Children’s Division


Contact Rebecca Weger
804-344-0906 x231

Invitation to the Dance: Ages 3½-5 years old

Your child’s natural love of dancing will be enhanced through body awareness, listening skills, and rhythmic movement in a structured yet imaginative environment.


Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet: Ages 6-8 years old

The world of ballet will come alive while your child enjoys a ballet class-to-theatre adventure designed especially for young dancers. Each week students enjoy a variety of activities that include dancing the ballet syllabus and learning about the story, music and costumes of a ballet classic.


Click here for the Children’s Division Brochures for Summer 2014:

Summer Session 2014

Summer Daycamps 2014

General Policies

  1. Parents are asked to please remain in the lobby during class times, so that the student can focus his/her entire attention on dance.
  2. The School is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. Please leave all valuables at home. Please label dancewear with student’s name.
  3. Dance is a strenuous activity. The School suggests a complete physical prior to starting classes.
  4. Students are not permitted to participate in a class after entering late without the permission of the instructor.
  5. Absences should be reported to the teacher prior to the missed class at (804) 344-0906 ext. 228. Students are urged to make up any classes that are missed if there is another class option (of the same level). Make up classes must be completed within the session. Ask your child’s instructor for advice on make up class times.
  6. For their safety, students should wear street clothes and shoes when entering and leaving the Richmond Ballet building.
  7. Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of serious illness or injury with written verification from a physician. The School of Richmond Ballet does not refund registration fees.
  8. Classes are contingent upon meeting required enrollment numbers. The School of Richmond Ballet may cancel any classes not meeting enrollment requirements.
  9. Students may bring non-breakable water bottles to class. Food and/or other beverages are allowed in designated snack areas only. Gum is not allowed in the Ballet building.
Summer Session Classes June 30-August 2, 2014
Class Ages Day Time Tuition Course # Registration
Invitation to the Dance I 3 1/2 – 4 Mon 3:30-4:10pm $85.00 601A Open
Invitation to the Dance I 3 1/2 – 4 Sat 9:30-10:10am $85.00 601B Open
Invitation to the Dance II 4 1/2 – 5 Tues 3:30-4:10pm $85.00 602A Open
Invitation to the Dance II 4 1/2 – 5 Sat 11:15-11:55am $85.00 602B Open
Invitation to the Dance III 5 1/2 – 6 Mon 4:10-5:00pm $90.00 603A Open
Invitation to the Dance III 5 1/2 – 6 Sat 10:15-11:05am $90.00 603B Open
Pre-Primary Ballet 6 1/2 – 7 Tues 4:10-5:00pm $90.00 604A Open
Primary Ballet 7 1/2 – 8 Wed 3:30-4:30pm $90.00 605A Open
All students must be the required age by May 1, 2014.
Invitation to the Dance Summer Day Camps
Course # 700A Ages 5 1/2 – 8 July 14-18, 2014 Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Course # 700B Ages 5 1/2 – 8 July 21-25, 2014 Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
$200 for one week

$350 for both weeks

Students may enroll in one or two weeks.

There will be a different story ballet taught each week.

Come and join us for an exciting Summer Experience! This week-long day camp features classes in age appropriate ballet technique emphasizing creativity, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students will also explore all facets of the art of ballet, learning about the story, music, costumes, and scenery of a ballet. The week will culminate in an informal demonstration for parents.
All students must be 6 years old by August 1, 2014.

Girls Ballet

  • Invitation to the Dance I, II, III: Pink short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, pink footed dance tights, or pink or white ankle socks, and pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastics
  • Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet: Eurotard Brand, Lilac short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, and pink footed dance tights with pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastics
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly from the face in a ballet bun or ponytail
  • No split sole or canvas ballet shoes; leather full-sole with elastics across in-step only

Boys Ballet

  • Black knit shorts and a white fitted t-shirt and black or white leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastics, white socks

Additional Information

  • No varied necklines, strings, halters, low backs, or decoration on leotards
  • No skirts, sweats, warmers, jewelry, or watches
  • No footless or rolled up tights in Ballet classes
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly from the face in a ballet bun or ponytail

The School of Richmond Ballet dress code attire can be purchased from Ellman’s Dancewear in Carytown.