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Adult Division


Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Adult Division – Summer 2020

June 26, 2020 Update

We have missed you! We are so grateful for your support and could not have reached this point without your energy, enthusiasm, and compassion. At long last, we are ready to rekindle the spirit that makes our community special. We will be open (with limitations and guidelines) for a number of in-person classes across many of our adult dance offerings. Be sure to read through our updated policies below (Building Entry Protocols) to be adequately prepared for your return to the studio, as well as our adapted schedule which includes in-studio and live streamed classes to accommodate everyone’s needs during this time. We look forward to seeing and moving with you soon!

Building Entry Protocols – Adult Division: view here
SRB Adult Class Acknowledgement Waiver: view here
COVID-19 Assumption of Risk Waiver: view here
HealthCheck App Instructions: view here

We currently plan to reinstate all old packages and contracts beginning July 6th. Our tentative plan moving forward from July 6th will be to continue offering Adult Ballet and Rhythm & Motion classes in person at Richmond Ballet studios. Barre fitness classes will continue with a hybrid schedule of in-person and live-streamed classes, so be sure to check the MINDBODY schedule carefully so you are registering for the experience you desire! We are also currently filming Barre and Ballet classes for an on-demand video library which we will offer as a monthly subscription. We plan to add classes each month and we hope to debut our movement library in July! We so look forward to celebrating movement and (appropriately socially-distanced) togetherness soon!

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
Adult Ballet I Mondays 6:30-7:45pm Sarah Ruppel Bullis
Rhythm & Motion Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm P. Dandridge
Adult Ballet II Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm Sarah Ruppel Bullis
Rhythm & Motion Saturdays 10:30-11:45am P. Dandridge
Barre Boutique – in person and live-stream Daily, visit MINDBODY Varies Varies

Class Descriptions


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  (Classes suspended at this time)

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.
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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.

  • Single Class: $16
  • 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
  • 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