Adult Dancer Program

Community Programs

Adult Dancer Program

Stay in shape all summer with Adult Open Ballet classes
May 28 - August 26

Adult dance classes are designed to instill the joy of dance through classically sound technique in a safe and nurturing environment.  Two levels of Adult Dance are offered this summer*:

Beginner/Elementary Ballet

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 P.M. in studio 607

August 5

August 12

August 19

August 26

This class is designed for students who are new or returning to ballet. Classes include barre, centre practice and allegro, moving at a slower pace and focusing on developing a foundation of technique and basic ballet vocabulary. Some exercises will have alternative versions for students who have already completed a beginner ballet program.

Intermediate Ballet

Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. in studio 298

August 10

August 17

August 24

This class is designed for students who have a grounding in ballet training and knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary. Emphasis in Intermediate ballet is on developing technical strength and building towards more advanced vocabulary.

 

A ten-class card is $120 and can be used for any adult class. Students are required to register online.  Please bring proof of registration and payment to your first class to receive a class card and building access card. All participants are required to complete a liability form. Additional class cards may be purchased and will be accepted throughout the 2019-2020 program year.

*Schedule subject to change - Please check class locations carefully

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*Please register for Preparatory Dance Program - September 2019 - August 2020

For additional assistance on how to register online for the Adult Dancer program, how to add a class or how to make an online payment, please review our video tutorials.

2019-2020 Open Adult Dance Program

September 3, 2019 Classes resume for Fall semester

Beginner Ballet

Mondays
6:00 – 7:30 pm

This class is designed for students who are new or returning to ballet. Classes include barre, centre practice and allegro, moving at a slower pace and focusing on developing a foundation of technique and basic ballet vocabulary.

Intermediate Ballet

Saturdays
9:30 – 11:00 am

This class is designed for students who have a grounding in ballet training and knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary. Emphasis in Intermediate ballet is on developing technical strength and building towards more advanced vocabulary             

NEW! Open Contemporary Dance

Saturdays
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 

This class is designed for students who have at least two years experience of dance and would like to develop their quality of movement, technique and sensitivity to expressing musicality.

NEW! Open Progressing Ballet Technique Class

Tuesdays
6:45 - 7:45 pm

This conditioning class is open to all students who have an interest in developing strength, control and muscular awareness to support their dance classes. It involves use of exercise balls of different sizes and therabands.

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.

It is difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet training, however, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the students’ body, it gives the students a sense of posture and weight–placement while feeling each correct muscle group.

Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists.

 

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