ADULT Ballet Classes at BT-SLO
We have TWO classes for adult ballet: beginning and intermediate levels. Our beginning class is a TRUE beginning level - perfect for your FIRST ballet class.
These classes are FUN... and great EXERCISE!
Maybe you are thinking...
It's too late to take a dance class now, I'm too old.
I just don't have a dancer's body, I'd feel so out of place in a ballet class.
Do we have to perform on stage? If so, then forget it!
I have no dance experience, what could I possibly learn at this age?
I've always dreamed of doing ballet, but I guess that was just a child's dream. What's the point now?
Not So... See below for what our adult students are saying.
What BT-SLO Adult Ballet Students are Saying...
“A stress-free environment for adults coming back after life-gets-in-the-way time off.”
Sherry, Perpetual Beginner
“Upon returning to the Central Coast I was in search of an ADULT BEGINNER dance class with people my age or older, didn't necessarily fit the dancer-body stereotype, and who had little to no dance experience. Most of the time the classes were full of petite, almost 20-year-olds who were NOT beginners and I began to feel discouraged. By some miracle, I found Ballet Theater SLO and was relieved to have FINALLY found adult classes that weren't falsely advertised! I instantly felt like I belonged and after a year the feeling has only grown.”
April, age 32
“It was incredibly intimidating for me to start ballet again after a long hiatus. I looked into different dance studios and found the perfect adult class at Ballet Theatre SLO. The class wasn’t too fast or too slow and the teacher, Blair, was very welcoming and encouraging. Blair’s knowledge of ballet, sense of humor, and choice of music makes this class informative and fun.”
Julie, age 56
“In my late 40s, I took ballet class for the first time. I took classes with Blair during the summer of 2017. His professional ballet movement immediately attracted me. His steps are precise and his instruction is very clear. Most important, he often gives each student prompt proficient feedback, which has helped me improve my dance skills dramatically in a short time period. I am definitely addicted to his classes and highly recommend Blair to anybody who is interested in ballet. He is one of the best ballet instructors in San Luis Obispo.”
Julia, age 48
"I thought that once I hit 30 I should give up trying to get any dance training, even though I've always wanted to learn more! It just seemed so pointless, and I felt like I could never find a studio where someone of my age, physicality, and lack of dance training could truly belong and feel comfortable. Blair's Adult Beginning Ballet class proved me wrong from the first day I went! I've learned so much and Blair's happy demeanor and contagious energy make the learning process light-hearted and fun!”
April, age 32
Whether you have never taken ballet before, or you took ballet some time ago... Adult Ballet 1 is the place for you! The class is taught at a basic level. We use innovative music and keep everything lively. It's great exercise, too. No experience required. Adult Ballet 2 is at the intermediate level and requires some ballet experience.