Ballet Arts Primary Program

Ballet Arts, Inc. is excited to announce a new program developed for 8–9-year-old dancers interested in becoming future Ballet Arts company members. The Primary Program has been created to supplement regular ballet training and to provide engagement with Ballet Arts. 




The Primary Program will be structured to enhance ballet training and movement. Curriculum will unfold within a nurturing and positive atmosphere and will focus on strengthening ballet technique, exploring creative movement, understanding dance concepts, learning stage makeup and bun techniques, and learning audition processes and overall discipline. Students will also have the opportunity to observe specific company studio or theater rehearsals, have Q&A sessions with members, and will be presented at both Nutcracker and Spring productions. Students may be asked to present flowers to professional dancers and soloists at productions. This program is not required for future auditions with Ballet Arts, Inc. and is not a guarantee of future membership. Primary students are not offered parts within seasonal productions unless a specific need arises.



Auditions are not held for the Primary Program, but certain criteria must be met. Students must:

  • have turned 8 years old on or before July 31, 2022
  • have at least one prior year of ballet training
  • maintain at least one regular ballet class at their choice of dancing school
  •  have regular attendance within the ballet class at their choice of dancing school
  • have a general understanding of ballet vocabulary and ballet technique
  • complete the enrollment form and ballet teacher referral form by August 13th, 2022
 Please submit the enrollment form and ballet teacher referral form via email to, or mail to 314 E. Main St. Jackson, TN, 38301. 


Classes will be held Fridays from 4:30PM-5:30PM with the following scheduling during 2022-23:

  • August 20 – October 1
  • October 15 – November 12
  • January 7 – March 4
  • March 25 – April 8
  • April 8th – Primary Program demonstration showcase


Tuition for the 24-week Primary Program is $360. The cost includes one Premium seat ticket voucher for The Nutcracker (Dec. 9-11 2022) and Snow White (March 17-19). The tuition can be paid in one or two payments. Balances must be paid in full by November 19, 2022.  It is the desire of the Board of Directors that no dancer is excluded from participation due to financial constraints. We will be happy to meet with you in regard to the fee schedule.


Questions? Contact Us

We are extremely excited about this new program. It is an excellent opportunity for your child to experience Ballet Arts Jackson. If you have any questions, you may contact Ballet Arts via email:


Caroline Purcell Meinert

Ballet Arts, Inc. of Jackson 

Artistic Director