Welcome back to the studio!
Fall 2022 Registration now open! CLICK HERE
Fall Session will run from Tuesday 9/6 through Saturday 12/17/2022.
Ballet Petit is now open for In Person Classes Mondays - Saturdays.
New Air and Surface Purifiers throughout, masks always required of everyone on site, fully vaccinated staff, solid Covid protocols in place
To register or inquire, contact Miss Peggy:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in when we are open.
Ballet Petit had its earliest beginnings back in 1977 at the Happy Time Nursery School in Fremont. Then in 1983, Ballet Petit first appeared in Newark as its own entity. Today, Ballet Petit enjoys a roster of over 300 students of all ages and abilities.
In 1977, Artistic Director Peggy Peabody began teaching ballet as a nursery school activity which eventually evolved into what is now known as Ballet Petit. Having recently ended her studies at the San Francisco Ballet School, she decided to create her own studio where local dancers could also learn and thrive as she had.
The younger version of the current school first performed its mini-version of The Nutcracker in 1979 with 12 young dancers. The production grew as the dancers developed and matured. Ballet Petit’s 35th anniversary Nutcracker in 2013 counted nearly 300 dancers in over 450 costumes. Ballet Petit celebrated its 40th anniversary Nutcracker in December 2018, showcasing current students as well as multiple generations of returning alumni performing together at Chabot College's Reed Buffington Performing Arts Center.
Ballet Petit performs an annual Spring Concert as well, providing another stage opportunity for its dancers. In 2013, Ballet Petit began hosting the Oakland Ballet Company’s Ballet Boot Camp, a wonderful summer intensive program. Dancers attend from all over the Bay Area and beyond, where they study various forms of dance in addition to ballet, under the watchful eye of Oakland Ballet Company staff. Ballet Petit dancers may also apply for its Junior Company, where the most serious dancers further develop their ballet training.
Ballet Petit moved into its permanent home in February 2013. Its new 15,000 square foot state of the art facility continues to be a place where dancers of all ages are respected and encouraged to thrive for decades to come.
Come visit Ballet Petit today! Our studio is located at 2501 Industrial Park West, Hayward, CA 94545.