NW General Information
The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) offers open adult classes on a drop-in basis throughout the year, and students may join classes at any time of the year-- no audition or pre-registration is necessary. We encourage students who are unsure about their level to attend a beginner class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays and after class, discuss their placement with the instructor.
The Washington School of Ballet has no required dress code for adult students. We do encourage students to wear a leotard, tights and ballet slippers, but students are welcome to wear clothing that is comfortable and allows easy movement. Hair should be pulled back from the face and off of the neck.
Cost: Single classes cost $17 when using a cash or check or $19 when using a credit card. A class card, consisting of 10 classes, costs $150 with cash/check or $170 with a credit card.
Please note, class cards are NON-REFUNDABLE but are transferable. All sales are final.
All classes are held at The Washington School of Ballet located at 3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. TWSB is near the Cleveland Park and Tenleytown stops on the Metro Red Line, and several buses serve our location. For more information about getting to the school, please visit wmata.com.
Adult classes are taught by Stephen Baranovics, Sonia DeVille Cronmiller and Aaron Jackson. Click here to learn more about The Washington School of Ballet faculty members.
Please Note. The Washington School of Ballet will not hold adult classes at the NW Campus on the following dates:
- Monday, September 7, 2015
- Thursday, November 25, 2015
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
- Friday, December 25, 2015
- Thursday, December 31, 2015
- Friday, January 1, 2016
- Monday, January 18, 2016
- Monday, February 15, 2016
- Sunday, March 27, 2016
- Monday, May 30, 2016
- Monday, July 4, 2016
The Washington Ballet has a policy to start classes on time and as is the tradition of ballet, students are expected to be here at the start of class. Out of respect to teachers and fellow students, anyone arriving fifteen minutes late will no longer be permitted to enter class for any reason. Thank you for your cooperation.
2015 FALL ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE
*Classes held at Van Ness Studios
Please note that instructors are subject to change.
For more information, please call 202.362.3606 or email email@example.com
NW What to Expect
Adult students new to ballet should plan to attend the Wednesday evening or the Sunday 11am class. Students with more experience may attend any level of choice and move from level to level to find the best fit. The normal progression is beginner-advanced beginner-intermediate. Ballet is a physical art form that requires quite a lot of repetition. Progression from level to level may take up to a year depending on the consistency of the student. Obviously the more a student attends the faster a student will progress!
Female students may wear leotard and tights with or without a skirt or yoga/pilates wear. Male students should wear fitted clothing that will allow for a full range of movement. Everything is allowed but students should remember that it is best that the teacher be able to see muscles working to be sure that each student is working correctly. All students should wear ballet flats which are available at our reception desk where students check in.
Pointe classes are not offered but students who have previously been on pointe may attend class on pointe either at the barre, center or both.
Our Adult Class Faculty have years of experience and will make adaptations to the class work for students either more advanced than the level or behind the level. This helps as students transition from level to level.
SE General Information
The Washington Ballet @ THEARC offers open adult classes on a drop-in basis throughout the year and students may join classes at any time of the year. There is no audition or pre-registration necessary.
The Washington Ballet@THEARC has no required dress code for adult students. Students should wear clothing that is comfortable and allows easy movement. Hair should be pulled back from the face and off of the neck. Suitable foot wear for each style of dance is recommended. Adults coming to Zumba should bring a pair of clean, sturdy athletic shoes. Shoes that have only been worn inside are the best for your safety and our floors.
Cost: Single classes are $12.00 per class. A discount of $6.00 is granted to adults from the zip codes 20020 and 20032. A valid ID is required to receive the discount. Class cards good for 12 classes are $100/$60 for Ward 8 residents. Cards expire four months after the date of purchase; unused classes will not carry over to a new card. The class card is valid for four months from purchase.
Please note: Class cards are NON-REFUNDABLE. All sales are final.
The Washington Ballet@THEARC classes are held in our spacious studios at The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE Washington, DC 20020. THEARC is located near the Southern Ave stop on the Metro Green Line and on several bus routes. For more information about public transportation options for getting to the school, please visit wmata.com.
The Washington Ballet@THEARC has a policy to start classes on time. Following the tradition of the study of dance, students are asked to be in the studio at the start of class. Out of respect to teachers and fellow students, anyone arriving fifteen minutes late will not be permitted to enter or participate in class. Thank you for your cooperation.
Adult classes are taught by Tiffany Braniff, Sariane Leigh, Sylvia Soumah and Shawna Williams. Click here to learn more about The Washington School of Ballet faculty members.
Please Note. The Washington Ballet@THEARC adult schedule runs on a fall, winter/spring and summer schedule. The Fall schedule will run August 24 – December 20, 2015 The Winter/Spring schedule will run January 5 – May 23, Summer schedule will run June 1 – August 1, 2015.
TWB@THEARC not hold adult classes at the SE Campus on the dates. The studio will be closed:
Winter Break: December 22, 2015 – January 4, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 18, 2016
President’s Day: February 15, 2016
Memorial Day: May 30, 2016
SE ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE
||Adult African Dance
||Adult African Dance*
*The Thursday Adult African Dance class will begin Thursday, October 1, 2015.
ADULT CLASS COUPONS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
For more information, please call 202.889.8150
SE What to Expect
Entering THEARC Building
All students and parents are encouraged to sign-up for a free THEARC membership card. Using your THEARC card expedites the building check-in process and increases safety to verify all guests in the building. The card also allows you discounts to events and other programs in the building and local community. Upon arrival, you will scan your ID card at the Welcome desk on the main floor AND at The Washington Ballet @THEARC’s front desk. You must also sign out at both desks when leaving. If you lose your card a replacement can be printed at the Welcome Desk on the first floor.
THEARC has free parking and the entrance is best accessed by the 19th Street and Mississippi Avenue gate. THEARC is home to 10 non-profit organizations and sometimes the lot is full. Street parking is available.
Adults are welcome to use to locker rooms to change clothes and place belongings. We strongly encourage students to bring a lock to secure items. The Washington Ballet is not responsible for lost or stolen items.