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Adult Ballet Class Session Information

Fall Session Adult Ballet Class Dates:

Session B: October 24th - December 23rd

Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - 26

Winter Session Adult Ballet Class Dates
Session A:  Jan 15 - April 1 (11 weeks)

Session B: April 16 - June 3 (7 weeks)

Registration for the full session is required! Open enrollment, pro rated after session start date.

Adult Ballet Classes: Beginner

Adult Ballet: Beginner is for absolute beginners who have never had any ballet training before and want to learn. No experience needed!

Ballet is a great physical activity that involves cardio, stretching, concentration, music, and memory. It burns calories, lengthens and strengthens muscles and contributes to an all-around sense of well-being.

This is an engaging, upbeat, thoughtful class that challenges without frustrating the students while focusing on helping them adjust their technical placement and posture for better strength and control.

DRESS CODE

Comfortable, form-fitting attire. Ballet shoes are best, but socks will do.

One class per week. Registration required.

Adult Ballet Classes: Beginner 2

Adult Ballet: Beginner 2 is for beginners with a basic knowledge of the ballet positions and terminology.

Ballet is a great physical activity that involves cardio, stretching, concentration, music, and memory. It burns calories, lengthens and strengthens muscles and contributes to an all-around sense of well-being.

DRESS CODE: Moveable clothing and ballet shoes

Registration required, repeatable. One class per week.

Adult Ballet Classes: Beginning/Intermediate

This is an engaging, upbeat, thoughtful class that challenges without frustrating the students while focusing on helping them adjust their technical placement and posture for better strength and control.

DRESS CODE: Moveable clothing and ballet shoes

Registration required, repeatable. One class per week.

 

Adult Ballet Classes: Intermediate/Advanced

Taught by studio owner Joanna Read, Adult Ballet Int/Adv is for dancers who have significant understanding of and training in ballet technique.

Adult Ballet: Intermediate/Adv is a class for those with previous experience and confidence in the technique. The class will work on more complex steps and will move at a quicker pace.

This is an engaging, upbeat class suited for dancers with considerable ballet experience. Teachers focus on helping students adjust their technical placement and posture for increased strength, mobility, and control. Dancers will work on pirouettes, beats in petit allegro, and other advanced techniques.

DRESS CODE: Moveable clothing and ballet shoes

Registration required, repeatable. One or two classes per week.

History of Ballet

Ballet originated in the Italian renaissance courts of the 15th century, where elite members of society were treated to a spectacle of dance and music.Transitioning from the court, to the opera, and then to the stage by the late 18th century, ballet began to stand on its own as an art form. By the 19th century, ballet began to look like what we see today; dancers in pointe shoes, narrative storylines, and ethereal athleticism. Ballet is a classical style of dance that is characterized by graceful movement, balance and symmetry, precision of movement, and a codified classical technique.