The Florida Ballet Training Center
“Striving for Excellence with Joy and Love for Dance”
The Florida Ballet Training Center is a program for the serious dance student. We are proud to offer the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
Students enrolled at The Florida Ballet Training Center study dance education in a positive, nurturing atmosphere, focusing on strong technical training, balanced with proper work ethics. Potential experienced students, age 8 and above, must audition for class placement within the program. Class placement is based upon a combination of technical ability, previous experience, and age, and is the sole discretion of the Artistic Director. Students ages 3-7 or novice to ballet training do not require a formal audition.
A training program with the male dancer in mind, The Florida Ballet Training Center offers Boy’s and Men’s ballet classes of varying levels. The focus of these classes offers technique and movement specific to the male dancer. For the older more advanced male dancer, partnering classes are included in the curriculum.
Entrance into the Boy’s and Men’s classes is by audition and interview with the Artistic Director. To reserve an audition appointment, contact the Administrative Director by phone 904-353-7518 or email
First Steps: Young Dancer’s program at the Florida Ballet. Age appropriate classes are offered to encourage a young child’s natural instinct to move to music, physicality and coordination.
Pre-Primary Level: This program introduces the young student to rhythm, coordination and creative movement. Pre-Primary Level is the first level of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. This class is offered for 3-year-olds and currently meets Saturdays 9:00-9:45 for the 2017/18 season. Current tuition is $55 per month.
Primary Levels: These programs create a foundation for proper classical ballet training. The Primary classes are the continuation of the young dancer levels of the National Training Curriculum of American Ballet Theatre.
The class for students ages 4/5 currently meets on Saturdays, 9:45-10:45 for the 2017/18 season. The class for students ages 6/7 has two options in terms of day and time, Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm or Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 for the 2017/18 season. Current tuition is $65 per month.