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Children’s Auditions

Phantom of the Opera: August 19, 26 & September 9
The Nutcracker: August 19 & 26 & September 9

Please call Ballet Arts at 520.623.3373 for specific audition times by level. A $100.00 participation fee is required for each of the performance series listed above.

Dates are subject to change


Ballet Tucson Boys Ballet Boot Camp
Scholarship Class

By Audition Only

This is a full scholarship class offered by Ballet Tucson to identify and nurture male dance talent within the greater Tucson community.

A boy’s only class especially designed to develop strength, stamina, concentration, coordination, respect and confidence. Taught by Ballet Tucson’s skilled professional male dancers. Learn artistic athleticism and have fun.

Scholarship Auditions:

Thursday, August 17 4:30–5:15pm for Ages 8 – 11
5:15–6pm for Ages 12 & up

Thursday, August 31 4:30–5:15pm for Ages 8–11
5:15–6pm for Ages 12 & up

Classes – classes will begin Thursday, August 31st
Thursday Classes: Ages: 8 – 11 4:30 – 5:15pm
Ages: 12 & up 5:15 – 6:00pm

Participants will agree:

  • • Be on time – which means early
  • • Be dressed properly
  • • Be respectful and focused
  • • Have parents sign liability waiver
  • • Sign in for each class
  • • Call into studio if ill
  • • Attend regularly

New Classes for 2017 – 2018

“Senior Swans” – ages 55 and up

Discover your “inner swan” in a ballet class geared for seniors!
Led by faculty from Ballet Tucson – Tucson’s Professional Ballet Company
No Experience Necessary

Gain flexibility, agility, coordination, stamina and grace as you explore the beauty of ballet.

Ballet classes for seniors have been shown to keep the body nimble and improve posture and mobility. The structure of a ballet class with movement to music helps increase mental stimulation and is a great way to stay physically active at any age. Most importantly, you’ll have fun and enjoy the sense of wellbeing that dance can bring.

Wear comfortable clothes. Ballet or jazz shoes preferred.

Monday Mornings – 9am-10am – (subject to enrollment of 6 – classes must be paid by the quarter)


“BT 3” – Adult Variations and Repertoire Class

BT 3 (Ballet Tucson 3), is a new repertoire class designed for Adult Intermediate and Advanced Students wishing to add to their twice weekly ballet technique classes.

BT 3 “company members”, will have the opportunity to learn classic and original ballet choreography. An optional performance will be offered in the annual End-of-Year Showcase on May 23, 2018 at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

Students must be enrolled in twice weekly ballet technique classes to be eligible. Classes must be paid by the quarter.

Performance fee will apply to those choosing to perform in the showcase.

Wednesday evenings – 6:30 – 7:30pm (subject to enrollment of 6)

  • Dates to Remember

    • October 29
    • Ballet Tucson Walk-a-thon 2017
    • Reid Park - Ramada 17
    • 8:30 Registration
    • Dress in Halloween Costumes
    • Fun & Food
    • November 18
    • "Footprints at the Fox" - 1pm
    • Ballet Tucson emerging choreographers
    • performances at the Fox Theatre
    • November 23-26
    • Ballet Arts Closed for Thanksgiving
    • December 3
    • 17th Annual Sugar Plum Tea
    • December 18-24
    • Ballet Arts closed for Ballet Tucson's Nutcracker
    • rehearsals and performances
    • December 25-January 7
    • Ballet Arts Closed for Winter Break
    • classes resume Mon. Jan. 8th