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 the class will only involve completing a one-page basic information form.
Is there a dress code?
For Ballet, we do ask that you wear ballet slippers for the 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.
Creative Movement: Students may wear that is comfortable that you can move in.
Dance for PD: Students may wear that is comfortable that you can move in and supportive shoes are recommended (tennis shoes).
Boys: Black Bike Shorts, White T-shirt, white crew socks and white ballet slippers, hair neat and off the face
Girls: Black leotard, light pink tights or black bike shorts, pink ballet slippers, hair up in a bun, neat and off the face.
For Flamenco, Character shoes are recommended. You may take class in other dance shoes as well. To take class with flamenco shoes, they first are to be approved by the faculty.
For ATS® Belly Dance, 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 your bare feet or wear dance shoes. Hair must be tied up off the face and neck.
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.
What are the level definitions?
Intermediate: Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology is required to fully enjoy the Intermediate level. If the student desires to join the Beginning Pointe class, the student needs permission from the faculty.
Teen students, without experience, are welcome to join this class and faculty will provide simpler steps and combinations.
Adult Open Class:
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.
Teen Open Class: This class is primarily taught at an intermediate level. Teen students, without experience, are welcome to join this class and faculty will provide simpler steps and combinations. If the student desires to join the Beginning Pointe class, the student needs permission from the faculty.
Non-ballet Classes: All non-ballet classes (except Int./Adv belly dance) are at a beginner level. The level will increase in difficulty as the year progresses, but slow down when a new beginner student attends.
Can I pay with credit card?
Yes, you may. We accept all major credit cards. A $1.00 fee is charged for paying for single classes with a card.
Where are your studios located?
We are located on 29th Street and Washington Street in Phoenix. Our address is: 2835 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034.
For more information about open classes, please contact:
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
The School reserves the right to evaluate attendance and modify the schedule as needed.