Adult Ballet Classes

Adult Ballet Classes

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Slip on your ballet shoes and take class at Sydney Opera House to live piano.

Our six-week Adult Ballet Classes are taught by current and former dancers of The Australian Ballet and will have you performing the perfect pirouette in no time. General classes focus on strength, correct body alignment, flexibility, rhythm and grace and our Repertoire classes give you the chance to learn the steps from some of the world’s most famous ballets. Beginner ballet classes in Sydney are available for those just starting out, and our program works in levels to cater to more experienced ballet dancers as well.

In Melbourne? Take classes in the studios our dancers use during the day. More info

Being in the ballet room is something very special. Dancing is happiness

Jan Carstens, Adult Ballet Class participant

Where and when

Sundays from 7 April for six weeks


$160 for six week series, $250 to add repertoire


75-min class | 60-min Rep

Suitable for

Ages 18 and above

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Adult Ballet Classes

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  • Class Levels and Timetable

    Non-Beginner Class

    9:00 - 10:15am

    This class is for you if: you have participated in a series of ballet classes recently and are confident with pliés, tendus, grand battements, ronds de jambs and pirouettes. Classes will focus on developing your classical technique in a safe and fun environment. Each week will build on the previous week and combine strength, correct body alignment, flexibility, coordination and rhythm.

    Repertoire Classes

    10:30 - 11:30am (add-on to Non-Beginner Class)

    In our repertoire classes, you get to learn the most famous steps and sequences from the most loved ballets; think Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. You’ll be learning both the technique required to perform these steps but also the stagecraft involved in communicating the story to an audience.

    If you have questions about this event, please phone our customer experience team on 1300 369 741.

    Disclaimer: Ballet classes can involve risk of personal injury. While The Australian Ballet takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes, it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre or The Sydney Opera House. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and mentally fit for the class and during the class you must at all times take care of your own personal safety.

  • Before attending

    What to wear

    Non-restrictive tights or leggings
    T-shirt, leotard or sports top
    Ballet shoes or socks
    Limited change room facilities are available 10 minutes before your class commences.


    What to bring

    A bottle of water and a towel
    It’s recommended that you don’t eat in the 90 minutes before class and are well hydrated.


    Class etiquette

    Arrive at least five minutes before class, as there is no late admittance.
    Please sign in for all classes.
    Wash your hands before entering the studio.
    Please turn off phones and mobile devices.
    Listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions.


    Medical conditions

    Ballet is suitable for most people but please keep in mind it is challenging exercise. We require a letter from your doctor to participate if you:

    • are pregnant
    • have a history of heart condition or stroke
    • have a serious cardiovascular condition including hypertension, hypotension and heart failure
    • are currently using diuretics, barbiturates or beta-blockers

I have really remembered why I loved dancing all those years ago, my fitness has improved, my mental health is in good shape too and my creative side has an outlet again. I hadn’t anticipated any of those outcomes and so great are the personal rewards and enjoyment that I then signed up for another week of classes.