Admission Requirements and Enrollment Prerequisites

Students train approximately 22 hours per week with a variety of classes including ballet technique, pointe, men’s classes, variations, repertoire, modern technique, contemporary, improv, jazz technique, character dance, Pilates, and conditioning. Students will also receive weekly training in Ballet Pedagogy, along with opportunities to gain student teaching & assisting experience within the school. Classes are held Monday thru Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with additional morning classes on Saturdays. Students in the Day Program will receive additional performance opportunities through community outreach, in addition to participation in the school’s End of Year Performances and Senior Performance Ensemble.

Interested applicants are required to attend Tulsa Ballet’s Summer Intensive and can apply by attending a Summer Intensive audition in-person or by registering for a Summer Intensive video audition and sending their video link and resume to education@tulsaballet.org. Students will receive audition results via email.  Some students may be invited to take class in-person during the school year.

Dancers selected to join the Day Program will receive an acceptance letter clearly stating enrollment deadlines, tuition, fees, and start dates. The program has limited class sizes, so placement in the program past the enrollment deadline is not guaranteed.

Tulsa Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Richter Henry as the next Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education School Principal.

Registration and Tuition

Dancers accepted into the Day Program will receive a Day Program Enrollment Form, which will need to be filled out and returned with the Enrollment Deposit for a dancer’s registration to be complete.  Dancers will follow the tuition and fee schedule outlined below. Dancers may apply for financial assistance. Request for application forms can be made to the Education Manager. All tuition and fees are due by the contracted date unless satisfactory arrangements have been made with the Education Manager.

Enrollment Deposit

A $60.00 non-refundable deposit is due with the enrollment packet in order to secure a spot in the program.


Tuition for the Day Program and Senior Performance Ensemble for the 2024-2025 year is $6612.

Annual Payment

Dancers will receive a 5% tuition discount when full tuition is received on or before the first day of classes.

Installment Payments

Dancers may choose to pay tuition in four equal payments: at time of enrollment, September 5, December 5 and February 5.