UPCOMING EVENTS
9/25/2017 Nutcracker & Nutcracker Tea tickets on sale.
10/23/2017 Morning Ballet Classes all week at 10:30 AM
10/23/2017 Morning Pilates Classes - Thursday only - 9:30 AM
11/11/2017 Nutcracker Preview - Barnes & Noble, Camp Hill
11/11/2017 Nutcracker Preview - MidTown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg
11/18/2017 PRB students appear in Harrisburg Holiday Parade
Pre-Professional Division

PRB’s pre-professional division continues the work of learning ballet technique. This division consists of Preparatory, First through Fifth Years, where students continue to perfect the basic ballet positions, progression of a standard ballet barre, the French vocabulary that is used in ballet class and move into centre work away from the support of the barre. Students move through these levels as their mind and body are able to assimilate the requirements, some staying in a level 2 years or more and some moving through much more quickly. They are moved to the next level at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the School Director and all faculty. Students in PRB’s pre-professional division are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker and are included in The Summer Concert.

PRB’s Fifth Year dancers are our more advanced students and have more performing opportunities. Annually these students perform in PRB’s productions of The Nutcracker, The Spring Gala Concert, Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival, and The Summer Concert, as well as guest performances with Virginia Regional Ballet’s Nutcracker and other collaborative productions.

Fifth Year students are selected from our pre-professional division and are usually in high school (9th – 12th grades). Fifth Year students are eligible for original choreography set on members by internationally known choreographers who come to PRB each year. These works are premiered at PRB’s Spring Gala Concert and are eligible for inclusion at Regional Dance America’s annual Northeast Festival.

Schedule 2017/2018

Preparatory – 5.5 hours/week

Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (Ballet)
Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tap & Jazz)
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Rehearsal)

First Year – 6 hours/week

Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tap & Jazz)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (Ballet)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Second Year - 10.5 hours/week

Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tap & Jazz)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (Ballet)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Saturdays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Third Year – 12 hours/week

Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Modern)
Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Ballet)
Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (Ballet)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Saturdays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Fourth Year B - 16.5 hours/week

Mondays: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Mondays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Modern)
Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(Pointe/Rehearsal)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. (Ballet)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Pointe/Rehearsal)
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Pointe/Variations)
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Fourth Year A – 19 hours/week

Mondays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Mondays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Modern)
Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Ballet)
Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Pointe/Variations/Rehearsal)
Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pointe)
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (Ballet/Pointe)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Pointe/Variations)
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Fifth Year – 21.5 hours/week

Mondays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Modern)
Mondays: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Ballet/Rehearsal)
Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Ballet Technique on Pointe)
Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Pointe/Variations/Rehearsal)
Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pointe)
Thursdays: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (Ballet Technique on Pointe)
Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)
Saturdays: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Pilates Barre/Conditioning)
Saturdays: 11:45 – 1:30 p.m. (Ballet)
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal)

Monthly Master Classes will also be scheduled. Being a Fifth Year student at PRB carries additional responsibility, since there may be extra rehearsals (over and above the schedule) prior to major productions. In addition, select Fifth Year students may be asked to audition for outside summer programs or for Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive, at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

New student placement is by audition only.

Dress Code (for Pre-Professional Division)

Females – Pink tights, black leotards (no strappy backs), pink leather ballet slippers, black tap shoes (Preparatory, First and Second Year), jazz shoes (Preparatory, First and Second Year). No jewelry is to be worn and hair must be in a classical bun. No skirts or warm-ups allowed during class. Modern: Third, Fourth & Fifth Year – Black Leotard, black convertible tights.

Males – Black tights, white t-shirt, black socks, black leather ballet shoes, tap & jazz shoes.

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Registration for all classes is handled through our Online Registration System – which handles credit and/or debit cards. Payment may also be made by check.

Per Class Option

PRB does offer a reduced schedule with a per class fee. Please call for details