For nearly a century, the Dayton Ballet School has been instilling a love of dance in students of all ages and abilities.  From young children with big dreams, career-minded teens, to senior citizens who want to stay healthy and active, Dayton Ballet School has something for everyone.

Children's Classes

Ages 3-8

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Youth Classes

Ages 9-18

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Youth Classes

Ages 9-18 (Advanced)

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Adult Classes

Ages 18+

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For dancers seeking college and professional opportunities, our DB II Junior and Senior companies offer advanced skill development and generous performance experience with the Dayton Ballet's professional company.

Junior Company

Ages 11-14

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Senior Company

Ages 14-18

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Join us in the joy of dance!
Check out our class schedule and register online.

Dayton Ballet School is conveniently located in the Victoria theatre Building in Downtown Dayton, Ohio

The Victoria Theatre | Downtown Dayton

Our main studios and offices are located in this historic landmark downtown.  There is plenty of parking all around and the entrance is secure for the safety of your dancers.

A Legacy of Excellence...

Founded by Josephine and Hermene Schwarz in 1927, Dayton Ballet School is the oldest dance school in Dayton and one of the oldest dance schools in the United States. It is the only ballet school in the Miami Valley associated with a professional dance company.

Why Dance?  Because it's SO GOOD for You...


Dance provides great benefits to young and old alike, such as improving:

  • Memory
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Focus


Dance uses more muscles than almost any other form of exercise plus cardio!

  • Great Workout
  • Increases strength
  • Improves balance
  • Tones up muscles


It's a simple fact: fun, friends, and exercise make you feel better.

  • Mood booster
  • Make new friends
  • Sense of community
  • Inclusive
  • Confidence

What Our Students Have to Say

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Are you ready to become a healthier, happier, more amazing YOU?  Take the first step at the Dayton Ballet School.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions about our classes or professional training programs, please contact us, by phone, or completing the contact form.

(937) 223-1542

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Dayton Ballet School is an ACE Qualified Education Service Provider!