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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 plus hone your technique in our special monthly workshops. No experience - no problem! We have a new 6-week Absolute Beginner Workshop specially for you!

COVID-19 update: The safety of our students, families, and faculty is of paramount importance, therefore in accordance with CDC guidelines, all students must wear masks at all times regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your support of our mask policy. Temperature checks and health screenings will still be done to protect you and our staff. 

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 class is $10 extra. We are still offering all classes virtually via Zoom - just $8 per class! Schedule is below. Registration is required - for new students please contact us at: [email protected] | 941.225.6525

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10-11:30 | Level 2
Taught by Yseult Leger

11:30-12:00 Pointe
Taught by Yseult Leger
*Note a minimum of 4 students is needed to run this class

10:00-11:30 | Level 2
Taught by: Christopher Hird/Dierdre Miles Burger/Risa Kaplowitz in rotation as follows:
November 3 - Christopher Hird
November 10 - Dierdre Miles Burger
November 17 – Risa Kaplowitz
November 24 – Christopher Hird
December 1 – Dierdre Miles Burger
December 8 – Risa Kaplowitz
December 15 - Christopher Hird
December 22 - Dierdre Miles Burger

6:30-8:00 | Level 2
NEW - Now taught by Christopher Hird

10:00-11:30 | Level 1
Taught by Lisa Townsend

Saturday (500 Tallevast Road)
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

10:00-11:30 – 3rd Tuesday of every month
November 16 – Turning workshop with Christopher Hird
December 14  - Biomechanics and Ballet - how to use your anatomy to dance more easily with Lindsay Fischer
6:30-7:30 Wednesday evenings | November 17 through January 5 (no class on November 23 or December 29)
Part 2 - commencing Wednesday November 17 (anyone with no experience may join as a review of Part 1 will take place in the first class)
Cost - $60
Please note- If you have already purchased a class card, we will mark off 3 of your squares (half a square per class).

Please note all regular in-studio classes are 1 1/2 hours, all virtual classes are 1 hour.
Monday-Friday classes are held at Rosemary Studios, 1400 Boulevard of the Arts. Saturday classes are held at 500 Tallevast Road.

*Please note teachers are subject to change


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.

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
$8 virtual class

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

Private Lessons
$75 per hour or share a class for $40 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