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.

Academic-year class age requirement
Explorer Ballet: age 3 by Sept. 1
Discovery Ballet: age 4 by Sept. 1

Summer 2017 ballet: ages 3 and 4 (combined)


We are offering two 6-week sessions of Discovery Ballet in summer 2017.
Register online.

Summer Dress Code

Females: any solid colored leotard, white ankle socks and ballet slippers. Hair must be worn in a bun.

Males: Leotard—Capezio® TB132, white; Shorts—Eurotard® 10262, black; white ankle socks; and ballet slippers.

2017 Summer Ballet Schedule (ages 3 and 4)

Discovery Ballet ScheduleTuition
Tuesday 4:45–5:30 p.m.$94.20 (six classes)*
Thursday 4:45–5:30 p.m.$94.20 (six classes)*
Tuesday classes run July 11–August 15, 2017. Thursday classes run July 6–August 10. *Additional $15 registration fee for those who register after June 15, 2017.

academic-year Ballet (September–June)

All classes meet once per week. Tuition for the full 34-week session was $626 for the 2016–17 academic year, and included $65 costume fee for the Spring Festival. Tuition is prorated for those registering after the start of classes in September. 2017–18 tuition will be posted by August 2017.

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.

Please check back for the 2017–18 schedule.

PERFORMANCES (academic year only)

In order to provide adequate rehearsal time for academic-year students who plan to participate in the spring performance, participating students must be registered for classes prior to February. New students who register after this date are welcome to join the classes, but inclusion in the performance cannot be guaranteed. 

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