Small-group adult ballet classes
Learn ballet technique, jumps and turns, or pointe. We offer classes for people who are fit and ready for ballet, or those who have more delicate bodies. Levels range from absolute beginner adult ballet to advanced-beginner adult ballet, and intermediate/advanced adult ballet. We work on ballet technique at the barre, jumps and turns in the center, and pointe.
How it works
Tuition is billed monthly on the 5th of the month, and entitles you attend regularly each week. This ensures that for the most part, the same dancers will be in your class and you will progress together through the steps and skills instead of a different collection of people and skills each week.
Beginner Level 1 classes start at the VERY beginning, and all classes begin on a set date. We all start from the very beginning at the same exact time and progress together through the basics.
30-minute classes (Pointe) are $60/month for one weekly class
60-minute classes (Low Impact and Jumps and Turns) are $108/month for one weekly class
90-minute classes (Technique) are $165/month for one weekly class
Meet the founder of Broche Ballet
Julie Gill began dancing as an adult and is proof that it is never too late to live your dreams. She excelled quickly under the careful and exacting eye of Beth Kurtz in New York City, achieving pointe work within a short 2 years, and attending youth summer intensives where she danced alongside pre-professional ballet students.
She has always loved to teach and has taught many different subjects to many different audiences throughout her career. When Ms. Kurtz fell ill and was unable to continue teaching, Julie learned from her how to teach and pass along her methods.
As an adult dancer herself, she understands the differences in training adults and children, how to take adult dancers seriously, and she has the unique advantage of remembering how she figured things out which she passes on to her students.
Julie loves to break things down, solve problems, and help people understand the technique of ballet. She founded Broche Ballet so she could share the joy of ballet with all who wish to learn.
Meet our instructors
How many people are in each class?
All classes have a maximum of 3 dancers for personalized, individual instruction, and a close community in your classes.
WHAT IF I WANT TO ATTEND BUT WILL MISS A FEW CLASSES?
Any missed class can be made up with a comparable class within 60 days of the missed class. Due to the nature of the small and finely grouped classes, we can’t guarantee that a makeup class will always be available immediately, but will do our absolute best to find you a comparable class!
Simply use our Makeup Finder to find a class that works for you!
What if my schedule changes and I can no longer attend the same class?
That's no problem! Just let us know what you need and we'll find you a new spot. Please give us as much notice as possible to make sure we can either get you on the waiting list for a comparable class, or slip you into a new class seamlessly. Dancers' schedules are always changing, so we can almost always accommodate your needs, too!
WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend wearing any kind of tight fitting athletic wear such as yoga pants and a tank top or even tights and a leotard and skirt - that decision is completely up to you and your level of comfort. The key is that your instructor needs to see the form of your body to be able to ensure proper alignment while doing the exercises.
For footwear, you may wear socks for your first class, but we prefer to have our students in a pair of traditional ballet slippers. You can view an example of this type of slippers on Amazon here. You can get any similar ones that you find on Amazon or Discount Dancewear. You'll see a couple of different options for canvas vs leather, split sole vs full sole, and 1 elastic or 2. It's very much a personal preference, but our team prefers canvas shoes, split sole with 2 criss-cross elastic. The full-sole gives you a little more support, but doesn't look as pretty. And the leather lasts a bit longer but doesn't breathe as well and isn't as great for the Marley flooring that we have in the studio.
Am I too old/overweight/clumsy to start ballet?
The short answer is no! Hear what we think about this question in our interview with Ballerinas by Night on YouTube!
Don’t see something that works for you? Get in touch! We’re always listing new classes and would love the opportunity to work together.
Still have questions?
We're happy to help! We know it can be a big decision to start something new, especially with such a daunting reputation as ballet. Give us a call at 720-593-2073, or contact us.