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Find ballet classes in Chicago, IL

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Angelinabellydancer.com

Angelinabellydancer.com

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I've taugh and performed Bellydancing for 14 years in the Chicago area.I am a second generation dancer.My mom is Dahlena,she wrote the Art of Bellydance I have enjoyed teaching both adults and children.I teach traditional .folkloric and modern pop and flamenco fusion Bellydancing.I also provide private classes and coaching.I have been told my style is very different,very earthy.I hope you will enjoy my style and find your own .2002-3 Chicago Lyric Opera Thais was my most prestigious performance as principal dancer,as a bellydancer.My Mothers training was greatly responsible for that success.Angelinabellydancer.com is my website Angelina Ge...
Rose, Middle Eastern Belly Dancer

Rose, Middle Eastern Belly Dancer

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
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Maura Pilates

Maura Pilates

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I have benefited from the mind-body connection of Pilates work and I am passionate about making it accesible to every body I work with. I am currently being trained in Contemporary and Classical Pilates. I appreciate that the contemporary approach provides modification and variations for everyone to ensure safe, comfortable and effective practice.
Premier One Dance Academy

Premier One Dance Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
48+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We specialize in individualized training small classes we use competition as a route to success and Building self confidence we build self-esteem and encourage our students to take at least four to five dance genres so they can be a complete dancer all of our students leave with a good technical Foundation to advance to higher levels of dance skills I love to make students feel good about themselves. also my main goal is to use dance to encourage. I love seeing my students smile,make friends,and having fun while learning. Also to see the students advance every year, attending parades and conventions as well as auditioning for professional pe...
Dynamic Force Dancers

Dynamic Force Dancers

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
We offer a wide variety of technique and creative classes in dance including break dance. We train to help you compete, perfor, or become apart of our very own performance dance team. You can learn as young as 2 years old - 18 years old. We value in making you grow as a performer and even if you love dance as a hobbie. Passion drives us to teach at Dynamic Force Dance. We have over 20 years of dance training. We have performed perfessionally and won choreography and team awards. I enjoy that each student I teach become family to me. There is a bond that forms , which shows happines, excitement ,and passion to become a better dancer . We love ...
Darcelle Dance Company

Darcelle Dance Company

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Notice: Due to the COVID-19 my lesson are now flexible for online or in person! Open to Teaching: Ballet, En Pointe, Cheerleading, Pom Pom, and Comtemporay. Bio: Growing up from my dance career I have been dancing since the age of 3 and did the intensive training when I was 4. I had done jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and West African, but what I am best at is ballet. Plus, I started en Pointe at the age of 13. I studied at the following dance schools; Stairway of The Stars, CSU Dance Team, FieldCrest School of Performaning Arts, Russell Tablet Dance Studio, Homer Bryant Ballet and The Hyde Park School of Ballet. Education history I ha...
Ballet Master At The Joffrey Ballet

Ballet Master At The Joffrey Ballet

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Hi, if you want a improve your techinique and point work please get in touch with me. I have been working with private students after Joffrey and the results are amazing!!! You gonna work hard but having fun at the same time!!!!
Pop-Up Class

Pop-Up Class

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I love teaching dance and fitness and have been certified for 25 years. I offer live outdoor and virtual online classes. I have a BA in Dance from Columbia and certified through ACE. @pop.up.class https://www.pop-upclass.com/
Little Parade

Little Parade

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Little Parade, located in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding areas, is a unique establishment fostering growth and bonding between parents and their young ones through the power of music. As a special place of learning and connection, Little Parade promises an enriching experience that transcends the typical everyday activities. Visit Little Parade today to experience the joy of music and bonding that awaits you and your little ones.
KOBRUH'S MARTIAL SCIENCE / DANCE/ FITNESS COACHING

KOBRUH'S MARTIAL SCIENCE / DANCE/ FITNESS COACHING

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Helping people develop Martial skills that help build confidence through combative expression while getting physical fit as well. Tailoring the training to fit each person and watching their of Martial excellence build.

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?

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