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The Sarasota Ballet School offers high-quality ballet education for ages 3 and above. We believe that ballet training should not only be fun and creative but should also develop students’ confidence and celebrate their individualities.

The School is sub-divided into Primary Classes (ages 3 – 7) and Levels 1 – 4 (ages 8 + up).

Pre-Professional Level class are held at The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory for students ages 12 – 18 desiring a more rigorous ballet training in an effort to lead them on a path for a professional career.


 AGES 3-7

Discover the joy of dance in this fun and creative program designed especially for children. Led by qualified and nurturing teachers experienced in child development, students learn the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. Students are introduced to music and movement while learning proper alignment, coordination, focus, and teamwork.

2024 – 2025 SCHEDULE & TUITION


 AGES 8+

Advancing from our Children’s Program, Levels 1 and up offer the progressive ABT curriculum taught by our certified teachers in a structured class that improves and develops coordination, balance, musicality, discipline, and life skills. Students in these levels also begin Jazz, Contemporary, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Pointe work as well as have the opportunity to become a member of the School’s Performance Ensemble.

2024 – 2025 SCHEDULE & TUITION

American Ballet Theatre ® National Training Curriculum

We teach the internationally recognized American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. American Ballet Theatre was designated America’s National Ballet Company by an Act of Congress in 2006. The Sarasota Ballet School faculty are officially certified to teach levels Pre-Primary through Level 7 of this innovative curriculum.

The ABT ® National Training Curriculum is a breakthrough program combining high-quality artistic training with dancer health and child development basics. 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.

ABT National Training Curriculum

The Sarasota Ballet Difference

  • Our faculty are all former professional dancers, highly educated, nurturing, and experienced educators
  • ABT Curriculum
  • Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Only School attached to a professional world-renowned ballet Company on the Gulf Coast
  • Performance Ensemble – Levels 2B + up
  • The Sarasota Ballet School’s Production of The Nutcracker – Performances in both Venice and Sarasota
  • Year-End Performance
  • Free Tickets to Company Productions

Downtown location

1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34243

The beautiful Patricia A. Golemme Studio is conveniently located in the Rosemary District in downtown Sarasota.


We offer the best training on the Gulf Coast for students either looking for a fun and creative introduction to dance, or a structured program that prepares for our pre-professional program at The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory.

We offer training for students ages 3 – 7 with no experience. If your child is 9 or older, with previous experience, we offer a free evaluation and a chance to meet our wonderful and caring teachers. Please contact us to arrange: [email protected] | 941.487.8763

Registration is open for the 2024 – 25 School Year. Students ages 9 and up must take a placement class with a faculty member.

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