Let your inner dancer shine! Ballet isn’t just for those on a professional track. Whether you’re looking to indulge your passion, push your boundaries, immerse yourself in a new challenge, or just get out of the house for a good workout, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers two class levels for dancers ages 15 and above. No auditions required!


Saturdays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Our Beginner Ballet is for any adult who wants to take ballet. Whether you have never taken a dance class in your life or have had prior experience and wish to renew your passion, you will feel well taken care of and comfortable. Beginner Ballet goes through the entire classical ballet class structure starting with a warm up on the floor, progressing to the barre, stretching, then to the center; where we always finish with jumps and leaps across the floor. The intention of the class is to keep the pace moving so each dancer feels they have achieved a great workout, learned some basic ballet terminology and had a chance to express themselvves artistically. The Adult Program at SPB sets out to create a space in which everyone 
has the opportunity to feel good about themselves by encouraging dancers to do what they can and feel comfortable with.  



Thursdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Intermediate Ballet is a fun and invigorating ballet class. During intermediate ballet, we begin to move more quickly and combine multiple steps into ‘combinations’ together within a single exercise. Barre work can move quite swiftly and focuses on strengthening the dancer’s muscles while building stamina with repetition. Center work expands the movement vocabulary even further and pushes the dancer’s artistry. Intermediate ballet is a full body workout that is designed to challenge the dancer. As always, everyone is welcome and self-care along with modifications are celebrated and encouraged.

$15.00 per class
$130.00 for a 10-class card

$12.00 per class or $120 per 10-class card for students (with a valid ID), Equity Card holders & SAG-AFTRA card holders

Download a registration form and email/fax to Joanne Smith at jsmith@paballet.org or 215-625-4845. You can also register at the front office in person prior to the start of class.

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Master Class with Principal Dancer Sterling Baca

March 21, 2020
1:30 – 3:30pm

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet is offering a Ballet Master Class for adults (ages 15 and up) taught by our very own Principal Dancer Sterling Baca.


Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop

January 25th – March 14th, 2020

Workshop Fee: $160
The Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop is a series of classes designed to meet the needs of anyone who has the desire to slow it down, focus on technique and learn from the very beginning. There is absolutely no previous experience necessary. Each dancer will be under the care of our charismatic and skilled faculty who will guide you through beginning steps and teach the skills one needs in order to understand and execute the basics of ballet. The workshop instills confidence and prepares the dancer to enter any open beginner ballet class. The Absolute Beginner Workshop is an opportunity to take part in an intimate group setting where all questions can be asked, individual one on one attention is maximized and we move and progress at our own pace.

All participants can purchase an adult class card for 20% off upon completion of the course!

This workshop is now full.

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