Continental Ballet Company

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431

Homeschool classesSchool performancesGetting there

Phone: 952-563-8562
Email: cbcinfo [at]

Homeschool classes

Description: Continental Ballet Company is dedicated to proper education in the art of classical ballet. The emphasis is on technique, rather than memorization of routines. Classes contain repetition balanced by original choreography. A simple, short student recital is offered in the middle of June to showcase the students’ progress that year.

Continental Ballet Company is a professional performing company and a school of ballet. Instructors are dancers with the company, and they are motivated to teach because of their love of ballet and their desire to share their knowledge and experience.

Continental’s studio has a suspended marley dance floor and is properly equipped with barres and mirrors. It is a spacious and beautiful studio.

While the students work hard in class, Continental Ballet Company wants the time to be a pleasant and affordable experience for students and their families. There is an opportunity for students to see the progression of ballet from studio to rehearsal to stage. In addition to providing excellent training, Continental Ballet Company instructors foster an understanding and appreciation of the art of dance.

Uniform: Students may wear comfortable clothing that allows instructors to see the lines of the body — such as leggings, or fitness attire. No legwarmers. Recommended attire for boys is a white t-shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers. Recommended attire for girls is a leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair should be secured in a low bun, away from the face.

Target age range: for ages 7–11 years and for ages 12–16 years

Cost per child/student: $45/month
• Most students will register in September and continue their classes through June. Continental Ballet Company does accept new students throughout the year.
• Tuition payments are the same amount for each month from September thru June regardless of the number of classes held (3 to 5 class per month).
Registration fee: $15/year ($10/Bloomington residents), due with first month’s tuition payment and completed registration.
Late fee: A $10 late fee may be applied to tuition received after the 10th of the month.
Cancellation policy: Tuition is non-refundable for any reason. If a student misses class, they may attend a makeup class of the same or lower level.

Sibling discount: 10% discount applied to tuition for two or more students in the same family.

Recital: A student recital is held in June at the Schneider Theater. Participation is not mandatory, however it is encouraged. Continental Ballet Company needs to know if students plan on participating by February 2016. More information is distributed later in the season.
Costume fee: $40–$50 on average.

Parent/guardian/educator policy: This is a drop-off program, but there is a comfortable lobby for parents to wait.

For more information, contact Alicia, Registrar, at 952-563-8562 or cbcinfo [at] or visit

School performances

Description: The Nutcracker Ballet - a holiday classic: As the holidays approach you can share the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet! This classic presentation has been condensed to a one-hour presentation for students to attend. All the beauty and magic of the ballet are preserved.

For more information, contact Alicia, Registrar, at 952-563-8562 or cbcinfo [at] or visit

Getting there

Parking: Convenient free parking.

Directions: Continental Ballet Company's home theatre, ballet studio and offices are located at the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN 55431.

Information subject to change. Please check with Continental Ballet Company for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Aug 5, 2017.