Our Program

Our Program

We strive to provide dance education that fosters creativity, artistry,
technique and instills life-long lessons and it shines in our students.

Classical Ballet

Classical ballet is any of the traditional, formal styles of ballet that exclusively employ classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique, its flowing, precise movements, and its ethereal qualities.

Jonna L. Maule

Pam Erickson


We will introduce basic ballet positions and steps along with more understanding of posture and body placement. New steps in this level develop coordination and musicality, and basic character dance is introduced..  


Jonna L. Maule


These levels develop strength flexibility and coordination, more barre work is added and new terms and steps allow children to begin to develop into dancers. Students begin adding more classes to their schedule enabling them to Develop better muscle memory strength and flexibility.

Jonna L. Maule


Students Are beginning pre pointe and pointe work in these levels as well as continuing to develop a greater understanding of good technique. 3 ballet classes are required at these levels for point work.

Students in this level may be eligible for our Junior Pre Professional training Program.

Jonna L. Maule 

Pam Erickson


Students are developing strong Pointe work as well as preparing for outside opportunities such youth America Grand Prix  and summer intensives.  Students enjoy multiple ballet classes per week as well as acrobatics Arts Modern Dance and theatre Arts.

Jonna L. Maule

Pam Erickson

Pre Professional Training Program

Our Pre Professional Program allows our most focused dancers gain additional training and opportunities.

A variety of future professions in the dance world are explored. Teaching, Choreography and much more.

Performances and Youth America Grand Prix take these students to the next level towards their pursuit of a professional Career in the dance industry.

Jonna L. Maule

Pam Erickson

Modern Dance

Developed in the early 20th century. combining several dance styles and provides for expression and freedom of movement.

Classes at CBS are in the Merce Cunningham style. This style of Modern Dance relates well to the classical dancer.

Vincas Greene

Acrobatic Arts

Acrobatic Arts Develops Strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.

Acro combines tumbling and dance.

Tricia Harrison

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts at CBS is designed to explore and expand the students creative process. Finding a character and a voice will develop confidence in Theatre, Dance and in life.

Nutcracker Ballet &
Children's Ballet of

Since 2004 Children’s Ballet of Spokane has been producing Spokane’s own production of The Nutcracker Ballet, Utilizing only children to produce a beautiful ballet that has delighted Spokane audiences for nearly 20 years.

While we have taken a short break from production we are excited to bring this holiday favorite back to the stage December 2021!