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.

Ballet Basics (Absolute Beginner)

  • Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. at Rittenhouse
  • Start here if you’ve never taken ballet before. Learn the fundamental positions, basic steps, terminology and timing. Wear socks if you don’t have ballet slippers.

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 faster than our Ballet Basics program. For those trying out ballet for the very first time, we highly recommend starting with Ballet Basics or taking that class in conjunction with Ballet Beginner I classes.

Ballet II

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

Ballet III

  • 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!*

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!