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Adult Open Class Program

ADULT OPEN CLASS PROGRAM

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The open class dance program is geared for dancers, ages 14 and older, from novice to professional. Classes offered include beginning, intermediate, and advanced ballet. Teachers are available to assess a student's level in class and make appropriate level recommendations upon request. HBBSA does not guarantee pianists for any of its classes.

BEGINNING BALLET

Beginning ballet is the perfect way for those who are starting ballet again after many years, or those that have enough knowledge of the ballet curriculum to complete a faster moving beginning ballet class.

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

This class is designed for those who have taken at least two years of current ballet training, or completed the introductory ballet class. Emphasis in intermediate ballet is placed on developing technical strength and more advanced movement qualities.

ADVANCED BALLET

This course is for experienced adults and teens who have had at least four years of ballet training. This class is taught at a professional level and uses the full range of classical ballet technique. Please note that students wanting to wear pointe shoes may do so at their own risk in the advanced classes, and at the discretion of the instructor.

INTERMEDIATE MODERN

Intermediate Modern with Jane Weiner is an engaging, high-energy class designed to bring a deeper awareness and dimensionality to your dancing. The warm-up is based on standing barre, and accumulates over the course of the class to properly prepare the body to engage in movement across the floor. Movement phrases that are both physically and spatially challenging will be built on a foundation of breath, lyricism, and technique.


ADULT OPEN CLASS SCHEDULE 2014-2015

Monday
7:00-8:30 p.m. Intermediate Ballet

Tuesday
7:00-8:30 p.m. Advanced Beginner Ballet

Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30p.m. Intermediate Modern
Rotating guest teachers. Check back for more details!Class begins Sept 3 with Jane Weiner. Live music with accompanist, Kirk Suddreth.

Thursday
7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginner Ballet
Class begins Sept 4 taught by Academy staff member Molly LeBeau!

Saturday
9:00-10:30 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet combined


Adult Open Class Holidays

Labor Day Weekend: August 30 - September 1, 2014, No Classes
Halloween Teacher In-Service: October 31, 2014, No Classes
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 24 - 30, 2014, No Classes
Winter Holiday: December 22 - January 4, 2015, No Classes
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 19, 2015, No Classes
Spring Break: March 16 - 21, 2015, No Classes
Spring Holiday: April 3 - 4, 2015, No Classes
Memorial Day Holiday: May 23 - 25, 2015, No Classes

Payment

One single class is $20.00. Class cards are available in quantities of four and eight; they expire thirty days from the date of purchase. There are no refunds for unused classes. A card for four classes is $75.00 and a card for eight classes is $125.00. Please plan to arrive at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance at 601 Preston Street at least fifteen minutes before class begins to pay and register. New registrants will be required to pay a $35.00 registration fee.

Class Attire

Acceptable attire includes, but is not limited to: leotards and tights, t-shirts, and/or leggings. Please have your hair pulled away from your face. Jewelry is not acceptable. Ballet shoes must be worn in class.

If you have further questions regarding adult classes, please contact Houston Ballet Academy at 713-535-3210 or hbacademy@houstonballet.org .