CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

 

Open Classes

Monday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Georgann Kelly
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Tuesday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Wednesday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Thursday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Karen Lam

Friday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Karen Lam

Saturday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Jason Davis
Pianist: Lifia Teguh

Sunday
10:00-11:30am
In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

*All Open Ballet classes will require pre-registration via ClassBug. 

To register for Open Ballet classes:

  • Click HERE to view our 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
In-Person
  • Single Class $20
  • 10 Class Card $180 ($18/class)
  • 20 Class Card $320 ($16/class)
  • Professional/University Student Single Class $16
Zoom
  • Single Class $10
  • 10 Class Bundle $100 (no discount for Zoom class bundle)

In-person and Zoom classes will only be available for registration 2 weeks in advance. Dancers that sign up for Zoom classes will receive an email with the link upon registration. *To reschedule or cancel a class please email registration or call 503.452.8448 at least 24hrs prior to class. 

All dancers must follow these protocols in order to attend in-person classes:

  • We ask all dancers to self-screen prior to coming into the studio for an in-person class:
    • Have you had a new or worsening cough?
    • Have you had a fever?
    • Have you had shortness of breath?
    • Have you had a new loss of smell or taste?
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • All dancers ages 12+ (5+ beginning January 2022) are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to attend in-person classes. This proof must be submitted to registration at least 24hrs prior to taking class at The Portland Ballet. Click HERE to read our full vaccination statement.
  • Dancers will be allowed to enter the building no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled class time; dancers will not be admitted into the building once class has started
  • All dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the TPB building
    • This includes while in the restrooms and drinking water. TPB asks dancers to please step outside the building at the front or back door before removing their mask to breathe or drink water.
  • If a dancer fails to comply with TPB’s mask policy they will receive a verbal warning. If they fail to comply a second time they will be asked not to attend classes at TPB until we are able to remove all masking protocols
  • TPB staff will let dancers in through the back door
  • Dancers must immediately wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building; dancers may not enter the dance studio until they have washed their hands or used hand sanitizer
  • Dancers must enter TPB dressed for their class- the dressing room will not be available for use, please only bring items you need for class in a small bag
  • No parents or family are allowed in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway
  • Dancers must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at the end of their lesson before leaving the building
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson
  • TPB reserves the right to cancel in-person classes if there is a significant rise in cases of COVID-19

Adult Absolute Beginning Ballet Series

Sundays, November 7, 2021 – December 19, 2021
*No class on Sunday, November 28
12:00 – 1:00pm
Instructor: Taylor McDougall
Tuition: $90 for 6 weeks

Next Session

Sundays, January 9  – February 27, 2022
12:00 – 1:00pm
Instructor: Taylor McDougall
Tuition: $120 for 8 weeks

Click HERE to register.

Interested in joining mid-session? Call 503.452.8448 for information about late registration.

All dancers must follow these protocols in order to attend in-person classes:

  • We ask all dancers to self-screen prior to coming into the studio for an in-person class:
    • Have you had a new or worsening cough?
    • Have you had a fever?
    • Have you had shortness of breath?
    • Have you had a new loss of smell or taste?
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • All dancers ages 12+ (5+ beginning January 2022) are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to attend in-person classes. This proof must be submitted to registration at least 24hrs prior to taking class at The Portland Ballet. Click HERE to read our full vaccination statement.
  • Dancers will be allowed to enter the building no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled class time; dancers will not be admitted into the building once class has started
  • All dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the TPB building
    • This includes while in the restrooms and drinking water. TPB asks dancers to please step outside the building at the front or back door before removing their mask to breathe or drink water.
  • If a dancer fails to comply with TPB’s mask policy they will receive a verbal warning. If they fail to comply a second time they will be asked not to attend classes at TPB until we are able to remove all masking protocols
  • TPB staff will let dancers in through the back door
  • Dancers must immediately wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building; dancers may not enter the dance studio until they have washed their hands or used hand sanitizer
  • Dancers must enter TPB dressed for their class- the dressing room will not be available for use, please only bring items you need for class in a small bag
  • No parents or family are allowed in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway
  • Dancers must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at the end of their lesson before leaving the building
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson
  • TPB reserves the right to cancel in-person classes if there is a significant rise in cases of COVID-19

Registration

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.

Registration/Liability Waiver
Professional Rate Application

Payment

Open Ballet Rates
In-Person
  • Single Class $20
  • 10 Class Card $180 ($18/class)
  • 20 Class Card $320 ($16/class)
  • Professional/University Student Single Class $16
Zoom
  • Single Class $10
  • 10 Class Bundle $100 (no discount for Zoom class bundle)

Our goal is to always be clear with our TPB community, so with that in mind, we want you to know that it is only possible to host these in-person classes by setting a price structure that allows us to pay our teachers, pianists, and staff, along with our studio rent and other operational costs.

Students must show a college ID to receive the Student Rate; high school students are not eligible for this discount. For TPB Curriculum students, Open Classes count as a drop-in class. Professional dancers can apply to receive the Professional Rate. To apply, please complete the Professional Rate Application and return it to the front desk. The Portland Ballet will review the information before approving the Professional Rate. We accept checks, cash, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Tuition payments are not tax-deductible as a charitable donation, and we do not provide refunds.

Building/Studio Conduct

  • Adult students must sign-in at the reception desk.
  • Only water is allowed in the studio.  Absolutely no other drinks (sports drinks, coffee, etc.) or food are allowed.  Gum is prohibited.
  • Please turn off/set to silence or vibrate all cell phones and pagers upon entering the building.
  • Unless permission is given, only accompanists may touch, move, or play the pianos.
  • Classes are not available for observation by friends or family.

Class Tardiness

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

Class Attire/Personal Hygiene

  • Our instructors need to see student’s 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.

Class Observation

Anyone who wishes to observe an Open Class must obtain consent beforehand from the instructor and the Director or General Manager.

Holiday Closures

Open Classes are cancelled on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Please see the Open Class Schedule for more detailed class and instructor information.

Additional Offerings

Community Class – for dancers of all ages and abilities

December 8, 2021 – January 19, 2022 (No class December 22 or 29, 2021)
Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15am
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 we are! 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.

All dancers and caregivers must show proof of vaccination against Covid 19 prior to attending any class at The Portland Ballet. A photo of your vaccination card must be emailed to registration before attending your first scheduled class. Caregivers may show their proof of vaccination at the door. Masks must be worn over nose and mouth while inside the TPB studios. For our full Covid 19 policies, please see below. Please contact registration or Nick Le-Jurica with any questions.

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.

SAFE® BARRE

Mondays
12:00 – 1:15pm
Instructor: Alicia Cutaia

Click HERE to register for class

See what Artistic Director, Nancy Davis, is saying about this class!
“I loved everything about this class and Alicia as the teacher. Everything makes such perfect sense and is so good for dancers in general who tend to clench their muscles instead of use or even relax them. I loved all the analogies she implemented for spiraling and opposition and also the intelligence and the progression of class. I have had problems with my back for years and after only 1 class, I could bend back further, get my leg up higher in arabesque and had less pain and stiffness than I have had in years. Imagine how I would feel doing this at least once a week. I will be back! I will highly recommend this class to everyone even if people do not have back issues!”

About SAFE® BARRE:

This innovative barre method seamlessly combines biomechanics with ballet. You will be amazed at how it generates flexibility and strength while massaging the fascia system, which means fantastic muscle hydration self-producing during each class. Our spherical movement patterns strengthen deep tissues, which automatically releases the superficial ones. The SAFE® BARRE method is a powerful solution against back pain and for that reason it was awarded at the highest level in France and the USA.

For nearly 20 years, the SAFE® BARRE method has brought solutions that combine ballet and biomechanics. This barre work goes further than that, with their fascia constantly sliding around the spine, dancers self-produce collagen (muscle fibers resistance), elastin (fibers elasticity), and proteoglycans (muscles hydration). The SAFE® BARRE method makes no compromise with ballet vocabulary by intertwining legacies of the Balanchine and Bournonville Schools with biomechanics.

*This class is not recommended for pregnant women.

All dancers must follow these protocols in order to attend in-person classes:

  • We ask all dancers to self-screen prior to coming into the studio for an in-person class:
    • Have you had a new or worsening cough?
    • Have you had a fever?
    • Have you had shortness of breath?
    • Have you had a new loss of smell or taste?
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • All dancers ages 12+ (5+ beginning January 2022) are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to attend in-person classes. This proof must be submitted to registration at least 24hrs prior to taking class at The Portland Ballet. Click HERE to read our full vaccination statement.
  • Dancers will be allowed to enter the building no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled class time; dancers will not be admitted into the building once class has started
  • All dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the TPB building
    • This includes while in the restrooms and drinking water. TPB asks dancers to please step outside the building at the front or back door before removing their mask to breathe or drink water.
  • If a dancer fails to comply with TPB’s mask policy they will receive a verbal warning. If they fail to comply a second time they will be asked not to attend classes at TPB until we are able to remove all masking protocols
  • TPB staff will let dancers in through the back door
  • Dancers must immediately wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building; dancers may not enter the dance studio until they have washed their hands or used hand sanitizer
  • Dancers must enter TPB dressed for their class- the dressing room will not be available for use, please only bring items you need for class in a small bag
  • No parents or family are allowed in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway
  • Dancers must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at the end of their lesson before leaving the building
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson
  • TPB reserves the right to cancel in-person classes if there is a significant rise in cases of COVID-19
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