Adult Ballet Program
Beginner and intermediate adult classes are available to teens and adults (16+ years old).
Adult students over the age of 21, please take adult classes listed on schedule and not classes with our school youth program.
Currently, we do not offer pointe or performance opportunities for adult classes.
Scroll down below to FAQ for further information and our class card options and
important class card policy information.
Adult Beginner Ballet Technique Class is a basic ballet technique class suitable for the beginner teen/adult (16+) who would like to work in a slower paced environment. In the Beginner class, attention is paid to proper body alignment, use of the legs and feet, and developing movement sequences through coordination of the arms and head throughout barre and center.
Please note this class can be taken by absolute beginners with no experience, but the beginner class is not tailored to teach you the basic terminology or steps broken down, rather a fluid ballet technique class, barre to center just at a slower pace. If you are an absolute beginner we recommend a new class, Fundamentals of Ballet, a 10-week session, either separate or in conjunction with Beginner Ballet. The Fundamentals class is for those looking to learn the basics of ballet- terminology and how to properly execute basic steps. Check below for more details, dates, and future sessions of Fundamentals of Ballet.
Fundamentals of Ballet
10 WEEK SESSION
We are excited to offer a new Fundamentals of Ballet for Adult Beginners or anyone wishing to study basic ballet technique more deeply.
Fundamentals of Ballet will be a 10-week comprehensive, progressive series that builds on information from week to week though the session.
Students should sign up for the full 10 week session.
See our Fundamentals class description below!!
NEW 10 week session Tuesdays 5:30 -6:30pm
January 9- March 12, 2024
CONTACT US TO REGISTER!
Adult Intermediate Ballet Class
The Intermediate adult class welcomes teen/adult (16+) with at least 3+ years of committed ballet training. Students attending this class are expected to know barre and center vocabulary as well as petite allegro, pirouettes, combinations from the corner and grand allegro. The combinations given are more complex.
If you are unsure of leveling, please contact the studio and we can help you determine your appropriate class level.
Fundamentals Of Ballet
for Adult Beginners
10 week Session
Cost of Session $150
NEW SESSION Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
January 9- March 12, 2023
Register on our online portal
(Registration for this session will end on January 1. Check back for future offering in Summer 2024 (8 week session Tuesday evenings!
Ballet Fundamentals is offered as a 10 week session
(potentially there will be other sessions offered periodically throughout the season, pending enrollment.)
This class is designed for the ballet “true beginner,” introducing the foundation of ballet technique in a way designed specifically for adult dancers. We will discuss and learn ballet terminology, basic placement and posture for ballet, how to execute basic steps in the safest and most correct manner, and why these steps are used. Fundamentals is meant to be more of a working discussion/lecture type class. We will be exploring and moving, but also talking through points of ballet technique and related questions. Please note this is not a traditional classical ballet class, rather a lecture and learn class.
Ballet Fundamentals prepares new dancers to join Adult Beginner Ballet. Ballet Fundamentals is a great supplement for beginning dancers. It can be taken alone or in conjunction with our beginner ballet class. The fundamentals class is an opportunity to study key points to the artform of ballet, polish the foundations of basic technique, explore concepts to help with your technique in beginner ballet class, and deepen your understanding of how ballet technique is executed.
Our Fundamentals class will support the brand new or more curious dancer on “everything ballet” to aid in understanding and following along more confidently in the Beginner Adult Ballet class.
Attire: please wear comfortable clothing to move in, ballet shoes or socks. Feel free to bring Notebook and pen/pencil to write down any info you wish!
10 week Session registration required
Registration available on your portal or by emailing Kathleen@balletarts.com
Class cards will not be accepted for the Fundamentals class. Session is a separate charge of $150. The fee for this class is non refundable and not subject to partial or prorated attendance or refunds. Makeups will not be offered, exception a cancellation by the studio. This class is meant to continue learning new material from week to week, building upon the previous week’s subject matter, so students must register for the full 10 week session.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Kathleen@balletarts.com
Looking forward to offering a new great experience for our fabulous Ballet Arts adults!
How do I register if I am a new student?Current students can register on our online portal: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/balletarts New students please contact the studio email@example.com for more information on how to access our online portal.
What if I never took ballet? What should I sign up for?If you have never taken a ballet class, we recommend either starting with Fundamentals of Ballet for Adult Beginners either as a standalone 10 week intro to ballet or as a complement to taking a beginner ballet class. See our section about Fundamentals of Ballet for more in depth info.
Can I drop in?We do not offer drop ins for any Ballet Arts classes. You must register for all classes. If a registered adult student would like to take an alternate class occasionally, you must pre-schedule in advance. Please contact Kathleen@balletarts.com to schedule. Availability based on class size limits. No guarantees.
How much do adult classes cost?Adult classes use a class card system. Class cards are 5 classes for $80 and 10 classes for $150 (prices subject to change) Ballet Arts of Bucks County has a class card policy which is included in your waiver. Privates are also offered and based on instructor and studio availability. Private lesson rate is $70/hr (subject to change). We do not offer less then an hour private lesson. Class card Policy: Class cards are kept digitally through the portal. When roll is taken at class, your class card gets "punched" or marked off. One excused absence for each registered class with no mark off your class card. Subsequent or consecutive absence will be marked off your class card. Third consecutive absence and every absence thereafter will get marked off. You will be contacted after third absence to see if you still want your spot in class. Once your class card is complete you can opt to drop the class or continue to stay registered by purchasing a new class card. After two weeks with no class card on file and no notification of continuing to stay registered, your spot in class will be given up to the next person on the waitlist. If you wish to re-register, you will have to contact the studio for class availability. In effect, you do not need to make up classes as an adult student. The class cards allow for adults to miss one class occasionally for things like family, work or illness. We appreciate your cooperation with our class card and no drop in policy. If you have specific questions, contact the studio.
How can I pay for a class card?Class cards are available to purchase on your online portal. You can also keep track of your class card on the portal. Payments can be made online through the portal with credit or debit (convenience fees apply) , Venmo (please contact the studio for the Venmo account name) , cash or check payable to Ballet Arts of Bucks County. There is a drop box available in the studio lobby for cash and check payments. Be sure to include your name on an envelope if cash (Exact amount is appreciated) Please see our tuition policies for more information on payment policies
Where can I read your studio policies? What are the Class card policies?Please visit the studio general policies page : www.balletarts.com/student-policies Ask for a hardcopy at the studio. Class card Policy: Class cards are kept digitally through the portal. When roll is taken at class, your class card gets "punched" or marked off. One excused absence for each registered class with no mark off your class card. Subsequent or consecutive absence will be marked off your class card. Third consecutive absence and every absence thereafter will get marked off. You will be contacted after third absence to see if you still want your spot in class. Once your class card is complete you can opt to drop the class or continue to stay registered by purchasing a new class card. After two weeks with no class card on file and no notification of continuing to stay registered, your spot in class will be given up to the next person on the waitlist. If you wish to re-register, you will have to contact the studio for class availability. In effect, you do not need to make up classes as an adult student. The class cards allow for adults to miss one class occasionally for things like family, work or illness. We appreciate your cooperation with our class card and no drop in policy. If you have specific questions, contact the studio.
What do I wear to class?Adults can wear anything comfortable. Some students wear traditional attire- leotards, tights, skirts and others wear tank tops/tshirts and leggings. As long as you are comfortable moving in your clothing. Please no mid-drift tops and no bare feet. Ballet flats are recommended. If you are new and haven't had a chance to purchase shoes, socks are ok. There is a local ballet shop En Arabesque that we recommend for your dancewear needs. https://enarabesque.com/
What level would I be if I have taken ballet before?Please contact the studio to determine if you should take beginner or intermediate class. We can help you decide based on your experience- whether it be in the past or recently.