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.


  • Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center will be closed May 28-30 for Memorial Day.
  • 2016/17 schedule will be up June 1!

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

2015/16 Preschool Program Schedule

Please select one of these Creative Dance sections:

  • Monday 5-5:45 pm   Felicia Stevens This class is FULL!
  • NEW CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 5, 2016 Tuesday 9:15-10 am  Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Tuesday 10-10:45 am   Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm   Heather Annis This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 9:30-10:15 am   Sarah Hauss This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 4:45-5:30 pm   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 5:45-6:30 pm   Jesse Schmitz-Boyd This class is FULL!
  • NEW CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 7, 2016 Thursday 4:15-5 pm  Aili Kotnik This class is FULL!
  • Thursday 6-6:45 pm   Aili Kotnik This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 9-9:45 am   Crissy Tolson This class is FULL!

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.

Get in Touch

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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