• In 2006, Heidi Robitshek, former artistic director and founder of the Chamber Ballet along with her protégée Adelle Carpenter founded the Virginia Regional Ballet to dedicate a school to the continued improvement and enhancement of classical ballet technique. Virginia Regional Ballet's purpose is to bring to the community and develop among its citizens an educational and cultural program in dance. Virginia Regional Ballet is located in Williamsburg’s Art District at 1228 Richmond Road adjacent to the Williamsburg Community Pool and is professionally designed and constructed to provide the best possible facilities for instruction. Virginia Regional Ballet Academy offers a beginning through pre-professional curriculum in all dance forms through a variety of weekly classes and performance opportunities. Professionally trained and experienced teachers qualified to teach classical ballet, contemporary, character, creative dance, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and lyrical dance are available at all levels. Scholarships, through the Jenni Paddock Scholarship Fund, are available for deserving students interested in dance. The Virginia Regional Ballet is open to everyone regardless of race, gender, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.

  • Academy Admission

    Virginia Regional Ballet Academy is open to anyone who wishes to train at its studios in Williamsburg and Yorktown. Students must complete a registration form and submit the annual registration fee. Virginia Regional Ballet Academy is an equal opportunity school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.


  • Registration and Tuition

    Annual Registration Fee*: $40.00 for first dancer, $20.00 for each additional dancer in the same family

    * No registration fee for Mommy & Me, Private classes, and visiting students.

    Tuition is calculated by the total number of class hours per week per family. The special Unlimited and Family Unlimited plan rates apply when taking 7 hours or more per week. Payment is due the first week of each month. First month’s tuition is due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard. Payments made after the 15th will be charged a late fee of $10.00 unless prior arrangements have been made with the studio director. Returned checks for insufficient funds: $20.00 fee.

    Tuition, paid monthly, September - June, is based on a 35-week dance year. Tuition is due the first week of the month regardless of the week of your first class. Ask about discounted annual and biannual tuition payoffs. No yearly contract is required.

    Interested in monthly in Auto-Pay? Download and print our Automatic Payment Authorization and complete and return it VRB.

    Register online or by completing a paper registration form and returning it to VRB.  Click here to download the Registration Form.

    Online Account Access.

    Dancers and parents can register and enroll for classes and maintain their account online by visiting www.danceVRB.com and selecting Customer Portal. Students and classes can be added and payments can be made through this account. You can also enroll in a class by clicking the "Register" link next to the class listing on the class schedule page.

    New to the Customer Portal?  Watch this Customer Portal How-to Video.

  • Scholarship Program

    Scholarships, through the Jenni Paddock Scholarship Fund, are available to children residing in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County. Our scholarship is intended to allow students to have the opportunity to learn the art of dance through ballet class. It is the goal of the scholarship program to promote and advance the art of dance and to provide a low- or no-cost opportunity for any family who otherwise could not afford dance lessons.

    Full and partial tuition scholarship opportunities are based on available funding per calendar year. Consideration for full or partial scholarship is based on aptitude, dedication, and financial need. Any child under the age of eighteen, regardless of race, creed, religion, or sex, may be eligible for consideration. An audition is required for all applicants and will be scheduled following submission of scholarship application documents. Auditions are arranged and reviewed by our teaching staff and Studio and Artistic Directors. The amount of each scholarship depends upon: total funds available; number of successful applicants; technical level of applicant; number of required classes; and financial need. Scholarship awards are distributed based upon the Directors' and teaching staff's evaluations.

    All scholarship applicant and recipient information is kept confidential.

  • Class Placement

    Class placement is based on ability and age appropriateness of the techniques being taught. New dancers will be evaluated by an instructor in a trial class to determine proper class placement. Current students will receive class placement for the new dance year prior to the summer class session.

  • VRB Handbook

    For more details about VRB's policies and procedures, please see the VRB Handbook.

    VRB 2018-2019 Handbook