Adult Dance Classes

Adult Ballet Barre Retire

Adult Ballet Basics Class
No experience is necessary. Adults will love this class as a great way to learn and practice ballet. The class will help improve body awareness, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Dancers will learn a full barre, center adagio, single pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro in a fun, supportive, and friendly environment.

Ballet V
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet V must first have completed one year of Ballet IV, or one year of Adult Ballet Basics. Ballet V vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, intermediate barre vocabulary, extensions in center, pirouettes from different positions, strong vocabulary in allegro work, and pre pointe preparations. Ballet V dancers are encouraged to take ballet two times per week and a take modern/jazz class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Ballet VI (Teacher placement required to take this class)
Ballet VI vocabulary includes intermediate barre work, 90° or higher extensions in center adage, double pirouettes, and strong intermediate level allegro work. Ballet VI dancers will begin their first pointe work at the end of class, twice per week. Dancers en pointe are required to take ballet two times per week and encouraged to also take modern and jazz classes to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Ballet VII (Teacher Placement is required to take this class)
Ballet VII vocabulary includes intermediate barre work, expectations for high extensions, double pirouettes and intermediate petite and grand allegro vocabulary. Pointe work will be performed at the barre and in center. Dancers are encouraged to take three ballet classes per week and take additional classes in modern and jazz dance to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Ballet VIII (Teacher Placement is required to take this class)
Ballet VIII dancers practice advanced barre work, high extensions, pirouettes that end in open positions, multiple turn pirouettes, fouette turns, and advanced petite and grand allegro vocabulary. En pointe, Ballet VIII dancers will be preparing for partnering work and practicing single pirouettes.

Advanced Ballet (Teacher placement is required to take this class)
At this pre-professional level, dancers are expected to have 180 extensions, practicing multiple pirouettes en pointe, hops on pointe, complicated batterie, and impressive grand allegro. Dancers will study classical variations and prepare for professional work.

Modern/ Jazz IV/V (Tweens, teens, and adults)
This intermediate level of modern and jazz is designed for students who have completed Modern/Jazz Level III and for dancers ages 13 and up with no previous dance experience. Dancers will learn more complicated combinations studying Graham, Laban, and Bartinieff exercises. This class increases stamina, strength, and flexibility. Dancers are encouraged to also take at least one ballet class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Modern VI-Advanced (Teacher placement is required to take this class)
This intermediate to advanced modern class includes challenging combinations with expectations in extensions, coordination, quality, and dynamics. Dancers are encouraged to also take at least one ballet class per week.

Jazz VI-Advanced (Teacher placement is required to take this class)
This intermediate to advanced jazz class is appropriate for dancers with experience. Students will study jazz floor work, isolations, battements, multiple turn pirouettes, and various leaps. Dancers are encouraged to also take at least one ballet class per week.

Community Hip Hop (Tweens, teens, and adults)
This is a relaxed, fun, open level hip hop class designed for dancers of all ages and abilities. Classes consist of warm ups designed to increase strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular stamina. Choreographed routines cover a range of styles and movements used in hip hop dance. Sweatpants and clean sneakers are the best attire in this fun, supportive, and friendly environment.

Acro Dance (Tweens, teens, and adults)
Acro students will work on conditioning, flexibility, contortions, and strength as they add more vocabulary to their bag of tricks in this acrobatics and tumbling class.