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Frequently asked questions about the Adult Ballet Program.
Women and men ages eighteen and older can join the Adult Ballet Program. This Program offers training to experienced dancers as well as those new to the wonderful world of dance.

Those wishing to dance in an NBS Community Program, who are not eighteen years old, are encouraged to audition for the Associates Program. The Associates Program offers dance to girls and boys ages six to seventeen.

Adult Ballet classes take place on NBS’ campus located at 400 Jarvis St, Toronto. Each class is accompanied by a live pianist, taught by one of NBS’ professionally trained instructors, in one of twelve state-of-the-art studios. 
Some students wear leotards, tights, and skirts to class. Other students wear yoga pants and tank tops. Please wear clothes that are form fitting, especially at the knee-joint and ankle, in order for the instructor to see your movements. Do not wear clothes that will obstruct you or others from dancing. We require students to wear soft ballet shoes. NBS has a dancewear store, The Shoe Room®, located at 406 Jarvis St, Toronto, selling unique and comfortable dance clothing and shoes. The Shoe Room offers a VIP membership program for Adult Ballet students. Please visit The Shoe Room's website
The Adult Ballet Program has four terms each year. Registration for each term can be done online and opens approximately one month before the term’s commencement. Registration closes at the end of the second week of class. In the meantime, potential students should sign onto the Adult Ballet Contact List. This List will give registrants access to early bird registration information.
The cost of Adult Ballet classes depends on how many times you dance a week. The fee schedule lists the volume discounts for classes as well as the price for 15, 10 and 5 week classes.
The Adult Ballet Program has a three week grace period allowing students to make changes to their dance levels. After the first class, if students feel they have registered for an inappropriate level, they have may switch into another class. This switch must be approved by the instructor and the Registrar’s Office.     
Due to the comfort and enjoyment of students in the Adult Ballet Program, people are unable to watch Adult Ballet classes. If an Adult Ballet student brings a guest, she or he must wait in the Reception foyer. 
The Adult Ballet Program is designed to teach students ballet at a recreational level. There are no ballet exams in this program and pointe is not taught in any Adult Ballet class. 
NEW! You asked and we are happy to deliver! Starting in spring 2019, NBS Adult Ballet will pilot a limited number of scheduled drop-in classes. Drop in classes are available in a card of 10 classes. Purchase a 10 class card here
*Class cards must be purchased beforehand and cannot be purchased onsite at 400 Jarvis St.

Drop-in class passes can be only purchased online via our website. To purchase a 10-class pass, please click here Choose the class level that you might be most interested in attending and proceed with payment. Please note that class passes can be used toward attending any level of drop-in class.
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Levels II/III, III and IV/V are currently offered for drop-in only. Please note that with a class pass you can attend any regular drop in-class level. Class pass are not eligible for redemption towards regular full-term classes.
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No. Space for a drop-in class cannot be reserved in advance. Your 10-Class Pass will be scanned for attendance when you arrive on the day of the drop-in class. Spaces in drop-in classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis and we recommend arriving early to secure your spot.

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