Adult Open Classes

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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.

There is live piano accompaniment for all ballet classes! Dress for comfort and bring your ballet slippers (though tights and leotards are recommended). Open classes for Adults are scheduled through out the week both mornings and evenings, even on Saturdays and Sundays!

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 will increase speed and complexity in the exercises.

Ballet Class Fees:
Single Class $18*
6 month 10 Ballet Class Card $150
6 month 20 Ballet Class Card $275
Single Pointe Class $12*
6 month 10 Pointe Class Card $100

Non-Ballet Class Fees:

Jazz: Single Class $15*

Horton Technique: Single Class $15*

ATS® Bellydance: Single Class $15*

Flamenco: Single Class $15*

Modern: Single Class $15*

Zumba: Single Class $10*

6 month 10 Class Card $80: Zumba 
6 month 10 Class Card $120: Jazz, Modern, Horton, ATS® Bellydance and Flamenco

$10030 Day Unlimited Class Card to attend all non-ballet classes (Ballroom, Jazz, Modern, Horton, ATS® Bellydance, Zumba and Flamenco)

No long term commitments – the more you dance, the more you save!
Class Cards are non-transferable
*$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.

Taught by Ballet Arizona Company member Ana Marie Spear, Zumba is a class that combines all the rhythms in Latin music. Zumba applies dance moves from Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Mambo, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Samba, Tango, Reggatone and of course Hip Hop.

Adult Flamenco!
Adult beginner Flamenco: This class will focus on basic flamenco technique including arm and hand movements, footwork, posture, turns, and palmas/hand clapping. Character shoes are recommended or pre-approved flamenco shoes

Beginner/Intermediate Adult Pointe class!
The Beginner/Intermediate pointe class will offer introduction to the art of pointe work as well exploring more in depth pointe work for those already on pointe. This class meets for one hour and the School suggests students attend the adult ballet class prior to the pointe class to be properly warmed up. It is also recommended that in order to maintain proper technique and flexibility needed for pointe work, students should attend at least three ballet technique classes per week.

Horton Technique 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® us a defined set of movements rooted in the traditional dances of North Africa, Centrail Asia and India.

2017 Summer Schedule:

June 12 – August 20, 2017
Open classes for Adults meet year-round except for major holidays.  The summer schedule is similar to the school year schedule.

9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Intermediate Ballet
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Beginner Ballet
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced Ballet
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Zumba
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Intermediate Ballet
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced Ballet
6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Modern
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Intermediate American Tribal Style® Belly Dance
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Intermediate Ballet
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jazz
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced Ballet
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Horton Technique
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Beginner Ballet
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced Ballet
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Intermediate Ballet
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Flamenco
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced Ballet
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Beginner American Tribal Style® Belly Dance
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Beginner/Intermediate Pointe Class
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginner Ballet
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Intermediate Ballet
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Beginner/Intermediate Ballet


*Schedules and Faculty are subject to change.