Tuition

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis with the exception of Adult Ballet which will be on a drop-in basis. Classes are offered year-round and tuition is due the 1st of each month. A late charge of $20 per month will apply for tuition not received by the 10th of the month. Missed classes will not be refunded for any reason. Makeups are available in a class one level down from your students’ current level. Tuition will be prorated if joining a class mid-month. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Each class level’s tuition fee is calculated on an average of four weeks of lessons per month. Tuition for months that contain more or less weeks of instruction will not be adjusted, as these variations have been taken into account. Tuition for August and September is to be paid in one prorated payment due August 1st. Tuition for May and June is to be paid in one prorated payment due May 1st.

Monthly Tuition

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2$641 class per week
Ballet Level 1$681 class per week
Ballet Level 2$1202 classes per week
Ballet Level 3 $1922 classes per week
Ballet Level 4$2563 classes per week
Ballet Level 5$4004 classes per week

Family Tuition Discount

Families who enroll multiple children in the Diablo Ballet School are eligible to receive a 10% discount on tuition for each additional student.

Dress Code

For complete dress code information including where to purchase, please click here!

Girls: Black leotards and pink (preferred) or flesh colored tights with hair completely off the face and forehead in a tight and secure bun with a hairnet and no scrunchies. Technique shoes and Pointe shoes should be brought to every class.

Men: White tee shirts, white ankle socks, white ballet shoes and black shorts or tights.

Master Classes

Diablo Ballet School will offer a variety of classes in technique and subjects other than ballet throughout the school year and Summer Intensives. These master classes are designed to enrich ballet training and help foster a well-rounded and versatile student.

Upcoming Master Classes:

Joanna Berman – Winter 2019
A Master class in Technique offered by former principal dancer at San Francisco Ballet, Joanna Berman

Joanna Berman was one of the most celebrated members of San Francisco Ballet and a principal dancer from 1984-2002 dancing the leading roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beautyand Romeo & Julietin addition to numerous contemporary and classical works. She is in demand as a teacher, guest teacher and repeteur for a number of ballet companies across the world. Ms. Berman has been staging and coaching ballets for Diablo Ballet since 1996.
“Excellent training is essential for a professional career in ballet. I’m thrilled that Diablo Ballet School will be providing such training to young dancers in the East Bay.” – Joanna Berman.

Julia Adam

Julia Adam – Spring 2020
A Master class in Choreography offered by master choreographer and former principal dancer at San Francisco Ballet, Julia Adam

Julia Adam was a member of San Francisco Ballet and principal dancer from 1988-2002. She has created over 70 works for numerous companies including San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, ABT 2, Alberta Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet. For Diablo Ballet, Ms. Adam created Once Upon a Time, which premiered last March and this November, she will be creating a World Premiere holiday story ballet for the company.

 

 

Sandy JenningsSandra Jennings – Spring 2020
A Master class in Balanchine Technique offered by Balanchine Repeteur, Sandra Jennings.

At the age of thirteen, Sandra Jennings, received a Ford Foundation scholarship to the School of American Ballet in New York. In 1974, she was asked by Balanchine to join New York City Ballet where she worked with him for the next nine years and danced an enormous repertoire that included principal and solo roles in many Balanchine and Jerome Robbins ballets. In 1985, Ms. Jennings began staging ballets by Balanchine and since then has worked for various companies in the United States as well as abroad in her capacity as ballet-mistress and coach.

Plus additional classes may include:

Injury Prevention by Diablo Ballet Physician Dr. Selina Shah
Body Conditioning
Pas de Deux
Variations
Young Men’s Class
Character Dance
Modern
Jazz
Creative Dance
Nutrition

Please note that master classes are additional classroom hours and therefore carry an additional cost.

Guest Teachers

In celebration of our opening day, we are thrilled to have Joanna Berman teaching on opening day of the Diablo Ballet School! Ms. Berman will be teaching the Ballet Level 5 class on Monday, August 26th from 5-8pm with Raymond Tilton. Level 4 students are invited to come 30 minutes prior to their class to join in the barre warm up. Level 3 students will be invited to watch the last 30 minutes during their scheduled class.