Russian Ballet Theatre School
Russian Ballet Theatre School


RBTS Students performed in another successful First Fridays Ypsilanti Art + Culture Walk event on August 5, 2016. The dancers and musicians were awesome and the audiences loved it! Photos and videos will be forthcoming so stay tuned!

Russian Ballet Theatre School is awarded

"The Big Leap Award."

Russian Ballet Theatre School is Think Local First's 2014 Washtenaw Indie Award Winner of "The Big Leap Award." 

The Big Leap Award is given to a business that "took the leap" and successfully created a new idea, model, or solution despite all the risks. 

RBTS would like to congratulate all the runners up and fellow award winners in the other 3 categories. For the complete story see The Ann Magazine article at:

New Class Offerings:


Boy's Class for ages 7 -12 Wednesdays 4:20 - 5:10 pm

Our popular Boy's class will be continuing in September 2015. An excellent opportunity for boys to study ballet in a special class designed just for them. Ballet experience helpful, but not required. Intended as a special supplement to reinforce training in regular weekly classes.


Bolshoi-Kirov Stretch-Strengthen-Tone Class Fridays 6:25 - 7:10 pm  

Bolshoi-Kirov Stretch-Strengthen & Tone is an organized, progressive series of exercises adapted from the Bolshoi and Kirov Schools in Russia.

No knowledge of Ballet required. Strengthen, stretch and tone abdominal muscles, arms, legs, feet & ankles as well as upper, mid & lower back using classical ballet and ballet-inspired exercises. Short, beginning level ballet barre warm up combines with low-impact, weight-bearing and non-weight bearing floor exercises, resistance stretches, barre stretches with and without a partner and much more.


Pointe Variation Class Wednesday 7:50 - 8:35 pm    

This class is to be taken as a 3rd/4th class per week. This separate pointe-only class is dedicated to learning famous pointe variations. It is meant to supplement regular weekly technique classes that incorporate pointe work at the end of class. Open to intermediate/advanced level students.


Beginning I/II Pointe Class Friday 5:45 - 6:25 pm

This class is to be taken as a 3rd class per week. Additional time spent en pointe with warm ups and exercises at the barre as well as basic steps in the center. Meant to supplement regular weekly technique classes that incorporate pointe work at the end of class.



Pre-Professional 13 - 18 yrs Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:25

These 2 special hour long weekly classes are an intense study devoted to cultivating stage presence, learning special choreography incorporating more complicated steps, turns and jumps. Pointe work is a focus. By invitation only - Contact RBTS for details.





Russian Ballet Theatre School

44 E. Cross St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48198


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