CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

 

Open Classes

ALL Open ballet classes are available In-Person and on Zoom.

Monday
Instructor: Georgann Kelly
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Tuesday
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Wednesday
Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: J-P Douglas

Thursday
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Karen Lam

Friday
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Karen Lam

Saturday
Instructor: Jason Davis
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

Sunday
Instructor: Michelle Davis
Pianist: Richard Hugunine

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-Studio
  • Single Class $17 Online ~ $18 In-person
  • 10 Class Card $150 Online ~ $160 In-person
  • 20 Class Card $240 Online ~ $260 In-person
  • Professional/University Student/Barre Single Class $10 Online ONLY

NOTE: Class Cards Never Expire!

Virtual via Zoom
  • Single Class $10
  • 10 Class Bundle $100 (no discount for Zoom class bundle)

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 5+ 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.
  • 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.
  • Dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in all COMMON AREAS inside the TPB building. Masks are OPTIONAL in studio during class.
  • 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.
  • Dressing rooms are available for changing attire only. Please use the hallway storage shelves for storing large bags and only bring items you need for class in a small bag into the studio.
  • Parents or family are asked not to wait in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot or under the awning.
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway.
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson.
  • Eating is NOT ALLOWED in the any part of the building. Sipping coffee, water, etc. ok.
  • Please respect individual decisions regarding masking.
  • TPB reserves the right to cancel in-person classes if there is a significant rise in cases of COVID-19.

Adult Beginning Ballet Series

Click HERE to register.

CURRENT SESSION

July/August

Sundays, July 3 – August 21, 2022
12:00 – 1:00pm
Instructor: Bethany Ayers-Hale
Tuition: $120 for 8 weeks

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

UPCOMING SESSIONS

September/October

Sundays, August 28 – October 16, 2022
12:00 – 1:00pm
Instructor: Bethany Ayers-Hale
Tuition: $120 for 8 weeks

November/December

Sundays, October 23 – December 18, 2022 (No class on Sunday, November 27)
12:00 – 1:00pm
Instructor: Bethany Ayers-Hale
Tuition: $120 for 8 weeks

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 developed 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 5+ 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.
  • 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.
  • Dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in all COMMON AREAS inside the TPB building. Masks are OPTIONAL in studio during class.
  • 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.
  • Dressing rooms are available for changing attire only. Please use the hallway storage shelves for storing large bags and only bring items you need for class in a small bag into the studio.
  • Parents or family are asked not to wait in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot or under the awning.
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway.
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson.
  • Eating is NOT ALLOWED in the any part of the building. Sipping coffee, water, etc. ok.
  • Please respect individual decisions regarding masking.
  • 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-Studio
  • Single Class $17 ~ $18 In-person
  • 10 Class Card $150 ~ $160 In-person
  • 20 Class Card $240 ~ $260 In-person
  • Professional/University Student/Barre Single Class $10 Online ONLY

NOTE: Class Cards Never Expire!

Virtual via 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

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 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.

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 5+ 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.
  • 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.
  • Dancers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in all COMMON AREAS inside the TPB building. Masks are OPTIONAL in studio during class.
  • 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.
  • Dressing rooms are available for changing attire only. Please use the hallway storage shelves for storing large bags and only bring items you need for class in a small bag into the studio.
  • Parents or family are asked not to wait in the building during lessons, though they may wait in the parking lot or under the awning.
  • Bathrooms are limited to two people at a time; if the bathroom is full you must wait in the hallway.
  • Dancers must leave the building promptly, no more than 10 minutes after the end of their lesson.
  • Eating is NOT ALLOWED in the any part of the building. Sipping coffee, water, etc. ok.
  • Please respect individual decisions regarding masking.
  • TPB reserves the right to cancel in-person classes if there is a significant rise in cases of COVID-19.
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