Adult Classes

Overview

We are excited to be able to offer an elegant range of adult dance and fitness programs to help assert some creativity into your weekly fitness regime. Whatever your ability, we hope to be able to inspire you to relevé and build your strength through dance with one of our many adult classes. Our program of adult classes includes Adult Classical Ballet, Dance Fit, and Golden Ballet 55+!

All adult drop in classes in Vancouver & Toronto are currently suspended.

In Vancouver, Adult Ballet classes are suspended through to January 3, 2021. Check back at the end of December for updates on Adult Ballet programming at our Vancouver location.

Due to reduced capacities and for the safety of all, Goh Ballet will no longer be accepting drop-in students for Adult Ballet. Attendance at all Goh Ballet Adult Ballet programs is by pre-paid reservation only. Please see below for information on how to reserve your space in class.

Reservations

Reservations will be available on a weekly basis by Thursday the week prior. For example, for classes the week of Monday, July 6, reservations will open on July 2. Reservations may be made up to 4pm the same day as any weekday class and 4pm on Saturday for Sunday classes. After reservations are closed no other students will be admitted. Drop-ins at the door will not be admitted.

Classes may be reserved one of two ways – by purchasing a class punch card for $200 (11 classes) or pay-as-you-go for $20 per class. For more information on payment options and how to make class reservations please use the links below. Please also read important information regarding cancellation, as well as protocols regarding attending class.

Below you will find our weekly class schedule and more information on each class. If you would like further information please contact us. Please note reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class Schedules

Adult Classical Ballet

Our Adult Ballet classes offer several benefits for your body, mind and overall wellness. A total body and mind workout set to classical piano music, Adult Ballet utilizes fundamental ballet movement technique to shape, lengthen and tone your muscles. Our classes accommodate dancers at various skill levels. Whether you have a background in dance, or have never danced before, you can drop-in to a class level that is right for you and feel ballerina beautiful.

Class Levels

ADULT CLASSICAL BALLET INTRO

Adult Classical Ballet Intro is designed for those looking to begin their ballet journey! No prior dance experience is necessary. This class will introduce the fundamental elements of ballet technique familiarizing you with simple barre and centre work and proper stretching techniques. Students will work on posture alignment, foot positions and the fundamental technique; Plié , Relevé, Battement, Tendus and beyond. Through simple combinations students will notice their coordination and mobility improve as well as their concentration and focus.

ADULT CLASSICAL BALLET LEVEL 1

Adult Classical Ballet Level 1 builds upon the technique that was developed in the Ballet Intro class, and is for beginners with a little dance experience. Classes continue to develop different ballet vocabulary and movements while providing opportunities to increase flexibility, improve body alignment, lengthen muscles and group together combinations. Students will learn the full range of barre exercises as well as Port de Bras and Waltz movements in the center. Petit allegro and other traveling jumps will be introduced.

ADULT CLASSICAL BALLET LEVEL 2

Adult Classical Ballet Level 2 to further develop the techniques taught in level 1, classes are for those who have had training with ballet and feel comfortable with a faster-paced environment focused on technical development and muscle control. Barre exercises will be more complex, training of Pirouettes, Chaînés, & Piqué turns will be introduced and Medium and Grand Allegro will have students soaring to new heights.

Golden Ballet

Ages 55+

A class created for anyone who loves the art of ballet, has always dreamed of learning ballet, or would like to unveil the dancer within them; these uniquely designed classes for those aged 55 and up, are a wonderful way to introduce foundational ballet movements.

Classes will start with gentle movements from the vast ballet vocabulary that will improve mobility, balance, strength and poise. Using low impact exercise, targeting body alignment and stretching to classical music this class will be essentially beneficial for ones’ physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here is your special invitation for a fun opportunity to build fitness goals while socializing with other like-minded individuals!

Dance Fit

Dancers are often admired for their poise, agility and strength. At Goh Ballet we are pleased to offer this one of a kind class designed to use the principles behind ballet training to enhance stamina, improve coordination and increase overall mobility through repetitions at an intensive pace. Increase your strength, speed and cardiovascular endurance with our dynamic dance fit classes. Classes will be taught by instructors with extensive knowledge of dance and music to provide an elegant workout.

By using the resistance of your own body-weight, each individual can work within their limits and receive maximum results. This class will have you feeling revitalized, confident and strong.

Ballet Body Conditioning, Stretch & Tone

A wonderful way to strengthen and tone muscle, this class provides a balanced workout with special emphasis on improving suppleness, and core strength combined with a series of slow and controlled floor exercises to sculpt your muscles, increase flexibility and abdominal control. Please note this class is currently only available in Toronto.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us at Goh Ballet. We follow and adhere to all provincial government and health authority guidelines. Comprehensive sanitization procedures as well as health/safety protocals are in place. Class sizes have been reduced to enable physical distancing in-studio. Self-screening prior to arrival and on-site screening upon entry is requested. We acknowledge that the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving and are committed to actively monitoring and updating our solutions to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all our students, families, faculty, pianists, and staff.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us for any additional information.