Santa Monica, California
On this page you will find an overview of our Adult Ballet class levels.
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Intro to Ballet (formerly Basics)
This class is for the absolute beginner or students who haven’t studied ballet in many years. Emphasis is on barre work, body placement, and introduction to ballet terminology.
Beginning 1 (formerly Intro to Ballet)
For those who have minimal previous experience. The pace is slow and the exercises are simple. Students may remain at this level until they feel comfortable with the basic movements and terminology of ballet. Mostly barre work with limited center work.
At this level, students have an understanding of fundamental ballet positions, concepts and terminology. This class includes center work but the pace remains relatively slow.
This class has complete barre and center work. Students possess a well-developed ballet vocabulary. Exercises become more complex. Some teachers’ emphasis may be more intermediate and move at a faster pace than beginner, so students should explore a variety of teachers to find the class that suits their level of ability.
The pace of this class is more accelerated although the exercises are not overly complicated. Combining steps together and continuity of movement is emphasized.
This class is faster paced and the exercises are complex and challenging. This class is good for someone who has considerable ballet experience. As with the other mixed-level classes, it’s important to note that some teachers’ pace may be more intermediate, while others may be more advanced. We invite you to explore the classes to see which teacher suits you best.
This class is for the most experienced and skilled dancers, including pre-professional and professional dancers. The exercises are highly complex and the pace is challenging.