Adult Division


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804-344-0906 x228

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.
Save time and fill out your Adult Waiver before your first visit!

Summer 2019 Schedule

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 9:15-10:30am Hodal
Ballet I Wednesdays 6:45-8:15pm Ruppel
Ballet II Mondays 6:45-8:15pm Ruppel
Ballet II Thursdays 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Ballet II/III Saturdays 9:15-10:45am Massey
Ballet III Tuesdays 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Barre Daily, visit Varies Varies
Modern Wednesdays 7:15-8:30pm Foster
Tap Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Richards
Rhythm & Motion Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm Ruppel
Rhythm & Motion Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm Ruppel
Rhythm & Motion Saturdays 10:45am-12:00pm Dandridge

2018-2019 Schedule


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!

Class No. Dates Time
501A Monday, September 10, 17, 24, October 1 7:00-8:30pm
502A Monday, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 7:00-8:30pm
503 A Monday, November 12, 19, 26, December 3 7:00-8:30pm
504 A Monday, January 7, 14, 28, February 4 7:00-8:30pm
505 A Monday, February 11, 18, 25, March 4 7:00-8:30pm
506A Monday, March 18, 25, April 8, 15 7:00-8:30pm
507A Monday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20 7:00-8:30pm

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.

Class Dates Time Instructor
Beginning Ballet Wednesdays starting September 12 7:30-8:45pm Hodal
Beginning Ballet Saturdays starting September 15 9:00-10:15am Hodal
Ballet I/II Mondays starting September 10 6:45-8:15pm Ruppel
Ballet II Wednesdays starting September 12 7:15-8:45pm Ruppel
Ballet II/III Thursdays starting September 13 6:45-8:15pm Massey
Ballet II/III Saturdays starting September 15 9:15-10:45am Massey
Ballet III Tuesdays starting September 11 6:45-8:15pm Massey

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

Modern, Tap, and Yoga

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)

Class Dates Time Instructor
Yoga Mondays starting September 10 6:00-7:00pm McNeill
Modern Mondays starting September 10 7:30-8:30pm Foster
Intermediate Tap Wednesdays starting September 12 6:30-7:30pm Richards

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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Dates Time Instructor
Tuesdays starting September 11 7:00-8:15pm Paul Dandridge
Thursdays starting September 13 7:00-8:15pm Sarah Ruppel
Saturdays starting September 16 10:45am-12:00pm Paul Dandridge

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, and Yoga 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 228
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