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With several levels of technique to choose from, the open classes allow you the flexibility to drop in whenever you like. 

Absolute Beginner

Designed for the dance lover who has never taken ballet before.  Students will learn good posture, basic arm and leg positions, correct placement and turnout.  Students should attend this class before joining the Level 1 Open Class.  A great workout and introduction to the world of ballet for everyone.

Level 1
For those students who have already attended Absolute Beginner or have some previous experience and would like to start ballet again after a break.  Class will begin at the barre and 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.

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.

All levels welcome - a new class and perfect for some exercise for your lunchhour!

Adult Program Schedule


Changes for week of December 9

Monday Level 2 class will be taught by Sarah Krazit
Saturday Level 3 class and pointe will be taught by Yseult Leger

Please note the Tuesday Pilates class is cancelled until the New Year.

Holiday Break

We will be holding classes specially for our adult students this holiday break:

Monday December 23
Level 2 - 10am
Taught by Lisa Townsend
Join us after class for a celebration of the year at a local cafe/restaurant.

Friday December 27
Level 1 - 10am
Taught by Christopher Hird

Monday December 30
Level 2 - 10am
Taught by Dierdre Miles Burger

Friday January 3, 2020
Level 1 - 10am
Taught by Lisa Townsend

Saturday January 4, 2020
Level 3 - 10am
Taught by Sarah Krazit

Class Times:

Mornings - 10:00-11:30am
Evenings - 6:00-7:30pm


$15 drop-in rate per class (must be cash or check, no credit cards for single classes)
$12 for professional dancers

Class Cards are available (cash, check or credit card accepted):
$100 for 8 classes
$175 for 16 classes

Pointe Class -  $50 with class card | $10 weekly drop-in 



941.225.6520 or [email protected]

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