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Slip on your ballet shoes and join our adult classes at the home of The Australian Ballet on Southbank.

Our six-week series of adult ballet classes are all taught to live piano and are run by current and former dancers of The Australian Ballet. Classes range from ballet basics (for absolute beginners), right through to advanced level three. Plus, our repertoire classes give you the chance to learn the steps from some of the world’s most famous ballets.

365体育网址Everyone is welcome, so no matter if you have two left feet or feel at home at the barre, we'll have you on your way to performing the perfect pirouette in no time.

 

365体育网址Can't commit to a full series? Casual classes are released a week in advance so that you can try a class before you sign up.

365体育网址Join us at the barre today!

Where and when

Current Series:
Series 2:
Week commencing 2 March - Week concluding 6 April

Classes:

365体育网址 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings weekly

Tickets

$160 per six-week booking | $33 per casual class

Duration

75-min Ballet

Suitable for

Adults 18 years +

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Read our journey through the Studios ballet class levels and get inspired to dance your way to the top.

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Save on booking multiple series

Mix up your routine by adding Repertoire to your Level Two or Level Three classes, or nail the fundamentals by booking in double lot of Ballet Basics. Book in more than one series and save!

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  • Class Levels

    Ballet Basics
    75 minute class

    In this beginner class you’ll learn the basics of our favourite art form in the studios used by our elite dancers. Class will start at the barre and will progress slowly into exercises in the centre of the room (without a barre) including port de bras (arm movements), travelling exercises and petit allegro (small jumps). This is a fun, step-by-step guide that will help you to improve your posture, co-ordination and strength so that you can channel your inner ballerina. No prior experience necessary.

    Please note:

    • This class is for people who have never done ballet before, or people who have only attended a small number of classes before
    • Ballet shoes are recommended

    Level One
    ​75 minute class

    365体育网址 Level one is the class for you if you have participated in ballet classes before, or have taken a ballet basics series with us and are familiar with the basic positions of the arms and feet. The main focus of the course will be on developing your musicality and working on your strength and coordination at the barre so that you can advance into centre work. Each week will build on the previous week to re-familiarise you basics of classical ballet. 

    Level Two 
    ​75 minute class

    365体育网址 Level two is the class for you if you have participated in a series of ballet classes recently and are confident with pliés, tendus, battements, ronds de jambes, arabesques and pirouettes. Classes will focus on technique in a fun environment. Each week will build on the previous week and combine strength, conditioning, correct body alignment, flexibility, coordination and rhythm.

    Level Three
    ​75 minute class

    365体育网址 Level three is for you if you’ve completed a course in adult ballet recently have a solid foundation in classical technique. Class will move at a quicker pace and include longer exercises in the centre. Musicality will be refined and you’ll be challenged to develop the lyricism of your dancing.

    All Studios ballet classes at The Australian Ballet are accompanied by live piano (the way it should be!).
     

    Please note: all participants must be 18 years and above.

  • Schedule

    Current Series:
    365体育网址 Series 2 will be running from week commencing 2 March until week concluding 6 April with no class on Monday 9 March due to the Labour Day Public Holiday.

    Thursday 5 March - due to a coinciding event in the building, please meet us on Level 6 for sign-in

    • Monday

      Current Series - Series 2
      365体育网址 Monday classes will be running as a five-week series as there will be no class on 9 March for the Labour Day Public Holiday

      • Level 3 - Madeleine Eastoe will be teaching class on 23 March

      Class Start Time End Time Teacher
      Level One 6:30pm 7:45pm Jessica Thompson
      Ballet Basics 6:45pm 8:00pm Justine Miles
      Level 3 6:45pm 8:00pm Franco Leo
    • Class Start Time End Time Teacher
      Level Two 6:30pm 7:45pm Filip Janda
      Ballet Basics 6:45pm 8:00pm Jasmin Dwyer
      Level Three 6:45pm 8:00pm Justine Miles
    • Thursday

      Thursday 5 March - due to a coinciding event in the building, please meet us on Level 6 for sign-in

      Class Start Time End Time Teacher
      Level One 6:30pm 7:45pm Jessica Thompson
      Level Two 6:45pm 8:00pm Franco Leo
      Level Three 6:45pm 8:00pm Justine Miles
  • Pricing

    Full Series Bookings:
    Book your preferred class for all weeks in a series to save your spot in class and save!

    $133 for ballet five-week booking - for Monday series only

    $160 for ballet six-week booking

     

    Casual Bookings:
    365体育网址 Can't commit to the full six weeks? Casual classes are available a week in advance so that you can learn at your own convenience

    $33 per ballet class

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Location

    Level 5, The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre
    2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Melbourne

    Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins to sign in

    What to wear

    • Non-restrictive tights or leggings
    • T-shirt, leotard or sports top
    • Ballet shoes 
    • Socks are not permitted in the studios but bare feet are allowed
    • Limited change room facilities are available before your class commences.

    What to bring

    • A bottle of water and a towel
    • It’s recommended that you don’t eat in the 90 minutes before class and are well hydrated

    Class etiquette

    • Please arrive on time as there is absolutely no late admittance after the first 15 minutes of class
    • Please sign in for all classes
    • Wash your hands before entering the studio
    • Please turn off phones and mobile devices
    • Listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions
    • Family and friends are not permitted to attend classes if they are not booked in for the class
  • More Information

    Conditions of Entry

    Participants must be aged 18 and above 365体育网址to attend class.

    As there are no payment facilities available on-site, all bookings must be completed online prior to participating in the class.

    365体育网址For security purposes and in case of an emergency, the names of individual event participants will be required for all classes. You may also be asked to provide additional details either at the time of booking or upon attending certain tours, classes and workshops including the participant’s address, date of birth and an emergency contact. The Australian Ballet reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of a participant’s registration, to refuse entry and to reject or disqualify a participant from participating in any classes.

    Late arrival may be treated as a forfeiting of participation in the event – The Australian Ballet takes no responsibility for causes of delays or lateness beyond the control of the company.

    Classes can be physically strenuous and participation is voluntary, based on a participant’s own assessment of their fitness, health and understanding of the class requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to follow instructions given by class teachers to maintain personal safety.

     

    Cancelled Classes

    365体育网址In the event a class needs to be cancelled, we will attempt to contact all who are booked in for that class around 2-3pm and all bookings for the cancelled class will be refunded. 

     

    Medical Conditions

    We require a letter from your doctor to participate if you:

    • are pregnant
    • have a history of heart condition or stroke
    • have a serious cardiovascular condition including hypertension, hypotension and heart failure
    • are currently using diuretics, barbiturates or beta-blockers
       

    For more information:

    Please visit our full Step Inside Events policies here

    For any enquiries about bookings, please call the Customer Experience Team on 1300 369 741

I have really remembered why I loved dancing all those years ago, my fitness has improved, my mental health is in good shape too and my creative side has an outlet again. I hadn’t anticipated any of those outcomes and so great are the personal rewards and enjoyment that I then signed up for another week of classes.

KATE GORDON-ADDISON, ADULT BALLET PARTICIPANT