The Adult/Open Division is designed for adult and teenage students who wish to begin or continue classical ballet training for health, recreation, self-enrichment or vocation. Students may join classes at any time throughout the year, on a drop-in basis, and no audition is necessary. The program offers a wide variety of day and evening classes for those interested in the many physical benefits of dance training. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance and its related arts.
Ballet classes are offered mornings and evenings at four progressive levels of achievement:
-Beginning Ballet (0-1 years of recent ballet experience)
-Beginning-Intermediate Ballet (1-2 years of recent ballet experience)
-Intermediate Ballet (2-4 years of recent ballet experience)
-Advanced Ballet (5+ years of recent ballet experience)
(Please note: the above are guidelines to assist in choosing a student’s most-appropriate class level. Individual progress will vary. Many students returning to ballet after a hiatus find the beginning-intermediate ballet class to be a comfortable resuming point.)
===NEW CLASS!=== Join Instructor Hiroko Shibuya for a special, six-week “Intro to Ballet” course beginning May 3rd. Designed for very-beginner adult and teen students, this course will introduce the fundamentals of ballet while improving strength, flexibility and posture. Meets Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm, May 3rd – June 7th. Fee: $90. Call (925) 935-7984 to register!
A strength and stretch class created from a dancer’s perspective that features non-impact movement integrating yoga, Pilates and floor barre techniques. It is designed to increase flexibility and core strength.
1) A printable, general schedule of classes offered may be downloaded and printed by clicking here (does not include faculty replacements or schedule changes).
2) A real-time schedule with all known schedule changes, cancellations or faculty replacements as of today’s date is listed below. Please note that teachers and class schedules are subject to change at any time without notice.