OBT School offers a wide variety of opportunities for adults who would like to begin or continue their study of dance and physical fitness. Our Adult Ballet Classes are taught by experienced faculty members who are committed to adult education. Whether you are a beginner ballet dancer or an experienced dancer looking to hone your technique, we hope you’ll join us! Participation is open to students ages 13+. Please sign up to the appropriate level below.

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Class Descriptions

Adult Ballet - Novice

This class is an excellent introduction to ballet with an emphasis on body alignment and the 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 Elementary Ballet.

Adult Ballet - Elementary

This class is a continuation of Adult Novice Ballet. Participation in at least two terms of Novice Ballet or former training is recommended prior to entry. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with instructor approval (please call for placement procedure).

Elementary 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.

Adult Ballet - Intermediate

The completion of at least two terms of Elementary Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Intermediate Ballet. The class may also be suitable for experienced ballet dancers returning to ballet after a long break or injury.

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.

Class Registration

To register for an adult class:

  • FIRST – Please complete the 2021-22 Adult Class registration form. Click here
  • SECOND – You will be redirected back to this page where you can select your class from the schedule below and complete registration and payment.

Winter Session Schedule

Winter Session: January 4 – March 19, 2022

Ages 13+ | 11 Weeks (Virtual) | $160

Special Registration Instructions: After completing registration payment within MindBody → Click “BOOK THIS SERVICE” → Find the appropriate class → Click “SIGN UP NOW!” → Enter the participant name → Click “ENROLL”



7:00 PM – 8:15 PM




7:00 PM – 8:15 PM




7:00 PM – 8:15 PM


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