Classical Ballet Theatre | Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes | Reston/Herndon/Northern Virignia and Greater D.C. Area Founder | Cynthia Donavin; Artistic Director | Alisher Saburov; Ballet Mistress | Dubraskha Arrivillaga; Ballet Master/Guest Artist in Residence | Gillmer Duran 320 Victory Drive, Herndon,VA 20170 • (703) 471-0750

CBT's Ballet Mistress, Dubraskha Arrivillaga, who is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum™, is the teacher for the Children's Division.

Pre-Primary (ages 3-4)

Children are introduced to a joyful, age appropriate, beginning ballet experience in a balanced, structured setting that encourages exploration and creativity. Children delightfully move while refining fine and gross motor skills, coordination and increased physicality while preparing for the Primary level.

Thursday* 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 am

* new class added (as of 8/2014)

Primary (age 5-6)

Children are introduced to beginning ballet exercises in a playful structured setting for the preparation of Level 1. In keeping with the overall approach to the learning that the ABT curriculum requires, particular activities, movement patterns, cognitive development and coordination are included in this level to encourage self-discovery and imagination.

Saturday 9:45 - 10:30 am
Monday 4:15 - 5:00 pm

Sessions and Tuition (2014-15)

Two sessions for 2014-2015 school year:

  Fall Session Spring Session
Monday Classes

Sept 8-Dec 15
(no class Oct 13 or Nov 24)

Jan 5-May 18
(no class Jan 19, Feb 16, Apr 20, Apr 25)

Saturday Classes

Sept 6-Dec 20
(no class Nov 29)

Jan 10-May 16
(no class Mar 14 or Apr 4)

Thursday Classes Sept 4-Dec 18
(no class Nov 27)
Jan 8-May 14
(no class Apr 2 or Apr 23)


Children's Division Uniform and Dress Code


  • Light blue camisole leotard (Mirella M207C), pink tights (Capezio 1816c), pink leather shoes. 
  • Hair must be secured in a sleek bun. Short hair must be pulled back neatly off the face. 
  • No jewelry. 
  • No fingernail polish.


  • White dance shirt (M. Stevens 1441), black shorts (Eurotard), black leather ballet shoes, no socks.  
  • Hair cut neatly and off the face.