For children ages 4-5

Pre-Ballet classes introduce young students to the fundamentals of classical ballet by exploring creativity and expression through imaginative movement. With a dynamic syllabus designed by child development and dance education experts, these lively classes support the development of enhanced motor skills and introduce children to proper body alignment, spatial awareness, basic ballet technique and terminology, and musicality in a playful, educational environment.

Entry Assessment

Prospective students ages 4 - 5 will need to undergo an evaluation prior to joining the foundation programme . This assessment will resemble a trial ballet class, and HKB teachers will see if a student is excited to explore their love of ballet and dance. Teachers evaluate students based on their ability to follow instructions, natural musicality, expression and physical ability. We want to ensure that ballet training will be safe and healthy for our students as it requires a great deal of flexibility and strength

Entry Assessment

26 - 27 Aug, 2 Sep  2022 (Fri) - Completed

Mid-Year Entry Assessment

8 Jan 2023 (Sun)

*Very Limited remaining places in year 2022-2023.

Date: 8 Jan 2023 (Sun)
Venue: Hong Kong Ballet Studios, Happy Valley

11:30-12:30 - Group A (born on/after 2018-01-01)
12:30-13:30 - Group B (2017-01-01~2017-12-31)

*The assessments for entry in 22/23 academic year have now closed. Thank you for your interest in our programme. Please stay tuned for upcoming sessions for 23/24 entry which will be open for application in Summer 2023!

Students who are age 6 should refer to this link

Levels Progression

All students must enter a placement assessment during the intake period before entry. Once a student is admitted into our programme, they will be placed in a class based on their current technical ability.

The syllabus is designed to build upon concepts introduced in the previous level. A student may spend one or two years at each level based on a number of factors, but growth is a major consideration. The health of our students is paramount and it is best to have a student repeat a level if they do not demonstrate the strength and correct placement for the syllabus of the next level. 

Pre-Ballet is not a part of the graded curriculum of Classical Ballet Training Programme. Students who complete the Pre-Ballet curriculum and are seeking admission to our Level 1 class will attend an entry assessment.

In Pre-Ballet 1 - 2 (ages 4-5), classes will meet one day per week from September 2022–June 2023. Students may continue training in their home studio, but it is not compulsory.


Students will have the opportunity to perform in the year-end class demonstration and showcase. Only students ages 7+ will have the chance to audition for Hong Kong Ballet productions like The Nutcracker and more. Students who are selected for performances need to commit extra time in rehearsals.


Students must register for the class based on their age as of 31 December 2022. Classes for the 2022–23 will be in the studios at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. Class size is limited. 


Classes will meet one day per week from September 2022 –June 2023. 



Session of Training

Class duration

Full Payment^

Two Installments*

Pre-Ballet 1

1 class per week, 32 weeks

45 mins

HKD 7,680

HKD 4,000/ installment

Pre-Ballet 2

1 classes per week, 34 weeks

1 hour

HKD 9,500

HKD 5,250/ installment

Upon enrollment, students will be committing to classes for the entire academic year from September 2022 to June 2023. 

Parents can choose to pay the tuition fee for the whole year in one full payment or in two installments. Please note the numerical difference between the two payment methods.

^For parents who choose to pay in one full payment, the course fee will be assessed during enrollment.

*For parents who choose to pay in two installments, the first installment will be assessed during enrollment. The second installment will be due in early February (two weeks before the second term).


Teachers may arrange additional classes including extra supplementary classes and preparation classes for assessment. Additional class fees will be charged.

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