The Brae Crest School of Classical Ballet was founded in 1958 by the Marsden family and is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island.

Open House for Fall Class Registration

The month of September is our “Open House”! Call (401) 334-2560 or email for a day and time to visit.

Since its inception the school has established a reputation of the highest standards in ballet education. Excellence in training, artistic integrity, technique, correct physical development and personal discipline are balanced with pure aesthetic vision, emphasising the joy, beauty and tradition of classical ballet.

The school is open to individuals ages 3 to adult who are interested in classical ballet lessons.

Classes are offered for:

  • Preprimary
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Classes are taught Monday – Saturday in:

  • Ballet
  • Technique
  • Point
  • Pas de Deux
  • Character

Registration and Payment

Students must register for each term separately and in advance. For current students a form will be sent out prior to each term, indicating student's name and the classes scheduled. THE FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED WITH PAYMENT. Partial payments must be arranged before the beginning of each term. For any returned checks, there will be service charge of $15.00

Partial scholarship available.

No refunds will be given. Instead, the students are required to make up in a class other than that regularly scheduled. Please make up as soon as possible. No make-ups will be allowed in a new term.

Please note: 24 hour advance notice is required when canceling the private lesson and the new appointment must be made.

Term dates and tuition fees


Preprimary and Beginners:
Black leotard, black tights and black ballet shoes. All girls wear hair up off neck in a bun.

Intermediate and Advanced:
Pink tights and pink technique and pointe ballet shoes with leotard of any color.

All girls wear hair up off neck in a bun. Chiffon skirt is optional. 
All male students are required to wear black footless tights, a tee shirt, white ballet shoes and white socks.

Brae Crest is not liable for any injury that may occur in the studio or on the premises.

We are located at:

52 Sherman Avenue
Lincoln, Rhode Island
(401) 334-2560, fax (401) 334-0412