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During these challenging times of the COVID-19, our online classes for all levels are taking place with our students quickly adapting to this new learning style. Our instructors are teaching their classes via the Zoom App. We hope to be back in the classroom as soon as the governor allows us to open.

Remember … “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
from Vivian Greene, artist and author


  • Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) classes are being offered for ages nine and up. Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Click here for more information about this exciting program! In this class, students will be working with various sizes of exercise balls (provided by BGLV) and resistance bands on a yoga mat. Each student may provide his/her own Resistance Band measuring 6” wide and 9 feet long; or may purchase one for $5.00 at the Ballet Guild. Yoga mats are available for use in the studio, or students may choose to bring his/her own mat.



Pre-Professional Division – Register For Class »

This intense course of study is designed for the serious dance student with previous ballet experience. Placement of all students in this division is determined by audition. Classes emphasize the development of ballet skills with a focus on knowledge, proper placement, and alignment.

Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and centre work while building stamina, strength, flexibility, and musicality. In addition to Pointe work, classes in Variations, Repertoire, Tap, Jazz, and Modern are also given. Additional performance opportunities will take place throughout the year.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is included in the class schedule for 2019-2020 school year. This revolutionary supplementary dance training will sharpen technical precision and includes exercises to strengthen core stability, muscle control, and balance.


Community Division – Register For Class »

Classes are offered for ages three through adult. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet; these include rhythm, dynamics, and terminology. Youth level classes are offered for the student who wishes to learn ballet or improve his/her technique without the commitment required in the Pre-Professional Division.

Students ages 6 & up also have the opportunity to audition for Ballet Guild productions. Adults with or without dance experience will find our classes fulfilling and will gain a greater sense of well-being while learning a method of exercise that will last a lifetime.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) classes for ages nine and up will be offered also in the Community Division for the upcoming season. This revolutionary supplementary dance training will sharpen technical precision and includes exercises to strengthen core stability, muscle control, and balance.

Space permitting, new students are accepted throughout the year! We offer ballet classes for ages 3 to adult, including beginning ballet for teens and adults; Jazz classes are available for ages 5-8. In February 2020, Tap classes will be added for ages 9 & up.


Class Schedule and Tuition

Click below to download brochure with complete schedule and tuition costs.



Class Registration Form

Click below to download registration form – complete, sign where indicated, and mail with your payment to the BGLV office as soon as possible. Class size is limited for the children’s levels. First come-first served.



Class Attire – What to wear for class

Click below to download uniform information sheet for a list of required leotard, tights, and ballet slippers, and where to purchase these items.

BGLV Student Uniforms – 2019-2020


School Information – Policies, Procedures, Directions, Parking, and more

Click below to download student handbook.


Calendar of Events and Holidays

Click below to download a calendar of BGLV events and holiday closings


Financial Aid

Available for full-time students ages 10 & up who are enrolled in the Guild’s Pre-Professional Division. Click below to read the announcement letter; application available in PDF below. Deadline to submit this application is September 15, 2019.


Weather-related cancellations or closings

Announced via three media methods:

Sign up for WFMZ’s text message service on the following webpage  You will receive a text message within moments after any cancellations are posted on the WFMZ-TV 69 website!