Ballet by Philly Dance Fitness

Ballet’s not just for kids and pros. It’s time for you to step up to the barre!

Challenge your mind and stretch your body in our adult ballet classes! Our expert ballet director, Beverly Holskin, brings more than 20 years of experience teaching classical ballet to our beginner-friendly program. Unlike many of our other classes that use dance as a fun vehicle for cardio conditioning, you’ll have the opportunity to work on technique — and some serious lower body strength — in ballet.

Beginner Ballet I

  • Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Rittenhouse
  • Thursdays from  7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Rittenhouse
  • Perfect for those who are newer to ballet or perhaps haven’t taken class since grade school. Since we welcome a wide range of beginners in these classes, the pace of instruction is somewhat faster than an “absolute beginner” program. For those trying out ballet for the very first time, we highly recommend starting with our Ballet Basics class or taking that in conjunction with Beginner I classes.

Beginner Ballet II

  • Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Midtown
  • Great for students with a bit more understanding of basic ballet terms and choreography.

Advanced Beginner Ballet

  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Rittenhouse
  • Builds upon the concepts covered in Beginner II

Intermediate Ballet

  • Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Rittenhouse
  • Our most advanced section, designed for dancers with substantial ballet experience.

*If you’re unsure which section is right for you, email Beverly, our ballet mistress: The barre purposefully limits the size of the classes so our instructors can give individual attention to everyone. If you want an extra challenge, just ask!*

  • Cost: $18 drop-in for non-members; FREE for ballet members.
    Due to the length and genre of the class, we do not accept our regular class cards at ballet.
  • Appropriate attire is necessary for ballet class. Please wear tights or form-fitting leggings/pants (nothing baggy!) and ballet slippers or socks.
  • We recommend Baum’s Dancewear (ask about the Philly Dance Fitness discount!) or Discount Dance Supply for affordable attire

Ballet aficionados should also check out our small group Pointe and Pre-Pointe classes as well as our Barre classes (BalletEXTREME and Barre Fit), which combine ballet, core work and strength conditioning into programs that anyone, regardless of dance experience, can do.

If you’re looking for more personal attention, private lessons are also available. Prices range from $70 per hour for one student to $85 for a semi-private lesson for up to four students. Simply contact us to schedule your lesson or learn more!