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Class Descriptions

Creative Dance will focus on large motor skills development, coordination, musical awareness, and listening skills. Attention will be paid to the development of the natural creativity of a child. This class is 45 minutes and is limited to 8 students.

Students are taught some fundamental Ballet techniques in preparation for the stance and positions of Beginning Ballet. This is a time for creative expression, music appreciation, and connecting the relationship between Dance and Music. This is a 45-minute class limited to 12 students.

Students begin a more formal study of Classical Ballet. Learning the positions of the feet and arms, the basic stance of a properly aligned body, self-discipline, and a love of movement. These are 60-minute classes, and students have the option of taking them once or twice a week. Limited to 15.

This class is designed for students with some previous dance training wishing to continue their studies and improve their skills. Emphasis will be placed on clear and correct execution of the steps, movement quality, and customized instruction. This class meets for 90 minutes, two (or three) days a week.

These classes will provide continued classical training for the more advanced and pre-professional dancers. Special care and sensitivity will be given to each individual to meet every dancer’s unique needs. These classes vary from 90-120 minutes, meeting 3 to 4 days a week.

This is a relatively new “level” expressly created for those who would like proper classical ballet training but have too many interests to commit to more than one class per week. This class would be a good complement for gymnasts, skaters, actors, and athletes.

All students will be encouraged to participate in school performances.

This two-week program is a wonderful way for dancers to keep their skills fresh over the summer and for interested new dancers to start strong in the new school year. Please see the tuition page for more enrollment information.

2023-2024 Class Schedule:

  • Ballet V/VI- Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:30
  • Ballet I/II - Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30
  • Ballet III - Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30
  • Ballet III/IV - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 5:30 - 7:00 (if only taking 1 day/wk, Wednesday 5:30)
  • Ballet V /VI- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (times vary - please call for details)

Dress Code

Class Dress Code


BALLET III (Thursday, 4:00 pm)
PACIFIC Leotard,(style#WM294C), pink tights, pink ballet slippers

BALLET IV (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 pm)
ROSE Leotard,(style#WM294C), pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes**

BALLET V/VI (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday):
BLACK Leotard,(style#WM278) pink professional tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes**

TIGHTS: CAPEZIO Back-Seamed Professional Mesh Transition Tights, in CLASSICAL PINK

​For BALLET III, TH @ 4:00: CAPEZIO Studio Basics Footed Tights in BALLET PINK

**If you are not already en pointe, please wait before purchasing. This is a case-by-case decision based on each dancer's individual strength and readiness.

Please Support Classical Ballet Arts by Ordering Here

The required dress code items are all available at:


Call them for sizing advice at +1 (800) 328-7107.

This retailer has our dress code listed online under Classical Ballet Arts & Diana Madden.

Enter “Teacher Referral Code” TP46150 with each purchase for 10% off your first order & 5% off subsequent orders.

CBA will also accumulate points toward discounted costume accessories & other dance-related items for our performances.

Tuition & Policies

Registration & Tuition Requirements

Classical Ballet Arts is now accepting registrations for the 2023-2024 school year.

A $125 non-refundable costume and registration fee is required.

The balance of tuition is due September 1st unless you have enrolled in a payment plan as outlined below.

Please Note:  Your Registration is a contract by which you agree to pay the total tuition for the entire term (September - June), regardless of which payment option you choose.

Classical Ballet Arts

“Tuition in Three” Plan

To enroll in the “Tuition in Three” plan:

  • There is a $36 processing fee; and
  • You must pay by credit or debit card with automatic authorization only
  • 1/3 of the tuition, + registration & costume fees are due upon enrollment
  • 1/3 of the tuition is due by December 1st
  • 1/3 of the tuition is due by March 1st
  • CBA does NOT INVOICE. You are responsible for making timely payments

Returned Check Fee:

There will be a $35 fee charged for all returned checks and late payments.


Tuition payments must be up-to-date for your child to participate in performances.

Sibling Discount

When a family registers more than one child, each lesser tuition will be discounted by 10%.

Refund Policy:

All deposits and tuition are non-refundable, except under the following limited conditions:

  • If a class placement changes (as a result of the classes held the first week of the session) or a student is placed in a class other than the one for which the child originally registered, creating an unavoidable schedule conflict, then the deposit and tuition will be refunded in full.
  • If Classical Ballet Arts cancels a scheduled class, tuition will be refunded from the date of cancellation.
  • If a student sustains an injury or illness that prevents the student from attending classes for an extended period of time (i.e., more than 3 weeks) or for the remainder of the semester, then the family should submit a written request for credit or withdrawal, along with documentation from the student’s doctor. Classical Ballet Arts will issue a credit applicable towards the student’s next tuition payment.

If your family’s situation changes and there is an unanticipated financial hardship, please speak to the Director, Diana Madden, regarding possible options. You may be asked to fill out some paperwork, but we have The Helen S. Pahigian scholarship and an anonymous donor scholarship available.

Monday Holidays & Missed Class Policy​

When a student misses a class due to a holiday or an illness, the student is welcome and encouraged to make up the class on another day, at the same level when possible.

Class Placements

Please contact Classical Ballet Arts at [email protected] prior to registration regarding each student's proper class placement.

One 60 minute class, 1 day/week
$1,158, plus $125 costume & registration fees
OR: $398. X 3, plus $125

One 90 minute class, 1 day/week
$1,503, plus $125 costume & registration
OR: $513. X 3, plus $125

Two 90 minute classes/week
$2,301, plus$125 costume & registration
OR: $779. X 3, plus $125

Three 90 minute classes/week
$2,850, plus $125 costume & registration
OR: $962. X 3, plus $125

Find option before paying

Summer Dance Workshop

Our summer intensive is a two-week program that consists of Ballet training, musical theater, contemporary, Pilates, and crafts.


  • Summer 2022  August 1-12

Dress Code & Supplies Needed for Summer Camp Workshop

  • 1

    Black camisole leotard

  • 2

    Pink professional tights, pink split-soled ballet slippers

  • 3

    Black convertible tights

  • 4

    Hair supplies, hair elastic, bobby pins, hair net, gel, and spray

  • 5

    Make-up kit with foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, eyeliner, blush

  • 6

    An exercise (or Yoga) mat

  • 7

    A healthy lunch, with an extra snack, a bottle of water, or two - no candy, please

  • 8

    A journal-type notebook and pencils, a pen

  • 9

    A smock in case of messy projects

All Dance items are available at www.discountdance.com. Please enter the teacher referral code TP46150 for a discount - and to support the school. You can also call them at +1 (800) 328-7107.

Classical Ballet Arts
Sample Schedule
9:30 Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique
11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:15 Pointe/ Variations Pilates /Crafts Pointe/ Variations Pilates /Crafts Pointe/ Variations
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 Contemporary Dance Musical Theatre Contemporary Musical Theatre Choreography
2:30 and Rehearsal and Rehearsal and Rehearsal and Rehearsal and Rehearsal
3:30 Pick up Pick up Pick up Pick up Pick up

*This is just an example of what a day may be like. The actual schedule will vary and be posted on the first day of camp


Calendar 2023-2024*

Classes run throughout the School Year
​Beginning Monday, September 11, 2023, & ending Friday, June 7, 2024

Registration & Tuition for the School Year Program is Due:  September 1, 2022

First Day of Classes:Monday, September 19

Nutcracker Performance Commitment Form is Due:  September 30

Nutcracker Performance: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Spring Performance:  Saturday, May 20, 2023

Bring a Friend to Ballet:  Monday-Friday, March 6 - March 17

Monday- Thursday, April 3 - 6,  Student evaluations, conferences-by appointment

Ballet Immersion Camp:  Monday, July  31 - Friday, August 11, 2023

Monday, October 10,  Columbus Day
Friday,  November 11, Veteran's Day
Wednesday - Friday, November 23 -25,- Thanksgiving
After Nutcracker Performances, December 12, 2022- January 3, 2023
Classes resume on January 4th
Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday-Friday, February 20-24 - February Vacation Week
Monday-Friday, April 17 - 21, - April Vacation Week
Monday, May  29 - Memorial Day
Friday, June 9, the Last day of classes

Please note: CBA reserves the right to change or cancel any dates without notice. We follow the Hingham Public Schools in cases of weather cancellations.

SPRING PERFORMANCE 2023 Rehearsal dates:

Beginning April 24, 2023


THURSDAYS  4:00-5:30 

FRIDAYS  Technique Class  5:30-7:00

Week of performance:​

Beginning Monday, May 15, all Rehearsals will be at the Sanborn Auditorium in the Hingham Town Hall, 210 Central Street

MONDAY, 5/15:  4:30-6:30

WEDNESDAY, 5/17:  4:30-6:30


FRIDAY, 5/19:  4:30-6:30