Our Mission

Petra School of the Arts has a mission to train up artists with a heart for worship. Teaching from a Christian perspective, we desire to offer a wholesome and safe environment to learn, be challenged, and grow. Instructors strive to provide technical excellence in teaching styles and impart a passion for worship to the students.

Studio 1
Ballet 3: 4:00–5:15 pm
Contemporary: 5:15–6:15 pm
Ballet 4/5 : 6:15–7:45 pm
Pointe Level 4/5: 7:45–8:30 pm
Studio 2
Jazz 4/5: 4:00–5:00 pm
Beginning Ballet: 5:15–6:15 pm
Teen/Adult Ballet: 6:15–7:15 pm
Studio 1
Ballet 4: 4:00–5:30 pm
Conditioning: 5:30–6:30 pm
Ballet 5: 6:30–8:00 pm
Pointe Level 5: 8:00–8:45 pm
Studio 2
Ballet 1: 4:45–5:45 pm
Creative Movement: 5:45–6:30 pm
Studio 1
Ballet 2: 4:00–5:15 pm
Creative Movement: 5:15–6:00 pm
Studio 2
Hip Hop: 4:00–5:00 pm
African: 5:00–6:00 am
Studio 1
Ballet 4: 4:00–5:30 pm
Ballet 5: 5:30–7:00 pm
Pointe/Variations Level 5: 7:00–7:45 pm
Studio 2
Ballet 3: 4:00–5:15 pm
Pre-Pointe/Pointe Level 4: 5:30–6:15 pm
Beginning Ballet: 6:15–7:15 pm
Beginning Tap: 7:15–8:00 pm
Studio 1
Junior Company (by audition only): 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Each student’s placement is based on individual ability. While age provides a basic guideline, technique levels will be determined and assigned by the instructor.

Tuition (per student)

  • 1 class per week - $55/month
  • 2 classes per week - $95/month
  • 3 classes per week - $135/month
  • 4 classes per week - $165/month
  • 5+ classes per week - $185/month
  • Single class - $15
  • Private Lessons - $50 per hour
  • Each additional family member will receive a 20% discount
  • Payments may be made with cash or check. Checks are payable to Petra Ballet Company.
  • Tuition is due by the 10th of each month. A late fee of $15 will be applied to payments received after the 10th of the month unless previous arrangements have been made.
  • A fee of $20 will be charged for returned checks.
  • No refunds nor carry over to the following month’s tuition for missed classes.

Additional Fees

  • $30 registration fee ($45 per family) due at time of enrollment
  • $100 annual performance fee (first installment of $50 due by October 31, second installment of $50 due by March 31)
  • Spring costume fees due by February 29. If a student is enrolled in more than one class, there will be an additional costume per class. All accounts must be up to date and paid in full for students to participate in the spring performance.

Class Policy

  • Classes meet weekly at 1711 W. Battlefield, Suite U Springfield, MO 65807
  • Each student’s placement is based on individual ability. While age provides a basic guideline, technique levels will be determined and assigned by the instructor.
  • Missed classes may be made up by attending an additional make up class assigned by the instructor.
  • In case of inclement weather, classes are cancelled when Springfield Public Schools are cancelled.
  • While no refunds will be given, extra make up classes may be scheduled due to cancelations made by Petra School of the Arts.


Thank you for choosing modest and appropriate dancewear for all classes.

Attire For Girls

Leotard: Each ballet level has a specific leotard color. Please see the assigned color for your class. All approved leotards in the dress code can be purchased at the Petra Studio. The last week of each month is a "free week" and students may wear solid leotards of any color. Skirts may be worn for pointe class.
Leotard Colors:

  • Creative Movement - White
  • Beginning Ballet - Pink
  • Ballet 1 - Sky Blue
  • Ballet 2 - Lavender
  • Ballet 3 - Mulberry
  • Ballet 4 - Burgundy
  • Ballet 5 - Royal Blue

Classes other than ballet may wear solid leotards of any color and fitted shorts. Comfortable fitness clothing may be worn over leotard for Hip Hop.

Tights: Pink footed tights (convertible tights are acceptable). No underwear please.


  • Ballet - Pink ballet shoes with sewn elastic
  • Pointe - Pointe shoes must have sewn ribbons and elastic
  • Tap - Black tap shoes/li>
  • Jazz - Black jazz shoes
  • Hip Hop - Tennis Shoes
  • Contemporary, Conditioning, and African - Barefoot

Hair: Hair should be pulled back neatly in a high or low bun for all classes. Short hair may be pinned back from the face. Neat ponytails are acceptable for African and Hip Hop.

Teen/Adult Ballet: Fitted fitness clothing or shorts may be worn over leotard. Pink ballet shoes. Hair pulled neatly away from face.

Attire For Boys

Pants: Black knee length shorts or fitted sweatpants.

Shirt: Plain white T-Shirt

Shoes: Black ballet shoes with sewn elastics or jazz shoes

Street clothes may be worn for Hip Hop.

Contact Information

Kim Raymond, Artistic Director

Rebekah Brown

Elisa Friedman

Kaitlyn Gann

Lacey Pailes

Kim Raymond

Sarah Shepard