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2023/2024 Class SchedulE


To ensure proper training and development all students must meet the ballet department and elective class requirements for each respective level.

Baby Ballet, Creative Dance & Primary A & B

1 class per week


Ballet 1A and 1B

Minimum 1 Ballet Technique 
class per week

Ballet 2A, 2B, 3A

Minimum 2 Ballet Technique classes per week


Ballet 3B

Minimum 2 Ballet Technique classes per week 

1 Pointe class per week (per teacher approval)


Ballet 4A and 4B

Minimum 2 Ballet Technique classes per week

1 Pointe class per week

1 Variations class per week


Ballet 5A, 5B and 6

Minimum 3 Ballet Technique classes per week

1 Pointe class per week

1 Variations class per week


Pointe Eligibility

Ballet 3B or higher

11+ (upon teacher approval)

2 ballet technique classes weekly


Lyrical Eligibility

Ballet 3A or higher


2 Ballet Technique classes weekly

1 Jazz class weekly

Contemporary Eligibility

Ballet 4B or higher


2 Ballet Technique classes

1 Jazz or Modern class weekly

Modern Eligibility

Ballet 3B or higher


2 Ballet Technique classes weekly.

California Dance Theatre is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. All of the CDT ballet faculty will be instructing students under the guidelines of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Tuition is spread out over a 10 month period…there is no discounted rate for short months, nor is there an extra charge for months with 5 weeks. Please also note, CDT does NOT charge an additional fee to perform in our June recital.

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