Class Bookings Now Open!
If you are looking for a positive and engaging way to be physically active, join us for some light-hearted fun, real-time corrections, a dash of some tough ballet love…(if required) in our online open ballet classes from the comfort of your own home.
Ignite your love of ballet learning from industry professionals, dancing to classical music and fun renditions of your favourite tunes.
In each online class, you will receive helpful cues, personal corrections, and genuine encouragement to help you stay focused and motivated.
Your teacher is City Adult Ballet principal, Jane Casson. Jane has been teaching ballet for over 18 years and is very passionate about sharing her insights and tips (that she has learned as a professional dancer with The Australian Ballet) with her adult dancers online and is excited to support you going forward in your dance journey.
These classes are perfect for dancers with 2 or more years of ballet training.
Online Open Ballet Class $15
Join Jane on Tuesdays at 10:30 am (AEST) Melbourne/Sydney time.
Here’s what some of our dancers say about our online classes:
“The absolute best thing about lockdown has been my City Adult Ballet Online Classes… I still have a ways to go but Jane Casson has been so supportive and makes ballet class SO MUCH FUN! I will miss it over the summer break! Might be time for some new shoes!”
“I have been taking ballet classes for more than ten years and City Adult Ballet has been the most inclusive, welcoming & inspiring environment to dance in! Jane is fantastic at accommodating beginners & advanced alike and is wonderful at teaching all elements of dance – not just technical but also artistry and performance skills. Bonus is her selection of funky tunes, which if you are lucky might include piano renditions of the 70s and pop hits! It is always a joy to go to class, whether it’s online or in person. I can’t recommend it enough!”
“I’ve been taking classes at City Adult Ballet for around two years…if you’ve been thinking about starting or returning to ballet, I highly recommend these classes – and zoom is a good way to start.”
“Had a beautiful class (online) with City Adult Ballet.
I haven’t connected with ballet for such a long time, but there was something with this class that clicked.
Baby steps 🩰”
“City Adult Ballet renewed my love for dance! During lock-down I was searching for online dance classes when I came across this studio. I had no idea how a ballet class could be run online but was immediately blown away by the professionalism and set up provided. The online classes are structured in a way that still provides detailed teaching and correction no matter if you have a tiny apartment or massive studio to practice in. The combination of Jane’s humor with her amazing skill and eye for detail makes you want to come back to class every week. 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!”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
PREPARING FOR YOUR ONLINE BALLET CLASS
Before your class starts have a chair, table, or something sturdy (go on, get creative!) to hold on to for your barre work.
If your barre is portable, please have this set up on the left side of your body as you will start at the barre using the right side of your body.
Ideally, have your camera set up so that it is facing you, with as much of your body visible, to allow your teacher to support you throughout your class. Your teacher will offer corrections and helpful cues to help connect your mind and body.
Don’t be shy! Our teachers are incredibly nurturing and will give you lots of support and encouragement.
Our online classes use the Zoom application.
HOW MUCH SPACE WILL I NEED?
For your center work, you will require a small amount of clear space. Enough to move a few paces forward, back, and either side of you.
In each class, you will learn creative exercises that are tailored and choreographed for smaller spaces.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We suggest you wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing in your class and have your hair lifted up and off your face.
For footwear, you can wear ballet flats or cotton socks.
DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
Other than your Zoom link to access your class, (please check your email notification) a water bottle at the ready, and a sturdy make-shift barre, you are now good to go.
We look forward to seeing you in your studio from home!
Click HERE for online ballet class bookings.