Brett Raphael, Director

Performance is an important component of dance training, but is not the main focus. Connecticut Ballet Center students have the opportunity to perform in children's roles in Connecticut Ballet productions, as well as our own year-end production, 'The Education of the Dancer." 


Connecticut Ballet Center is for all dancers, both pre-professional and recreational alike. All classes are taught by our professional faculty. CBC offers introductory-level creative movement and pre-ballet for children ages 3-5 and formal ballet training for ages 5 thru adult. 'Dance for All' is a unique class for children with developmental and physical challenges ages 7+. In addition, the school offers Character dance, Lyrical, and Modern dance technique. The annual Summer Intensive is open to children ages 8 thru 18 and provides an opportunity to study related subjects (mime, dance history, choreography, jazz, Pilates, yoga) in addition to daily ballet, pointe, and repertory classes. Private classes are available by appointment.

Students may come to observe a class with a parent or take a trial class for $20.00.Individual open classes are $20. 10-class cards for adults are reasonably priced at $170.  The annual registration fee is $20 per person.  If you are in need of financial assistance, you may fill out a financial aid application, and we will make every effort to respond to your needs. If you enroll a second or third sibling from within your family, we offer a 25% discount.

Our three beautiful studios feature sprung dance floors for resilience and injury prevention and are topped by Rosco dance floors. Bring your homework or reading material and relax while waiting for class.