Ballare Teatro
Ballare Teatro

Toddler & Preschool Program

Our Preschool Program is a year-long program, running from September-mid June. We continue to take registration as long as there are openings, through the end of February. We offer a Creative Dance curriculum for children ages 3 and 4. We offer many schedule choices, daytime and evening, so you should find something to fit into your family’s busy schedule.  *Please scroll down for the summer 2018 schedule.

“Yesterday I had the privilege of coming to Parent Observation Night at the Creative Dance class my son attends .  I was so impressed with the teacher!  She was very sweet and patient, and was teaching the students some great skills involving movement, listening and following directions.  My son is always so joyful when he comes out of dance class, and I’m really glad I got to see why.” -Briana S.

Music and Movement is dance for ages 15-months up to 3 years with parent. This class is created to stimulate and develop an early love and comfort with moving to music. It also encourages imagination and the development of basic motor skills. Parents, please come dressed to move! Your children learn best from watching YOU! $40/month

  • Wednesday 6-6:30 pm   Karis Sloss This class is FULL!

Creative Dance explores music, the ancestor movements from which all dance developed, imagination and coordination. $45/month

2017/18 Preschool Program Schedule

Please select one of these Creative Dance sections:

  • Monday 5-5:45 pm   Siri Drontle This class is FULL!
  • Tuesday 9:15-10 am  Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Tuesday 10-10:45 am   Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Tuesday 5:00-5:45 pm  Claudia Jos This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 4:45-5:30 pm   Jesse Schmitz-Boyd This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Thursday 4:15-5 pm  Claudia Jos This class is FULL!
  • Thursday 6-6:45 pm   Heather Annis This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 9-9:45 am   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 10-10:45 am  Hollie Edlund This class is FULL!

SUMMER CREATIVE DANCE! July 10-August 16, 2018. $70/class. Registration open!!

  • Monday 5-5:45 pm Siri Drontle
  • Tuesday 6-6:45 pm Hollie Edlund
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Wednesday 5:15-6:30 pm Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

Tips for getting your preschooler ready for dance class

Our instructors truly love what they do, and want your child to have a positive experience. Below we have listed some guidelines to help make coming to dance class the best it can be for your preschooler:

  • Please arrive for class a few minutes early to give your dancer time to prepare for class. This includes using the restroom, taking a drink of water, putting on shoes (please tuck ties into ballet shoes, or tie them in a knot and cut them off!).  Giving your dancer time to gear up for class makes for a better overall class experience.
  • Dancers should dress appropriately for dance—in the preschool program pretty much anything goes! Pink leather ballet shoes for girls and black leather ballet shoes, T-shirts, short or sweats for boys.  Tutu’s, skirts, polka dot tights, superhero costumes, whatever gets your dancer in the mood to dance is great with us! If hair could be out of the dancers face that would be wonderful.
  • We have windows so you can watch your dancer in class at all times. Please know that we are wanting to meet your child where they are at. Some children enthusiastically bound into the studio, while others take a little longer to warm up. We will work with you and your child to make sure your child is comfortable in class.

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Questions about our classes? Need more information about Ballare Teatro and our philosophy? Email us! We will get back to you as soon as we can.


4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406


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