Recommended Teachers: Xiao Liu-Moore, Robert Greer
Insider Tips: On Sundays, Robert Greer teaches adult pas de deux class.
Insider Tips: $15 drop-in (all levels welcome including those on pointe). Ballet is Monday evenings with a Lyrical class afterwards that is open to adults. Also, Modern and Improv open to adults on Wednesday evenings.
Recommended Teachers: Marat Daukayev
Recommended Teachers: Kathy Mata, Liezel Austria
Insider Tips: Kathy teaches a variety of adults with classes 7 days a week (mornings and evenings). Liezel teaches Vaganova technique for adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Recommended Teachers: Amy Seiwert, Joanna Berman
Insider Tips: Variety of levels and ages. Professionals from local companies like San Francisco Ballet drop in as well from time to time.
Recommended Teachers: Augusta Moore, Elizabeth Castenada, Marika Brussel
Insider Tips: Classes are held at 1153 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford. Check the Facebook group for up to date information. Open adult intermediate class on Sunday 10-11:30am and open adult beginner from 9-10am on Sundays.
Recommended Teachers: Olivia Galgano (10AM Wed, Fri and Sat).
Recommended Teachers: Jessica Trembly (very good for adults with little experience)
Insider Tips: Beginner Ballet 13+ on Tuesday evenings is recommended (mostly adults now). Intermediate/Advanced Ballet 13+ on Mondays evenings is also recommended (all adults). It is recommended that you contact the studio in advance as some classes get canceled due to low attendance.
Insider Tips: Adults are included in annual production of Nutcracker and in recital.
Recommended Teachers: Jennifer Carroll, Annie deVuono
Insider Tips: Open and beginning class is good.
Recommended Teachers: Beginning class is good.
|City||Name of Studio||Name of Recommended Teacher(s)||Other Comments (Prices, Accessible by Transport, anything special?)|
|Vienna, Austria||Move On Dance Center|
|Toronto, Ontario||National Ballet of Canada|
|Tokyo, Japan||Angel R Ballet School||Most teachers recommended.||The class is all in Japanese, except an Italian teacher Mashimo Akuri, he sometimes throws in some English. Studio is located in the central part of Tokyo (2 locations)|
|Tokyo, Japan||Architanz||There are English speaking teachers. They have special workshops by international dancers/choreographer like Toni Rizzi or ex NDT dancers etc.|
|Tokyo, Japan||Ryabina||All Russian teachers teaching Vaganova method|
|Seattle, WA||Exit Space Dance||Jennifer Carroll, Annie deVuono||open and beginning class is good|
|Seattle, WA||Pacific Northwest Ballet||Beginner’s class is good|
|Sarasota, Florida||Sarasota Ballet||Sarasota Ballet has an exclusively adult program.|
|San Francisco, CA||Alonzo King Lines Dance Center||Kathy Mata, Liezel Austria||Kathy teaches a variety of adults with classes 7 days a week (mornings and evenings). Liezel teaches Vaganova technique for adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings..|
|San Francisco, CA||ODC||Augusta Moore, Elizabeth Castenada|
|Ridgewood, NJ||Art of Motion||Olivia Galgano (10AM Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays)|
|Portland, OR||Portland Ballet|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Pittsburgh Ballet Theater|
|Philadelphia, PA||Koresh Dance Company|
|Paris, France||Centre de Danse du Marais|
|Paris, France||Studio Harmonic|
|Paris, France||Paris Marais Dance||Ghislain de Compreignac; Maggie Boogaart||This is the school, tucked away in a beautiful old building in the Marais. Ghislain is a lovely and kind and a fine teacher. His class is more intermediate than beginning. They have a wide range of classes for adults.|
|New York, NY||Steps on Broadway|
|New York, NY||Peridance Capezio Center||Kat Wildish||Morning beginner class is great and geared for all levels; Kat give great corrections and attention to students, reall attentive with her adult students|
|New York, NY||Kat Wildish (Peridance, Gibney, Harlem School of the Arts)||Kat’s classes follow the same syllabus for the whole week. Sudents can really hone their technique without being bewildered by new combos all the time. Her Absolute Beginner class is derivative of the her Advanced Beginner class. So if you can only make it to an Absolute Beg class, you still get a good class, likely with some offered modifications if something is “too easy”.||Kat teaches classes Monday-Saturday with privates (by appt.) all day Sundays. Connect with Kat Wildish here.|
|New Orleans, LA||Live Oak Dance|
|Nashville, TN||Nashville Ballet|
|Mountain View, CA||Western Ballet|
|Los Ranchos, New Mexico||Starlett Dance Studio||Adults are included in annual production of Nutcracker and in recital.|
|Los Angeles, CA||Marat Dukayev School of Ballet/ Dance Arts Academy||Marat Dukayev||Studio has different faculty now, but Marat is always a good teacher to take.|
|London, UK||Danceworks||More for contemporary|
|London, UK||Pineapple Dance Studio||Roland Price, Ian Knowles||British Accents, Centrally located in Covent Garden near Tube.|
|Las Cruces, NM||KinD Motion Studios||Beginner Ballet 13+ on Tuesday evenings is recommended (mostly adults now). Intermediate/Advanced Ballet 13+ on Mondays evenings is also recommended (all adults). It is recommended that you contact the studio in advance as someclasses get canceled due to low attendance.|
|Japan (10 locations)||Chacott||Satomi Ota||All in Japanese, the studios are small but more casual than Angel R (no live pianists)|
|Hesperia, CA||Multi-Cultural Dance Center||$15 drop-in (all levels welcome including those on pointe). Ballet is Monday evenings with a Lyrical class afterwards that is open to adults. Also, Modern and Improv open to adults on Wednesday evenings.|
|West Hartford, CT||Fisher Academy of Ballet and Dance||Open adult intermediate class on Sunday 10-11:30am and open adult beginner from 9-10am on Sundays.||Classes are held at 1153 New Britain Ave in West Hartford. Check the Facebook group for up to date information.|
|Colorado Springs, CO||Zamuel Ballet|
|Chicago, IL||Joffrey Ballet|
|Chicago, IL||Lou Conte Dance Studio||Vanessa Valecillos||Very clean floors|
|Chicago, IL||Hubbard Street Dance|
|Boston, MA||Jose Matteo Ballet Theater|
|Berlin, Germany||Marameo||More for contemporary|
|Berlin, Germany||Tanzfabrik||More for contemporary|
|Berlin, Germany||Center of Dance|
|Berkeley, CA||Berkeley Ballet Theater||Xiao Liu-Moore, Robert Greer||Studio now has two locations in Berkeley.|
|Bangkok, Thailand||Bangkok City Ballet|
|Austin, TX||Ballet Austin||Alexa Capareda, Kevin Murdoch-Waters||Their facilities smell like a spa! First class free, 2nd half price. Most of their teachers are dancers with the company|
|Alamogordo, NM||575 Dance||Jessica Trembly (very good for adults with little experience)|