Class Bookings Now Open!
BEGINNER BALLET /OPEN CLASS:
TUESDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 11:30 am Additional option to watch 15 mins of class
THURSDAYS 10:30 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Additional option to watch 15 mins of class
$30 per class
Discover how to move gracefully in fun and creative beginner ballet classes, full of great tips on correct technique, cues for proper alignment, beautiful music, and expressive movement.
Welcome, all beginner dancers!
At City Adult Ballet, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to adult dancers who have little to no prior ballet experience. Our Beginner/Open classes are designed especially for you, providing the perfect opportunity to embark on your ballet journey.
Let’s begin with the first 15 minutes of your Beginner/Open Ballet class, where you’ll dive into a series of simple barre exercises. Here, our focus is on correct placement and building a solid foundation in technique. It’s a chance for you to work closely with your teacher, practicing transitional steps and seeking guidance when faced with any challenges.
You’ll be joined at the barre by our intermediate and advanced adult dancers, offering you the unique opportunity to learn from and follow more experienced individuals. In our classes, we cultivate a fun and friendly environment where everyone feels welcome. While the barre work forms an essential part of your training, we’ll also venture into center work—exercises away from the barre—where you’ll explore fluid movements to music and engage in gentle stretching.
Your dedicated teacher, Jane Casson, the principal of City Adult Ballet, will expertly demonstrate each exercise with clarity. Throughout the class, she will offer her unwavering support, encouragement, and assistance in making any necessary technical adjustments. Jane’s extensive experience as a professional dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and The Australian Ballet, combined with the expertise of our talented guest teachers, ensures that you receive the utmost guidance on your dance journey.
After your invigorating Beginner/Open Ballet class, you’ll leave feeling inspired, structurally taller, and physically stronger. The great tips and techniques you’ll pick up will undoubtedly fuel your excitement for your next ballet class.
But that’s not all! Our beginner dancers are also welcome to observe our more experienced dancers at the end of their class. It’s a wonderful opportunity to witness firsthand how your newfound skills can be applied and developed further.
Don’t just take our word for it—here’s what some of our dancers have to say:
“If you want to find joy in ballet as an adult, these are the classes to attend!”
“From the first class, I was made to feel welcome and included…”
“City Adult Ballet offers a unique opportunity to learn to dance from passionate professional dancers who have worked all over the world. Learning to dance has been a life-changing experience for me and for that, I will always be thankful I chose these classes!”
“A really positive and supportive environment, great for all levels particularly those who are coming back after (many years) break or those who want to try something new.”
“The quality of teachers is exceptional and even I can see how much I’ve improved from week to week under their expert guidance.”
“It is so motivating and confidence-building to see the improvement in your dancing over time. The teachers balance fun and discipline while skillfully catering to a variety of levels of experience. Each class is challenging, fun, joyful, and inclusive…”
Rafaela C G
“Having my teachers believe in me in a genuine way, especially as an adult, has given me the courage to push myself further…Jane’s warmth and genuine interest in people have created a very warm community filled with the love of dance and music.”
“Had a beautiful class with @cityadultballet.
I haven’t connected with ballet for such a long time, but there was something with this class that just clicked.🩰”
“I’m hooked and begin my adult ballet journey with such excitement!”
“These ballet classes are an absolute delight. They are truly a highlight of each week, a space in which we are not just taught, but challenged and nurtured.”
“City Adult Ballet renewed my love for dance!… I highly recommend City Adult Ballet to anyone who wants to start learning or wants to renew their passion for dance. This is the place to be!“
Please let us know if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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