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THE SCHOOL OF FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE

Established in 1999, the School of First State Ballet Theatre offers ballet training to students from age four through adults. Our curriculum is based on the Vaganova syllabus of classical Russian ballet, the world’s most rigorous and thorough curriculum.

Whether you’re a beginning ballet student, a teen aspiring to hone your technique, or an adult seeking the challenge of physical and intellectual exercise, FSBT offers classes that meet your needs.

Our spacious studios are housed at the beautiful and historic Grand Opera House in downtown Wilmington.

Students of FSBT have been accepted at the JKO School of American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet Academy, Kirov Academy, Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet School and Ellison Ballet, as well as many summer programs, including American Ballet Theatre (NYC), the School of American Ballet, Kirov Academy, Ballet West, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

FSBT graduates have gone on to dance professionally with Festival Ballet Providence, Milwaukee Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Washington Ballet, Universal Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Tulsa Ballet and First State Ballet Theatre.

FSBT graduates have been accepted to Princeton University, Duke University, NYU, Boston College, and Barnard College, among many others.

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2019 OPEN HOUSE

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SATELLITE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG DANCERS AGES 3-7 at the Dupont Country Club

2019 SUMMER MAINTENANCE CLASSES (ages 12 and up)

Stay in shape and have fun! 

July 30 – August 16, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

5 to 7 p.m. (bring pointe shoes)

Sign up for all 3 classes/week:

1 week $75

2 weeks $140

3 weeks $200 

To register, please email Paige at fsbt@firststateballet.com and pay by Monday, July 22

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Click on the links below for information on our schedule, tuition, policies, calendar, dress code and more.

New students who are interested in enrolling in the fall of 2019 are invited to our 2019 Open House. Please email fsbt@firststateballet.com to inquire about student placement.

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OPEN CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

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BOYS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM