Ballet instruction is based on the standards of schools of the major European and American ballet organizations. The syllabus, unique to NFB Académie, integrates elements from the best in progressive and acclaimed classical ballet training methods, and the latest advances in the science of movement. It is carefully designed to develop young bodies without injury to immature bone and joint structure. In may of each year auditions are held for a new 3rd grade class, students auditioning should be current 2nd graders. No prior training is required. Selection is based solely on the student's potential to learn to dance. Auditions for 4th-8th grades is based on space available, students wishing to audition for 4th-8th grades can request to be placed on a waiting list.