Adult Class FAQs
Anyone 16+ is welcome in our adult ballet classes! We have a wide range of students from older teens to older adults, from brand new to ballet to former professional dancers. Like many of our current attendees, you might be eager to learn about dance or getting back into it after a hiatus. Dance is also a great workout, if you are looking for a fun way to stay active. You can even meet new people. Our class options specifically for Older Adults are Beginning Tap, Intermediate Tap and Falls Prevention.
Adult Ballet = $20 per class*
Tap for Older Adults = $12 per class
Falls Prevention for Older Adults (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente) = Free
*Please inquire about class pass options, if interested.
Our current session includes:
-Adult Ballet class options on Tuesday-Thursday nights from 7:45-9pm.
-Tap for Older Adults class options on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11am.
-Falls Prevention for Older Adults class options on Mondays from 3-4pm, Wednesdays from 10-11am and virtually via Zoom on Thursdays from 10-11am.
It is never too late! Please feel free to join us anytime classes are offered.
Clothing: You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We recommended clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement and is breathable, such as fitness wear.
Footwear: Ballet slippers are best, but you can also wear socks or other types of dance shoes. Tap shoes should be worn for tap classes and whatever you are most comfortable in (i.e. tennis shoes, dance shoes, socks, bare feet) is appropriate for our Falls Prevention classes.
Adult classes are currently offered exclusively on a ‘drop in’ basis. Therefore, you aren’t required to come every week. You will only be charged for the classes you attend. Falls Prevention classes are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, free-of-charge.
If you are brand new to ballet or looking for more detailed and thorough instructions, we recommend our intro class options. If you have some knowledge of ballet or are looking to move at a faster pace, then the beginner or intermediate level classes are your options. You are welcome to self-place and pace yourself. You may always enroll in different classes and shift around as you see fit. The same applies to our tap class options. We are always happy to help answer any questions, as well.
The intro level classes are for students who have never taken a ballet class and are not familiar with the terminology. Sometimes adults with experience do select this option when they want to ease back into ballet. The beginner level class is for students who have a baseline knowledge of ballet terminology, but want a slower paced class. Some people select this class for a challenge as they expand their knowledge and some people select this class as an additional option beyond our intermediate level class.
Sign-in on the ‘Adult Ballet Class Sign-In Sheet’ and confirm that you have registered online, if it is your first time attending. Then, check which studio your class is in and feel free to ask the front desk team for directions or other questions. Falls Prevention and Tap for Older Adults class attendance is monitored by the instructors; no sign-in required. Please check-in and confirm that you have registered online, if it is your first time attending. Please fill out paperwork if you did not register online.
Yes, CLARA, where Sacramento Ballet is located, has a parking lot. The entrance is located on O street between 24th and 25th streets. The closest building entrance for Sacramento Ballet is located behind the handicap parking area. Additional parking options (and building entrance doors) are available all around CLARA’s block for free and with minimal limitations. Please always check street signs for parking rules.