Class placement through Threshold is based on age and takes place in August, January and June only. Children may not move up in the middle of the semester. Promotions for Threshold and up are based on teacher recommendations. Absences & or failure to attend each class in a student’s level may retard promotion. Please discuss attendance issues due to illness or injury promptly with the office.
Required Classes per Level
Beg Ballet & Threshold 1 - 1 class per week.
Threshold 2, Level 1, Level 2 - 2 classes per week
Level 3/3A - 3 technique classes + 1 pre-pointe or pointe
Level 4 - 4 technique classes + 1 pointe
Level 4A - 5 technique classes + 2 pointe
Level 5-6 - 5 technique classes + 2 pointe
We encourage students to take classes in other styles of dance as time allows, in order to enhance and fine tune their technique
Please check your dancer's mail folder (located by our office window) and the bulletin boards in the main entrance each time you come to the studio.
We also send out information by email. Please be sure to update your email address with the office. Our office staff is available to answer questions during business hours.
Our annual Observation Week is held the last week of the fall semester for parents to see what their dancers have been working on all Fall! Parents are invited to observe class during this week.
Our June Showcase dates for 2019 are June 8-9. Rhythm N 4s thru Level 6 perform in our End of Year June Showcase. Rhythm N 3's perform during the last week of the spring semester. Costume fees are due starting in January. Costume costs range from $45.00 to $80.00, which dancers will take home at the end of the production. Dancers registering after February 9th, 2019 are not eligible to perform in the 2019 June Showcase.
Petaluma School of Ballet has produced a full length Nutcracker for 34 years, a community favorite!
To participate in the school's annual Nutcracker:
1. Dancers must be 6 years old on or before 9/2/19,
2. Dancers must have taken continuous classes for one year prior to Nutcraker
3. Tuition must be current.
4. Dancers must have taken required summer training. Required summer classes must be taken at PSB unless other arrangements are made with the office.
There will be an informational meeting for new parents in May.
Pre-Ballet-Level 6: TBA
Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBA
North Coast Ballet California
PSB is the official home of North Coast Ballet California, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corp., and a member of Regional Dance America/Pacific. Dancers are chosen through an annual audition or may be invited to join by the Artistic Directors.