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Frequently Asked Questions

Adult Ballet Classes

How old do I have to be to participate in an open Adult Ballet Class?

These classes are intended for dancers ages 16 and up.  Dancers must be at least 16 years-old at the time of the class.

How long are the classes?

Ballet classes are 90 minutes long and will include barre and center work.  Body conditioning classes are 45 minutes long.

How much do classes cost?

Ballet classes costs $15 and Body Conditioning classes cost $10. There is also the option to purchase a 6 class pass for $80.

When are classes being offered?

(As of 10/26/20) Currently, we will be offering classes from November 2 through December 18, 2020. Please see the schedule for a complete list of classes.

Are there different levels of classes? How do I know if I should take the Beginning Ballet or Intermediate/Advanced Ballet class?

Please see the level descriptions to determine which class is the right fit for you!

Beginner

A perfect class for those getting started or revisiting ballet again as an adult!  This class will focus on alignment, foundation of technique, and movement quality.  It is recommended that students have an understanding of basic ballet vocabulary.

Intermediate/Advanced

This class is a great option for those looking to maintain and improve their ballet technique while training at home!  This class is designed for dancers with a considerable amount of previous ballet training and a knowledge of ballet vocabulary.  This class will focus on technical strength, coordination and movement quality.  Students should have strong technique at the barre and center.

Body Conditioning for Dancers

Body Conditioning class consists of easy to follow body weight exercises, created for and inspired by ballet dancers/fitness professionals: Body conditioning class will help you develop lean muscle mass while improving your balance, flexibility, endurance, overall health and well-being.

When can I sign up for classes?

Registration for classes will open 14 days before the class and close two hours prior to the class’ start time. Please check back as additional classes with guest teachers may be offered!

Are the classes pre-recorded?

Classes are not pre-recorded. Our Open Division Adult Ballet Classes are taught in real-time on Zoom.  Dancers will have the opportunity to receive corrections and ask questions.

How many dancers are in each class?  Is there a limit?

Classes are limited to 50 dancers per class. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a refund if your class is cancelled for any reason.

How will I get the Zoom information for my class?

You will receive an email from the ABT Open Division thirty minutes before your class with the Zoom link. Please note that all classes are listed in the Eastern Time Zone (US).

Are there classes offered in different time zones?

All our classes are listed in the Eastern Time Zone (US). Dancers are welcome to attend from all over the world but please make sure to note the time difference for your class.

What kind of space and materials do I need to participate in ballet classes?

These classes are designed for dancers in their homes though dancers are welcome to join from a studio as well.  The classes will include barre work.  If do not have a barre, you are welcome to use a chair or countertop in your home. Please keep in mind the height and sturdiness of the barre or barre substitute.  We encourage dancers to modify exercises as necessary to make the best use of your dance space.