Primary I & II
Beginning at age 6, Primary classes last 1 hour and meet twice per week. The syllabus focuses on musicality, coordination, classroom etiquette, and proper French ballet terminology.
Foundations I & II
3-4 days per week
Foundations I & II is generally a two-year program that lays the groundwork for the material covered in all other levels. During the first year, students work to perfect the essential elements of their technique, focusing on form, musicality, and expression. The second year accelerates as students add an additional day of training. They begin the study of turns and ladies prepare for pointework with conditioning exercises specifically designed to strengthen and prevent injury.
Intermediate I & II
5 days per week
Placement in Intermediate requires students to have completed Foundations II, or pass an equivalency assessment. Intermediate is the start of pointe classes for ladies and men's technique classes for gentlemen. Students also begin a more thorough and advanced study of adage and allegro movements, working to build strength and stamina. The study of Modern dance is added to the curriculum at this level.
5-6 days per week
Classes at the Advanced Level prepare students for a professional training program. In addition to more rigorous training classes, these dancers get to learn works from the classical repertoire and add in the study of contemporary movement and improvisation through a weekly modern class. Enrollment requires the approval of the director, obtained either through a placement class or year-end assessment.
Adult Intro to Ballet
No experience needed! 8-week or 9-week sessions
Led by Bayou City Ballet School Founder/Director Alex Pandiscio, this series introduces adult learners to the basics of ballet starting from zero. Mr. Pandiscio developed and taught this class many times at the Houston Ballet Academy since 2016. The course gives participants the essential information and tools necessary to begin a lifelong journey as a student of ballet free of injury.
A ballet class just for boys, taught by male faculty. These classes work on the technical elements specific to the male dancer, such as multiple pirouettes and tours en l'air, as well as building core and upper body strength. The all-male class setting helps build confidence and a sense of camaraderie among the young men.
Joy of Dance
At this age, classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Taught by highly experienced dance professionals we offer your child a warm and loving space to explore, learn, and enjoy movement while developing a lifelong love of dance.
Pre-Ballet classes meet once per week for 1 hour. This level fosters a love of ballet through imaginative classes built around age-appropriate material. Students learn to express music through dance, make beautiful shapes with their body, and move throughout space in a variety of ways.
We offer open classes at an intermediate to advanced level to teen and adult students on a drop-in basis.
The cost is $15 ($10 for current professional dancers), paid on arrival. A 5-class card is available for $65.
Note: students arriving more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start-time will not be admitted.
Summer Evening Series - June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Taught by Kim Stafford
(Beginning again August 17, 2021)
Taught by Alex Pandiscio
Private lessons and coaching are available by appointment. To schedule, please contact the office at 713-280-3646 or .
Semi-private lessons are also available. The lesson fee is then split equally among two dancers.
We require 24 hours notice to cancel a lesson.
If you must cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will still be responsible for full fee.