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The Sarasota Ballet School's Adult Program offers a fantastic array of classes and workshops for the adult learner. Join us as many times a week as you like. No experience - no problem! We have a Basic Ballet class every Wednesday evening.

COVID-19 update: The safety of our students, families, and faculty is of paramount importance. Currently masks are recommended in class. 

We have installed special REME Halo Air Purifiers in order to further protect our students and staff. This unique air purification system works to limit the spread of viral particles. 

In-Person classes are $15 per class. Pointe/Basic Ballet class is $10. Schedule is below. Registration is required - for new students please contact us at: [email protected] | 941.225.6525

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Monday to Friday classes will take place at the Golemme Studios - 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota
Saturday classes will take place at the DNG Studios - 500 Tallevast Road, Sarasota

Monday (no class May 29)
10:00-11:30 | Level 2
Taught by Yseult Leger

10:00-11:30 | Level 2
Taught in rotation by Christopher Hird, Dierdre Miles Burger, Lindsay Fischer, Risa Kaplowitz as follows:

April 5 | Lindsay Fischer
April 12 | Christopher Hird
April 19 | Dierdre Miles Burger
April 26 | Dierdre Miles Burger*
May 3 | Yseult Leger
May 10 | Christopher Hird
May 17 | Risa Kaplowitz
May 24 | Lindsay Fischer

6:30-7:30 | Basic Ballet*
*$10 per class or buy a 6 class card for $50
Taught by Christopher Hird

10:00-11:30 | Level 1
Taught by Dierdre Miles Burger

9:30-11:00* note time | Level 3
Taught by Yseult Leger

11:00-11:30* note time | Pointe
*Note a minimum of 4 students is needed to run this class. Students must take the preceding Level 3 class.

*Please note teachers are subject to change


Basic Ballet
Designed for students with little or no experience, this class will move slowly and focus on introducing basic ballet positions, good posture/alignment along with musicality and the joy of movement.

Level 1
For those students who have some previous experience, would like to start ballet again after a break or enjoy a slower paced class. Beginning at the barre, students will develop their ballet vocabulary and coordination through simple combinations in the centre, along with the concepts of turning and jumping.

Level 2
A more challenging class for students who have attended Level 1 or have had at least two to three years of prior ballet experience. Barre work includes balances in all positions, turning, and incorporating port de bras. Centre work includes the use of the body directions in combinations, with the beginnings of grand allegro (large traveling jumps).

Level 3
The highest level of ballet offered at The Sarasota Ballet School. Barre and centre combinations are more complex, combining more elements and incorporating different musical accents and rhythm. The class will cover all centre work from tendu through to grand allegro and is taught at a faster pace with more combinations of steps. Students must take this class to be eligible for the adult pointe class.

Pointe (students must complete prior technique class)
Students who are able to complete an Level 3 class or who have previous experience are eligible for pointe work. Pointe work is mainly at the barre, with combinations using both one and two feet. Students are advised to talk to teachers first to see if they are ready for pointe work.


$15 drop-in rate per class (check, no credit cards for single classes - cash is not being accepted at this time due to safety)
$12 for professional dancers

Class Cards are available (check or credit card accepted):
$100 for 8 classes
$175 for 16 classes
$50 pointe/basic ballet/variations class for 6 classes

Private Lessons
$75 per hour or share a class for $30 per person per hour
Schedule through [email protected] 

941.225.6525 | [email protected] 

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243