Class Descriptions 2018-03-15T14:14:43+00:00


The Mommy and me classes are a way for the parents to connect with their children on a different level with the arts od dance. No experience is required. This class helps with coordination skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement, motor development, and listening skills. This is the perfect opportunity for young children to get in on the dance in a fun way before they are old enough to join classes on their own.


Tuesdays 10:00AM-10:45AM

A program designed for students ages 3 to 6. This program is once a week and takes the basics of ballet technique through the use of props and imagination, giving the children a fun and educational class. Large motor skills are highlighted and used to stimulate the brain’s coordination. All of the Pre-Ballet classes end with rhythm based exercises. Motor skill routines are emphasized. Children must be 3 years old by the start of the session and fully toilet trained.


Ballet Kids: Fridays 5:00-5:45 PM

Pre-Ballet: Saturdays 9:30-10:15 AM

Ballet 1: Saturdays 9:30-10:15 AM

Ballet 2: Saturdays 10:15-11:00 AM

These classes are offered for students age 7+ years old. Their focus is shifted from general preparatory technique to more specific ballet movements and vocabulary. The use of props and imagination is still present in the class, but not as prominently. Students improve their posture, body alignment, coordination, and flexibility. Class centers around learning different combinations and movements, and committing them to memory.


Saturdays 11:00AM-12:00PM

Student Division: (Class placement is required) This program is the next step in dance education. Students begin refining skills as they increase their physical, emotional and intellectual growth. Emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of dance within the discipline of classical ballet training.

Students should be at least 7 years old and are required to schedule a placement class by phone or email. Students in this division are encouraged to enroll in Modern classes and audition for Tampa City Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Please call 813-558-0800 to schedule your class placement.

Pre-Professional Morning Program

This program provides the opportunity to gain extra training in the mornings.

By audition only


Classes are from 11:30am to 2:00pm, including repertoire and variations work.

Pre-Professional Program

This program provides the training necessary to succeed in the professional dance world. Students are expected to act as ambassadors for ABS.  Enrollment in this program is by audition only.

Please call 813-558-0800 to schedule your audition.

These classes offer you the opportunity to stay in shape and have fun learning ballet. With ballet, you will improve your strength and flexibility, as well as your musicality and coordination.


$15 per individual class

$72 per Class Card (Includes 6 classes for $13 each)


Mondays: 10:00 – 11:30AM (Beginner)

Tuesdays: 7:45 – 9:15 PM (Beginner)

Wednesdays: 10:00 – 11:30AM (Beginner)

Thursdays: 7:45 – 9:15PM (Intermediate)

These are offered throughout the year. We encourage every dancer to take advantage of this opportunity to study with a guest teacher who has exceptional credentials and provides our dancers with the opportunity to learn new and different techniques. We feel it is important for our students to be exposed to different styles of teaching as it makes the dancer more well-rounded. Master classes will be made available periodically throughout the year. Partnering workshops are open to advanced students only.

Modern dance uses a greater range of body movements by the use of energy, breath phrasing, fall and rebound contraction and release. Humphrey-Limon, Cunningham, and Release are among the techniques used. Improvisation is also integrated into this class.


Wednesdays: 6:15-7:45PM

Teen Ballet is a dynamic dance educational experience that inspires unique artistry and expert technical training. Young dancers are given a unique opportunity to encourage the artist within, focus on creativity and strengthen self-identity. They are designed to give dancers an in-depth understanding of foundational technique and the choreographic process. While building skill and physical strength through proficient technical instruction, students also have the opportunity to experience the creative process, discover their own artistic voice, and build community through dance in a safe and encouraging environment.


Tuesdays 6:45-8:00

Thursdays 7:15-8:30

America’s Ballet School is committed to presenting and creating works of extraordinary artistry that are of the highest quality. We promote appreciation for contemporary and modern dance and contribute to the evolution of the art form. Students learn choreographic techniques and processes, and apply them to a theme chosen by the school. Examples of a theme are Folk Tales, Poetry, Artwork, Myths, Legends, History and Ballet History.

DanzEnsembles encourage creative problem solving in small group settings and the development of dance literacy, as students work to master their own interpretations of the chosen source material. Our Ensembles have been place First at the YAGP and ADC Competitions and invited to Galas and Festivals. The performances are always greeted with an enthusiastic audience response.

Just for advanced students. (Eight Classes)

Progressive Ballet Technique is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. The effective exercises will strengthen their core stability, muscle control, and balance. All exercises have been safely developed with care and according PBT’s guidelines.


Thursdays 10:30AM-11:30AM

Classes & Pricing

Class TypeAnnual TuitionTwo Payment PlanMonthly Payment Plan* Performance Fee
Ballet 1$700$350$70$120
Ballet 2$700$350$70$120
Level 1$750$375$75$120
Level 2$1320$660$132$150
Level 3$1320$660$132$150
Level 4$1650$825$165$210
Level 5$2530$1265$253$210
Levels 7 & 8Call for info & auditionCall for info & auditionCall for info & auditionCall for info & audition
Pre-ProfessionalCall for info & auditionCall for info & auditionCall for info & auditionCall for info & audition
Mommy & Me$600$300$60N/A
Teen Ballet$1200$600$120N/A
Adult Ballet Program$15 per class
$72 per card (6 classes)
Progressing Ballet$480$240$48N/A
Partnering Workshop
(8 Classes)
Advanced Ballet AM Program$15 per class
$72 per card (6 classes) or full year for $4000
Contemporary Workshops

* Includes 1 costume rental