The Moss Center is very pleased to offer our third Adult Ballet course!
Please see below for a class description and additional details about our Spring 2024 Adult Ballet course.
Suitable for adults 18 and over – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Have you always wanted to dance? Are you a retired dancer who wants to move their body again in a safe space? This adult ballet class for beginner/intermediate levels will introduce or reintroduce you to the fundamentals of ballet and take you through a traditional ballet class with modifications as needed. The class will also include conditioning fitness exercises that facilitate ballet technique.
Duration of Course:
This is an 9-week course that runs from Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The class meets twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays.
There will be no classes on the following dates:
- Monday, Feb. 19
- The full 9-week course is covered by a one-time fee of $135.
- Class meets twice a week, and students are encouraged to attend both classes each week. Attending class one day a week is permissible if scheduling conflicts exist. The one-time course fee of $135 is the rate for attending twice a week and/or one time per week.
- All fees are non-refundable. There are no refunds or credits for missed or canceled classes.
Registration will open online on Tuesday, Dec. 19 on our Event Page.
- Registration will be open until Sept. 26 OR until the class has been filled.
- Once the class has been purchased, you will receive an email with a Waiver to be signed electronically.
I am unsure if I should take this course. Who has taken this course in the past?
In our previous two offerings of Adult Ballet, we have had a diverse group of participants of both age and experience! Both people who have never danced ballet before and previous dancers who wanted a reintroduction to ballet have taken this course. Modifications for all exercises are offered by the instructor for any individuals who have prior injuries, complications, or need to build strength. We encourage communication and trust with the participant and the instructor to talk through any discomfort or apprehension with any movement. Participants are encouraged to dance at their own level and not feel pressured to overexert themselves. We ask that you please be aware of your own physical constraints and be honest with yourself when choosing whether to do the modifications or not. The goal of this course is to not only learn the basics of ballet, but to also build community within the classroom and reinforce the idea that movement of the body is an essential and healthy aspect of ones' life!
Will there be a recital or end of course presentation?
There is no final presentation, recital, or performance for this course. This course is meant to provide an understanding of ballet and healthy fitness through conditioning exercises to allow the students to feel strong and explore their artistry through dance. There is absolutely no pressure to learn choreography or feel prepared for a showcase.
What should be worn to class? Is formal ballet attire required?
Formal ballet attire such as leotard and ballet tights are not required. Students may choose to wear formal ballet attire if desired, but fitness/work out clothing such as a tank top and leggings is completely acceptable! Soft ballet slippers are the preferred footwear. Form fitting attire is preferred to assess proper alignment, but not required. Warm up garments such as sweaters, leg warmers, and sweatpants are allowed for the beginning of class. Additional accessories such as ballet skirts are also allowed if the student wishes to wear them.
Are ballet buns required? What if I don't know how to do a ballet bun/my hair is not suitable for a ballet bun?
Hair should be picked up and kept off the face. A traditional ballet bun is not required. Any hairstyle that keeps hair securely off the face is welcome!
Are pointe shoes allowed?
No, this is not a pointe class; pointe shoes will not be allowed. This class will be focusing on proper ballet technique on flat, using soft ballet slippers.
If I start the classes and change my mind, or cannot for any other reason attend the classes anymore, can I get a refund?
No, there are no refunds or credits offered for this course.
If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Education and Outreach Coordinator Nicole Pedraza at 786-573-5313.
Please direct questions regarding the dance class program at The Moss Center to Nicole Pedraza at email@example.com | 786-573-5313 or Annie Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org | 786-573-5319