Open Classes

In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Georgann Kelly
Pianist: J-P Douglas

In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: Western-Li Summerton

In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Zach Carroll
Pianist: J-P Douglas

In-Person and Zoom option
Instructor: Jason Davis or Michael McGonegal
Pianist: Western-Li Summerton

*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
  • Single Class $20
  • 10 Class Card $180 ($18/class)
  • 20 Class Card $320 ($16/class)
  • Professional/University Student Single Class $16
  • 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.

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?
    • Have you traveled out of state in the past 14 days?
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and have traveled out of state:
    • Do not attend any in person class at TPB for either:
      10 days, without any testing
      • 7 days, if you receive a negative test result from an antigen or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that was conducted within 48 hours of the end of the 7-day period.
    • If you are fully vaccinated and have traveled out of state you do not need to quarantine before attending an in-person class
  • 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
  • Beginning Monday 8/2: All dancers, regardless of vaccination status, 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


TPB’s Adult Beginning Ballet Series is on a pause. Check back soon for the next session!




The Portland Ballet regularly offers eight-week sessions of absolute beginner ballet classes that provide interested adults with a fun and informative introduction to ballet basics. Once a week on Sundays, Bernadette LaMarsh guides dancers through the fundamentals of ballet. $120 for 8 Weeks.

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

  • 11:00 – 11:45 am. For the absolute beginner.


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


Students pay a drop-in rate of $17/class, or $12/class for barre only. We also offer the following discounts for our returning and ongoing students:

  • $80 for five classes (equal to $16/class)
  • $150 for ten classes (equal to $15/class)
  • $240 for twenty classes (equal to $12/class)

College students and professional dancers may qualify for a discount rate of $13/class.  The Professional/Student class card rates are:

  • $110 for 10 classes (equal to $11/class)

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

We look forward to offering more classes to our community soon!
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