After School Program


Kirov Academy of Ballet is proud to offer excellent training to young dancers through its After School Program for ages 4-18. Our highly qualified instructors work with each dancer in a step-by-step approach instilling the solid foundations of classical ballet, along with character building qualities such as focus, a strong work ethic, determination, and self-esteem. With enrollment opportunities throughout the school year and summer, we hope to see your dancer with us very soon! No audition is required to enter this program.


Click Here to proceed to the Enrollment Contract for the

KAB After School Program 2017-2018.



The Preparatory Division introduces children to the world of classical ballet with quality training from the young dancers’ first steps. Students develop a love for dancing and a beginning understanding of music, as they establish a basic foundation necessary for the Pre-Academy Division, which follows.


The Pre-Academy Division offers aspiring young dancers the opportunity to train in the Vaganova method of classical ballet with our renowned instructors. Ideal for students seeking a demanding and rigorous program, classes offer proper development in preparation for continued studies in the full-time academy.


The Upper Division (coming soon) provides training to dancers looking to improve technique and artistry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for all areas of dance including college programs and related careers.


Schedule of Classes*    


Pre-Ballet  (ages 4-6)

1 class per week                                

Sat:  10:30 – 11:30 am  

Tuition: 1 class/week:  $800   

(+ non-refundable $55 registration fee)


Ballet I  (ages 6**-8)

2 classes per week  +  1 extra class

Mon, Wed, Fri:  4:30 – 5:30 pm

Tuition: 2 classes/week:  $1,700   OR   3 classes/week:  $2,450  

(+ non-refundable $55 registration fee)


Ballet II  (ages 9-11)

3 classes per week  +  1 extra class

Mon, Wed, Fri:  5:45 – 7:30 pm                   

Sat:  10:30 – 12:00 pm

Tuition: 3 classes/week:  $3,300   OR   4 classes/week:  $4,300  

(+ non-refundable $55 registration fee)


Ballet III  (ages 12-14)

4 classes per week

Mon, Thur, Fri:  6:00 – 8:00 pm        

Sat:  10:30 – 12:00 pm

Tuition: 4 classes/week:  $5,100  

(+ non-refundable $55 registration fee)


Upper Division  (ages 15+)  — PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE ENROLLING

1 class per week  +  1 extra class

Wednesday:  6:00 – 8:00 pm                   

Sat:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuition: 1 class/week:  $1,250   OR   2 classes/week:  $2,400 

(+ non-refundable $55 registration fee)


* Initial placement is based on age; exceptions/changes to be determined by the instructor.

*A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment of students is not met.

**6-year-old students with previous ballet experience.

CONCERT: Students who participate in winter and spring concerts will need to purchase or rent a costume. The fee varies from year to year; however, we do our best to keep the cost low.


Important Dates/Holidays*     

September September 11, 2017 CLASSES BEGIN
November November 23 – 26, 2017 Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES
November 27, 2017 Classes Resume
December December 4 – 9, 2017 Rehearsal Week

Exact Schedule TBD – Plan for rehearsal every night

(Classes on break after 12/9 for non-performing students)

December 17, 2017 at 2pm WINTER CONCERT
Dec. 17, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018 Winter Break – NO CLASSES
January 2018 January 4, 2018 Classes Resume
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO CLASSES
March March 19 – 24, 2018 Spring Break – NO CLASSES
March 26, 2018 Classes Resume
April – May Dates TBD Weekend Rehearsals (2 or 3 max) – Exact Schedule TBD
May 21 – 26, 2018 Rehearsal Week

Exact Schedule TBD – Plan for rehearsal every night

(Classes end on 5/19 for non-performing students)

June June 10, 2018 at 2pm SPRING CONCERT
June 11, 2018 Summer Break – (Summer schedule TBA)


*Kirov Academy of Ballet reserves the right to make any changes as needed.


Dress Code

Dancers should arrive already dressed; “street clothes” should be worn over dance attire upon entry. Feet must be covered at all times (flip-flops and sandals are ok). Hair is to be neatly pulled back and secured in a bun. Jewelry is not allowed except non-dangling earrings. Warm-ups are only allowed with instructor’s permission.


Required Dance Attire*

Pre-Ballet (Age 4-6) Any pink Cap Sleeve Leotard

Ballet I (Age 6-8) BP: 1 White Coralie Cap Sleeve Leotard

Ballet II (Age 9-11) BP: 2 Sky Blue Coralie Cap Sleeve Leotard

Ballet III (Age 12-14) BP: 3  Fuchsia Julia Cami Leotard

Upper Division (Age 15+) Upper Div: Teal Julia Cami Leotard

Boys (All Ages) Wear Moi: Grey Orion Boys Tights & White Ivan Shirt with Attach Dance Belt   (FULL STOCK in Kirov Boutique. Boys save 15% off tights, shirts or shoes purchased from Kirov Boutique)

White Split Sole Canvas Ballet Slipper

White Socks

White Elastic Waist Belt, 1 in. width (tights fold over elastic two or more times for secure fit of tights) – (Please contact Kirov Boutique or for elastic)

Girls (All Ages) Lt. Pink Convertible Ballet Tights (Not Peach Pink) – Example: Capezio # 1916 Ballet Pink

Pink Split Sole Canvas Ballet Slippers with Pink Ballet Ribbons sewed on (Thin Ribbon for Ages 6-8 / Wide Ribbon Ages 9 +)


*The Kirov Boutique will not have girls’ uniform leotards in stock.


Class attire & uniforms will be available online through our partnership with Footlights Theater & Dance Boutique. Go to and click on the store’s logo to purchase your uniform.


Please purchase leotards through one of the three ways listed below:

  1. Kirov Academy webpage and click on the Footlights logo (mentioned in box above)
  2. → click on schools, click on ‘Kirov Academy’
  3. Go to any Footlights shop in the Maryland or Virginia area


Code of Conduct for Students

Food/Drinks – Food, drinks (except water), and gum are generally not permitted in the building. We understand that dancers may need a snack at times (such as a granola bar, juice boxes and fruit) but full meals, sauces, dressings, soups, open containers or messy snacks are not permitted. Please be vigilant about cleaning up after eating to avoid mice.

Restricted Areas – In order to respect the privacy of boarding students, the following areas are prohibited: dormitory floors, mail room, recreation room, cafeteria, computer lab, Jacuzzi room, and Workout room.

Curtsy/Bow – All students acknowledge KAB instructors with a traditional curtsy (girls) or bow (boys) when passing in the hallway. Students will be shown how to perform this at orientation.

Attendance –Students are expected to arrive 20 min early in order to prepare and warm-up. If late, participation is at the teacher’s discretion. One absence per month may be “made up” in the level below their class. This is determined by KAB on a case-by-case basis, and is not guaranteed. Students with excessive lateness and/or absences will be prohibited from performing and could eventually be dismissed from the program.

Personal Belongings – Bags and personal belongings are not to be left in the hallways. Bags may be brought into class or left with parents.

Orientation on First Day – There will be a short orientation on the first day of class for all students and parents, where we will go over the program, Kirov culture and expectations and introduce the teacher. A sheet with this information and more will be handed out on that day.


Note to Parents/Guardians            


  • Waiting During Class: Due to limited waiting space, we ask parents to drop-off/pick-up dancers. There will be a mid-year Parent Observation night when family and friends are invited into the studio to watch the entire class. Watching class at any other time is prohibited.
  • Sign In/Out Procedures: Adults will sign in/out at the front desk and must be on our list of parents/adults allowed to bring/pick-up a dancer. Adult visitors will then be given a badge to wear while in the building that must be returned upon signing out. Due to limited waiting space and staff, students are asked to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before class.
  • KAB Culture: In order to respect the learning environment we have created for dancers at KAB, all students and visitors are asked to remain quiet in the hallways. Please keep visiting children with you in the waiting areas.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: Please call 202.636.0655 or the front desk 202.832.1087 after 2pm on days with inclement weather to find out what decision has been made for the Evening Programs. Email notification will also be sent out once a decision is reached. Disregard any Kirov closures listed on television or radio; these are only for the Full-Time Academy. When possible we will re-schedule cancelled classes, however; it is not guaranteed.
  • Parking & Drop-Off/Pick-Up: The circular drive in the front of the building is only for quick drop-off and pick-ups. Please remember students are not allowed to leave the building without an adult signing them out. Please use our free gated parking lot provided in the back of the building.
  • Driving Directions: Our address is 4301 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC, 20017, however; if you are using a GPS please use our alternate address: 10 Fort Drive NE, Washington, DC, 20011.


–   New Adult Ballet and Pilates classes coming soon!   –  




Contact Information:

KAB After School Program Office
4301 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone (202) 636.0637 Fax (202) 636.0601