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Spring 2017 Term | April 3–June 10, 2017

Descriptions, prices, and schedules for adult workshops and adult drop-in classes are below.

To register for a workshop: click the “Register here” link next to your selection, which will take you to our registration database. Select your workshop or session by clicking “Sign Up Now!” You will be asked to log in or create an account.

Next, you will be taken to the Make a Reservation screen. After confirming it is the correct day and time click “Enroll.” In the Shopping Cart screen you will click CHECK OUT to proceed to the Check Out/Place Order screen.

At the Check Out/Place Order screen you will be prompted for payment. Once this information is entered click PLACE ORDER and you registration will be complete.

For any questions about classes & workshops, or registration, please contact SOBT.
schoolofobt@obt.org | 503.227.6890


Spring 2017 Adult Drop-In Classes

Spring term classes run from Tuesday, April 3, 2017 through Sunday, June 10, 2017.
Classes will not be held on April 24, April 26, May 28 and May 29.

Register Here

Drop-In Class Prices

Single Class | $17.00
5-Class Card | $79.00
(discounted to $15.80 per class) No expiration
10-Class Card | $137.00
(discounted to $13.70 per class) No expiration
Professional Rate | $10.00
Student Rate | $10.00*
*With valid/current high school or college ID

Class Details

  • Drop-in class length is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • Single class and multiple class cards can be purchased before class. Please allow time upon check-in. Registration and payment must be processed before student is allowed in class.
  • Class cards are tracked virtually.
  • Classes with fewer than 10 students may be canceled.
Introducing Sunday Drop-In & Workshops
Ballet Drop-in with Chauncey Parsons 10:00 – 11:30 AM
OBT Fit Workshop 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Jazz Workshop 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Pilates Mat Workshop 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Spring 2017 Adult Workshops

 

Absolute Beginning Ballet

Tuesday nights | Register Here
10-Week Session | $126.00
April 4–June 6, 2017

Beginning Ballet

Thursday nights | Register Here
10-Week Session | $126.00
April 6–June 8, 2017

Intermediate Ballet

Wednesday nights | Register Here
10-week session | $126.00
April 5–June 7, 2017

OBT Fit

Sunday mornings | Register Here
10-Week Session | $115.00º
Single Class | $15.00º
5-Class Card | $70.00º
(discounted to $14.00 per class) No expiration
10-Class Card | $130.00º
(discounted to $13.00 per class) No expiration
Professional Rate | $10.00
Student Rate | $10.00*
ºNot transferable to ballet or jazz workshops or drop-in classes
*With valid/current high school or college ID
April 8–June 10, 2017

Adult Jazz

Sunday mornings | Register Here
10-Week Session | $126º
Single Class | $17.00
5-Class Card | $79.00
(discounted to $15.80 per class) No expiration
10-Class Card | $137.00
(discounted to $13.70 per class) No expiration
Professional Rate | $10.00
Student Rate | $10.00*
ºNot transferable to to other workshops or drop-in classes
*With valid/current high school or college ID
April 8–June 10, 2017

Pilates Mat Workshop

Sunday mornings | Register Here
10-Week Session | $115.00º
Single Class | $15.00º
5-Class Card | $70.00º
(discounted to $14.00 per class) No expiration
10-Class Card | $130.00º
(discounted to $13.00 per class) No expiration
Professional Rate | $10.00
Student Rate | $10.00*
ºNot transferable to ballet or jazz workshops or drop-in classes
*With valid/current high school or college ID
April 8–June 10, 2017

Workshop Details

  • Registration is required for all workshops.
  • A live accompanist is provided for ballet workshops to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its third class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($17.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the initial three weeks, all remaining classes will be prorated at $14.70 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

Workshop Descriptions

Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop
This class is an introduction to ballet with an emphasis on body alignment for proper execution of ballet steps. The student will learn the very basics of ballet technique in the structure of a traditional ballet class.

The class begins with barre work, consisting of pliés, tendues, jetés, and ronds de jambe. These movements are taught slowly so the student understands the importance of muscle development for strength and rotation. Barre work is concluded with stretching before class resumes with center floor work. Center exercises reinforce the barre work, and port de bras is added. Small jumps are introduced. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of at least two workshop sessions is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Beginning Ballet.

Beginning Ballet Workshop
This class is a continuation of Absolute Beginning Ballet. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with instructor approval (please call for placement procedure).

Beginning Ballet’s class structure is always consistent, repeating and building onto prior knowledge of technique. Port de bras is added to pliés, tendues, and jetés, and these movements are executed at a faster tempo and in 5th position. Frappés, fondues, and grands battements are added to the barre work. Sautés and échappés are first introduced at the barre and then executed in the latter half of center work. Barre work always concludes with stretching. Simple adagio exercises are added in center work. Combining two or more steps make up exercises traveling across the room. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of one to two years of Beginning Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into The School of OBT’s Ballet (Drop-in) classes.

Intermediate Ballet
This class includes barre work, stretching, and center work, including adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grande allegro. Emphasis is placed on integrating more elements into combinations, including port de bras, epaulment, musicality, and artistry. The completion of at least two terms of Beginning Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Intermediate Ballet. The class may be also be suitable for experienced ballet dancers returning to ballet after a long break or injury.

Adult Jazz
There is no experience necessary for this up-beat introduction to Jazz dance. The class is based on traditional jazz movement and includes a warm-up, stretches, isolations, floor work, and across-the-floor including jumps and turns.

OBT Fit Conditioning
OBT Fit is a barre fusion class that includes Pilates, yoga and barre. The class is done bare foot. Please come with a mat and if desired, light (1-2 lb) hand weights.

Pilates Mat Workshop
Mat Pilates will utilize the traditional work of Joseph Pilates along with some contemporary variations. Suitable for all levels looking to increase strength, flexibility and mobility. Please bring a mat for this class.