Online Classes for Adults

Dance with us Online!

We are pleased to offer digital Live Stream Open Classes, Live ‘Pay What You Can’ Classes, On Demand Classes, and Online Workshops to keep you moving at home! Browse the tabs to the left to see how you can dance with us. You can also view additional suggestions to keep moving and stay in shape in our Resources Guide.

Photo by Kelsey Arrington

 

A Note to All Participants:
Before joining a class, please take a moment to consider the appropriate class-level. See TWSB’s level descriptions to help guide you. When in doubt about which level to take, join a lower level first.

Take a moment to prepare your space before class. Use your best judgment when selecting your temporary barre to ensure stability as you work. Consider the floor surface and wear appropriate footwear such as ballet slippers. Test your work area before beginning.

Make smart choices and be mindful of your space as you work. The faculty and demonstrators may have very different environments. Listen closely for options to modify exercises that may align with your environment and technique level.

Most importantly, enjoy! We are excited to continue dancing with you!

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Live-Stream Open Classes

Live-Stream Open Classes

These online open classes streamed via Zoom provide adult students the opportunity to receive feedback, in real-time, in a live-streamed ballet class setting. Therefore, classes are capped at approximately 30 students. TWSB faculty will provide instruction and a “demonstrator” will be present for all classes to allow students to follow along for guidance while the instructor focuses on providing you feedback.

Live Open Class Schedule:

We’re now offering monthly class packages! Conveniently purchase and register an entire month of your favorite classes. Purchasing one monthly class package for September 2020 includes registration to the same class each week.

Friday, September 25
10:00AM-11:30AM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods
12:00pm-1:30pm EDT, Beginner Ballet 1 Class & Variations with Connie Dinapoli

Saturday, September 26
10:00-11:30AM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Elizabeth Gaither
12:00-1:00PM EDT, Stretch, Agility, and Strength with Jessy Dick

Tuesday, September 29
12:00PM-1:30PM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Damien Johnson

Wednesday, September 30
12:00PM-1:30PM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff

Thursday, October 1
10:00AM–11:30AM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Royce Zackery
7:30PM-9:00PM EDT, Beginner Ballet 1 with Jessy Dick

Friday, October 2
10:00AM-11:30AM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods
12:00pm-1:30pm EDT, Beginner Ballet 1 Class & Variations with Connie Dinapoli

Saturday, October 3
10:00-11:30AM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Elizabeth Gaither
12:00-1:00PM EDT, Stretch, Agility, and Strength with Jessy Dick

How to Register & Purchase Classes:

  • Login to your student account or create a new account. Once logged in, select the “TWSB for Adults” tab, then “Adult Programs” from the drop-down list.
  • Click “Enroll Now” for the class you would like to attend. All registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes will close when they reach capacity.
  • Classes cost $13. Students who have a previously purchased class-packages and have remaining credits on their account are welcome to use class credits. To do so, email Kourtney Ginn. Unfortunately, we cannot refund or offer credits for the difference in pricing at this time.

Classes are held via the Zoom platform. Zoom information will be sent to participants one-hour before the class start time. Registration will close 30 minutes before the listed class start time or when the class reaches capacity. 

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Pay What You Can Classes

Pay What You Can Online Classes

The intention behind our ‘Pay What You Can’ classes is to provide affordable options for students to learn from esteemed TWSB faculty and try new ways of moving. While payment for these classes is not required, we do hope participants will consider making a donation to The Washington Ballet’s Stronger Than Ever Fund


Advanced Beginner Ballet with Adelaide Clauss
Wednesday, October 7, 7:30PM-9:00PM
Virtual Zoom Studio

Photo of Adelaide Clauss by Joanne Marie Photography

Join TWB Company Dancer Adelaide Clauss for an Advanced Beginner Ballet class.

Pre-registration is required. To register click here.

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On Demand Classes

On Demand Classes

Take recorded classes from TWSB faculty as it fits your schedule! Purchase On Demand videos for $8 and enjoy for seven days. Students may repurchase videos for continued viewing. Don’t miss our On Demand Library of OVER 60 videos!

Follow these steps to access and purchase On Demand classes:

  • Login to your adult student account or create a new student account
  • Need help with your password or accessing an existing account? Email Kourtney Ginn.
  • Once logged in, select the “TWSB for Adults” tab.
  • Select “Video List” to see all available videos. Select “Video Playlist” to view groups of videos that correspond to one another by series or level.
  • To purchase and view videos, select the film icon, then click “Make Your Payment.” Click “video list,” then click the film icon in the top left corner.
  • After purchasing, you will have access to the video for seven days.

View your purchased video by logging into your student account. Click “Video List”, then click the film icon in the top left corner.

Videos will be updated weekly as we build our library of offerings. Questions about On Demand Videos? Email Kourtney Ginn.

On Demand Classes Include:

30-minute videos:

  • Conditioning with Damien Johnson
  • Yoga for Dancers with Melissa Lineburg

60-minute videos:

  • Stretch, Agility, & Strength with Jessy Dick
  • Basic Level Mat Pilates with Fidel Garcia
  • Intermediate Level Mat Pilates with Fidel Garcia
  • Steele Sculpt with Sarah Steele

90-minute Ballet class video:

  • Beginner Ballet 1 Class & Variations with Constance Dinapoli

Classes include:

  • Advanced Beginner Ballet with Therese Gahl
  • Advanced Beginner with Damien Johnson
  • Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff
  • Stretch, Agility, and Strength with Jessy Dick
  • Conditioning + Advanced Beginner Ballet with Damien Johnson
  • Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods
  • Beginner Ballet 1 with Jessy Dick
  • Beginner Ballet 1 Class & Variations with Constance Dinapoli
  • Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods
  • And more!

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Online Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops

  • Masterclass Series with TWB Company Dancers
  • Brand New to Ballet Workshop with Nicholas Cowden
  • Company Connections Workshop with Tamás Krizsa

Fall Virtual Master Class Series with TWB Company Dancers

October 4,8, and 11, 10:00AM-12:00PM
by xmbphotography

Take class with TWSB’s leading artists and faculty this fall! This three-class series provides the opportunity to learn from key faculty from the highest levels of the School as well as individuals who work and perform with the professional Company. Each master class will include at least a 1.5-hour ballet technique class, followed by a Q&A with the instructor. All classes will be taught at the Advanced Beginner level.

Purchase all three classes for $55 or purchase classes individually for $20 per class.

All classes held in our Virtual Zoom Studio.

Pre-registration is required and registration will close 30-minutes before the class start time. All purchases are non-refundable, non-transferable. Zoom information will be sent before the start of each class.

To register, login to your adult student account or create a new student account. Once logged in, select the “TWSB for Adults” tab, then “Adult Programs” from the drop-down list. Click “Enroll Now” for the workshop you would like to attend.


Brand New to Ballet Workshop with Nicholas Cowden

October 6, 7, 13 & 14, 7:30PM-9:00PM

Julie Kent and Nicholas Cowden

Just beginning your ballet journey or looking to build upon the fundamental aspects of ballet technique? Join TWB Company dancer Nicholas Cowden for this two week, four-class session where you’ll learn and build upon proper placement and alignment virtual to ballet technique. This workshop is for the absolute beginner, and is also perfect for current ballet students with limited experience who would like to continue working on the nuances of basic ballet technique. All classes are held via Zoom and designed for small spaces while students train from their homes.

4-class workshop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Dates: October 6, 7, 13 & 14
Times: 7:30PM-9:00PM
Instructor: Nicholas Cowden
Location: Virtual Zoom Studio
Cost: $52

Pre-registration and enrollment in full session required.

Zoom details will be shared with registrants prior to the start of each class.

To register, login to your adult student account or create a new student account. Once logged in, select the “TWSB for Adults” tab, then “Adult Programs” from the drop-down list. Click “Enroll Now” for the workshop you would like to attend.


Company Connection Workshop: Forbidden Endearment with Tamás Krizsa

Saturday, October 17, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Cost: $20
Virtual Zoom Studio

Tamás Krizsa and Maki Onuki in rehearsal for Forbidden Endearment. Photo by Brittany Stone.

Company Connection Workshops are a unique opportunity to learn movement styles and choreography inspired by the professional company’s repertoire.

Company dancer and Create in Place commissioned choreographer, Tamás Krizsa, will share excerpts of movement from his new piece, Forbidden Endearment, alongside Mak Onuki fellow TWB Company dancer. The workshop will include a classical ballet warm-up class, followed by learning movement phrases from Forbidden Endearment, and a brief Q&A session with Tamás and Maki. The workshop is expected to move at an Advanced Beginner pace.

Pre-registration is required and registration will close 30-minutes before the class start time. All purchases are non-refundable, non-transferable. Zoom information will be sent before the start of each class.

To register, login to your adult student account or create a new student account. Once logged in, select the “TWSB for Adults” tab, then “Adult Programs” from the drop-down list. Click “Enroll Now” for the workshop you would like to attend.

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