Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Adult Ballet Dancers

Am I too old to start ballet?

No way! Ballet is ageless! Whether you’re starting for the first time or coming back after a break, we’ve got classes that’ll make you feel right at home. So, get those ballet flats (or cotton socks) ready!

Do I need prior dance experience to join an adult ballet class?

Not at all! We welcome everyone, from total beginners to seasoned pros. Our classes are perfect for all experience levels. Plus, our experienced dancers love helping newbies. So, come join the fun and embrace the beauty of ballet!

What level of physical fitness is required?

Our classes cater to all fitness levels. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just getting started, our teachers will adjust the exercises to suit you. Come as you are and let’s dance!

What if I have a pre-existing injury or health condition?

Safety first! Consult your healthcare provider before starting classes. Let your teacher know about any limitations so we can make adjustments. We’re here to support you and make sure you dance safely and comfortably.

I’m a beginner dancer. What can I expect in my first class?

Starting ballet as an adult is an exciting adventure! Here’s what you can expect:

1. What To Wear:

Wear form-fitting clothes that let you move freely. Traditional ballet attire (leotard, tights, ballet flats) is optional. Leggings, a fitted top, and socks without rubber soles work just fine. Light layers are great since you’ll warm up quickly!

Tie long hair in a bun or ponytail to keep it out of your face.


2. Class Structure:

Your teacher will start with a brief intro, clearly demonstrating every exercise starting with a slow warm up and traditional exercises to prepare your body at the ballet barre.

Barre Work:
Basic exercises like pliés, tendus, and battements to help you build strength and technique with lots of audio and physical cues to help you throughout your class.

Center Work:
Move to the center for more exercises and simple jumps.

Across the Floor:
Your class will include some simple yet beautifully choreographed traveling steps across the room.

Cool Down:
End with stretching to prevent soreness and improve flexibility.

You will learn the traditional bow or curtsy which signifies the end of your class. It is a gracious way to thank your teacher and classmates and for them to thank and pay respect to you!

Added Bonus:
If you join our Tuesday 10:00am or Thursday 10:30am adult ballet class, you get a bonus 15-minute sneak peek!
Stick around and watch the intermediate and advanced dancers in action. It’s a great way to see where your newfound skills can take you in the future!

Which class is suitable for me?

Beginner Dancers (0 – 2 years of training):
*Tuesday 10:00am – 11:15am,
Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:15pm,
*Thursday 10:30am- 11:45am.

*Option to watch experienced dancers for 15 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Intermediate Dancers (2 – 6 years of training):
Monday 7:00pm -8:15pm,
Tuesday 10:00am – 11:30am,
Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:15pm, Thursday 10:30am – 11:45am

Advanced Dancers (6+ years of training):
Monday 7:00pm -8:15pm,
Tuesday 10:00am – 11:30am,
Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:15pm, Thursday 10:30am – 11:45am

How often should I attend classes to see progress?

Attending classes 2-3 times a week is ideal, but even once a week is great! You’ll meet amazing people, learn new skills, and each class is packed with fun and valuable insights.

Will ballet help with flexibility and strength?

Absolutely! Ballet is fantastic for boosting flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Plus, it’s an amazing stress-buster. Regular practice will bring you noticeable physical and emotional benefits!

Studio Details:

Ministry of Dance,
Level 1, 64 Sutton Street,
North Melbourne 3051

Which Studio Will I be Dancing in?: 
Classes are held in one of our three studios:
Studio 2, Studio 3 –  Both located on the right side of the corridor.


Studio 8 – located at the very end of the corridor to your right. 
Please ask at reception or any friendly dancer you see roaming the corridors for help if you’re unsure.

Parking:  Free 2-4 hour on-street parking nearby.

Public Transport: 
Flemington Bridge Train Station is a 500 metre walk to and from the dance studio, or
Tram Number 57 stops at Boundary Rd and Racecourse Rd. (Tram stop #22)

Nearby Amenities: 
There are many great cafes and restaurants about a 6 minute drive on Errol Street in the heart of North Melbourne.

Woolworths is a 2-minute drive for snacks!

We suggest that you arrive early to get familiar with the studio, meet your teacher, warm up and if you’re keen, have a good chat to one of your fellow dancers before class.

How much are your classes?

– Casual classes: $32 per class

– Term Ballet Classes: $28 per class for a 10-class booking.

*Term classes are available for the first week of each term, so get in quick!

When do City Adult Ballet classes run?

Term dates for 2024:

– Term 3: Monday 15 July to Thursday 19 September 2024

– Term 4: Monday 7 October to Thursday 12 December 2024

Term dates for 2025:

– Term 1: Monday 28 January to Thursday 3 April 2025

– Term 2: Monday 22 April to Thursday 3 July 2025

– Term 3: Monday 21 July to Thursday 19 September 2025

– Term 4: Monday 6 October to Thursday 11 December 2025

Flexible Scheduling for Busy Lives!

We know life gets busy! That’s why we offer casual classes for those who can’t commit to a full term. Drop in anytime, or book discounted term classes in the first week.

Need to Change Your Class?

You can make one class change within the same term of your booking. Email us at info@cityadultballet.com or call 0432 252 278 at least two hours before class start time.

Ready to Book Your Adult Ballet Class?

Wonderful! Click [HERE] for class bookings and let’s get you dancing!

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More Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us at info@cityadultballet.com or call 0432 252 278.

At City Adult Ballet, we strive to create a positive and nurturing environment for all our adult dancers in the studio. Feel free to ask your teacher any questions during or after class. We can’t wait to dance with you!