Adult Open Division

Overview

About the Adult Open Division

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers ages 15+ of all abilities. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress.

In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, our regularly scheduled in-person classes are currently postponed.

 

Saturday Virtual Adult Classes

We are happy to announce the return of our Virtual Adult Classes!

These classes are designed to do at home, so all you need is a little floor space, a makeshift barre, and an electronic device that can connect to an online video conference platform.


REGISTER HERE!  

Registration is open for each class up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled class time. Students must be 15 years old to participate.

 

9:00-10:00 AM Beginning Ballet with Academy Principal Teacher Raúl Casasola 

10:15-11:15 AM Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Academy Principal Teacher Raúl Casasola 

 

Published schedule and faculty are subject to change. 

 

Cost: $12 per class through November 28. Beginning December 5, classes will be $13 due to newly added processing fees.

 

*NOTE: Please be on time and include your registered name on your profile so the instructor can identify you. There are no refunds for missed classes.

 

 

Online Class Tips

-Wear proper attire, such as athletic clothing with hair pulled up. For your safety, pointe shoes should not be worn.

-Find a quiet place away from distraction.

-Make sure your space is clear of items and not slippery. You may want to stand on a yoga mat so as not to slide.

-For a barre, use anything stable that you can hold onto: a sturdy chair, railing, couch, countertop, etc.

-Enable your camera with a full head-to-toe view. Enabling the camera is for your safety- it allows the teacher to monitor you and give corrections.

-Enable your microphone, though leave it on mute during class.

-Please don’t record or take photos of the class. This is in respect to the instructors’ and students’ privacy.

-Don’t forget your charger!

-Prioritize patience- glitches may happen, so we appreciate your understanding in advance. We’re all in this together!

 

Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please. Ballet flats or socks are recommended.

 

 

Photo credit: Cheryl Mann 

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Classes

Classes

Basic Ballet

An introduction to ballet technique. Students should consider joining this class at the beginning of a semester and attend consistently as the class progresses from week to week.


Beginning Ballet   

Appropriate for students with basic understanding and knowledge of ballet technique and that have taken basic ballet.

 

Keep Fit Ballet   

Keep Fit is a one hour class for dancers familiar with ballet technique. Strengthening exercises are infused in the traditional ballet class to improve flexibility, condition the muscles, and aid in balance and stability while experiencing the joy and beauty of ballet.


Advanced Beginning Ballet   

For the experienced beginner, an introduction to new material and preparation for intermediate ballet.


Intermediate Ballet   

Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology required.

 

Advanced/Professional Ballet   

Technical proficiency required, a professional level class.

 

Intro to Pointe

Enrollment Based Series - not a Drop-In Class
Teacher’s approval required

This series guides students through pre-pointe preparation and basic beginning pointe work. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week, including the Intermediate Ballet class immediately preceding Pointe. The instructor will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during their ballet technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception.

 

Foundational Concepts of Ballet Series

Enrollment Based Series - not a Drop-In Class 

Class will begin with a short discussion exploring a variety of themes including alignment, rotation, turning, or allegro and conclude with exercises to apply the concepts with proper technique. This class is a must for students who want greater knowledge of the theory behind ballet movements. Students are strongly encouraged to stay for the following Beginning Ballet class.

 

Beginning Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Dancers will explore the origins of modern dance through the technique of Isadora Duncan, which focuses on freedom, flow, and spontaneity, fosters creativity and connection with others and the self, and emphasizes musicality. Appropriate for students with prior dance / movement experience and new to Isadora Duncan technique.

 

Advanced Beginning Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Dancers will explore the origins of modern dance through the technique of Isadora Duncan, which focuses on freedom, flow, and spontaneity, fosters creativity and connection with others and the self, and emphasizes musicality. Appropriate for students with previous experience in Isadora Duncan technique.

 

Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Repertoire

Enrollment Based Series- not a Drop-In Class 

Students will be introduced to original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan in a multiple week series emphasizing musicality, expressivity, set movement phrases, and connection with others through structured improvisation and group reflection. 

 

Students are required to take the weekly Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique drop-in class prior to the Repertoire series.

  

BeMoved®

BeMoved® is a new dance fitness experience designed by Sherry Zunker. Classes begin with easy‐to‐follow therapeutic movements that integrate the upper and lower body. The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of musical genres. Each week focuses on a different musical and dance style such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin and disco. BeMoved is designed to inspire participants to embrace dance as a lifelong means to health, joy and fulfillment.

  

Jazz

An upbeat class that will develop your musicality, creativity, endurance, and coordination.

 

Pilates

This is a core strengthening class with an emphasis on improving strength and flexibility, as well as awareness, efficiency, flow and stamina.

Yoga

Yoga presents a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling, all the while bringing the physical body to optimum health.

 

 

Content

About the Adult Open Division

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers ages 15+ of all abilities. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress.

In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, our regularly scheduled in-person classes are currently postponed.

 

Saturday Virtual Adult Classes

We are happy to announce the return of our Virtual Adult Classes!

These classes are designed to do at home, so all you need is a little floor space, a makeshift barre, and an electronic device that can connect to an online video conference platform.


REGISTER HERE!  

Registration is open for each class up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled class time. Students must be 15 years old to participate.

 

9:00-10:00 AM Beginning Ballet with Academy Principal Teacher Raúl Casasola 

10:15-11:15 AM Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Academy Principal Teacher Raúl Casasola 

 

Published schedule and faculty are subject to change. 

 

Cost: $12 per class through November 28. Beginning December 5, classes will be $13 due to newly added processing fees.

 

*NOTE: Please be on time and include your registered name on your profile so the instructor can identify you. There are no refunds for missed classes.

 

 

Online Class Tips

-Wear proper attire, such as athletic clothing with hair pulled up. For your safety, pointe shoes should not be worn.

-Find a quiet place away from distraction.

-Make sure your space is clear of items and not slippery. You may want to stand on a yoga mat so as not to slide.

-For a barre, use anything stable that you can hold onto: a sturdy chair, railing, couch, countertop, etc.

-Enable your camera with a full head-to-toe view. Enabling the camera is for your safety- it allows the teacher to monitor you and give corrections.

-Enable your microphone, though leave it on mute during class.

-Please don’t record or take photos of the class. This is in respect to the instructors’ and students’ privacy.

-Don’t forget your charger!

-Prioritize patience- glitches may happen, so we appreciate your understanding in advance. We’re all in this together!

 

Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please. Ballet flats or socks are recommended.

 

 

Photo credit: Cheryl Mann 

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Designed For: 
15 and up