About Us
SMBT offers a pre-professional curriculum to dancers here in the Pine Belt area.

South Mississippi Ballet Theatre is dedicated to bringing the highest level of classical ballet training to the Hattiesburg area. It is our goal to educate both children and adults about the training, culture and history of classical ballet while offering them a chance to pursue the art in whatever capacity they choose.

Based on the Vaganova Syllabus, SMBT teaches in the same tradition that trained Baryshnikov, Makarova, Neureyev, and countless other famous Russian Dancers. Known for the beautiful way dancers use their head and arms, the Vaganova method is the preferred training system for schools around the world.

It is our hope that every student that walks through our doors will come to both love and respect the art of ballet, to increase their sense of self worth, and to gain a deeper knowledge and respect about the world around them. We strive to offer our students an environment that is both caring and disciplined with special attention given to the individual needs of each and every student.

Where we work

Our Facility

Great Location
Conveniently located right off Hwy 98 and Old Hwy 11, within walking distance to Oak Grove High School
3 State-of-the-Art Studios
18' ceilings, lined with mirrors, natural light, professionally sprung wood sub-floors with marley covering
Functional costume and wardrobe room stocked with props for dozens of different classic performances
Private Changing Area
Coming to-or-from school is no problem with a full changing room, private stalls, vanity mirrors, and personal storage
Waiting Rooms
2 parent waiting rooms with seating and WiFi so you can wait comfortably while your child is learning
Dancer Lounge
Between classes, dancers can relax and recharge with comfortable seating, tables, and access to a refrigerator
how we operate

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dress Code?

Please review our dress code page for more information about required materials and attire.

How much is tuition?

Current course offerings and tuition are available on the registration page. We do our best to keep it up to date, but it is subject to change. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

What is the class schedule?

The current class schedule is available on our schedule page. We do our best to keep it up to date, but it is subject to change. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Do you offer discounts for families?

Yes! If you enroll multiple students in a class, each additional student receives 15% off.

Can I withdraw from classes?

If a student withdraws at any time throughout the year, it must be done in writing 30 days in advance. When withdrawing early, a penalty of two months tuition will be charged to the account. Students may continue to take class throughout the remaining two months.

When is tuition due?

Tuition will be charged on the 5th of each month. If charge does not go through, a $10 late fee will be applied to the account and a new form of payment will need to be put on file. Tuition is non-refundable. Monthly tuition is based on a 12 month payment plan. Families also have the option of paying tuition in full each semester with a discount.

What is the day program?

We are excited to offer a Pre-Professional Day Program beginning in fall 2023! The addition of the day program will meet a need for those dancers who want to spend more time in studio and take a more focused approach toward their ballet training. Afternoon and night classes will still be available. If you are interested in the day program, please contact us for more information.

Ready to Start Dancing?
Today is the day to better yourself or someone you love through the art of dance. Check out the schedule and sign up today!
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