Virtual Classes for Adults

Dance with us Digitally!

We are pleased to offer Live Stream Open Classes, Live ‘Pay What You Can’ Classes, and On Demand Classes for our Adult Program students 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 on our Adult Program Resources Guide.

Photo by Kelsey Arrington

 

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Live-Stream Open Classes

Live-Stream Open Classes

These open classes provide adult students the opportunity to receive feedback, in real-time, in a live-streamed ballet class setting. Classes cost $13 and enrollment is required.

Thursday, May 21
6:00-7:30PM EDT, Beginner Ballet 1 with Jessy Dick

Friday, May 22
12:00-1:30PM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods

Saturday, May 23
10:00-11:30AM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff

Tuesday, May 26
12:30-2:00PM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Damien Johnson

Wednesday, May 27
12:00-1:30PM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Therese Gahl
6:00-7:00PM EDT, Stretch, Agility, and Strength with Jessy Dick

Thursday, May 28
6:00-7:30PM EDT, Beginner Ballet 1 with Jessy Dick

Friday, May 29
12:00-1:30PM EDT, Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nancie Woods

Saturday, May 30
10:00-11:30AM EDT, Beginner Ballet 2 with Shu-Chen Cuff

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. All registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes will close when they reach capacity.

The intention behind these open classes is to provide adult students with the opportunity to receive feedback, in real-time, in a live-streamed ballet class setting. For that reason, classes will be capped at approximately 30 students. TWSB faculty will provide instruction. A “demonstrator” will be present for all classes so students can follow along for guidance while faculty focuses on providing you feedback.

Classes are held via the Zoom platform. Zoom can be used on smartphones, tablets, or computers. We strongly recommend downloading the Zoom app or software prior to joining classes. Zoom information will be sent to participants one-hour before the class start time.

Classes cost $13. Our goal is to make these classes as accessible as possible during what we know to be a time a financial difficulty for many. 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.

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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Pay What You Can Classes

Pay What You Can Classes

Upper Division Head Kristy Windom teaching adult class

Thursday, May 28
10:00-11:00AM EDT, Barre Fitness with Tara Antonipillai

To join, register here.

Class Description:

Barre Fitness is a full-body workout for all levels designed to strengthen and tone through a series of low impact, isometric, and mindful movements. The workout usually utilizes the ballet barre and also includes floor work with core-based conditioning, free weights, and stretching. In this virtual environment, you can use a railing, wall, or chair for standing support and a yoga mat, towel, or carpet for the floor work. Small hand weights are welcome, but you can also participate without any props at all. This sculpting workout will leave you feeling stronger and more limber with every class. Class will finish with a relaxing 10 minutes of stretching, breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation.

The intention behind these classes is to provide adult students with the opportunity to take ballet class with beloved TWSB faculty and dancers. While payment for the class is not required, we do hope participants will consider making a donation to our Stronger Than Ever campaign, created to ensure that the current COVID-19 state of emergency strengthens our commitment to each other and our art form.

Classes are held via the Zoom platform. Zoom can be used on smartphones, tablets, or computers. We strongly recommend downloading the Zoom app or software prior to joining classes.

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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On Demand Classes

On Demand Classes

An adult ballet class at TWSB SE

Take recorded classes from TWSB faculty as it fits your schedule! Purchase On Demand videos for $8 and enjoy the video for seven days. Students may repurchase videos for continued viewing.

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.

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

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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Virtual Special Programming

Virtual Special Programming

Photo by Kelsey Arrington

Virtual Ballet Bootcamp: Advanced Beginner 

This virtual two-day bootcamp is designed for dancers with previous or current ballet experience to expand upon their technique and artistry in a virtual class setting. The schedule will incorporate cross-training techniques rooted in Pilates to strengthen and lengthen muscles, ballet technique class, and time to learn a short classical variation. All classes are held via Zoom and designed for small spaces while students train from their homes.

Dates: Sundays, June 7 and 14
Instructor: Damien Johnson
Cost: $65; Enrollment in full bootcamp is required.

Schedule:

  • 10:00-10:35AM: Body Conditioning
  • 10:35-10:45AM: Break/Reset
  • 10:45AM-12:00PM: Ballet Technique Class
  • 12:00-12:10PM: Break/Reset
  • 12:10-1:00PM: Variation

*Zoom details will be sent to all registered participants on June 6.*

Virtual Brand New to Ballet Workshop

Have you always wanted to learn ballet? Join us for this four-week session to learn fundamental aspects of ballet including proper placement and alignment. This workshop is for the absolute beginner, but 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. Enrollment in full session required.

4-week session on Mondays
June 8-29, 5:00-6:30PM
Instructor: Shu-Chen Cuff
Cost: $52. Enrollment in full session required.

*Zoom details will be sent to all registered participants on Monday, June 8 prior to class*

To registerlogin 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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