Explorer and Discovery Ballet for youth ages 3 to 4 at The Hartt School Community Division
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Explorer and Discovery Ballet

Pre-K Ballet student at The Hartt School Community Division

Children ages 34 are introduced to the world of dance in special classes just for them. Exciting activities and games develop coordination, spatial awareness, musicality, physicality and creative movement. With just the right balance of fun and discipline, children are encouraged to express their individuality while developing readiness for the next levels of the program.

Explorer Ballet: age 3 by Sept. 1
Discovery Ballet: age 4 by Sept. 1


Spring performance opportunities will be announced in 2017. In order to provide adequate rehearsal time, participating students must be registered for classes prior to February 13, 2017. New students who register after this date are welcome to join the classes, but inclusion in the performance cannot be guaranteed. 

2016–17 Explorer and Discovery Ballet

Explorer Ballet ScheduleDiscovery Ballet Schedule
Saturday 9–9:45 a.m.Saturday 9–9:45 a.m.
Saturday 9:45–10:30 a.m.Saturday 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Wednesday 3:45–4:30 p.m.Wednesday 3:45–4:30 p.m.
 Thursday 3:45–4:30 p.m.
Full-session classes run from September 7, 2016, to June 4, 2017.


All classes meet once per week. Tuition rates for the full 34-week session are shown in the chart below, and include a $65 costume fee for the Spring Festival. Tuition is prorated for those registering after the start of classes in September. 

New students pay a $25 registration fee. Returning students are assessed a reduced fee based on early registration. Early registration is encouraged due to limits in class size.

2016–17 TUITION

ClassAgeFull-session tuition (34 weeks)
Explorer Ballet3 by Sept. 1$626
Discovery Ballet4 by Sept. 1$626

Academic-year registration fees

Student typeRegistration fee
New students$25
Returning students registering on or before July 1Fee waived
Returning students registering after July 1 but on or before August 1$25
Returning students registering after August 1 but on or before September 1$35
Late fee assessed to returning students who register after September 1$30


We offer 3- to 6-week sessions of Explorer and Discovery Ballet classes during the summer. Please check back for the 2017 summer class schedule.

Summer registration fees

Student typeRegistration fee
All summer students who register on or before June 2016 (exact date TBA)Fee waived
All summer students who register after June 2016 (exact date TBA)$15

Questions? Call us at 860.768.6000 or email us at dancedesk@hartford.edu.