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PREPARATORY DIVISION


The Preparatory Division of the Otto M. Budig Academy explores the beauty and rigor of classical ballet while introducing students to the versatility of other dance disciplines. Students in the Preparatory Division develop strong foundations in dance technique to support their future advancement into pre-professional training or the pursuit of other passions in dance.

OPEN TO STUDENTS BASED ON PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT.

First Class Free

This fall, the Otto M. Budig Academy invites new students of all ages to try their first class for FREE! Visit the link below for more information or to sign up.

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Welcome!

REGISTRATION


Registration for 2022-2023 Academy programs is now open!

DRESS CODE + UNIFORMs

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  • Preparatory Division Academy Leotard in French Blue*
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned convertible tights
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned ballet slippers
  • Hair pulled back and neatly secured
  • Jazz & Musical Theater classes require black jazz shoes
  • Tap classes require black tap shoes (any style)

OR

  • Academy Dance Shirt in White
  • Black tights or leggings
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Hair neatly styled and away from face
  • Jazz & Musical Theater classes require black jazz shoes
  • Tap classes require black tap shoes (any style)
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*Preparatory Division students participating in Community Division electives may wear their PD Academy Uniform for classes.
All students require a Theraband & yoga mat for Pre Pointe.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

cbacademy@cballet.org
513-562-1111

LOCATION

1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202