Adult Division

Adult Division

Ballet Idaho Academy offers Adult Ballet Classes to the community at our Downtown location. Students 13 + years who wish to begin or continue their ballet training are welcome to take part in our adult program. Classes are taught by experienced Ballet Idaho Academy Faculty members who are passionate about teaching and committed to adult education. View Class Schedule here. Students have the option to register by SESSION or by purchasing a monthly FLEX PASS. Please scroll down for information on registration, pricing and policies.

Adult Ballet Class Descriptions

Adult Beginning Ballet offers an introductory level of ballet training for the adult beginner in a non-competitive, relaxing atmosphere. Students with minimal experience would be very comfortable taking this course. The instructor will introduce Barre and Center practice with sufficient amounts of explanation and example. Focus will be on the development of proper alignment and placement while introducing the principles of turn-out, the underlying aesthetic of classical ballet. As students develop coordination, strength and flexibility, they will find this beneficial to their daily lives. It is a progressive course aimed to prepare students for our Adult Ballet 2 classes after a period of time. Students who have had some ballet in the past may feel comfortable advancing after just one session, while others may choose to repeat this session a few times to have a clear grasp of the basics.

Adult Ballet 2 offers a general intermediate ballet class for adult students wishing to continue ballet training. This course is for students who have had at least two years of ballet training or who have taken our Adult Beginning Ballet session at least twice. Students with less experience are welcome to take the course; however, they should expect a slight learning curve. Adult Ballet offers quality training in a stimulating, non competitive atmosphere. As is standard with many adult ballet classes, exercises will follow a basic format in order to meet the variety of levels in any given class. The curriculum remains flexible and is often adjusted to meet the general class level. Adult Ballet 2 continues to develop proper alignment, placement, turn-out, flexibility and coordination. Vocabulary will also be extended.

Adult Beginning Tap
This class is designed to introduce adults to tap dance, focusing on some of the basic rhythms and steps. The more experienced tapper will benefit as well by taking this class to brush up on technique and style in an engaging and fun atmosphere. Nathan Powell will have the class doing the time step, shuffle and flap together in no time!

New Class Fall 2017
Adult Contemporary (Modern)
This expressive dance form offers a chance to develop creativity and versatility as the student finds new and exciting ways to explore movement in space. Students will learn the basic techniques of modern that extend core strength, lightness and fluidity.

Adult Class Trial

Free Class trial cards are available at the front desk of the downtown and west locations. Prospective students must complete back of trial card and hand it to instructor at the beginning of trial class. Free class trials are available for all adult class offerings.

Dress Code

Adults are free to wear comfortable dance attire of their choice. Keep in mind, though, that the instructor needs to see body lines in order to make corrections. Leotards, tights, and skirts are suggested, but are not mandatory. Tighter-fitting yoga clothes are popular choices. Gentlemen, dance belts must be worn with tights, leggings, jazz pants, or sweat pants.

Proper dance shoes must be worn at all times. Appropriate dance shoes include flat ballet slippers, pointe shoes or jazz shoes. Street shoes should be taken off before entering the studios.

Adult Ballet Registration Information

Adult students have the option to enroll by purchasing a monthly or annual FLEX PASS or a LIMITED PASS. All new students are required to complete an Adult Class Registration and Release Form. All students under the age of 18 years must have the Adult Class Registration and Release signed by a parent/guardian before any class is taken. Continuing students will only be required to pay their PASS FEES. Attendance is taken in each class.

Adult Ballet 2017/18 Enrollment Options and Pricing

• $15 class drop in fee for single class, $10 drop in fee for Tap or Contemporary (EC classes)
• $100 Monthly Flex Pass: UNLIMITED CLASSES (Ballet, Tap, Contemporary)
• $80 Monthly Flex Pass: UNLIMITED BALLET CLASSES
• $800 Annual Flex Pass: UNLIMITED CLASSES (Ballet, Tap, Contemporary)

- Monthly flex pass requires auto pay and may be discontinued at any time subject to adult cancellation policy.
- Generally, flex members will be charged on the 1st of each month.
- To receive annual flex pass discounted rate of $750, you must pay the tuition upfront in full.
- Annual flex passes are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Adult FLEX PASS / Auto Pay Cancellation Policy

To cancel monthly flex pass and auto payment, student must complete and sign a cancellation form and surrender class card if applicable. Auto payment will continue until all necessary requirements have been met.

Class cards will be issued to adult students at time of enrollment (available for pick up at the front desk if enrolled online). Students will be expected to bring cards to class and should be prepared to show cards to instructor upon request.

Adult Class Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for tuition paid.

Student Contact Information

Adult students are responsible for keeping the administration updated with correct contact information. The majority of our communication will be via email.

Attendance, Absence & Make-up Policy

Those enrolled under the $100 single class/two month pass are entitled to up to 2 make up classes per month. Make-up arrangements must be made through the Academy Administrator (208) 343-0556 ×232.

Class Tardiness

Proper warm-up is necessary in order to prevent injury. It is very important that students are present for the first few warm-up exercises at the barre. Excessive tardiness is also a disruption to the class. Admittance to class for any student arriving more than 10 minutes late will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Injuries

Any injuries occurring on Ballet Idaho property must be reported to the instructor and/or Front Desk Attendant immediately.

Building/Studio Conduct

  • Only water is allowed in the studio.
  • All personal items can be taken into the studio and neatly stored along the side walls.

Inclement Weather

During the week, Ballet Idaho follows the inclement weather protocol dictated by Boise City Schools. If the district cancels academic classes for a particular day, classes at Ballet Idaho will be canceled. All weather-related cancellations, including Saturday morning Adult Ballet, will be announced on Ballet Idaho’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ballet.idaho

*Classes will meet as scheduled on all other dates including any holidays not specified above.

As Ballet Idaho strives to build our Adult Division, we welcome your feedback. We look forward to adding classes in ballet and other genres as enrollment and interest dictate, so feel free to email Emily anytime at ewallace@balletidaho.org. We will be happy to discuss ideas, however, please remember we are constrained by studio space, instructor availability, and the simple economics of low-attendance classes.

View class schedule and register.