Box Office Update

The Richmond Ballet Box Office will be closed Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th and will reopen at 2pm on Wednesday, June 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Adult Division


Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Adult Division

Summer 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, 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!


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.

Class Dates Time Instructor
Ballet I/II Monday, June 4, 11, 18 6:45-8:00pm Sarah Ruppel
Ballet I Monday, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 6:45-8:00pm Sarah Ruppel
Intro to Ballet Monday, June 25, July 2, 9, 16 6:45-8:00pm Susan Massey
Ballet III Tuesday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 6:45-8:15pm Susan Massey
Ballet I/II Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20 6:45-8:00pm Sarah Ruppel
Ballet I Wednesday, June 27, July 11, 18, 25 6:45-8:00pm Sarah Ruppel
Ballet II Thursday, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 6:45-8:15pm Susan Massey
Beginning Ballet Saturday, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 9:15-10:30am Rebecca Hodal
Ballet II/III Saturday, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 9:15-10:45am Susan Massey

Tap And Modern

Tap: This is a class 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
Tap Monday, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 5:45-6:45pm Melanie Richards
Modern Monday, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 6:45-8:00pm Starrene Foster


Dates Time Instructor
Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 6:45-8:00pm Laura McNeill

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
Tuesday, June 5 and 19 7:00-8:15pm Sarah Ruppel
Tuesday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 7:00-8:15pm Paul Dandridge
Thursday, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 7:00-8:15pm Sarah Ruppel
Saturday, June 9 and 16 9:30-10:45am Paul Dandridge
Saturday, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 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 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: $15.00
  • Senior Rate (over 50): $13.00
  • Student Rate (with valid student ID): $10

Rhythm and Motion Class Pricing

  • 5 class Dance Card: $45.00
  • 10 class Dance Card: $80.00
  • Regular Single Class: $10.00
  • Student rate (with valid student ID): $5
  • 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
Cash or Credit only. NO CHECKS.