Winter 2020


The Adult/Open Division is designed for adult and teen students who wish to begin or continue classical ballet training for health, recreation, self-enrichment or vocation. The program offers online and in-studio classes for those interested in the many physical benefits of dance training. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance and its related arts.








Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00am 

Session: 1/5 - 1/26

Fee: $48*

Instructor: Emily Borthwick

Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am 

Session: 1/7 - 1/28

Fee: $48*

Instructor: Emily Borthwick


Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30am 

Session: 1/5 - 1/26

Fee: $48*

Instructor: Emily Borthwick

Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30am 

Session: 1/7 - 1/28

Fee: $36*

Instructor: Emily Borthwick


IN-STUDIO -  ***In compliance with the new County COVID-19 health order, we are suspending in-studio Open Division classes as of Tuesday, 11/17, until further notice. Please check back for updates!***



Follow these steps to join us:


1) Create an online account and register for class. Here's how:

  • CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION SITE (then click "Create or activate your account", and select "NEW students"). If you have a child enrolled at CCBC, do not create a new account - instead log into your account, add yourself as a student, and register per below.

  • Follow the prompts to enter and save your account details and agree to CCBC policies (click "Next" at the bottom of the page to proceed through each page)

  • Students ages 18+, please enter your own name as "Parent 1". Note that only one "Parent" and one "Emergency Contact" are required.

  • When you reach the "Student Registration" page, click the down arrow next to "Fall & Spring 8/19/19 - 6/7/20" and select "Open Division".

  • Click "Request" to the right of the class section(s) for which you'd like to register, verify each request, and then click "Submit Request(s)". Important - you must verify your submission again when prompted! If submitted successfully, a pop-up window will appear with a "Registration submitted!" message.


2) Watch your inbox for an email receipt/class confirmation. For online students, this email will contain the Virtual Class Link. For in-studio students, this email will contain a link to an In-Studio Participation Form which must be completed prior to attending in-studio classes.

3) When it's time, join us online or in the studio!

Please note that your registration request will require manual processing by our administrator - your prompt registration and patience are greatly appreciated and ensure your timely participation. If you require assistance, please email us at


Online & In-Studio Monthly Sessions

Open Division monthly online and in-studio classes are purchased as a package of classes for the period stated in the class description. There are no refunds, exchanges, or credits extended for classes not attended. Tuition is paid in full via credit card at the time registration is processed. If you have a dance card with remaining classes, you are welcome to mail the card to us (at 2040 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596), and we will gladly credit your account for future sessions, or you may hold onto your dance card for when drop-in classes resume.


Face Coverings & Social Distancing

An appropriate face covering that fully covers the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the Contra Costa Ballet Centre premises. Dancers must observe physical distancing whenever possible, keeping a minimum distance of 6 feet between themselves and others.  

Facilities & Amenities

The dressing room, water fountain and office phone are not available for use. Dancers should arrive underdressed, in their ballet attire, and bring only what they need such as:


- ample bottled water*

- extra face coverings (to change out of if needed due to moisture/perspiration)

- cover-up clothing*


Belongings will be kept with dancers in the studio beneath their marked barre space. Dancers must change their shoes prior to entering the dance studio.


Arrival & Departure

Dancers may enter the building no earlier than 15 minutes prior to class. The building will be closed until that time.

Only dancers participating in class will be admitted into the building.

Dancers must sanitize their hands upon arrival and departure.

Dancers must exit the building promptly when class ends.


Symptom Screening

Dancers may have their temperature taken with a contactless forehead thermometer and/or COVID-19 symptoms screened by faculty/staff and asked to sanitize their hands upon arrival. We also ask that adult dancers monitor their own health and take their temperature PRIOR to arriving at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre.

Dancers should not arrive for class, nor will they be allowed to participate, if they, or someone they have been exposed to, have tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days or have within the past 24 hours experienced fever of 100.4° F or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Dancers who appear unwell will not be permitted to participate at faculty/staff discretion.



Ballet classes are offered at progressive levels of achievement.

-Beginning-Intermediate Ballet (1 - 3 years of recent ballet experience)
-Intermediate-Advanced Ballet (3 - 5 years of recent ballet experience)

(Please note: the above are guidelines to assist in choosing a student’s most-appropriate class level. Individual progress will vary.)


Physical Conditioning

A strength and stretch class created from a dancer’s perspective that features non-impact movement integrating yoga, Pilates and floor barre techniques. It is designed to increase flexibility and core strength.




While there is no set dress code for the Adult/Open Division classes, the following is suggested:


Students are encouraged to invest in a comfortable leotard, ballet tights and ballet shoes. If trying a class for the first time or enrolling in an "Intro to Ballet" course, thick socks may be worn in place of ballet shoes. Yoga wear (long pants and fitted top) is an acceptable alternative to the standard ballet attire suggested above.


Students are encouraged to invest in men’s black dance tights, dance belt, dance t-shirt and black ballet shoes. If trying a class for the first time or enrolling in an "Intro to Ballet" course, thick socks may be worn in place of ballet shoes. Yoga wear (long pants and fitted top) is an acceptable alternative to the standard ballet attire suggested above.

Dance apparel may be purchased from Contra Costa Dancewear, conveniently located at 554 Ygnacio Valley Rd # A, Walnut Creek (within one block of the Contra Costa Ballet Centre), or from another dance-apparel retailer of your choice.


(925) 935-7984

2040 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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