OPEN DIVISION

2-Hr "Work Off The Turkey" Intermediate Ballet Fri. 11/26 at 11:15am w/ Katarina Wester & Pianist Irina!

OPEN DIVISION

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 classes for those interested in the many physical, mental and artistic benefits of classical ballet training.

DROP-IN CLASSES

Below is the schedule of classes available on a drop-in basis. Join us as your schedule allows!

***Please read the COVID-19 Participation Requirements below prior to attending in-studio classes.***

The fee for a single drop-in class is $20, payable in-studio at time of class. Classes may also be purchased as punch cards at discounted rates as follows:

4 Classes        $75

8 Classes      $140

12 Classes    $195

16 Classes    $245

(Plus a $30 registration fee for students purchasing a punch card for the first time.)

Dance cards expire 8 weeks from the date of purchase and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

"INTRO TO BALLET" COURSE

Join Hiroko Shibuya for a 6-week "Intro to Ballet" course specially designed for very-beginner adult and teen students. This class will introduce the fundamentals of ballet while improving strength, flexibility, and posture. Registration required.

​​​​​​​​TUITION & REFUND POLICIES

Open Division online classes and Intro to Ballet classes are purchased as a package of classes for the period stated in the class description. There are no refunds, credits, exchanges, or transfers extended for classes not attended. Tuition is paid in full via credit card at the time registration is processed. In-studio punch cards expire 6 weeks from the date of purchase and are non-refundable and non-transferable. All classes are subject to minimum enrollment/attendance and maximum capacity.

COVID-19 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

(As of 10/30/21; requirements are subject to change.)

Vaccine Mandate

  • Open Division students must provide at the time of class proof of full vaccination via CDC COVID-19 vaccination card (or copy thereof) or a digital vaccine record issued by the State of California. Your vaccination status will be notated for future classes. (Beginning 11/1/21, a negative COVID-19 test result will no longer be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination.)

Face Coverings

  • Beginning 11/1/21, face masks will be optional while exercising in a studio. A face mask must still continue to be worn in all common areas of the building (e.g. entryway, staircase, hallways, lobby, etc.). (Through 10/31/21, a face mask must still be worn in all areas of the building, including while exercising in a studio.)

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.

  • 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 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.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Ballet

We recommend that students attend ballet classes appropriate to their personal experience level, per the below guidelines:

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-Intro to Ballet (no ballet experience)

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

-Intermediate Ballet (2 - 4 years of recent ballet experience)
-Intermediate-Advanced Ballet (3 - 5 years of recent ballet experience)

 

​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. This class is designed to increase flexibility and core strength.

​​DRESS CODE


Ladies

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.


Gentlemen

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.