Dancers participate in an Adult Ballet class.

Adult Ballet

Make the Art of Ballet Part of Your Life

Personal attention, exceptional instruction, live piano accompaniment, and state-of-the-art facilities are all hallmarks of the NBS Adult Ballet Program.

 

Established in 1996, this program is one of the most popular recreational ballet programs in the Greater Toronto Area, offering a range of classes for dancers of all ages and all levels of dance experience.

 

"There is an air of camaraderie, with a dash of humour and playful curiosity around the set class material. There is equally a mesmerizing sense of focus, determination and clarity of movement. It's evident there is more to the class than vocabulary-based achievements."

- Sarah Lochhead, The Dance Current

 

Adult Ballet at NBS draws on the same teaching theories and evolving practices that are applied in our well-established full-time and part-time training programs. With seven progressive levels of instruction, this program allows dancers to advance at their own pace through a carefully constructed program of increasingly complex exercises, allowing ample time for comprehensive and meaningful learning.

Be part of our adult ballet community!

Experience exceptional dance education in a warm and supportive environment.


Whether you’re embracing dance for the first time or developing and refining your dance skills, our Adult Ballet Program will inspire you to make the art of ballet part of your life!

 

Keep reading to learn more about our in-person, Zoom, and 55+ classes, see our term schedules and more.

Register for Adult Ballet Classes

Classes are offered on a term-by-term basis, giving each student the chance to develop their technique and artistry over the term. Classes are available in a range of levels, with both in-person and online offerings.

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In-Person Classes

Join in-person classes and experience our state-of-the-art facilities at 400 Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto.

Zoom Classes

Join adult students from across Canada and around the world for online ballet classes that bring the joy of dance into your home.

55+ Ballet Classes

It’s never too late to try something new! We offer ballet instruction for dancers ages 55+ in a safe and supportive environment.

Find Your Class and Register


We want you to progress through your dance journey with joy and confidence by finding a class that best fits with your schedule.


 

Offering seven progressive levels of instruction, our program allows dancers to advance at their own pace through a carefully constructed program of increasingly complex exercises, allowing ample time for learning that is both comprehensive and meaningful.

 

Not sure which level is your best fit? View brief level descriptions and the spring class schedule below. All class times are EST, with both in-person and Zoom classes offered.

 

Spring registration is now closed. Summer registration opens May 16. Please contract adultballet@nbs-enb.ca for any inquiries.

 

Click here to view the Summer Term schedule.

 

** Please note that our Foundation Level classes (Beginner to Intermediate II) are progressive, and though students can begin during any term, they have been designed to advance students through an entire year of study. If you have any questions, please email registrar@nbs-enb.ca.

Zoom Classes

Join adult students from across Canada and around the world for online ballet classes that bring the joy of dance into your home.

Class

Day    

Time               

Instructor

Registration

Beginner I

Sunday

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Halweg

Register

Beginner II/III

Monday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Hill

Register

55+ Beginner II/III

Saturday

11:30 - 12:30 PM

McCollum

Register

Elementary I/II

Thursday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

McCollum

Register

Intermediate I

Tuesday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

McCollum

Register

55+ Elementary/Intermediate

Tuesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

McCollum

Register

Dance Based Conditioning*

Saturday

10:15 - 11:15 AM

McCollum

Register

 

*Must have previously enrolled in 1 term of Dance Based Conditioning.

Intro to Ballet

The ballet journey begins! This class is for the absolute beginner – no previous training is required.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Monday

6:30 - 7:45 PM

McCollum

Register

 

Beginner I

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Intro to Ballet”. For students who have completed a term of Intro to ballet, or a comparable introductory course. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level 1 (Beginner)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Monday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Valdellon

Register

Monday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Hill

Register

Tuesday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Valdellon

Register

Tuesday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Valdellon

Register

Wednesday

8:20 - 9:35 PM

McCollum

Waitlist

Thursday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Hoffman

Register

Thursday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Romerein

Register

 

Beginner II

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Beginner I”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Beginner I” (formerly “Level I Beginner”) or at least 1 year of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level I/II (Advanced Beginner)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Monday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Valdellon

Register

Tuesday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Romerein

Register

Wednesday

8:10 - 9:25 PM

Valdellon

Register

Thursday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Hoffman

Register

Sunday

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Etzel

Register

 

Beginner III

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Beginner II”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Beginner II” (formerly “Level I/II Advanced Beginner”) or at least 2 years of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level II (Basic Elementary)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Tuesday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Romerein

Register

Thursday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Romerein

Register

Saturday

2:30 - 3:45 PM

McCollum

Register

 

Elementary I

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Beginner III”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Beginner III” (formerly “Level II Basic Elementary”) or at least 3 years of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level II/III (Elementary)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Wednesday

6:45 - 8:00 PM

Valdellon

Register

 

Elementary II

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Elementary I”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Elementary I” (formerly “Level II/III Elementary”) or at least 4 years of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level III (Advanced Elementary)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Monday

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Ryan

Register

Wednesday

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Leyds

Register

Thursday

8:10 - 9:40 PM

McCollum

Register

Sunday

12:30 - 2:00 PM

McCollum

Register

 

Intermediate I

This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Elementary II”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Elementary II” (formerly “Level III Advanced Elementary”) or at least 5 years of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level III/IV (Intermediate)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Monday

7:50 - 9:20 PM

McCollum

Register

Monday

8:10 - 9:40 PM

Ryan

Register

Tuesday

8:10 - 9:40 PM

Leyds

Register

Wednesday

6:45 - 8:15 PM

McCollum

Register

Wednesday

8:10 - 9:40 PM

Leyds

Register

Thursday

8:10 - 9:40 PM

Leyds

Register

Saturday

12:45 - 2:15 PM

McCollum

Register

 

Intermediate II

Intermediate II – This level builds upon concepts introduced in “Intermediate I”. Students are recommended to have completed three terms of “Intermediate I” (formerly “Level III/IV Intermediate”) or at least 6 years of previous training. Please note the name for this level was formerly “Level IV (Advanced Intermediate)”.

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration

Tuesday

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Leyds

Register

Thursday

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Leyds

Register

Saturday

3:15 - 4:45 PM

Rowe

Register

 

 

 

Contemporary Dance I

This class will introduce you to the basic concepts of contemporary dance. No previous training is required.

Not offered for the Summer 2024 Term.

55+ Classes

It’s never too late to try something new! We offer ballet instruction for dancers ages 55+ in a safe and supportive environment.

Class

Day

Time

Instructor

Registration 

55+ Beginner I

Sunday

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Etzel

Register

55+ Beginner II

Sunday

11:15 - 12:15 PM

Etzel

Register

55+ Elementary

Sunday

11:15 - 12:15 PM

McCollum

Register

55+ Intermediate

Sunday

2:15 - 3:15 PM

McCollum

Register

 

 

 

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Secure your spot in our Adult Ballet Summer Intensives!

Develop your technique and artistry and connect with fellow dancers. Classes include ballet, conditioning, and ballet composition/repertoire. This 5-day intensive is the perfect way to deepen your understanding of ballet, have fun, and engage with the NBS Adult Ballet community! Our Adult Ballet Summer Intensive is offered in three levels: Beginner, Elementary, and Intermediate. Find your level and register below!

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Program Pricing

Our Adult Ballet classes are offered on a term-by-term basis, and pricing covers classes for the full term.


Pricing for a term of in-person classes ranges from $275-$355 and pricing for Zoom classes ranges from $195-$210 (based on the number of classes offered per term as a result of holidays). Exact pricing can be found on the registration page of the class you are interested in.

Give the Gift of Dance

Share the joy of dance with a friend or loved one.


Adult Ballet gift cards make the perfect gift for birthdays, special occasions, and holidays. Please email registrar@nbs-enb.ca to coordinate purchasing a gift card.

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Explore our studio spaces and learn more about what life is like at NBS. Click to take a video tour with students from NBS’ Professional Ballet-Academic Program.

Juan Pablo, Adult Ballet Student

Since I was a kid, I always dreamt of being a dancer…I’ve been taking classes at Canada’s National Ballet School for almost two years now. I’m so glad I found the program and fulfilled the dream.

Older adults enjoying creative movement.

Adult Ballet Student

I only started learning ballet as an adult, and I found the class very useful for me in so many ways! The instruction is clear, accompanied by such gorgeous live music. I look forward to the class every 7:15 AM (Malaysia time)!! The discovery of this class during COVID is like finding a gem.

Members of the community at NBS block party.

Adult Ballet Student

The class I have is fantastic and they’re so supportive. Anytime I talk about my class, I truly smile. I’m always encouraging anyone to just come out and try it. It was truly about doing something for myself. It gave me a lot more confidence.

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