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

Creative Dance Photo 1The Young Dancers Program offers ballet classes for children ages 3 to 18 at our Cambridge campus in Harvard Square. Our Dorchester studio in Uphams Corner offers ballet training for students ages 3-12.

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


Young Dancers Program 2019-2020
Now Open for Enrollment!

If you are applying for Financial Aid, please complete that process before opening a MindBody account. For more information on Financial Aid and to apply,
click here.

Online Registration via MindBody

1. To set up your MindBody account on a desktop computer, visit: All returning students and their parents will have an existing record in MindBody that was set up by our staff. All you need to do is claim your account by resetting the password (“forgot password”) to your email.

2. Once you have created or signed on to your account, you’ll be directed to your Profile page where you can view and update your personal, billing and family members. Make sure to correctly set the relationship between Parent and Child in order to enroll them in class.

3. To enroll a child in class, click the “Enrollments” tab at the top of the page and select “YDP 19/20 Cambridge” from the “Service Categories” dropdown menu.

4. Scroll through the list of classes until you find the one you want to enroll your child in, then click the “Sign Up Now!” button. If your child’s class meets more than 1 day per week, you must select and add to the card each day your student will attend class. The pricing option is only applied to the first class of the week. Enrollment in the full program is recommended for students who would like to advance in the following year.

5. When you check out, you’ll have the option to select Payment in Full or the Quarterly Payment Plan.

For additional instructions, including walking through the enrollment steps, please reference the MINDBODY ENROLLMENT GUIDE, which contains a detailed explanation of each step with pictures.

Information Packet:

Please fill out and sign the Cambridge YDP Registration Packet 2019-2020 prior to the first day of classes, in addition to online enrollment. This contains important studio information and policies, such as dress code and medical emergency contact information.

To Apply for Financial Aid:

Please review the Financial Aid Application Guidelines and complete your application before registering for classes via MindBody.

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



Click here for tuition information. Financial Aid is available.

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

  • Monday – 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Wednesday – 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Saturday – 9:45-10:30 am
  • Saturday – 11:15-12:00 pm

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

  • Monday – 4:15-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday – 5:00-5:45 pm
  • Wednesday – 5:00-5:45 pm
  • Saturday – 9:00-9:45 am
  • Saturday – 10:30-11:15  am
  • Saturday – 12:00-12:45 pm

Pre-Ballet I (age 5 by 9/1/19)

  • Monday – 5:00-5:45 pm
  • Saturday – 9:00-9:45 am
  • Saturday – 10:45-11:30 am

Pre-Ballet II (age 6 by 9/1/19)

  • Tuesday – 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Wednesday – 5:15-6:15 pm
  • Saturday – 9:45-10:45 am
  • Saturday – 11:30-12:30 pm

Boys Class (ages 7-12 by 9/1/19)

  • Monday – 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Saturday – 2:00-3:00 pm

Level I (age 7 by 9/1/19)


  • Wednesday – 4:00-5:15 pm
  • Thursday – 4:15-5:30 pm
  • Saturday – 12:45-2:00  pm

Level II Year I
(Placement class required for new students)

  • Tuesday – 4:00-5:15 pm
  • Saturday – 11:00-12:15 pm

Level II Year II
(Placement class required for new students)


  • Monday – 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Thursday – 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Saturday – 12:30-2:00  pm

Level III
(Placement class required for new students)

  • Tuesday – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Thursday – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday – 9:00-11:00 am

Level IV
(Placement class required for new students)


  • Monday – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday – 9:00-11:00  am

Level V/VI/VII
(Placement class required for new students)

  • 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

Level VI/VII
(Placement class required for new students)


  • Tuesday – 4:00-6:00 pm

(By Invitation Only)

  • Monday – 6:00-6:30 pm
  • Wednesday – 6:00-6:30 pm
  • Saturday – 2:00-3:30 pm


Contact our office at 617-354-7467 or


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


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


(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.


(No audition necessary) Available in Cambridge only.