Children's Division

Ages 3-6

Traditional ballet preparation in fun, creative classes that emphasize coordination, rhythm, body awareness, and ballet class discipline through creative and age-appropriate activities.  Elementary ballet terminology, positions, and movements are also introduced.

Tuition: $137
Classes begin the week of June 17 and end July 27

  • Jodi Peck Center

    Creative Movement | Age 3 | Saturdays | 9:00-9:45am

    Pre-Ballet I | Age 4 | Saturdays | 9:45-10:30am

    Pre-Ballet II| Age 5 | Saturdays | 10:30-11:15am

    Pre-Ballet III | Age 6 | Saturdays | 11:15am-12:00pm

  • Riverpoint

    Pre-Ballet I | Age 4 | Tuesdays | 4:15-5:00pm

    Pre-Ballet II| Age 5 | Tuesdays | 5:00-5:45pm

    Pre-Ballet III | Age 6 | Tuesdays| 5:45-6:30pm

  • Towne Centre

    Pre-Ballet I | Age 4 | Mondays | 4:15-5:00pm

    Pre-Ballet II| Age 5 | Mondays | 5:00-5:45pm

    Pre-Ballet III | Age 6 | Mondays |5:45-6:30pm

  • Schauer Center, Creative Arts Studios

    Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet I | Age 3-4 | Wednesdays | 4:15-5:00pm

    Pre-Ballet II/Pre-Ballet III| Age 5-6 | Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45pm

Dance Camps

Ages 6-9

Week-long camps based on popular ballet stories include craft-making, scenic and costume design, lessons in French ballet terminology, music study, choreography, and a visit with a Milwaukee Ballet Company dancer. At the end of the week, participants dance short performances for family and friends to share their experience at Dance Camp.

Tuition $350 per child, per camp session
Attire | Ballet class attire, over-sized t-shirt or paint smock, and comfortable warm-up clothes
Time for all camps | 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Sleeping Beauty

    Towne Centre | June 17-21
    Enjoy the story of Princess Aurora and her Prince Charming.

  • The Nutcracker

    Schauer Center, Creative Arts Studios | June 24-28
    Get swept away on ballet’s most favorite journey to the land of toys and sweets!

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Towne Centre | August 5-9
    Journey with Alice down the rabbit hold to find a world full of fantasy

  • Peter Pan

    Riverpoint |August 12-16
    A swashbuckling adventure into Neverland

  • Junior Dance Camp, half days, age 5-6 | The Nutcracker

    A mini-version of our full camp for younger dancers with ballet classes, rehearsals, crafts, special guests and a demo performance on Friday. Ballet class attire and over sized t-shirt or pain smock, comfortable warm-up clothes and a healthy snack are to be provided by each student daily.

    Ages 5-6 | Tuition $175
    Riverpoint | July 29-August 2 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Student Division

Ages 7-14

Summer classes are designed to keep students in shape while continuing to work on technique and artistry.

Current MBSA students are placed in summer classes one level higher than their level from the recent school year, unless otherwise indicated by their instructor. New students age 8 and older must contact the School office at (414) 649-4077 to determine student placement.

  • Ballet I

    Introductory course to MBSA’s classical ballet curriculum for students who have completed Pre-Ballet III or students new to ballet ages 7-9.

    Classes begin the week of June 17 and end July 27

    Tuition $145

    Jodi Peck Center | Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm
    Riverpoint | Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30pm
    Towne Centre | Mondays | 6:30-7:30pm

  • Ballet II/III

    For students who have completed Ballet I or Ballet II.

    Tuition $290

    Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 18-July 25. No class Thursday, July 4.

    Riverpoint | 6:00-7:15pm
    Towne Centre | 6:00-7:15pm
    Schauer Centre, Creative Arts Studios | 4:30-5:45pm

    Due to the move between the Jodi Peck Center and Baumgartner Center for Dance, this class level will not be available downtown this summer.  We apologize for any inconvenience but please enjoy a class at one of our branch locations this summer.

  • Boys Class

    For boys ages 7-12 who are new to ballet or continuing study. Boys class focuses on developing strength and flexibility specific to technique used by men in dance. Can be taken in addition to other classes or as a stand-alone class. SIBLING or other discounts do not apply.

    Tuition: $30

    Jodi Peck Center | June 22-July 28 | Saturdays | 10:30-11:30am

  • Boys Workshop

    A fun, focused week for boys ages 7-12. Each day includes ballet class and variations (choreography from famous ballet stories). Family and friends are invited to the last 30 minutes on Friday to watch a showing of variations learned.

    Tuition $75

    Jodi Peck Center | June 24-June 29 | 5:00-7:00pm

  • Ballet IV

    For students who have completed Ballet III.  In addition to traditional ballet, students will also explore character dance.

    Please note, the printed brochure had some errors related to Ballet IV.  The information below is correct.

    Tuition $260

    Tuesdays & Thursdays | June 18-July 25 (No class Thursday, July 4)

    Riverpoint | 4:45-6:00pm
    Towne Centre | 4:45-6:00pm
    Schauer Center, Creative Arts Studios | 5:45-7:15pm

    Due to the move between the Jodi Peck Center and Baumgartner Center for Dance, this class level will not be available downtown this summer.  We apologize for any inconvenience but please enjoy a class at one of our branch locations this summer.

  • Ballet V/Pre-Pointe

    For students who have completed Ballet IV and will be starting pointe work in the fall.  In addition to ballet class, there will be a specific focus on preparing for pointe work but pointe shoes are not worn for this class.

    Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in each session.

    Session 1 | June 17-July 26* | $390
    Riverpoint | 7:00-8:30pm
    Towne Centre | 4:30-6:00pm
    Schauer Center, Creative Arts Studios | 7:00-8:30pm

    On Friday, July 26, students will not have class but will attend the 4:30 performance Emergence, the showcase of Milwaukee Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.  Details will be sent to all enrolled students in July.

    Session 2 | August 5-23 | $195
    Riverpoint | 4:30-6:00pm
    Towne Centre | 7:00-8:30pm
    Schauer Centre, Creative Arts Studios | 4:30-6:00pm

    Due to the move between the Jodi Peck Center and Baumgartner Center for Dance, this class level will not be available downtown this summer.  We apologize for any inconvenience but please enjoy a class at one of our branch locations this summer.

  • Ballet VI/VII

    For students who have completed Ballet V or VI.  Class will include pointe, character, and variations. Session content will vary, so register for more than one and dance all summer!

    Tuition $295 per session

    Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in both sessions.

    Session 1 | June 17-July 5
    Riverpoint | 4:30-7:00pm
    Towne Centre | 6:00-8:30pm
    Schauer Centre, Creative Arts Studios | 4:30-7:00pm

    Session 2 | August 5-23
    Riverpoint | 6:00-8:30pm
    Towne Centre | 4:30-7:00pm
    Schauer Centre, Creative Arts Studios | 6:00-8:30pm

    Due to the move between the Jodi Peck Center and Baumgartner Center for Dance, this class level will not be available downtown this summer.  We apologize for any inconvenience but please enjoy a class at one of our branch locations this summer.

Junior Ballet Intensive

Ages 9-13

The perfect way for aspiring dancers to spend their summer days!

Student who have completed Ballet III, Ballet IV, or Ballet V can come to MBSA for days filled with dance. Students new to MBSA should call the School office (414) 649-4077  for placement information. Ballet, character, variations, jazz, dance history, nutrition, injury prevention, stretching, and strengthening are some of the things you will learn in the training. Take one, two, or all three sessions.

Tuition: $350

Schauer Center, Creative Arts Studios | July 15-19
Riverpoint | August 5-9
Towne Centre | August 12-16

Sample of the daily schedule: 
9:00-10:30am | Ballet Class
10:45-11:45am | Stretch & Strengthening Class
12:00-12:45pm | Lunch Break (students need to pack their own lunches)
12:45pm-1:45pm | Style Class (may include jazz, character, variations, etc.)
2:00-3:00pm | Lecture (dance history, nutrition, etc.)

Additional attire: jazz shoes, character shoes, and a yoga mat are recommended. Warm-up clothes to wear over dance clothes during breaks and lecture are also recommended.

Pre-Professional Division

Ages 14+

Tuition: $70 per location, per week or $18 per class as drop-in

For students who have completed Ballet VII, Pre-Academy, Academy I, or Academy II or students who are registered for Milwaukee Ballet’s 6-week, Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Program. Class will include traditional ballet and pointe work.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday on the weeks listed.

June 3-6 | Jodi Peck Center | 6:00-7:30pm

June 10-13 | Jodi Peck Center | 6:00-7:30pm

July 29-August 1
Towne Centre | 9:00-10:30am
Riverpoint | 6:00-7:30pm

August 5-8
Riverpoint | 9:00-10:30am
Towne Centre | 6:00-7:30pm

August 12-15
Towne Centre | 9:00-10:30am
Riverpoint | 6:00-7:30pm

August 19-22
Riverpoint | 9:00-10:30am
Towne Centre | 6:00-7:30pm

Registration Information

Students register on a first-come, first-served basis through MindBody, by mail, or in person at 504 W. National Ave. Phone registrations are not accepted. Class sizes are limited. A waiting list will be instituted if a class fills. Classes that do not meet minimum participant enrollment by June 15, may be rescheduled or canceled. A confirmation letter will be sent via email upon receiving registration. Summer Camp and class tuition are due IN FULL with a completed registration form.

A 15% sibling discount off the lesser tuition amount can apply to the second, third, etc. child enrolling for classes. Use promo code: SIBLING when registering additional children. Boys Classes are not applicable for any discounts or financial assistance.

  • Can't attend a full session?

    Full registration is available for select classes by contacting the School office at (414) 649-4077. MBSA offers prorated tuition for summer class sessions of Ballet II/III, Ballet IV, Ballet V/Pre-Pointe, and Ballet VI/VII. Classes can only be prorated by the week; no single class credits are given. Tuition must be prorated at the time of registration.

    Tuition credit or refunds will NOT be given if “something comes up” after registration is processed. All prorated tuition must be calculated, prior to registration by calling (414) 649-4077.

    TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE, except in the event of a doctor verified illness or injuries per policies detailed in the MBSA Handbook. Refunds or tuition credits are not given for missed classes. Students are encouraged to make-up missed classes. Make-up classes may be done at any branch in the the same level or one level lower than the registered class.

  • Ballet Attire

    During the school year, MBSA follows a strict uniform policy of color-coded, logo attire based on student level. During the summer, this policy relaxes. However, if your child is planning on continuing with ballet in the fall, we highly encourage you to purchase the mandatory class attire for the regular school year.

    If you choose not to purchase the uniform, girls must wear a solid-color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a neat, tidy, ballet bun (unless hair is chin length or shorter).

    Boys must wear a plain, white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black ballet shoes. Hair must be combed neatly and long hair must be pulled back away from the face.

    Uniform attire and other required items can be purchased at Ballera in Brookfield.

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