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Adult Division


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804-344-0906 x228

Adult Division

Open Classes

All of us at Richmond Ballet hope you are healthy and safe and look forward to a time when we can be back in the studio together again! In the meantime, we are offering daily live stream classes via Zoom to keep you connected to the movement and community you love. Join us for the classes you have counted on and take advantage of our unlimited streaming option to discover new ways to move. Check out our schedule on MINDBODY for all the Barre fitness, Adult Ballet, and Rhythm & Motion class times. Pop in for a single class at $12 or purchase a One Week Unlimited Pass for just $25.

Register at least 30 minutes before class so we can send you the link to join the live stream! Tips for using Zoom can be found here.

Students 15 years through seniors (50+) stay healthy and fit while enjoying the movement and music of dance.

The Adult Division offers stand-alone classes in classical ballet technique, modern, tap, dance exercise, and barre. Students may attend as often as their schedules allow. Although attendance is not mandatory, students are encouraged to attend classes regularly in order to make progress, gain strength and have an enjoyable experience.

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Class Day Time Instructor
Intro to Adult Ballet I (pre-registration required using the MINDBODY under enrollments tab) Mondays (4 classes) 7:00-8:15pm Massey
Adult Ballet I Mondays 7:15-8:30pm Ruppel
Adult Ballet I Saturdays 9:15-10:30am Hodal
Adult Ballet II Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm Ruppel
Adult Ballet II/III Thursdays 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Adult Ballet II/III Saturdays 9:15-10:45am Massey
Adult Ballet III Tuesdays 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Adult Modern (not for beginners) Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm Foster
Adult Tap (Basic) Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm Henning
Adult Tap (Intermediate) Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm Richards
Rhythm & Motion Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm P. Dandridge
Rhythm & Motion Saturdays 10:30-11:45am P. Dandridge
Barre Boutique Daily, visit MINDBODY Varies


Intro to Ballet: This class is designed for the adult who has a hankering to try a ballet class but is either intimidated, self conscious, or just needs a gentle beginning. Susan Massey will teach the class which will meet for four lessons, touching on history, basic technique, and terminology. Each class will incorporate basic barre work and center work, with hopes of building confidence with each class. After all four lessons, the student will transition into the Ballet I class already offered. Only requirements: commit to all four lessons and come dressed in clothes you can easily move in and ballet shoes!

Ballet I: No experience necessary, however Intro to Adult Ballet I (4 week session) is highly recommended for a better introduction into the ballet world.
Ballet II: A strong class with complete barre, stretching and center work.
Ballet III: For the knowledgeable dancer who can move at an accelerated pace. This is our top level.
Dress Code: Appropriate dancewear includes leotard with tights or athletic pants/shorts with a fitted shirt. Students should have ballet shoes for ballet classes and bare feet for modern class. Please note: socks cannot be worn without shoes in any adult dance classes.

Barre Classes
The Barre Boutique at Richmond Ballet

What better place to take Barre classes than in the home of The State Ballet of Virginia?! The ballet-based Barre workout method encourages individuals to use their own bodyweight as resistance, targeting the arm, thighs, seat, and ab muscles to the point of fatigue, then stretching them for relief and length. Classes are designed to encourage, inspire, and challenge all students, at all fitness levels, from all backgrounds.

Class descriptions, schedules, pricing, and more can be found at MINDBODY.

Modern & Tap

Modern: Provides the study and practice theory in the principles of modern dance technique at the intermediate level. Emphasis is on body alignment, spatial patterning, strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness. Inspirations are drawn from a broad range of modern dance techniques and rhythmic complexities.

Tap: Tuesday’s class is designed for beginners. No experience necessary! Lace-up shoes with flat heel are best for these tap classes. (Oxford style tap shoes – no shoes with strap and higher heel)

Rhythm and Motion

Come join us at Richmond Ballet for a dance class that will leave you smiling and sweating. This class is perfect for beginners who have never danced before through professional dancers! All dances are pre-choreographed, so it is a fast-paced challenge, but the Teaching Artists will help you along if it’s your first time. It’s not about getting the steps perfect, it’s just about dancing. When in doubt, groove it out! Dress Code: We typically recommend any loose fitting, stretchy or comfortable clothes to move in and dance sneakers or supportive shoes are highly recommended (street sneakers* are fine, just as long as they are comfortable and clean). *please wipe off street sneakers with the towels provided prior to entering the studio for class.
Stay up to date by “liking” our Rhythm and Motion Facebook page!

General Adult Class Information:

  • Registration is easy via MINDBODY! Create an account and discover all the ways you can be well and fit, body and soul!
  • Adult open classes are for students 15 years of age and older.

Ballet, Modern, & Tap Class Pricing

There are two payment options for open classes:

Feel free to take any adult class of your choice by purchasing a Class Package that gives you the advantage of a discounted class rate. Single class tuition allows you to pay for individual classes.

  • Regular Single Class: $16.oo
  • 5 Class Package: $72
  • 10 Class Package: $144 (expiring in 4 months)
  • Senior Rate (over 50): 15% discount
  • Student Rate (aged 15+ with valid student ID): 20% discount

Rhythm and Motion Class Pricing

  • Single Class: $12.00
  • 5 Class Package: $54
  • 10 Class Package: $108
  • Student Rate (aged 15+ with valid student ID): 20% discount

Questions? Please call 804.344.0906 x348 or email Lauren Fagone, Adult Programs Coordinator, at