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“The St Louis Ballet School is a leader in dance education and a model organization. We have been consistently impressed by their professionalism in the classroom, on stage, and in management. The school showed exemplary commitment in protecting its students during COVID-19. The office staff and teachers worked tirelessly to move classes online and to accommodate schedule changes and IT issues. They made it easy for our kids to keep dancing and to stay connected with their class. Now with newly implemented changes this fall, we are grateful to return to the studio and are confident that the school will continue to provide a safe, caring, and nurturing learning environment.”

Jinn Hughes, SLBS Parent


As we work through the challenges the pandemic has placed on our school, our priority is two-fold:
1. To keep our students engaged and dancing
2. To keep our students, families, staff and faculty safe.

As of June 2021 we will continue to require masks in the studios during its summer programs and classes and will provide a temperature check station when students enter the buliding.  We do ask families to act responsibly and stay home if any symptoms present at home and only return when fever free after 24 hrs under no medication.  As we approach the start of Fall classes on August 18th, we will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and will tweak protols if needed.

We thank you all for supporting your dancers and children throughout this time and thank you for putting your trust in us.

Most Sincerely,

Tanya Strautmann and Gen Horiuchi


About Saint Louis Ballet School

Directed by former principal of New York City Ballet and former lead in the Broadway Show CATS in London and New York,Gen Horiuchi opened the doors of SLBS in the year 2000. The school is built on his belief that ballet serves as a foundation in life. By studying ballet, regardless if a student has a goal of becoming a professional performing artist or not, the student is building a strong discipline and work ethic that will serve them well in all areas of life and study. In addition, studying not only ballet, but all forms of dance as well as music makes a dancer well rounded. Bringing a student’s work to the stage is also an important factor in dance and music education. SLBS offers yearly performance opportunities through it’s annual end of year performance as well as the opportunity to perform in Saint Louis Ballet’s professional productions such as St. Louis’ holiday favorite The Nutcracker at the Touhill.

Why Ballet?


Accepting Submissions for 2022-2023


Currently Enrolling:
Fall 2021–2022

Free Trials and Level Placement

Inquiring students are given a free trial lesson in a class equivalent to their age group and past education in order to determine their level placement within Saint Louis Ballet School. Placement is determined by one of the school’s professionally trained faculty members. Students are evaluated yearly and receive written evaluations in the spring. At the end of the school term, students receive level placement for registsration into the next school term.

Fall School Term: August through mid June

Call 636-537-1998 to schedule your free trial today!



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