Huntsville Ballet School


Huntsville Ballet School’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of dance training to all students, from the recreational dancer to those planning to pursue a professional career.

Celebrating over 50 years of dance training in Huntsville, Huntsville Ballet School offers open enrollment for classes including a variety of art forms and spanning generations with sessions ranging from Duets through Open Division lessons for adults. Huntsville Ballet School students have an opportunity to perform with the Huntsville Ballet Company in The Nutcracker at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.

HBS is the official school of the Huntsville Ballet Company and provides the finest classical ballet training in Alabama. The school's curriculum is targeted to develop strong, flexible and versatile dancers that can adapt to a variety of dance forms. The faculty at HBS is committed to helping students reach their full potential. The syllabus that HBS faculty follows is proven to train the highest caliber of professional dancers. Students from HBS have been accepted into prestigious programs and professional companies across the country. While all students do not choose to pursue a career in dance, the dedication, discipline, and work translate into other aspects of their lives to make them successful.

Huntsville Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker is open to all students from Ballet 1 through Ballet 6 by audition. A minimum number of ballet technique classes is required of all participating students to maintain artistic excellence.


The faculty and staff at Huntsville Ballet School are committed to the highest level of training for all students whether or not they plan to pursue a professional career in ballet. The syllabus that the HBS faculty follows is proven to train the highest caliber of professional dancers. HBS dancers have proven the use of our school’s technique by being accepted into the following programs:

  • School of American Ballet (official School of New York City Ballet)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet School (official school of Pacific Northwest Ballet Company)
  • Boston Ballet School (official school of Boston Ballet Company)
  • Carolina Ballet
  • American Ballet Theater School (official school of American Ballet Theater)
  • San Francisco Ballet School (official school of San Francisco Ballet
  • The Rock School for Dance Education (Philadelphia)


800 Regal Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801

Rachel Butler, School Director


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