adult ballet dancer


Whether you are developing and refining your dance skills or embracing dance for the first time, be inspired to make the art of ballet part of your life! NBS Adult Ballet offers training to experienced dancers as well as those new to the wonderful world of dance. 

Canada's National Ballet School is thrilled to currently offer both onsite and online classes in a range of levels. 

For Zoom classes, NBS instructors will teach classes virtually via the Zoom video conferencing platform from either their home or a studio space. A unique advantage of online classes is that registered students will receive a weekly link to a recording of their class, allowing students to repeat the class for additional practice.

 

Schedule and Registration

Registration is now open for the fall term of classes! If you have any questions, please email adultballet@nbs-enb.ca. To learn more about our instructors, click here.

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All class times are EST


Pricing

Pricing for onsite classes ranges from $275-$355 and pricing for Zoom classes ranges from $195-$210, based on the number of classes offered that term as a result of holidays. To see exact class pricing click the registration link above and select the class you are interested in enrolling. Pricing appears in the description details of the class.   


Give the gift of dance!

Interested in purchasing a gift card for adult ballet classes for a friend or loved one? Email registrar@nbs-enb.ca to coordinate purchasing a gift card. 


ADULT BALLET POLICIES

Health Protocols

Canada's National Ballet School has put enhanced health and safety measures in place for all students and staff. NBS continues to follow COVID-19 requirements and guidelines provided by the Government of Ontario and Toronto Public Health. Please click the link below to review health protocols for the Adult Ballet Program. Please note that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, and resulting requirements and guidelines from public health agencies, protocols are subject to change at any point throughout the 2021/22 season. 

Adult Ballet Health Protocols



General Adult Ballet Policies

  • Students who are late should wait for a break between exercises before entering a class and will not be permitted into class more than 10 minutes after the class start time.
  • The Adult Ballet Program does not uphold a dress code for ballet classes. Participants should wear clothes that do not restrict their or others’ movement during class. Street shoes are not permitted in the studios; they should be left in the change rooms or outside the studio. 
  • Food and beverages (other than water) are not permitted inside the studios. The studios are rosin-free, but water may be used on the soles of shoes in case of slippery surface. 
  • All electronic devices should be turned off during class.
  • Students should not wear scented products including perfumes and hairspray to class.
  • Occasionally Adult Ballet classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather at the discretion of Canada’s National Ballet School. If you are unsure about the status of your class, please check NBS’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date cancellation information. We will also always try our best to contact students by e-mail if their class is cancelled.
  • Please note that we are not able to pro-rate term fees for missed time when a student is enrolling late in our program.
  • Each student, except for students in Dance Based Conditioning and 9-Week Intro to Ballet, is allowed two on-site make up classes due to personal absences. Alternatively, Zoom Recordings of same or similar levels may be requested instead of on-site makeup.  Students in Dance Based Conditioning and 9-Week Intro to Ballet course are not eligible for make-up classes.
  • Make-up classes must be used within the term a student is registered and cannot be credited forward to future terms.  
  • Students must register for, and receive confirmation of, their on-site make-up classes ahead of time by contacting adultballet@nbs-enb.ca  
  • Students can reserve on-site make-up classes of as the same level (or below) as the one they are registered for. 
  • To cancel an on-site make-up class, students must contact adultballet@nbs-enb.ca
Class Transfers:
  • During the first three weeks of a term, if students feel they have registered for a level inappropriate to their dance ability, they may request the Registrar’s Office to transfer them into another class level pending space availability in the class. Note: class transfers are not applicable to students in the 9-Week Intro to Ballet.
  • After the third week, changes to students' class levels or schedules can be requested.  The same rules regarding class space availability will apply.
Class Withdrawals:
  • If students withdraw from a class before the term has commenced, a full refund minus the $30 registration fee will be issued (registration fees are non-refundable). 
  • After the term has commenced, refunds are granted only to students withdrawing for medical reasons and a notice from a physician must be provided. During the first three weeks of the term, students are eligible for a 50% refund excluding the $30 registration fee.  
  • Refunds will not be granted after the third week of the term under any circumstance. 
  • Should a wave of COVID-19 result in the cancellation of on-site classes, all in-person classes will be moved online and continue through the scheduled duration of the term. Refunds will not be granted in the event of a COVID-19 shut down or changes in COVID-19 related policies and procedures.

 

FIND YOUR LEVEL

Not sure which level is your best fit? Click the levels below for descriptions.

** Please note that our Foundation Level classes (Beginner to Advanced Elementary) are progressive, and have been designed to advance students through an entire year of study. The curriculum for each level begins in Term I, and new skills are explored in each subsequent term.

The ballet journey begins! This class is for the absolute beginner – no previous training is required. These classes introduce the concepts and techniques that establish the foundations of classical ballet.  
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)”.   
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)”.   
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)”. 
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)”.
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)”. 
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)”. 
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 III/IV (Intermediate)”. 
This class will introduce you to the basic concepts of contemporary dance. No previous training is required.