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Adult Ballet Academy

the late starter's roadmap to a confident ballet journey

July 27th & 28th

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Join Adult Ballet Academy  now

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

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  • You want to learn the ballet basics you missed out on as a kid, in a shame-free space that treats you like a serious adult but every studio you find is either too laid back or way too elite...

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  • You've never taken a ballet class in your life or have taken countless drop in classes that never seem to address your questions (like "WTF is port de bras" and "why do my fingers look like hamburger buns instead of delicate feathers?") 

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  • You want to start ballet but feel intimidated about walking into a class where everyone already knows what they're doing (even the basic classes seem way more advanced than what you're looking for)

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  • You can't watch Center Stage without doing the that-should've-been-me sigh

What is ABA?

No, it's not your favorite Swedish pop supergroup (though we are superfans) 

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No, it's not the American Bar Association (though we do spend plenty of time at the barre)

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ABA, or Adult Ballet Academy, is the ballet school you should've attended as a kid but never could.

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It's a ballet gatekeeper's worst nightmare.  

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It's the late bloomer's roadmap to a confident ballet journey.

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Introducing...

Adult Ballet Academy

This introductory weekend workshop for adult ballet beginners will help skyrocket your dancing success by giving you the step-by-step guide that random drop in classes simply can't.

 

Come learn from some of New York's warmest teachers in a gorgeous, sunny studio overlooking Manhattan's skyline.

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In this workshop you will:

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  • learn the common pitfalls that stop most adult beginners in their tracks and how to avoid them

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  • learn the ballet foundations FROM SCRATCH (we never say things like "you should already know this by now" and asking questions is always encouraged) 

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  • discover the little details that help your dancing stand out, but often aren't addressed in larger classes

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  • stop worrying about why your arms feel like limp noodles, your fingers look scary, and your turn out is turned in 

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  • learn common mistakes that adult beginners make about turn out, flexibility & more to avoid unnecessary injuries down the road & dance for years to come 

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  • join New York's incredibly warm & welcoming adult ballet club & leave with new likeminded friends 

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  • walk into future ballet classes with confidence instead of imposter syndrome  

Check out the Course Curriculum     for more information 

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

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ISABELLA TORRES

KRYSTAL HUOT

VERONICA VICCORA

Learn a simple, beginner friendly choreography to a famous ballet from the lovely and talented Isabella Torres, owner of Petit Allonge Bella in Midtown Manhattan. 

Refine your center work and learn the little details that make your dancing stand out in masterclass from competitive dancer and Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) certified Krystal Huot.

Improve your balance, strength & flexibility with self love in Veronica Viccora's stretch class specifically designed for dancers that blends yoga, pilates & ballet.

KELSEY SHEPPARD

Learn the ballet basics and how to properly use the barre with Kelsey Sheppard who has spent years teaching adult beginners with her gentle and patient style.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

What can you accomplish in just 2 days? Quite a lot.

DAY 1

SATURDAY July 27th

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Welcome the Adult Ballerina Club!

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  • Meet Kelsey, Veronica & your fellow classmates 

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  • Get an in depth intro to the ballet barre with Kelsey

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  • Work on flexibility, strength & balance with Veronica

 

  • Ask your burning questions, take pictures, make memories! 

DAY 2

SUNDAY July 28th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Let's show them what we're made of.

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  • Learn the foundations of centerwork in Krystal's special ballet master class â€‹

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  • Refine your technique with proper placement & little details

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  • Put it all together in a basic, beginner friendly choreography with Isabella

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  • Come away with a deeper understanding of ballet, newfound confidence and maybe even a new ballet buddy or 2

 

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PRICING & POLICIES

Because this is a small class designed to give proper attention to each student, there is a highly limited number of spaces available. 

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Therefore, day of cancellations cannot be refunded.

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But we understand that life happens! So rest assured, you can still get a full refund for any cancellations up to 24 hours in advance.

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This way, you don't waste your money and someone else has a chance to take your space in this incredible one of a kind experience.

Coming from out of town?

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Read your 

for local accommodations, restaurant suggestions & activities to make this magical weekend even more incredible.

FULL PRICE

$249

YOUR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE

$197

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR ME?

Adult Ballet Academy is NOT for you if:

  • you're an advanced ballet dancer, this will probably be too slow paced for you!

 

  • you're looking for a beginner pointe workshop, we will ONLY be dancing on soft shoes!

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  • you don't want to film yourself and feel uncomfortable with others filming themselves, we'll be documenting our journeys and making memories! It's all part of the fun :) 

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  • you're a ballet elitist who believes in shaming others, this is a good vibes only kind of space!

Adult Ballet Academy is PERFECT for you if:

  • you're starting ballet "late" and looking for a space that takes you seriously while also making you feel welcomed and encouraged, they either don't teach me at all or make me feel stupid for not getting it right way...

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  • you've never taken a ballet class before and feel shy or overwhelmed, where do I begin?!

 

  • you've taken drop in classes for a year or two but still feel confused about so many things, why do I always feel confused?

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  • you're looking to build a kind, welcoming and supportive ballet community, no one really gets why I'm doing this... 

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  • you love the thought of dancing in a place like New York City but really intimidated by the competitive nature here, what if I stick out like a sore thumb?

Your Weekend Guide to NYC

Weekend Guide

WHERE TO STAY

WHAT TO DO

for health & wellness lovers

for outdoorsy folks

for entertainment seekers

for vintage lovers

for board game nerds (like me)

WHERE TO EAT

cozy spots

light bites & cafes

vegan options

WORKSHOP BEGINS

SIGN UP NOW

July 27th

$197

Offer ends July 19th, 2024 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

HAVE A QUESTION? The answer might be in the FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

Will the choreography be hard? No! Any choreography we learn will be beginner friendly and draw upon the basic foundations you've learned all weekend.

 

Will I have to perform or dance solo?

No! There will be no formal performance in this specific workshop. Just fun learning opportunities, always in a group setting with other fellow beginners, and always in a shame-free environment. 

 

Will there be breaks between classes?

Yes, there will be chances for you to rest, get a bite to eat, mingle with new friends and ask questions you may have between learning sessions. 

 

Is there a dress code? We recommend black leotard and pink tights if you'd like to feel like the classic ballerina you always wanted to be! But you're more than welcome to wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable. :) 

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Do I have to wear those fancy shoes?

No! This is NOT a pointe class. Soft shoes like these are highly recommended. But you can also come barefoot or in socks.

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Will I be allowed to film myself?

Yes! You're welcome to film your progress during classes if you so choose. And if you plan to share, please tag your fellow teachers so we can show some love! 

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