–6 classes/week

Monday 4:00–6:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00–6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday 12:30–2:00 PM

YOUTHWORKS

By audition only.

3 classes/week

Monday 6:00–7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00–7:00 PM
Saturday 2:00–3:30 PM

YOUTHWORKS

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s YouthWorks is a unique performing group of talented students, selected by audition. The group presents original works by critically-acclaimed choreographer José Mateo, requiring a high degree of technical proficiency on the part of the performers.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must attend all three YouthWorks classes each week (on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday). They must additionally be enrolled in the Young Dancers Program in Ballet Level V or VI and attend class at least five days per week (including classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, prior to YouthWorks). Before signing-up for the YouthWorks audition, please make sure to complete an Enrollment Application for the Young Dancers Program.

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

YouthWorks tuition for 2021-22 is $2,359 (which does not include the cost of the additional required Ballet Level V/VI classes).

Financial aid is available. Please see below for more information on financial aid eligibility and stipulations.

AUDITION

Students wishing to participate in YouthWorks must attend the audition being held Thursday, September 9. To sign-up to attend the audition, please click below to complete the YouthWorks Audition Application.


CALENDAR

Calendar (YDP Cambridge 21/22)

TUITION

Tuition Information (YDP Cambridge 21/22)

DRESS CODE

Dress Code (YDP Cambridge 21/22)

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

We have prepared our space to receive you in as practical and safe a way as possible. We are taking steps to improve ventilation, sanitation, and circulation.

As a reminder, we ask students to respect the following protocols:

— Students are asked to wear face coverings when in the building.

— Students are encouraged to maintain basic hygiene, including hand washing as necessary. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available for use in all studios.

— In order to minimize gathering, we ask that students arrive dressed for class.

— If you are sick or experiencing symptoms, we encourage you to consider staying home.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available.

Eligibility Guidelines

Stipulations

Application Requirements

AUDITION

Students over the age of 8 who were not previously enrolled in the 2020-21 Young Dancers Program will be asked to submit an audition video. Videos do not need to be professional quality. Please contact us if you require assistance putting together the required exercises.

For students ages 8–11
The video should consist of a tendu exercise at the barre, an adage at the barre, and a tendu/adage exercise in the centre. All exercises should be 32 counts.

For students age 12 and up
The video should consist of an adage at the barre, an adage in the centre, and an allegro combination with turns. All exercises should be 32 counts.

Audition videos should be submitted by email to Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

ENROLL

Please click below to complete an Enrollment Application for 2021-22!