The Academy of Ballet offers a variety of classes for adult students, ages high school and older. Take advantage of being in our beautiful and inspiring studio with accomplished, knowledgeable instructors. We concentrate on giving our adult students a dynamic workout through the exercises of ballet, modern dance, and floor barre. You will challenge your body and mind as you improve muscle tone, coordination, posture, and range of movement - through a dancer's perspective. 

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Ballet Exercise Classes

Marina O'Rourke, Director and Instructor

Two Daytime Class Options

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm

6 week session runs January 29/31 - March 5/7

Register for 1 or 2 classes

1 class per session = $60

2 classes per session = $110

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Adult Ballet Classes

Megan MacLeod, Instructor and Artist-inResidence

Beginner/Refresher Course

Thursday nights, 7:30-8:30pm

6 week session runs January 31 - March 7

$60 for 6 week session or $12/class drop-in rate

Intermediate Course

Friday nights, 6:00-7:00pm

6 week session runs February 1 - March 8

$60 for 6 week session or $12/class drop-in rate


Frequently asked questions:

Am I too old for these classes? No, you are not! students range in age from 16 - 70+ (who's asking?)  However, you do have to be physically able to do the work. Don't think ballet is easy; it's strenuous, challenging and complicated. You have to think about what you are doing - all the time. Yet, this is what makes these courses extremely gratifying!

Can I take these classes if I have (knee, hip, back, etc.) issues? Certainly - but you must be aware of what you can, and cannot do.  Inform your instructor ahead of time. If you are uncertain, consult your physician or medical professional and again, discuss your status with Marina or Megan. Nothing should stop you from pursuing this study!

What supplies do I need?  You may choose to wear any close-fitting exercise gear. Avoid items that are baggy over your hips, knees, ankles, etc. so that we can help you with alignment. Women may choose to wear a leotard and ballet skirt (above the knee, please). For your feet - ballet slippers work best, but if you do not yet have shoes, you can swear soft jazz shoes or socks to begin classes.

What if I miss a class?  If you must miss a class you can make-up in the daytime classes. Please give Marina advanced notice when you intend to make-up to assure space in class. If you know you are going to miss a class, you can make-up ahead of time!  If appropriate, day students can make-up in the evening adult ballet class.  Again, please contact the instructor to assure space. We do not offer refunds or partial tuitions for adult classes.