Challenge yourself with open classes for Adults at The School of Ballet Arizona.

Open to teens age 14 and up and adults of all ages, this program is a great way to experience dance training, stay in shape, and have fun! Three levels of ballet classes are offered: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Live Piano accompaniment for all ballet classes! Dress for comfort—ballet slippers (tights & leotards recommended). Open classes for Adults are scheduled through out the week both mornings and evenings, even on Saturdays!

Beginner Ballet :  This class will focus on the basics of ballet.  Adults without experience will learn an introduction to ballet technique and no previous experience is required.

Intermediate Ballet: Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology is required to fully enjoy the Intermediate level.

Advanced Ballet: Technical proficiency is required.  The Advanced Ballet class may increase speed and complexity in the exercises.

Ballet Class Fees:

Single Class $18*
6 month 10 Class Card $150
6 month 20 Class Card $275
Class Cards are non-transferable

Non-Ballet Class Fees:
Zumba: Single Class $8

Jazz, ATS® Bellydance, Modern and Horton Technique: Single Class $15
Ballroom Class:  Single Class $10, $20 per couple

Unlimited Class Card – $45!  Take all the classes you want of Zumba, Ballroom, ATS® Bellydance, Modern, Horton Technique and Jazz each month for only $45.

No long term commitments – the more you dance, the more you save!

*1 fee assessed for credit card purchases for a single class
NOTE: All class cards are non-refundable. In the case of medical reasons, The School of Ballet Arizona will extend the due date out an additional 6 months.

Announcing New Classes!

Thursdays from 6:30-8pm, a Horton Technique class will be taught by Kleiton Sistélos!
HORTON is a form of modern dance, developed by Lester Horton (1906-1953), an American dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He created this technique as an anatomical approach to creating a well-rounded healthy dancer. Horton incorporates Native American folk dance, Japanese arm gestures, Javanese and Balinese isolations, and Afro-Caribbean elements.

American Tribal Style® belly dance is a modern style of dance created by FatChanceBellyDance(FCBD®) director, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.  ATS® is a defined set of movements rooted in the traditional dances of North Africa, Central Asia and India. 

In Beginner ATS® class, learn to belly dance by drilling the basics in fun combinations. Using both slow movements and fast steps we’ll get you dancing in your first class!  Each class will include warm up and stretch, posture, one slow move, one fast move, body awareness, and plenty of drills. You are welcome to drop-in as we have plenty of review built into each class. Beginner ATS® will also introduce you to partner and group dancing.
Attendance to the Intermediate and Advanced class is by faculty approval.


2015 Summer Schedule
June 1 – August 22, 2015

9-10:30am Intermediate Ballet
6:30-7:30pm Beginner American Tribal Style® Belly Dance 
6:30-8:00pm Beginner Ballet
7:30-8:30pm Intermediate American Tribal Style® Belly Dance
9 -10:30am Advanced Ballet
6-7pm Zumba
6:30-8pm Intermediate Ballet
9 -10:30am Advanced Ballet
6:30-7:30pm Advanced American Tribal Style® Belly Dance 
6:30-8pm Advanced Ballet
7:00-8:00pm Jazz – class will not meet Wed July 29
9 -10:30am Advanced Ballet
6-7pm Zumba
7-8pm Ballroom
6:30-8pm Horton Technique 
6:30-8pm Beginner Ballet
9 -10:30am Advanced Ballet
9:00-10:30am Advanced Ballet
11am-12:30pm Beginner Ballet
1-2:30pm Intermediate Ballet
10:30-12:00pm Modern

All schedules and faculty subject to change.

Open Class FAQ’s

Do I need to enroll or sign up ahead of time?
Not at all, as this is an open program. Simply come to the class when you’d like and sign in at that time. Your first time taking class will only involve completing a 1-page basic information form.

Is there a dress code?
For Ballet, we do ask that you have ballet slippers on for ballet class.  Ladies need to have their hair in a bun, neat and off the face.  Men also need to have their hair off the face as well. You may wear a leotard and tights or anything exercise related that is comfortable that you can move in.  For men that wear tights, a dance belt is required.

For ATS® Bellydance, appropriate dress includes full skirt or yoga pants, short top, tank top or leotard (wear something comfortable that conforms to your body so you can see yourself move) and optional hip scarf.  You may take class in bare feet or wearing dance shoes. Hair tied up off the face and neck.

For Zumba, light tread sneakers are recommended.

For Jazz, jazz shoes are recommended but not required.

For Ballroom, something comfortable and that you can move in, that ideally has a leather or worn-out sole. You want to be able to feel the floor versus sticking to the floor. NO flip-flops or clogs, strappy sandals, or open-toed shoes.

For Modern, you may take class bare footed or with ballet/jazz shoes.

Can I pay with credit card?
Yes you may. A $1 fee is charged for paying for single classes with a card.

Where are your studios located?
29th Street and Washington Street in Phoenix. Our address is: 2835 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Please note:
The School reserves the right to evaluate attendance and modify the schedule as needed.

For more information about open classes, please contact:
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-381-0188


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