Descriptions, prices, and schedules for adult workshops and adult drop-in classes are below. Please first select your preferred studio location to ensure you are choosing from accurate class offerings.

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 which confirms the workshop you are enrolling in. 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.

Once 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 troubleshooting, please contact OBT School.
schoolofobt@obt.org | 503.227.6890


Workshop Descriptions

Adult Novice 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 basic barre work with instruction taught slowly so the student understands the importance of muscle control, development, and technique. Center exercises follow to reinforce barre work, and include coordination of whole body and small jumps. The class ends with a traditional révérance.

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

Adult Elementary Ballet Workshop
This class is a continuation of Novice Ballet. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with a minimum of two Novice Workshops terms or former training with secure basic level.

Elementary Ballet’s class structure follows a progressive and methodological system of training, repeating and building onto basic ballet technique. Barre work may include stretching and conditioning exercises to increase strength and flexibility. Simple exercises are added in center work to promote balance and preparation for pirouettes/turns. Combining two or more steps in an exercise increases level of difficulty and challenge. The class ends with a traditional révérance.

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

Adult Intermediate Ballet Workshop
The completion of at least two terms of Elementary 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 recovery from injury.

This class includes barre work, stretching, and center work, building on previous levels and building in complexity, strength, and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on integrating more elements into combinations and in the development of musicality, stamina, and artistry.