Adult Division

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Adult Division

Open Classes

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, barre, and yoga. 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.

An Adult Waiver must be filled out each year prior to starting classes.
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Summer 2019 Schedule – Starting June 3rd

June Classes

*There will be no Adult classes the week of June 10th, only Barre Boutique.*

Class Day Time Instructor
Adult Beginning Ballet Saturdays June 8, 15, 22 9:15-10:45am Hodal
Adult Ballet I/II Mondays, June 3, 17 6:45-8:15pm Skates
Adult Ballet II/III Tuesdays, June 4, 18 6:45-8:15pm Ragland
Rhythm & Motion Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22  10:45am-12:00pm Ragland/Shimkus
Barre Boutique Daily, visit thebarreboutique.com 6:45-8:15pm Varies

The following full Adult schedule starts June 24th.

Class Day Time Instructor
Intro to Adult
(registration required)
Mondays                                              June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Beginning Ballet

Saturdays

June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

9:15-10:30am Hodal
Ballet I

Wednesdays

June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24

6:45-8:15pm Ruppel
Ballet II

Mondays

June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22

6:45-8:15pm Ruppel
Ballet II

Thursdays

June 27, July 11, 18, 25

6:45-8:15pm Massey
Ballet II/III

Saturdays

June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

9:15-10:45am Massey
Ballet III

Tuesdays

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

6:45-8:15pm Massey
Barre Boutique Daily, visit thebarreboutique.com Varies Varies
Modern

Wednesdays

June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24

7:15-8:30pm Foster
Tap

Wednesdays

June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24

6:00-7:00pm Richards
Rhythm & Motion

Tuesdays

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

7:00-8:15pm Ruppel
Rhythm & Motion

Saturdays

June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

10:45am-12:00pm Ragland/Dandridge

Ballet

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!

Ballet I: No experience necessary, however Intro to Adult Ballet (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 thebarreboutique.com.

Modern & Tap

Modern: Not designed for beginners.
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:

  • NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY! All Open classes are drop-in, with the exception of Intro to Adult Ballet.
  • 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 Dance Card that gives you the advantage of a discounted class rate. 10 class Dance Card for $140.00, expiring in 4 months

Single class tuition allows you to pay for individual classes.

  • Regular Single Class: $16.00
  • Senior Rate (over 50): $13.00
  • Student Rate (with valid student ID): $12

Rhythm and Motion Class Pricing

  • 5 class Dance Card: $50.00
  • 10 class Dance Card: $80.00
  • Regular Single Class: $12.00
  • Student rate (with valid student ID): $7
  • Rhythm and Motion Promotion: Bring a friend to dance with us!! If you bring a friend who has never taken class before – you BOTH take the class for free!

For details, please call 804-344-0906 extension 231
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