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School of Madison Ballet provides a foundation in classical dance emphasizing freedom of movement, musicality, and self-expression.

  • Ages 7-18

  • Level is determined by placement class/audition.

  • Students attend one or more classes per week.

  • Curriculum is designed to increase technical skills, stamina, and discipline in line with a student’s age and physical development.

  • Advanced training include specialty classes: pre-pointe/pointe, variations, pas de deux, men’s class, and complementary styles of dance.

  • Classes feature live piano accompaniment



SMB offers additional tracks to meet the needs of our students through every step of their training.

Recreational Track

This program combines SMB’s exceptional curriculum with a flexible/reduced schedule that allows busy students to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities.

The Recreational Track is the perfect jumping point for students just beginning in dance.

PLUS Track

By audition/invitation only.

Established for students who are pursuing a career in ballet, PLUS stands for Professional Learning Unconventional Schedule.

Students in this track will have demonstrated the desire to take additional classes and the ability to train at an advanced level.

Trainee Division

By audition/invitation only.

The Trainee Division offers a rigorous training program for students who aspire to be professional dancers.

Students in this division train daily to master advanced technical skills, consistency, musicality, articulation and natural expression within the technical parameters of the art form. Through this commitment, a foundation is laid on which to build a successful career.