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my 5 year old wants to do ballet

I think she would love it cause she loves to dance, but does anyone know howmuch it costs and what you have to buy?


Asked by mommy5409 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I found a website for a dance studio in Akron, Ohio. For a beginning ballet class, it looks like it will be $40 a month.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:30 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Sorry I also forgot to add that leotards, tights, and the appropriate shoes are required for her classes. But I found leotards for $8 a piece at walmart, tights for $4, and I went to payless for her ballet and tap shoes ($15 and $20).. pretty reasonable

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 10:26 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • it varies by where you live. look in the phone book (or online LOL) and call around to specific dance studios near you.

    supplies - generally leotard, tights, shoes, and a skirt/wrap. Then costume for recital.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:24 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • For a 5 year old at my daughters school, it would probably be combination class ballet/tap. Which would cost about $35 a month. She would need the shoes, tights, and leotard or whatever ballet outfit she would want to wear. You would also have to pay for costurmes for the recital, which is about $60 each and tickets for the recital which are $10 each. My daughter started when she was 4 and is still very into it at 14 years old. It does get more exspensive as they get older.

    Answer by prettybaby1 at 10:29 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • My kids go to my friend's dance studio now, but before that we went to classes at the rec center and there were very reasonable. What we pay now isn't too bad either, but they are in an older kids combo class with tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop. It's and hour and 15 min per week and costs us about $50 per month.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:35 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I found a website for a dance studio in Akron, Ohio. For a beginning ballet class, it looks like it will be $40 a month.

    Hey thank you so much

    Comment by mommy5409 (original poster) at 10:36 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • It depends on where you live and what dance school/classes you opt to enroll her. Even what's required is going to vary wildly. The dance school my daughter went to for a year required a specific leotard just for classes (well it was a specific color.) We also had to by tights and shoes for both ballet and tap. We had our monthly class fee which I think was about $40. Then there was the recital fee - costume, make-up (it had to be THIS lipstick not that one) hair piece, not to mention tickets. On the other hand, our community college offers dance classes inexpensively now that DD's older. ;)

    Look around. Make calls in the area. Check the park's department and the area colleges if there are some too.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 6:22 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • i did ballet i liked it but it varies upon area. mine was like 80 amonth (i think) but i did 2 diff. types of dance...

    Answer by tayseansmom7505 at 11:14 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Check at a dance studio where you are locally. They will give you all the information. I think at the very least she needs to have tights, a leotard & ballet shoes. There are also programs at the Y & places like that.

    Answer by Miss2010 at 8:18 PM on Aug. 1, 2010