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Adult and Teen Drop-in Open Classes 

Adult and Teen classes are held on a continuous basis year-round. Check the calendar below for breaks during the year.

Click Here for Summer Schedule

This is designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance.  All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.

Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student. Call, email or drop by the studio during out business hours to learn more.

CALL: 651-690-1588 with questions.

Online Registration Flyer 2016-17 Drop-in Classes

SPB offers teen students individual placement assessments for beginning to intermediate ballet.

Please contact School Manager, Laura Greenwell (

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. Continuous enrollment.
Wednesdays  6:30-7:30pm  |  Teaching Artist: Laura Daugherty

Adult/Teen Beginning Ballet:

For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had six months or more of classical ballet classes. Ages 13 and older.
7:30-8:45pm |  Teaching Artist: Brittany Adams
Saturdays 8:45-10:00am   |  Teaching Artist: Andrea Mislan

Adult Life Long Ballet:

A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages 18-100!
Mondays 9:00-10:30am |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Thursdays 9:00-10:30am |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

Adult Life Long Conditioning:

Stretch and roll out! Join us for this 30 minute conditioning class and learn techniques to add strength, flexibility and relieve overall muscle tension from your dancing. Ages 18 and up.
September 6, 2016 through May 27, 2017
Mondays 11:30am-12:00pm |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Thursdays 11:30am-12:00pm |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

Early Spring Session: Feb 6 – March 13 | 6 classes/$30

Late Spring Session: March 20 – May 1 (No class April 10 due to SPB Spring Break)| 6 classes/$30

Adult Open Ballet:

For the adult dancer with a minimum of one year of classical ballet experience.
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm ⎪ Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Adult Pointe ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Daugherty, must take preceding class and be approved by teacher.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Daugherty
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am  ⎪ Teaching Artist: Debbie

Advanced Open Ballet:

For the teen and adult dancer with more than five years of classical ballet experience.

Mondays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
No Friday classes during summer June-August. Fridays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

NOTE: No Advanced Open Ballet class on the second Tuesday of every month listed below due to Ballet Tuesdays at the Landmark.

October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 6, 2016
January 13, 2017
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017

In addition, Advanced Open Ballet will be canceled when the Company is on tour or out of the studio.

May 26-29, 2017
June 1, 2017
June 2, 2017
June 12, 2017

Ballet for Athletes:

Calling all boxers and athletes! Cross train and condition with ballet exercises in this 45 minute class to add balance, flexibility, stability, coordination and mental focus to your training. Ages 14 and up.

SEP-MAY ONLY: Fridays 5:30-6:15pm |  Teaching Artist: Antonio Lopez

FOR SUMMER: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pm through August 23, 2017

DROP IN CLASS PRICES for BALLET FOR ATHLETES ONLY. Regular class prices for all other adult/teen classes.
Single class rate: $8
6-class card: $36
12-class card: $60

Studios at:
655 Fairview Avenue N. in St. Paul, 3 blocks north of University Avenue. Entrance on south side of front one-story portion of building. Free parking lot.


Single class rate: $15 (Barre only: $8)
Senior Citizen single class rate: $9 (60+ with valid ID)
Post-Secondary Student single class rate: $10 (with valid student ID)
Professional dancer single class rate: $10 (please show current artist contract, pay stub or program)

CLASS CARD RATES (New! 4 Week Unlimited)
6-class card: $78 good for 3 months from date of purchase.
12-class card: $132 good for 4 months from date of purchase.
4 Week Unlimited class card: $125 good for 4 weeks from date of purchase.
6 Month Unlimited class card: $600 good for 6 months from date of purchase. Best price in town!

Every class card holder is given a free class during their birthday month!

NOTE: A 2% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

CALENDAR 2016-17

August 27, 2016: Farewell to Grand and Fairview Open House

September 6, 2016: Fall Drop-In Class Schedule starts.

Nov 24-26, 2016: Thanksgiving Break NO CLASSES/NO REHEARSALS (classes resume Monday, November 28)

Dec 19, 2016-Jan 2, 2017: Special Winter Break Adult & Teen Drop-in Classes will be held (Schedule TBA)

Jan 3, 2017: All classes resume

Apr 9-16, 2017: Spring Break NO CLASSES/NO REHEARSALS with the exception of some drop-in classes TBA

May 27-June 4, 2017: SUMMER BREAK/NO CLASSES

June 5, 2017: Summer Drop-in Classes Begin

July 1-3, 2017: NO CLASSES

Aug 27-Sep 4, 2017: NO CLASSES

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.)

Late Arrival

All students must arrive on time to class. Students who have missed pliés will not be allowed to enter class to prevent injuries and to be considerate to fellow class members.

SPB Clean for Class Program

The Clean for Class Program at SPB School offers financial assistance to students who are interested in working in exchange for reduced tuition. Shifts are flexible Monday through Saturday. This program operates by using motivated and reliable participants to clean the studio mirrors, lobby, bathrooms, and dance floors in exchange for $8/hour worked towards your next class card. You must be able to keep a regular schedule of cleaning hours. We’d love for you to join our SPB family. To apply, please contact the studio:
Phone (651-690-1588)
Email ( or
In-person (655 Fairview Avenue, St Paul)

Extras for Adult students

Free class: During your birthday month (redeem your SPB birthday card)

Volunteer opportunities:  Help support the ballet through volunteering at performances and events. Sign up with the Studio Manager.
Fall Open House August 27, 2016
Holiday Production Week (Dec 1-4, 2016)
Ballet Tuesdays (Oct 2016-May 2017)
Spring Student Showcase (May 2017)
and many other opportunities throughout the year!


Liability Release: I am/my child is in normal physical and mental health, or under the care of a licensed health care professional, and able to carry out normal functions. I am aware that dance training and the associated athletic exercises therein may place unusual stress on the body and carry with it the risk of physical injury. On behalf of my child/myself, I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of the program.

I agree to release from all liability, discharge and promise not to take legal action against SPB, its directors, owners, employees, representatives, volunteers or agents, and its landlord. I agree to release the aforementioned persons from any liability to me, my heirs, next of kin, assigns or personal representatives for any losses, damages, claims or demand arising out of my death, injuries or damages to property, even if their individual or collective negligence contributes to such death, injuries or damages.

I certify to SPB that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older (or if a minor, I am the parent or legal guardian of the student) and physically and mentally capable of safely participating in classes. I freely and voluntarily assume complete personal responsibility for all risks and for my death or any injury or damage that may occur to me or my property as a result of these risks, even if such death, injury or damage occurs in a manner that is not foreseeable to me at this time. I realize that by voluntarily assuming the risks involved, I will be solely responsible for my death or any injury or damage that I sustain.

Publicity Release: I hereby authorize the SPB to record the student’s picture and voice on photographs, films and tapes, to edit these recordings at its discretion, and to incorporate these recordings into movie and sound films on tapes, radio or television broadcast programs. I also give my permission for SPB to use and license others to use these materials in any manner or media whatsoever. SPB is permitted to use these materials for publicity, advertising and sales promotion and to use the student’s name, likeness and voice and biographic or other information in connection with them. I acknowledge that no promises of compensation are made by SPB for such use.

Medical Release: In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the management, faculty, and or staff of SPB to authorize any emergency medical care that may be required by the above student during their participation in classes, performances, or any related SPB event. This authorization extends through the current school year or until the student is no longer enrolled at SPB. I understand that I am responsible for any and all charges as a result of such care or medical treatment.

Information Release: SPB does not share the information you give us outside of the organization. Only the School Manager and Administration have access to this record. At times it may be necessary for you/your child’s teacher to contact you. Your contact information will not be given to the teacher without your permission as indicated.

Refund Policy: NO refunds will be given except in cases of injury with a written doctor’s statement. Make-ups granted by the School Manager must be taken within 30 days and may be taken only within the same discipline.

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