The “Advanced Training for Dancers” Program is our most selective and advanced offering. By audition only, this rigorous full-time ballet program includes training in pas de deux, jazz, modern, choreography, pilates and acting. It provides additional training and instruction that goes beyond our advanced division classes. High school students who intend to pursue a performing arts education in college will be better prepared after going through the advanced curriculum of this program. If you are someone who participates in community dance productions as a hobby, or are a professional dancer, this program will teach you advanced techniques, or help you perfect your style.

From creative and pre-ballet through our advanced classes, the School provides an integrated dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. Ballet is a focus, as well as modern, jazz, and tap.

For adults and teens who seek to enjoy dance and want professional-level ballet instruction but are not necessarily set on a career in dance.

Ballet’s future rests upon the quality of its instructors. Portland Festival Ballet offers training for dance instructors, to enhance their skills and talent as teachers.

For those desiring to understand and explore movement and gain a deeper understanding of dance, the School provides opportunities for the student to understand the fundamentals of choreography. Students will create original works, performed by fellow students.