Find a ballet classes in Mountain View, CA

Find ballet classes in Mountain View, CA

Find ballet classes in Mountain View, CA

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Top 10 ballet classes in Mountain View, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dance With Monika

Dance With Monika

5.0Exceptional(5)
3 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Mike B. says, "Very helpful, patient and easy to follow instructions. " Read more
Arete Dance Center

Arete Dance Center

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Anne says, "Amazing studio! Staff is very professional and super friendly. Here, you find a second family to teach you dance in a welcoming environment. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for excellence and fun at the same time!" Read more
Pacific Ballet Academy

Pacific Ballet Academy

New on Lessons
Serves Mountain View, CA
We are a long-established ballet school in Mountain View and we have excellent teachers. We offer classes for children 3 years and up and we have several adult classes too! We welcome you to come and take a free trial class! Teaching students to feel the joy of movement and accomplishment!
Arete Dance Center

Arete Dance Center

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
We have a FANTASTIC community here! ADC is a very friendly and welcoming environment to learn in. Our adult dancers range in levels from social to competitive. The teachers recieve ongoing training from Olga and Dima Sukachov and Ray Rivers as well as training in customer service. Our ballet and jazz instructors also recieve ongoing training and really focus on students learning how to dance not just copying moves without instruction. We find a lot of places just "give" class instead of "teaching" class. That is an important distinction we try to make from other studios....
Mariana Zschoerper

Mariana Zschoerper

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Haley B. says, "She’s very knowledgeable, professional and personable. She’s able to work with me fabulously! Grateful to have her expertise in the Ballet profession, and as a teacher! " Read more
Jaynieaydin.com

Jaynieaydin.com

5.0Exceptional(7)
28+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Sanneke J. says, "She was very personable, skilled and fun." Read more
North California Arts Collective

North California Arts Collective

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Laura C. says, "Gary is incredibly talented and a wonderful instructor. My husband and I took dance lessons with him for almost a year. He choreographed and helped us practice three dances for our wedding: our first dance, our father/daughter and mother/son dance, and our surprise dance. This was an amazing experience to work with Gary and get to know him. We ended up going to see one of his plays and we were blown away by his performance. If you are looking for an instructor for anything related to performing arts, Gary is your person!!" Read more
DinaDance

DinaDance

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
Kyle F. says, "Dina appears very knowledgeable and provides a fun environment to learn in." Read more
Princess Wiem

Princess Wiem

New on Lessons
Serves Mountain View, CA
Bio DANCER NAME : PRINCESS DANCER SINCE 2015. Wiem grew up in Tunisia,at the age of 12 starting Dancing and creating choreography in the high school till graduation . Even though she had Computer science degree and became famous fashion designer, The love of dancing make her working on polishing her technique and had the opportunity to be trained by the Artist Haifa Bouzouita who give her the chance to start teaching dance classes. Following her heart she recently moving to California and was honored to join the Belly dance studio Walnut Creek to share her passion and Amazigh culture. She aims to use her abilities for good, and hopes to emp...
Bud Ayers Dance

Bud Ayers Dance

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Mountain View, CA
I teach the way the student learn. Many teachers make the students adapt to their teaching style. I adapt to the student’s learning style. iI have won numerous top teacher awards including 10 top solo performances. I love my job so much that I have missed only 3 days of work and was back on the job in 2 months after open heart surgery. I enjoy showing people how simple dancing really is and have started the carreers of 5 ballroom dance teachers.

Your ballet questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are ballet classes?

Ballet classes cost $60 to $200+ per month, depending on the studio location, reputation, and the number of classes per week. One class per week typically costs $60 to $70 per month, while the monthly rate for an unlimited class pass is $150 to $250. At many studios, you'll also pay a $25 to $50 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Ballet studios often offer the first class for free to help you decide if you want to register for a full season.
  • Some ballet studios offer a discount when paying in full for the entire season or when registering siblings or more than one child.
  • Private ballet classes cost $50 to $85 per hour on average.

What is ballet?

Classical ballet is a theatrical form of dance using slow, formal body movement techniques, music, and often scenery to tell a story or express a concept or emotion. Contemporary ballet dancing combines classical ballet with ethnic, jazz, and modern dance styles, incorporating faster movements, floor work, and often bare feet instead of ballet shoes.

How long is a ballet class?

While class lengths vary by dance studio, traditional ballet classes typically last 90 minutes, with the first 30 to 45 minutes spent at the barre to warm up the body and the second part of the class focusing on center work.

At what age can you start ballet classes?

Formal ballet classes typically start around age 7 or 8, but many studios offer "pre-ballet" classes for ages 4 to 6, combining games with ballet techniques and steps to create a fun class that helps the child learn some basics while also developing their ability to working together in a group class setting. Some dance studios even offer "baby ballet" or "mommy and me" classes for children as young as 2 or 3 years old.

Can adults take ballet classes?

Yes! You can start taking ballet classes at any age. Most studios offer ballet classes for teens and adults. Learning ballet as an adult offers many benefits, such as developing good posture, physical coordination, mental focus, mental and physical flexibility, self-confidence, and social skills.

What should you wear to a ballet class?

Most ballet studios recommend wearing flexible fabric that hugs tight to the body so your movement is not restricted, and the teacher can clearly see the moves you are making. Traditional ballet studios often require a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers for female attire and black tights, dance pants, or dance shorts with a fitted white T-shirt and black ballet shoes for males. Every dance studio has its own guidelines for dance class attire, so be sure to confirm the clothing requirements with your ballet studio before your first class.

How do I choose the best ballet class?

When searching for ballet classes near you, be sure to:

  • Look for a licensed and insured ballet studio that has been in business for 5+ years.
  • Check out their reviews on Lessons.com and Google.
  • Review their website for scheduling information and photos or videos.
  • Read all contract terms before signing.

What questions should I ask when searching for ballet classes near me?

Consider asking the following questions to help you choose a ballet studio:

  • Do you offer classes for an absolute beginner?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • Do I need to register?
  • Do you offer drop-in classes?
  • Can I join a class that has already started?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you have any package deals or new student offers?
  • Do you offer private lessons?
  • What forms of payment do you take?
  • Do I need to pay in advance?
  • What type of clothing should I wear to class?
  • What shoes should I wear?
  • Will there be a recital?

Reviews for Mountain View ballet classes

Recent success stories from people in the Mountain View area.
Michael W.
Monika is very talented in overall teaching and coaching of students in various dance routines and moves. Initially I did not really catch onto dancing but have now taken a good interest in dances that I would not have done before. She is well versed and knows how to bring together a class, but at the same time give individual attention to each and everyone of her students. Monika knows and sees all so can’t just go through the motions. She seriously wants to make one a better dancer and makes the classes fun whether it’s group or private. Great instructor all around.
Dance with Monika
Isaac A.
I’ve been attending the group classes and receiving private lessons at Arete since December of 2016 and I’ve been very happy. The group classes have been very delightful! Those who attend are super friendly and the instructors are very welcoming and professional; they make walking through the doors and taking the classes a very pleasant and fun experience. The dancing is equally as enjoyable as the people, the instructor’s knowledge and passion for dance comes through with the techniques and patterns that are taught in class; and in short time had me dancing outside of class. On top of the group classes I take private Ballroom and Latin lessons. The lessons have been invaluable in my pursuit in becoming a better and more confident dancer. The instructors dive into the techniques and patterns learned in class along with ones they don’t go over in class. My timing, footwork, frame and even the character of my dancing has improved dramatically in the short time I’ve been taking private lessons. Oh, and as icing on the cake on Friday night’s they have a social dancing event where the first hour is spent which will add spice to the dances taught in the group classes. Overall, I would recommend Arete to anyone who wants to learn to dance socially in a fun and friendly environment and to those who want to take their dancing beyond just social.
Arete Dance Center
Sandy A.
Jaynie is a spectacular performer. She is mesmerizing! And as an instructor, her method is timeless. Her instructions clear and precise. Anyone who is lucky enough to work with her will receive high quality training.
jaynieaydin.com
Kenny S.
Gary is very nice and helpful
North California Arts Collective
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