All ballet courses are held at our University District studio at 4556 University Way N.E., the southeast corner of N.E.47th and University Way N.E. Enter through the door on N.E. 47th.
Ballet Barre and Exercise (course #15.02203)
Max Enrollment: 24
Absolutely no experience necessary! The focus of this class is on stretching and strengthening muscle groups with simple ballet and Pilates exercises. Warm up exercises at the barre are followed by center floor mat work, using resistance bands. This class will improve your flexibility, increase strength and reduce stress. The class is an excellent introduction to ballet, and suitable to complement other forms of exercise and dance. The live music will inspire you to keep working! All shapes and sizes will feel comfortable in this class.
Very Beginning Ballet (course #15.02201)
Max Enrollment: 22
A truly very beginning class designed for novice dancers, or students who have not danced for many years. All shapes and adult sizes will appreciate the artistic aspect as well as the great exercise in this class. We will emphasize proper posture, muscle development, flexibility and grace of movement. Ballet steps are introduced very slowly so that self esteem and ballet technique develop in an entertaining atmosphere with beautiful live music.
Beginning-Intermediate, Almost Intermediate and Intermediate Ballet (course #15.02202)
Max Enrollment: 22
Students with previous ballet training will enjoy the continuation of beginning level ballet into the intermediate level. Students will progress at a comfortable pace while increasing strength and flexibility. Center floor combinations will be introduced slowly in the Beginning-Intermediate level so that students who have not danced recently will feel comfortable. The Almost Intermediate class will bridge the work into Intermediate Ballet. Complimentary placement class is available, space permitting. The Intermediate Ballet and the Saturday morning classes are an hour and a half class. The others are one hour classes.
Beginning Pointe for Intermediate Students
Students working at the Intermediate level of ballet, can begin to work en pointe, with the teacher’s permission. This hour long class will introduce students to pointe work slowly, while strength is built. Students must be taking regular technique classes as well to qualify for this class.
Max enrollment: 12
We are offering a four week Variations Workshop April 20- May 11 on Saturdays at 12:30- 1:30. Kristen Darby will be teaching the Bluebird Variation from Sleeping Beauty, the Kitri Variation from Don Quixote, the Four Little Swans from Swan Lake, and the Aurora Variation from Sleeping Beauty. The fee for the four week session will be $60.00. Single classes may be taken at the cost of $22.00 each, space permitting.