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Adult Fundamental 1 8-week starter sessions

8-WEEK INTRODUCTORY Sessions
Ballet 1: Adult/Teen Fundamentals

This is for the adult with no ballet experience! Learn the basic steps, class etiquette, direction of movement, and more. Ages 13 and older. 8-Week Session meets two times a week, both Mondays AND Wednesdays. Dancers progress to Fundamentals 2.
Mondays 6:00-7:15pm and Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm | Instructors: Jill Lile and Leanne Campbell-Noonan

SUMMER SESSION 2024: Jun 17 – July 31, 2024 (7 weeks $190 for 2x per week) BOOK HERE>

2024 Fall Session: Sep 30 – Nov 20 (8 weeks)
2024 Winter Session: TBA
2024 Spring Session: TBA

TUITION

SINGLE CLASS PRICES
Single class rate: $15
Senior Citizen single class rate: $9 (60+)
Post-Secondary Student single class rate: $12 (Currently enrolled in an education program)
Advanced Professional dancer (and professional teacher) single class rate: $10
SESSIONS for Adult Ballet Fundamentals 1: $216 for 8-week Session, 2x per week

CLASS CARD RATES as of September 1, 2023
4-class card: $57 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
6-class card: $81 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
12-class card: $142 good for 4 months from date of purchase.

Age 55+
4-class card:
$36 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
6-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
12-class card: $108 good for 4 months from date of purchase.

DRESS CODE
All students are asked to wear ballet attire or clothing that allows for fluid movement during class. Ballet technique shoes are required (with the exception of trying a free first class in which case socks would be permitted.)

DANCEWEAR: Adults are welcome to wear clothing that gives full freedom of movement for bending, stretching and moving. This can be the traditional leotard (fits like a one-piece swimsuit) and tights or a fitted t-shirt and leggings, yoga clothes, or other athletic wear.

Deep colors (black, navy, burgundy, purple, hunter green, etc.) are worn in ballet to make it easier for you and your teachers to check your alignment during classes. In winter months you may want to start the class with a warm-up layer over-shirt or close-fitting sweat-top until your muscles are ready.

If you are interested in a more traditional ballet look, do it! You can find affordable tights, leotards and wrap skirts in straight and plus sizes online from Discount Dance Supply and in stores such as Grand Jete in St. Paul. We recommend ordering dance clothes a size up from what you’d normally wear, and making sure you can move comfortably in them — a leotard should feel like a comfortable swimsuit. If it pinches somewhere, or if wearing it makes you feel anything less than great and confident, exchange it.

FOOTWEAR: Soft ballet shoes are required for adult dancers. They come in black, pink and many shades of skin-color in canvas or leather. We recommend you buy your first pair of dance shoes in-person at Grand Jete in St. Paul. Their staff can help you find shoes with pre-sewn elastics or give you instructions. When it comes to ballet slippers, if they are too tight in the store, they will hurt in class but do not buy shoes with extra length as you may trip over your toes.

Prepare yourself for in-person classes

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

       COMING TO THE STUDIO
       If you do not feel well, please stay home.

  • All classes are by pre-registration only. Please BOOK at least 30 minutes prior to class start time. No refund for ‘no show,’ if booking is not cancelled at least one hour early.
  • Class limit is 25 students. NO unbooked DROP-INs.
  • The drinking fountain and bottle filler are open. Be sure to bring a water bottle to class. Any water bottles left after class will be discarded.

      ENTERING THE STUDIO

  • Street shoes are to be stored in the cubbies outside of the studios. No street shoes on the studio floors.
  • Bring your personal belongings into the studio. Please only bring the minimum items necessary for class—avoid large dance bags.
  • Come dressed for class or bathrooms may be used for changing.
  • Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before entering the studios.

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