The Finnish National Opera Ballet School provides basic education in classical ballet and secondary education leading to a Vocational Qualification in Dance. The school is maintained by the Foundation of the FNO.
More than 180 children and adolescents attend the Ballet School, 30 of them vocational students and about 150 of them pupils in basic education.
Basic education consists of three levels: pre ballet (age 7-8), basic level (age 9-12) and middle level (age 13-15). Vocational level is for students aged 15 years and older.
Special courses are also arranged nationwide. A fee is charged for basic education at all levels.