The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre




2015/2016 Annual Session begins September 8th!

Fall Placement Classes
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SOBT is the official training ground of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Students receive exemplary training from our world-class faculty, emphasizing pure classical technique. This experience is enhanced by invaluable opportunities to perform in fully staged productions at the Keller Auditorium alongside the professional dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Performance opportunities this fall include Napoli and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker!


If you are new to The School of OBT please click here to complete our school's registration form. Once you have completed this form you will be redirected back to this page where you will need to select which level you will be registering for from the links below (Pre-Ballet 3/4, Pre-Ballet 5/6 or First Steps).

For returning students and families, you should already be in our database and need only click what level you would like to register for from the links below (Pre-Ballet 3/4, Pre-Ballet 5/6 or First Steps).


For new students who have filled out the registration form from the link above or for returning students, you are now ready to register for a specific class.  Please select one of the levels from the links below - Pre-Ballet 3/4, Pre-Ballet 5/6 or First Steps.

After clicking the "Sign Up Now" button for the class section you want to register for fill in the information in the "New to our site?" section and create your account. Please add family members, such as the child(ren) you are enrolling and any additional parents or guardians for that child.

In the "Make a Reservation" screen select the option to make reservation for "Someone Else" and enter the child's name you are enrolling.

When selecting payment you will have the option to pay the registered child's tuition in full (payment in full is required for Pre-ballet tuition) or to enroll in the six-month auto-payment plan by selecting the Deposit option. The auto-payment plan is available only for First Steps through OBT2 tuition. By selecting the Deposit option you agree to allow The School of OBT to place your tuition balance and associated finance charges on the auto-payment plan, detailed in the SOBT Tuition Payment Schedule. The first payment or deposit will be charged at the time of enrollment and auto-payments will be charged monthly for five months, beginning October 1, to the credit/debit card you used to pay the tuition deposit.


Class Descriptions

Space is limited in Pre-Ballet and First Steps classes and enrollment is on a first come basis.

Please contact The School of OBT with any registration questions at (503) 227-6890 or

Preparatory Division Levels 1 - 6

Prospective students, age 8 and above, are required to attend an audition or take a placement class to determine acceptance and level. Level placement is based on the student's skill and strength. Please contact The School of OBT to schedule a free placement class during the first week of classes September 8 - 12, 2015.

Class Descriptions

2015-2016 Annual Session Schedule: Levels 1 6

OBT2 and Apprentice Programs

Admission to OBT2 and the Apprentice Program is by invitation only, at the discretion of the School Director and OBT Artistic Director, Kevin Irving. It is recommended that students in both programs have completed high school. Please contact The School of OBT for further information.

Non-Discrimination Policy

SOBT does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, or national/ethnic origin in administration of its admission criteria, education policies, scholarship programs, or any other school-administered programs or activities.

“Dedication and hard work are a constant at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Because of this, not only do we become better dancers, but we develop traits which make us better people. In addition, the support my teachers and fellow students provide helps make my SOBT experience as fabulous as it is.”

–SOBT Student

2015/2016 TUITION
The tuition prices below include an annual $15 registration fee.
Pre-Ballet 3/4
(12 week fall session)
Pre-Ballet 5/6
(12 week fall session)
First Steps
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Full Scholarship

2015-2016 SOBT Annual Calendar

Scholarship Information

Call 503.227.6890 for audition and registration information or email

Photo: George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Eric Griswold.

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre