Support Portland's premiere ballet academy!


The 2023-24 season will be held Tuesday, September 5, 2023 through Saturday, June 1, 2024.

For Audition information, please visit our Auditions Page.

The Curriculum Ballet program provides dancers ages 6-18 with a strong technical foundation and prepares them for a career in dance. Because building these skills takes time and consistency of practice, TPB asks that Curriculum students commit to the entire nine month program.

Open Classes 10:00-11:30 AM Daily

Zoom classes are available M-F, and Sundays

In-person Open Class Schedule:

Mondays, Instructor: Michael McGonegal
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Tuesdays, Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

Wednesdays, Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Thursdays, Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Corin Parker

Fridays, Instructor: Brett Mills
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

Saturdays, Instructor: Jason Davis
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

Sundays, Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

To register for Open Ballet classes:

  • Click HERE to view TPB’s class calendar
  • Select the class you would like to register for
  • Purchase or redeem class credits

If you have previously attended classes at TPB, click HERE to login to your account. *Please do not make a new account.

If you are new to TPB, click HERE to create an account.

Need help registering? Click HERE for a video tutorial.

Open Ballet Rates


  • Single Class $17
  • 10 Class Card $150
  • 20 Class Card $240
  • Professional/University Student/Barre: Single Class $12
  • Professional/University Student/Barre: 10 Class Card $110

NOTE: Class Cards Never Expire!

Virtual via Zoom

  • Single Class $12
  • 10 Class Bundle $110

Dancers that sign up for Zoom classes will receive an email with the link upon registration.

*To reschedule or cancel a class please email TPB or call 503.452.8448 at least 24hrs prior to class. 

Adult Beginning Ballet Series

Adult Beginning Ballet Series

Next Session Begins May 5th!

8-week session

Sundays 12:00-1:00pm
Cost: $128


Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, June 30 (8-week session): no class Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, July 7 – Sunday, August 25 (8-week session)

Community Class

For dancers of all ages and abilities

Mondays 10:15 – 11:00am
Instructor: Nick Le-Jurica
Please note: the first portion of this class will be done seated in a chair. Dancers may choose to remain in a chair or stand for the second portion.

Calling people of all ages and abilities who are dance inquisitive and want to celebrate dance as the vibrant community TPB is! Student aspirations, rights and choices are at the center of this class to operate creatively and artistically.

Community Class is donation-based (suggested $10-$15) and any caregivers attending are free. However, due to limited space, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Dancers can pre-register online or via phone at 503-452-8448. If pre-registration is not possible, dancers may register in-person on the day of class.

To register for Community Classes:

  • Click HERE to view our class calendar
  • Select the class you would like to register for (dancers may only register for one class at a time)

If you have previously attended classes at TPB, click HERE to login to your account. *Please do not make a new account.

If you are new to TPB, click HERE to create an account.

Need help registering? Click HERE for a video tutorial.

About Community Class

High on the happiness scale of activities, research demonstrates and physicians recommend dance as good exercise for the brain and body that improves your quality of life. Based on the Dance for PD® and Minding Motion programs, the Community Class empowers participants to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Classes start seated and dancers have the choice to stay seated or come to standing for the remainder of class.


Students must complete a Registration/Liability Waiver Form prior to taking any class at TPB. All Open Class students should check-in at the front desk at the beginning of each class.

TPB accepts checks, cash, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Tuition payments are not tax-deductible as a charitable donation, and we do not provide refunds.

Students must show a college ID to receive the Student Rate; high school students are not eligible for this discount. Professional dancers can apply to receive the Professional Rate. To apply, please complete the Professional Rate Form. The Portland Ballet will review the information before approving the Professional Rate. TPB Curriculum students receive the student/professional rate for Open Classes.

Any student arriving 10 or more minutes after the class start time will not be admitted. Proper warm-up is necessary for injury prevention. These exercises commence at the beginning of class.

Anyone who wishes to observe an Open Class must schedule a time beforehand. Please contact 503.452.8448 if you wish to observe a class.

TPB is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For any last-minute schedule adjustments, please contact 503.452.8448 or review the Open Class Schedule.

  • TPB’s instructors need to see students’ body lines in order to make corrections and ensure that everyone is dancing safely.  Leotards, tights, and skirts are suggested, but are not mandatory.  Tighter-fitting yoga clothes are also appropriate.  Gentlemen, dance belts must be worn with tights, leggings, jazz pants, or sweat pants. Jeans and other street clothes are not acceptable.
  • Instructors reserve the right to require specific attire for their classes and may ask students to leave class or change if their attire is inappropriate.
  • Proper dance shoes must be worn at all times.  Appropriate dance shoes include flat ballet slippers, pointe shoes, modern dance paws or jazz shoes.
  • As a courtesy to TPB students and instructors, please use deodorant—unscented, if possible.  Offensive personal hygiene will be confidentially addressed and may be grounds for dismissal from class.
  • Because many people have sensitivities and allergies, please avoid using scented lotions and body sprays.
  • In order to ensure the safety of the dance floors, please do not apply lotions, oils, or salves before class.

Open Ballet classes can be purchased as a single class or class card. For more information please see our Open Ballet page HERE.
Community Class is donation based. For more information please see our Community Class page 
Adult Beginning Ballet is sold as a series. For more information please see our Adult Beginning Ballet page 

We do not offer refunds once classes have been purchased. We do however offer credits if someone is unable to complete a class or a series. Contact for class credit questions.