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Adult Open Class Program


New class offerings coming January 2015! See Calendar below!

The Adult dance program is geared for dancers, ages 14 and older, from beginner to professional. Classes offered include beginning, intermediate, advanced ballet, and modern dance. Teachers are available to assess a student's level in class and make appropriate level recommendations upon request. Houston Ballet Academy does not guarantee accompanists for any of its classes.


Beginning ballet is the perfect way for those who are starting ballet again after many years, or those that have enough knowledge of the ballet curriculum to complete a faster moving beginning ballet class.


This class is designed for those who have taken at least two years of current ballet training, or completed the introductory ballet class. Emphasis in intermediate ballet is placed on developing technical strength and more advanced movement qualities.


This course is for experienced adults and teens who have had at least four years of ballet training. This class is taught at a professional level and uses the full range of classical ballet technique. Please note that students wanting to wear pointe shoes may do so at their own risk in the advanced classes, and at the discretion of the instructor.


Three 6-week sessions will be taught by independent choreographer, Lori Yuill, with accompaniment by Kirk Suddreath. This class will challenge both the brain and body, encouraging students to expand their movement pallet. The class is designed for those who have some dance experience, but have never taken a Modern Dance class. Ms. Yuill will introduce basic concepts of Modern Dance which will bring a deeper awareness and dimensionality to your dancing.    





9:30a.m.-11:00a.m. Intermediate Ballet
*Starting Jaunary 5th 2015, this class is taught by rotating Houston Ballet Company members! Please refer to the calendar to see who's teaching.*

7:00-8:30 p.m. Intermediate Ballet

7:00-8:30 p.m. Advanced Beginner Ballet

7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginner Ballet


9:00-10:30 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet combined

11:30-12:45 p.m. Intro to Modern *registration required*

You may register for any of these 6-week sessions:
Saturday 11:30am-12:45pm
Session 1: Feb 7th-March 14th
Session 2: March 28th- May 2nd (this is a 5 week session, no class will be held on April 4)
Session 3: May 9th-June 17th

Registration is required for this class. Cost is $125.00 per session ($104 for the 5 week session) plus a $35 registration fee for new students. Current class cards may not be used as payment for the class. If you are already a registered student in the Adult Open Program, please email HBAcademy@houstonballet.org in order to enroll. If you are a new student click here to fill out a registration form.    


Adult Class Holidays

There are no adult classes on the dates below:

Labor Day Weekend: August 30 - September 1, 2014
Halloween Teacher In-Service: October 31, 2014
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 24 - 30, 2014
Winter Holiday: December 22 - January 4, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 19, 2015
Spring Break: March 16 - 21, 2015
Spring Holiday: April 3 - 4, 2015
Memorial Day Holiday: May 23 - 25, 2015


Single class $20

8 class card $125 ($15.62/class)

12 class card $165 ($13.75/class)

16 class card $185 ($11.56/ class)

Expiration: 4 months from date of purchase. There are no refunds for unused classes.

A $15.00 registration fee is required for new students, and is a one-time fee.

Please plan to arrive at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance at 601 Preston Street at least fifteen minutes before class begins to pay and register.

Class Attire

Acceptable attire includes, but is not limited to: leotards and tights, t-shirts, and/or leggings. Please have your hair pulled away from your face. Jewelry is not acceptable. Ballet shoes must be worn in Ballet classes. Bare feet or socks for Modern class.

If you have further questions regarding adult classes, please contact Houston Ballet Academy at 713-535-3210 or hbacademy@houstonballet.org .