Enrolling in ballet as an adult offers numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Ballet enhances flexibility, strength, and posture while promoting graceful movement and coordination. Beyond the physical aspect, it also provides a creative outlet and stress relief, boosting mental well-being.
"Engaging in dance as an adult can have remarkable health benefits. It promotes cardiovascular fitness, enhances flexibility, improves balance and coordination, and helps maintain a healthy weight. Beyond the physical advantages, dance also offers valuable mental benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, boosting cognitive function, and enhancing mood and emotional well-being. Moreover, the social aspect of adult dance classes fosters a sense of community and connection, which contributes to overall happiness and life satisfaction." - Dr. Sarah Johnson, MD, Board-Certified Physician in Sports Medicine.
The Ballet Arkansas School for Dances offers classes for all abilities on a flexible schedule because we understand the complexities of balancing life and "me time!" Additionally, Ballet Arkansas encourages parents of enrolled students to embrace the joy of ballet alongside their children. As an incentive, parents who enroll in ballet classes will receive a discount on their tuition!
"Until I signed up for classes at BA, I'd never taken a dance class. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous! The staff was attentive and encouraging, and classes progressed at a level that I could keep up with. Today, I feel better, am in better shape, and can't wait for each week's class."
"Aldrin is a phenomenal teacher. He really helped me to grasp the very basics. I'm obviously a newbie, and he's been a huge help."
"Ballet classes have improved my nerve pain three-fold. I feel more limber, stronger, and less worried about my balance. It's been a joy."
"I love being in a studio alongside other adults. We all have different stories and we're all here for our own reasons, but the staff at BA makes us each feel important and valued."
"My posture has improved dramatically and I'm sleeping better. It's been a great experience socially and physically for me."
"I can do a double pirouette - I never thought I'd be able to do that!"
"I feel so relaxed in class. The music, the movement, it melts away the stress of the day."
"OMG, so much fun!"
What We Offer
Training in a nurturing, family-friendly environment where are all welcome
Limited class sizes to allow for personalized instruction
Caring expert faculty consisting of current and former professional dancers
Flexible class schedules and payment options
Performance opportunities on stage and in the community
Fall Session | August 28 - December 16
No Class Dates
Spring Session | January 8 - May 18
Includes an end-of-year showcase on May 11, 2024 at UA-PTC CHARTS, and more!
*Adults may enroll by the month or for the full Fall or Spring sessions.
BEG Adult Ballet
This class is designed for adults who do not have prior dance training and would like to learn the basics of ballet. This class is also a great class for adults with prior dance training who would like a refresher course to ease back into the studio.
Wednesday - 6:45 - 8:00 pm
BEG/INT Adult Ballet
This class is a combination ballet class for adults at the BEG and INT levels. This class focuses on the fundamentals of ballet technique with an emphasis on coordination, artistry, flexibility, and strength.
Thursday - 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Friday - 7:30 - 8:30 am
INT Adult Ballet
This class is designed for adults who have been taking the BEG adult ballet class and feel ready for new challenges, and for those who have had prior dance training, or would like to progress to a more advanced level. Advanced options will be provided for dancers with extensive dance backgrounds.
Monday 6:45 - 8:00 pm