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Ballet Classes

ages 7+

Classical ballet encourages muscle development, flexibility, good posture, balance, discipline and strength.

Classical ballet is the foundation of many dance genres. For students who choose the ballet path, they often become the most versatile and technically proficient.

We always tell our students that ballet is like the alphabet of dance – you need to learn your letters before you can learn to read and write. Peninsula School of Dance uses the Cecchetti Syllabus to teach our classical ballet program

The Cecchetti syllabus is an internationally recognised system of training which gradually builds sound ballet technique while encouraging a love of music and dance. The syllabus is designed to suit the young beginner right through to the pre-professional and professional dancer.

Sapphire & Ruby ballet classes

These classes are specially designed for the young dancer (Sapphire: Grade 1-2 at school, Ruby: Grade 3-4 at school) and share the beginnings of sound ballet technique with interesting and stimulating exercises. Our Sapphire and Ruby ballet classes are coupled with contemporary to provide a sound basis of technique, love of movement, expression and creativity.

Emerald, Gold, Diamond Ballet classes

Our ballet program utilises the internationally recognised Cecchetti method of training. Our staff are highly skilled and qualified in the Cecchetti method. You can be assure that the ballet training received provides a sound foundation and as a result our students show great versatility and adaptability across dance genres. Class placement is at the discretion of the Director and Principal.

Foundation Ballet Classes

Ballet is a great foundation for the well-rounded dancer. This class is designed for students beginning ballet at a later age with the aim to eventually move into the Cecchetti graded system once core skills have been gained. The program allows students to learn dance with their peers and develop foundational ballet skills.

what to wear



  • Ballet shoes
  • Hair in a bun with matching ribbon/short hair neatly off the face
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Leotard in either:
    (Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald) - Columbian Blue pinch front leotard, Ballet skirt in leotard colour
    (Gold, Diamond and Adult) - Navy Blue leotard
  • OPTIONAL: Crossover in matching leotard colour


  • NOTE - skirts are now available and are to be worn in all Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald ballet classes



  • Ballet shoes
  • Hair in a bun with matching ribbon/short hair neatly off the face
  • White t-shirt
  • (Sapphire and Ruby) - Black bike shorts
  • (Emerald, Gold, Diamond and Adult) - Navy blue ballet tights

Note: Ribbons on ballet shoes from Emerald level upwards. Pointe shoes are only to be obtained after through assessment and direct approval from the Principal and/or Director.

Class Fees

PSD Schedule of Fees 2024

Annual Membership Fee

$45 per student

Non-refundable once only annual payment. This amount is added to the Term 1 invoice or upon full enrolment.

Fees are calculated based on the number of hours per week multiplied by the number of weeks in the term.

Note term 4 is calculated based on additional rehearsal time and includes the dress rehearsal. PSD does not run classes on public holidays and fees are reduced accordingly. You will be provided with a full account statement after your free trial class.

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Family discounts

$30.00 off per term for 2 in family

$40.00 off per term for 3 in family

$50.00 off per term for 4 in family

Hours Per Week Hourly Rate Fee Per Week
30 minutes 19
45 minutes 21
1 hour 24 25.50
1.5hrs 31.50
2hrs 20 42
3hrs 18 57
4hrs 16 67.50
5hrs 15 79
6hrs 14 88.50
7hrs (CAP) 12.50 92.00
8hrs and more capped 12.50 92.00

Specialist Program Rates

These programs are billed separately to the fee schedule due the increased value provided within these programs. This includes specialist teachers, additional performance opportunities, costumes for events and the like.

Industry $25 per workshop

Private Lessons $40 per ½ hour

Excel program guidelines

Industry – Students must be in at least Ruby ballet, taking a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week and at least one other class in another genre.

Our Excel programs are for dedicated students only! We do not require students to audition but do ask that they are committed and dedicated to their personal learning and development. Please email admin@peninsuladance.com.au to receive program guidelines and an application form.