Dayton Ballet School Ensemble

Dayton Ballet School Ensemble (DBSE), divided into Apprentice and Junior ensembles, is a pre-professional training program available to dancers through audition only. This division is for dancers who are committed to a high level of dance training, strengthening, and artistic development along with elective classes to supplement their dance education. This division includes additional performance opportunities.

DBSE - Junior Ensemble (Ages 11-13)

Minimum required classes:

  • Training in technique classes/Boys class
  • 2 hours per week of Jazz and Modern technique
  • DBSE Junior class
  • PBT
  • DBSE Rep and rehearsal


Dancers at this level will be introduced to more advanced vocabulary in Ballet, Pointe, and Modern. Jazz is a requirement at this level. Classes will focus on improving dancer’s stamina, flexibility, retention of material, and artistry. Dancers will be held to a high technical standard and will be required to demonstrate responsibility and commitment to their training.


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DBSE - Apprentice Ensemble (Ages 14+)

Minimum required classes:

  • Training in Ballet, Pointe/Mens class, Modern, Stretch and Strength, Variations, and Jazz
  • DBSE Senior class
  • Partnering
  • PBT
  • DBSE Rep and rehearsal

This level is for dancers who are motivated and passionate about dance. These classes require a rigorous schedule of training and performing. This level works to elevate dancers’ technique, artistry, comprehension, and quality of movement to a pre-professional level. All classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, and Conditioning are required to create a wellrounded and strong dancer.


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Audition for DBSE

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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!