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Children’s Division

The Children’s Division of the Otto M. Budig Academy is designed to inspire a life-long love of dance for students ages 2 – 7. Through age-appropriate curriculum, students build confidence and capacity in their physical potential while imagination and artistic expression develop their unique sense of creativity. The fundamentals of classical ballet are gradually introduced, setting students up for success as they graduate into the Preparatory Division.

Students are placed by age as of September 1, 2021.

CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AGES 2-7

PETITE PAS DE DEUX (Ages 2-3)

Age: 2 – 3 years old

About PPD: Petite Pas de Deux is a weekly 30-minute dance and movement class for students ages 2 – 3. Students take class alongside a parent or adult caregiver who is an active participant in the class.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Students should enroll in one of the options below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May).

Wednesday 9:45 – 10:15 AM
Wednesday 5:45 – 6:15 PM
Saturday 9:30 – 10:00 AM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $565 
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

CREATIVE DANCE 1 (Age 3)

Age: 3 years old

About CD1: Creative Dance 1 is a weekly 45-minute dance and creative movement class.

Performance Participation: CD1 students participate in the annual Children’s Division Spring Production.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Students should enroll in one of the options below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May). Male students have the option to enroll in the boys-specific class or any CD1 class offering.

Monday 4:45 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Saturday 9:15 – 10:00 AM
BOYS CLASS
Boys Creative Dance Wednesday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
ELECTIVE CLASS
Children’s Division Tap Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 PM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $655
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $95
Children’s Division Tap: $655


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

CREATIVE DANCE 2 (Age 4)

Age: 4 years old

About CD2: Creative Dance 2 is a weekly 45-minute dance and creative movement class.

Performance Participation: CD2 students participate in the annual Children’s Division Spring Production.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Students should enroll in one of the options below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May). Male students have the option to enroll in the boys-specific class or any CD2 class offering.

Monday 5:30 – 6:15 PM
Tuesday 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Wednesday 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Thursday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
BOYS CLASS
Boys Creative Dance Wednesday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
ELECTIVE CLASS
Children’s Division Tap Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 PM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $655
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $95
Children’s Division Tap: $655


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

CREATIVE DANCE 3 (Ages 5-7)

Age: 5-7 years old

About CD3: Creative Dance 3 is a weekly 45-minute dance and creative movement class.

Performance Participation: CD3 students participate in the annual Children’s Division Spring Production.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Students should enroll in one of the options below. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May). Male students have the option to enroll in the boys-specific class or any CD3 class offering.

Monday 6:15 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Wednesday 6:15 – 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:45 – 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 PM
BOYS CLASS
Boys Creative Dance Wednesday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
ELECTIVE CLASS
Children’s Division Tap Saturday 12:15 – 1:15 PM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $675
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $95
Children’s Division Tap: $655


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

PRE BALLET (Ages 6-7)

Age: 6-7 years old

About Pre Ballet: Pre Ballet is a weekly 60-minute ballet class for students who are eager to begin learning the early basics of classical ballet technique.

Performance Participation: Pre Ballet students participate in the annual Children’s Division Spring Production.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Students should enroll in one of the options below but may enroll in a second if they desire to participate in class two times per week. Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May). Male students have the option to enroll in the boys-specific class or any Pre Ballet class offering.

Monday 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
BOYS CLASS
Boys Pre Ballet Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 AM
ELECTIVE CLASS
Children’s Division Tap Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 PM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $750
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50
Spring Performance Fee: $95
Children’s Division Tap: $655


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

TAP (Ages 3-7)

Age: 3-7 years old

About CD Tap: Children’s Division Tap is a weekly 45-minute tap class for students ages 3 – 7. Students may take it exclusively or in addition to their Creative Dance or Pre Ballet classes.

Location: All classes take place in person at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.


CLASS OFFERINGS

Enrollment is for the full Academy Year (September – May).

Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 PM

TUITION

Full Academy Year Tuition: $655
Registration Fee (Per Family): $50


Please Note: Payment plans are available. Registration fees are non-refundable.

DRESS CODE & UNIFORMS

GIRLS

  • Academy Leotard in Pink (Petite Pas de Deux and Creative Dance students)
  • Academy Leotard in Lilac (Pre Ballet students)
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned footed tights
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned ballet slippers
  • Hair pulled back and neatly secured
  • No jewelry or accessories
  • Face mask or covering
  • CD Tap students require black tap shoes (any style)

BOYS

  • Boys Academy Dance Shirt in White
  • Black tights or leggings
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Hair neatly styled and away from face
  • Face mask or covering
  • CD Tap students require black tap shoes (any style)

REGISTRATION

Welcome! Registration for 2021-2022 Academy programs is now open. Click below to get started.

CONTACT THE ACADEMY

Email: cbacademy@cballet.org
Phone: 513.562.1111
Address: 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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