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, Online Workshops, and Online Private Lessons to keep you moving! Browse the tabs to the left to learn 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 a live-streamed ballet class setting. Classes are capped at approximately 30 students. TWSB faculty provide instruction and a “demonstrator” will be present for all classes to allow students to follow along for guidance.

Live Open Class Schedule:

Saturday, April 10
10:00AM-11:30AM ET, Beginner Ballet 2 with Elizabeth Gaither
12:00PM-1:00PM ET, Stretch, Agility, & Strength with Jessy Dick

Tuesday, April 13
12:00-1:30PM ET, Advanced Beginner Ballet with  Stephen Nakagawa
7:30-9:00PM ET, Beginner Ballet 1 with Rafael Bejarano

Wednesday, April 14
12:00PM-1:30PM ET, Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff

Thursday, April 15
10:00AM–11:30AM ET, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Royce Zackery
7:30PM-9:00PM ET, Beginner Ballet 1 with Jessy Dick

Friday, April 16
10:00AM-11:30AM ET, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods

Saturday, April 17
10:00AM-11:30AM ET, Beginner Ballet 2 with Royce Zackery
12:00PM-1:00PM ET, Stretch, Agility, & Strength with Jessy Dick


How to Register & Purchase Classes:

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Online Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops


Spring Training with the Company

Location: Virtual Zoom Studio
Cost: $15/per class; $70 for all five classes
To register, log in to your adult student account or create a new student account. 

Monday, April 12, 6:00-7:45PM ET: Nardia Boodoo with demonstration by Andile Ndlovu 

Tuesday, April 13, 6:00-7:45PM ET: Stephanie Sorota with demonstration by Kimberly Cilento 

Wednesday, April 14, 6:00-7:45PM ET: Andile Ndlovu with demonstration by Nardia Boodoo

Thursday, April 15, 6:00-7:45PM ET: Ashley Murphy-Wilson with demonstration by Kimberly Cilento 

Friday, April 16, 6:00-7:45PM ET: Tamako Miyazaki with demonstration by Rachel Rohrich

Spring training isn’t just for baseball players! Join us for this week-long workshop devoted to sharing exercise, training, and technique tips from TWB Company dancers as you grow into and prepare for the next phases of your ballet journey. Each day will include favorite pre-class exercises and warm-up routines from the instructor, a full 75-90 minute ballet technique class, followed by a brief Q&A. All classes will be taught at the Beginner 2/Advanced Beginner level.

Log in to your student account or create a new account to register and purchase classes. Read our step-by-step instructions for registering here.

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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

Stay tuned for upcoming classes!

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On Demand Classes

On Demand Classes

Damien Johnson teaching OnDemand class.

Don’t miss our full On Demand Library of OVER 80 videos to enjoy! Classes include 30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute formats in various styles and levels including: Body Conditioning such as Yoga and Pilates, Beginner Ballet 1, Beginner Ballet 2, and Advanced Beginner Ballet.

Purchase On Demand videos for $8 and enjoy for seven days. Students may repurchase videos for continued viewing.

NEW OnDemand Classes Available This Week:

  • Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff
  • Ballet with the Family with Jessy Dick

On Demand Video Flash Sale
From Sunday, April 4 through Sunday, April 18, enjoy $1 off recorded open class videos. The discount has been applied for videos rented during this time.

Don’t miss our LIMITED EDITION videos available Sunday, April 4 through Sunday, April 18 as well!

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 “On Demand Videos” to see all available videos. Select “On Demand Video Playlist” to view groups of videos organized 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.

Questions about On Demand Videos? Email Kourtney Ginn.

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Online Private Lessons

Online Private Lessons for Adult Students

Elizabeth Gaither teaching. Photo by Kelsey Arrington.

Seeking clarity on new aspects of your technique? Looking to address a particular habit? Wanting to work slower with individualized feedback? Online private lessons are available for adult students and may be a useful supplement to your weekly class schedule. Online lessons, for one to three students, are 45-minutes, cost $100, and are held via Zoom. Learn more about important lesson policies.

Ready to schedule? Fill out this form to request a lesson.

Read one student’s experience with online private lessons:
The instructor is a great listener and takes my personal goals seriously and incorporates them into our sessions, explaining how the moves we work on will help me pursue them. The instructor is also a great observer, watching closely and fine tuning my movement — explaining what every relevant part of my anatomy should be doing and feeling. In two lessons, I’ve already learned so much!

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How to Register and FAQs

How to Register & Purchase Classes:

Login to your student account or create a new account. Select the “TWSB for Adults” tab, then “Class Schedule” tab. There you will see all live-stream open classes and online workshops available for registration.

Read our step-by-step instructions for registering here.

Once registered for class, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom information to join class. Registration closes 20 minutes prior to the class start time or when the class reaches capacity.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Class credits, both in-studio and virtual, never expire. We are happy to transfer your existing in-studio class credits to virtual class credits at a one-to-one exchange. Please email Kourtney Ginn to request this transfer.

No; class credits can only be used for Live Open Classes. Virtual class credits may be used for any classes on the live-stream schedule. In-studio class credits may be used for in-person classes when TWB re-opens its studios.

All class and program registrations are final. No refunds will be made for live or recorded classes or special events such as workshops. In exceptional circumstances class credits may be offered on a case by case basis at the discretion of The Washington Ballet staff. Changes to your open class registrations will only be considered up to one hour prior to the start of the class. To request changes, email Kourtney Ginn.

Every home setup is different, but we suggest ensuring you have a clear, open space and a stable object to use as your barre for ballet classes. For some classes (like Stretch Agility and Strength) you may also want a yoga mat close by. You can find more resources for setting up a home studio on our Online Program Resource Guide.

There is no dress code for taking online classes. We recommend wearing comfortable, form-fitting clothing. Footwear is highly dependent on the class genre and type of flooring you have, but ballet slippers or socks may be appropriate for ballet classes. For jazz, contemporary, and other styles, bare feet or jazz shoes may also be appropriate. Please read class descriptions carefully or reach out to TWSB staff to learn more. You can also find more information on our Online Program Resource Guide.

There are no set age restrictions for online classes though they are mostly geared toward adult and mature students. We recommend dancers be 12 years of age or older.

Participants are encouraged to arrive early for class. To prevent injury resulting from inadequate warm-up, students may not join in-studio classes if they arrive more than 15 minutes after the advertised class start time.

We have a class for students at every level! Read more about our class levels here.

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