Children’s Ballet Series

The Children’s Ballet Series offers a unique experience for our youngest audience members. Our live performances and storybook ballet events are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magic of dance!



Dancers in the original children’s ballet “A Fairy Tale Gathering”

Charlottesville Ballet presents 45-minute, interactive performances that are specially designed for kids and families. Two-hour ballets that start at 8 PM are wonderful for adults…but not easy for young kids! We believe that parents should be able to give their children a more fun, more accessible, and more gratifying theater experience.

All shows and events in our Children’s Ballet Series are family-friendly, matinee performances. Our ticket pricing also reflects our mission to make ballet approachable by making an afternoon at the ballet affordable for all families. Tickets to Children’s Ballet performances are under $20 and can be purchased right here on our website.



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A Storybook Ballet Experience: “Swan Lake” | Photo by Thomas Giroir

Charlottesville Ballet also offers a more hands-on event, where your child can take to the stage! Each “experience” is centered around a particular classical ballet and is designed for children ages 3 through 8. The afternoon begins with a short movement class on the stage, where participants can explore basic ballet steps and dance to music from famous composers. Next, young dancers join their parents in the audience to watch the professional dancers of Charlottesville Ballet perform excerpts from the selected ballet. After the show, our dancers help participants with a themed activity or craft, like making a Tea Party charm necklace or designing a Cinderella costume. Tickets to these storybook ballet events are priced around $35. Each class is capped at 40 participants, so space is limited. Don’t miss these afternoons of learning, fun, and dance!


Come as part of a group of 10 or more and save 10% off the total ticket price!
Children’s Ballet Series performances are perfect for your daycare, school, or community group outing. Plan a ballerina birthday party for your child’s special day. Along with your 10% discount, you’ll also enjoy a special meet & greet with a Charlottesville Ballet dancer after the show.

For more information and to reserve your block of tickets, call the Box Office at 434.227.7592 or email [email protected].

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