Boys Programs

Since taking the first summer workshop, Rafael has jumped-- or should I say leaped-- into ballet! He joined the cast of Neglia's Nutcracker as a mouse this December, and had a fabulous first experience onstage at Shea's! And he is now dancing 4 1/2 hours a week. Rafael loves ballet, and he loves his teachers. We're seeing increased strength, great coordination, and the discipline that comes of dedicating himself fully to this craft! Who knows where it will take him in the future? ~parent testamonial

Participants of Boys Dance Too Workshop 2017. Photo Credit: Rebecca Lindamood

FREE* Summer Workshop for Boys (ages 8-13)

No Experience Necessary!


(Monday through Friday from 4:15 - 5:15pm daily)

Exposure to both sports and the arts help boys become more well-rounded young men. Have you considered ballet? Boys ages 8-13 are invited to give it a shot at Neglia Ballet's FREE summer workshop "BOYS DANCE TOO!". Over the course of nine classes lead by ballet masters, boys will learn the fundamentals of ballet, develop their physical strength, and gain a deeper appreciation for this powerful art form - all while having fun and forging new friendships!

*The workshop is tuition-free but requires a $40 registration fee which will be applied to the next Conservatory year should your son wish to pursue ballet classes.

Space is limited, so REGISTER today.

 We also offer a year-round ballet class just for boys and young men. New students are always welcome. Click here for more information. 

Questions about our boys-only programming? Email us at or call us at (716) 447-0401.

Instructor Seyong Kim teaching (2019) Photo by R. Lindamood

Instructor Mindaugas Bauzy teaching. Photo: R. Lindamood

Why Ballet for Boys?  Take a look at some of the ways ballet has been shown to aid in boys' development . . .

  • improves physical strength, agility and flexibility 
  • improves concentration, memory and cognitive ability 
  • boosts self-confidence
  • fosters discipline, respect and creativity 
  • opportunity to form strong friendships 
  • encourages musicality and rhythm 
  • provides an outlet for creativity and fun! 

My son just attended a two-week, boys only summer class at Neglia. We were both immediately comfortable at the Neglia studios. The staff welcomed us, my son loved the attention from the teachers, and we were impressed by the quality of artistry and instruction. We can't wait to come back in the fall!

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