Summertime is ballet time!

The Sugarplum Fairy from the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh’s production of The Nutcracker. Photo by Katie Ging.

Summer is the perfect time to try ballet! At the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh, we offer camps and classes for children of all ages and levels, from Mommy & Me Ballet to our Senior Intensive for advanced students.

For children ages 3-5, our beginner-level themed camps are the perfect introduction to the beauty of classical ballet. These three-day camps offer a daily ballet class and craft related to the camp theme, and a brief performance at the end. Themes include Moana, Frozen, and are just $40!

For children ages 5-7, our four-day American Girl and Descendants camps are similar in structure to the preschool camps.

And, for children ages 18 months-3 years, we offer two Mommy & Me camps, Fancy Nancy Jr., and Frozen Jr. What better way to spend time with your child while experiencing all that classical ballet has to offer!

For students of an intermediate or advanced level, we have three programs: Junior, Intermediate and Senior Intensive! These programs allow for continued summer study at a high level, and build upon what was learned the previous year.

We also offer open classes during the summer months that allow students the flexibility of attending an advanced-level class without the long-term commitment of a longer program.

Many students who begin their training at our school in the summer continue into the fall, and are then afforded the opportunity to participate in our annual production of the holiday-favorite The Nutcracker, the South Hills’ largest!

We are located on Library Road in Castle Shannon on the border of Mt. Lebanon, and we offer a free trial/placement class. Contact us today at for further class/performance information. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have!

Get more information on the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh website.