Adult Ballet

Open Classes - start anytime, attend when you can

After 12 weeks of dancing from our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic we have recently returned to dancing at the studio in mid June.  We will also continue to offer virtual classes for students not able to join us at the studio yet. In-studio classes will be limited to 8 students. Advance registration is required. 

I'm grateful to Ballet U for allowing me to continue dancing as I age. I've been dancing since I was 6, but as I approach 60, moving is getting to be more difficult.

Thanks to the many different levels of classes for adults at Ballet U, I can always find a class level that suits my abilities. The instructors are knowledgeable and always glad to show how to modify difficult movements.

Also, because I'm not a size 5, I'm grateful that Ballet U allows adults to wear clothing that's comfortable.

In my opinion, Ballet U is the best dance studio around for adults.
~K.K.

You will love our

  • Convenient scheduling: Daytime, evening and weekend classes
  • Flexible enrollment: 
    Drop-in classes, pay per class or use class cards
  • Caring and professional teachers who are passionate about ballet and about creating and fostering a community of adulballet students
  • Performance opportunities 
  • Professionally equipped dance studios
  • Virtual classes for students who prefer to dance at home
  • Convenient location inside the Verona Athletic Center, just a short drive from surrounding communities
Community of like-minded adults and teachers passionate about sharing their love of ballet with you!

Interested? Please contact us for an individual consultation or to set up a trial class. Private lessons available upon request.

Ready to get started? 

New beginners should enroll in our 10 week Beginners Series, which we offer several times throughout the year. Dancers with previous experience should book a trial class. Either contact us so we can assist you in choosing the correct level or go ahead and complete our online registration form here. Enroll in the desired class by choosing from our open adult ballet schedule. Pick the date that you plan on attending. Complete the checkout process. You will be charged our drop-in fee of $20 for the trial class within 48 hours after we receive your registration. This fee will be applied to your first class card purchase ($180 for 10 classes) as long as you purchase a class card within 2 weeks after your trial class. 

Adult Ballet 1

Learn basic ballet technique in a nurturing and supportive environment and build a solid foundation that will allow you to safely and easily execute simple steps and eventually progress to the next level.

Experience joy while dancing in a community of like-minded adults.

How long students stay at this level depends on their ability, background and motivation.

Each class follows the format of a traditional ballet class and includes barre and center work along with some floor stretches. Dancers will be introduced to and continue practicing the anatomical basics of technique: alignment/posture, placement, shifting weight, joint articulation, turns, slides, small jumps and ankle strength that will support the dancer through daily activities with substantial protection from injury and can expect to express their inner artist through brief choreographed dances. Students may wear comfortable exercise clothing like t-shirts and leggings or traditional dance wear, i.e. leotards and tights. Ballet slippers are recommended and available for sale ($15-20) at the Ballet U office.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ages 14+
  • Multiple 90 min classes offered per week
  • Attend one or more weekly classes
  • Eligible to join our project based performing ensembles
Adult Ballet 2

At this level students are expanding their ballet vocabulary while still practicing the basics in every class.

Experience joy while dancing in a community of like-minded adults.

How long students stay at this level depends on their ability, background and motivation.This class includes intermediate level barre and center work with an emphasis on clarity, strength, control, flexibility and fluid transitions. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ages 16+
  • Multiple 90 min classes offered per week
  • Attend one or more weekly classes
  • Eligible to join our project based performing ensembles
  • Additional offerings include Sunday workshops and Progressing Ballet Technique classes
Adult Ballet 3

This level focuses on continued vocabulary development including intermediate level jumps and turns with an emphasis on clarity, strength, control, flexibility and fluid transitions.

Artistry is incorporated whenever possible and dancers will be supported towards their personal dance goals.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ages 16+
  • Multiple 90 min classes offered per week
  • Attend one or more weekly classes
  • Eligible to join our project based performing ensembles
  • Additional offerings include Sunday workshops and Progressing Ballet Technique classes
Adult Ballet 4 

Advanced level class for adults with solid ballet vocabulary and technique. Pointe work optional.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ages 18+
  • Two to four 90 min classes per week
  • Pointe classes (optional)
  • Spring Showcase Performance
  • Eligible for Nutcracker participation
  • Eligible to join our project based performing ensembles
  • Teaching apprenticeships for interested adults
  • Additional offerings include Sunday workshops and Progressing Ballet Technique classes
CLASS PRICES

ADULT BALLET - LEVELS 1, 2, 3, 4

Single Class - $20 ($15 for dance professionals) (Please pay at studio)

10 Classes $180 * 20 classes $350
(Please set up account online and purchase online)

Purchase class cards and memberships through our online system.

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