Classical Ballet Theatre
Welcome to Classical Ballet Theatre
Learn to Dance, Become a Ballerina!
Classical Ballet Theatre offers the highest quality professional ballet training and
spectacular performance opportunities in a positive and supportive environment.
We give special attention, personal & private coaching to young students.
Children 3 & 4, Girls 5 ~ 12 and Teens ~ Semi-professionals
We are dedicated to developing your skills and unique talents. You will
dance beautifully with pure grace and artistic expression while building
confidence, self-esteem, strong character and creative spirit.
Pre-Ballet (Ages 3 & 4)
The smiles abound as our littlest stars discover the Joy of Dance in this fun and lively
class. Students learn basic movement and coordination while the cheerful, energetic
environment inspires confidence and expression.
Ballet Technique I/II (Ages 5 & Up)
Fun and energy remain the focus as our blossoming ballerinas sharpen their skills,
build fit bodies and sharpen minds. Students will develop a firm technical base and
important listening skills in preparation for ballet stardom.
Ballet Technique III/IV/V
Our ballerinas' skills truly shine as they focus on beautiful presentation, balance and
grace. With greater attention to precision, self-discipline and refinement our students
nurture both their talents and self-confidence.
Our supportive methods prepare young ballerinas for the challenge and rewards of
dancing en pointe. Students will first develop lovely arches, strong feet and legs, then
focus on balance and technique. Advanced pointe students will perform the most
famous ballet roles with skill, grace and complete confidence.
As they study variations from the great ballets, our ballerinas will be encouraged to
add artistry, emotion and creative expression to their dance. This series offers each
student the opportunity to showcase her presentation and stage presence as she
begins to evolve from skilled student to enchanting performer.
In this CBT-exclusive program, students will study the many folk dance forms that have
become part of classical ballet. The Italian tarantella, Polish mazurka, Spanish
flamenco and many other traditions will add valuable artistic range and cultural depth
to each student's repertoire.
Advanced Courses (Director's Permission required)
This series allows a select group of outstanding students the opportunity to train under
the Director's personal supervision. Elite students will see faster advancement both
artistically and intellectually and receive special recognition during CBT stage
productions. All students wishing to advance to university-level study and beyond are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Attaining Prima Ballerina status requires a performer to conquer the stage with
captivating beauty and commanding presence. Students must be committed to the
highest levels of technique and artistry to apply. Those accepted will receive
personalized coaching and choreography built around their unique talents to awaken
their star quality.
Students will receive rigorous, professional-style coaching to perfect a seamless blend
of technique and artistry. CBT Semi-Pro alumni have gone on to dance on stages
around the world, and this course is highly-recommended for students with serious
ambitions to reach the professional level.
International Program (New for 2011!)
CBT is proud to announce its International Study Program dedicated to encouraging
artistic exchange between nations. Foreign students wishing to study at CBT and CBT
students wishing to study abroad should contact the Director for more information.
CBT Performing Companies
Take the stage with CBT in professionally choreographed productions of such famous
ballets as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. The Company is divided
into three sections - Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby – according to level and rehearsal
days. CBT company offers members the opportunity to gain valuable stage experience
and to unleash their creative potential.
Le Cirque offers professional instruction and performance opportunities in the arts of
acrobatics, flag-twirling and rhythmic gymnastics. Members will learn thrilling skills
and have the opportunity to compete and perform in nationwide events. Weekend
classes available; please contact CBT Staff for more information.
Classical Ballet Theatre
Kotomi Matsuda, Artistic Director