Small-group adult ballet classes
Learn ballet technique, jumps and turns, or pointe. We offer classes for people who are fit and ready for ballet, or those who have more delicate bodies. Levels range from absolute beginner adult ballet to advanced-beginner adult ballet, and intermediate/advanced adult ballet. We work on ballet technique at the barre, jumps and turns in the center, and pointe.
How it works
We love beginners! If you’ve always wanted to learn ballet, this is the place to start! We start from the very beginning in this program and help you through every step of the way.
It takes about 3 months to build up a new habit, fit ballet into your schedule, and to learn enough to get to a point where you feel like you know what you’re doing. The beginning of learning a new skill is always the hardest, so we’ve designed our Beginner Ballet Overture Program to help you make it through the toughest 12 weeks with an even greater love for ballet and a feeling that you can achieve your dreams.
Over the 12 weeks of weekly 90-minute sessions, we will build fundamental vocabulary alongside strength and flexibility. We’ll equip you with strength and stretch exercises to take home to keep improving on your own. We’ll culminate the program with a little snippet of a ballet (called a variation) so you can see how things come together.
Dancers with experience
If you’ve danced before (or gone through our Overture program), we’ll find you a spot at an appropriate level and you can hop right in at any time. Tuition is billed monthly and entitles you attend regularly each week. This ensures that for the most part, the same dancers will be in your class and you will progress together through the steps and skills instead of a different collection of people and skills each week.
Meet the founder of Broche Ballet
Julie Gill began dancing as an adult and is proof that it is never too late to live your dreams. She excelled quickly under the careful and exacting eye of Beth Kurtz in New York City, achieving pointe work within a short 2 years, and attending youth summer intensives where she danced alongside pre-professional ballet students.
She has always loved to teach and has taught many different subjects to many different audiences throughout her career. When Ms. Kurtz fell ill and was unable to continue teaching, Julie learned from her how to teach and pass along her methods.
As an adult dancer herself, she understands the differences in training adults and children, how to take adult dancers seriously, and she has the unique advantage of remembering how she figured things out which she passes on to her students.
Julie loves to break things down, solve problems, and help people understand the technique of ballet. She founded Broche Ballet so she could share the joy of ballet with all who wish to learn.
Meet our instructors
We have a fabulous team of instructors who are passionate about adult ballerinas and can’t wait to help you reach your goals! Meet our team below.
How many people are in each class?
All classes have a maximum of 3 dancers for personalized, individual instruction, and a close community in your classes.
WHAT IF I WANT TO ATTEND BUT WILL MISS A FEW CLASSES?
Any missed class can be made up with a comparable class within 60 days of the missed class. During the Overture program, we ask that you do your best to find a makeup class within two weeks to ensure that you do not fall behind your classmates, as a great deal of vocabulary is learned each week in the beginning.
Due to the nature of the small and finely grouped classes, we can’t guarantee that a makeup class will always be available immediately, but will do our absolute best to find you a comparable class!
Simply use our Makeup Finder to find a class that works for you!
What if my schedule changes and I can no longer attend the same class?
That's no problem! Just let us know what you need and we'll find you a new spot. Please give us as much notice as possible to make sure we can either get you on the waiting list for a comparable class, or slip you into a new class seamlessly. Dancers' schedules are always changing, so we can almost always accommodate your needs, too!
WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend wearing any kind of tight fitting athletic wear such as yoga pants and a tank top or even tights and a leotard and skirt - that decision is completely up to you and your level of comfort. The key is that your instructor needs to see the form of your body to be able to ensure proper alignment while doing the exercises.
For footwear, you may wear socks for your first class, but we prefer to have our students in a pair of traditional ballet slippers. You can view an example of this type of slippers on Discount Dancewear here. You can get any similar ones that you find on Amazon or Discount Dancewear. You'll see a couple of different options for canvas vs leather, split sole vs full sole, and 1 elastic or 2. It's very much a personal preference, but our team prefers canvas shoes, split sole with 2 criss-cross elastic. The full-sole gives you a little more support, but doesn't look as pretty. And the leather lasts a bit longer but doesn't breathe as well and isn't as great for the Marley flooring that we have in the studio.
Am I too old/overweight/clumsy to start ballet?
No, absolutely not! Hear what we think about this question in our interview with Ballerinas by Night on YouTube!
Don’t see something that works for you? Get in touch! We’re always listing new classes based on demand and would love the opportunity to have you in the studio. Or, visit us for a free 30-minute preview to talk about options!
Overture program details
The Overture Program costs $500 for all 12 weeks. Click here to learn more about the program.
Tuition & Billing Details - Dancers with Experience
30-minute classes (Pointe) are $60/month for one weekly class
60-minute classes (Low Impact 60, Jumps and Turns) are $108/month for one weekly class
90-minute classes (Low Impact 90, Ballet Technique) are $165/month for one weekly class
After registering below, you will be billed today for your first tuition payment. Then on the 5th of the next month you will be billed a pro-rated amount for the next month's tuition. For example, if you pay $165 for 4 classes, but there are only 2 remaining in the month, on the 5th of next month, you'll be charged for only 2 classes, since you would have already paid for 2 classes. On the 5th of the month following that, regular tuition payments will resume ongoing.
Tuition subscriptions are automatically billed monthly and will continue unless we are given written notice by email. Cancellations must be requested by email by 11:59pm MST on the 3rd of any given month. Unfortunately, requests made after this time will incur a non-refundable monthly subscription payment for that month. We do appreciate as much notice as possible, even if you will be canceling in the future. This helps us re-fill your spot in class as soon as we can.
Delaying initial payment. If you need to delay your first payment until your first day of classes, please get in touch and we can help you out.
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Still have questions?
We're happy to help! We know it can be a big decision to start something new, especially with such a daunting reputation as ballet. Give us a call at 720-593-2073, or contact us.