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Adult Open Class Program

Adult Open Class Program

Course Description

The open class dance program is geared for dancers, ages 14 and older, from novice to professional. Classes offered include beginning, intermediate, and advanced ballet. Teachers are available to assess a student's level in class and make appropriate level recommendations upon request.

HBBSA does not guarantee pianists for any of its classes.

Beginning Ballet

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.

Intermediate Ballet

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.

Advanced Ballet

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.

Adult Open Class Schedule 2013-2014

Click here to view the July calendar

Click here to view the August calendar
*We will not have classes August 4-9, 2014

7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate combined

7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginning

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

Adult Open Class Holidays

Labor Day Weekend: August 31- September 2, 2013, No Classes
Halloween Teacher In-Service: October 31, 2013, No Classes
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 25 - 30, 2013, No Classes
Winter Holiday: December 23 - January 4, No Classes
Teacher In-Service: January 13, 2014, No Classes
Spring Break: March 17 - 22, 2014, No Classes
Spring Holiday: April 18-19, 2014, No Classes


One single class is $20, 4 classes are $75, and 8 classes are $125. Class cards available for purchase expire at the end of each month and there are no refunds for unused classes. Please come to the Academy Office at 601 Preston at least 15 minutes before the class begins to pay and register. New registrants are eligible for a $35 registration fee. Note that students who register before July 31 will have this fee waived.

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 class.

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