August Classes: $25 per class

New classes added : Tuesday, Aug, 20, Level 1B : 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and

Thursday, Aug. 22, Level 1C: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet's adult classes provide well structured classical ballet education based on the Vaganova ballet method, which is the same method used in our Professional Program.  The adult program has been adapted by our Artistic Director to suit the needs and development of adult dancers while ensuring the same standard of training as our Professional and Youth programs.  We offer lessons for adults 19 years old and up at four levels, Fundamentals I - IV, for those who have no dance experience to those with more experience.  Our certified instructors give exceptional attention to detail in a fun environment so that there is complete and proper development of the student.

Adult Classes at Maple Leaf 2019 -2020

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* Class schedule subject to change.

Registered classes are open for drop-in students if the class is not full. BE SURE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL AHEAD OF TIME TO ASSURE A PLACE IN A DROP-IN CLASS. Students may combine registered and drop in classes but payment for registered classes cannot be transferred to drop in classes.  New students are accepted at any time depending on experience and availability of space in the correct class for their level. Limited programs are available during the summer months. Students may take drop-in class in any level equal to or below their current level.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1A: THURSDAY: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. For individuals with little or no ballet experience, or for those who wish to re-visit the basics. These classes emphasize the basics of classical ballet using the Vaganova method and ballet vocabulary, as well as focus on physical and mental development. Classes are 1 hour long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1B: WEDNESDAY: 7:30 to 9:00p.m. and/ or SATURDAY: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Levels 1B, 1C, and 1D (Combined class for these three levels).( For individuals with a little ballet experience and have already learned some of the basic steps of the Vaganova method and ballet vocabulary in Level 1A. We strongly recommend that students attend at least 2 classes a week (Level 1A and Level 1B) for better development. Classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1C: MONDAY: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., FRIDAY:. 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.and/or SATURDAY: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Levels 1B, 1C, and 1D . Combined class for these three levels). For students who would like to progress beyond Fundamentals of Ballet 1A and 1B. We recommend this level for dancers who have one or more years of recent ballet training and were preferably taking class twice a week for the past year. Classes include full barre and some centre and are 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

  • Fundamentals of Ballet - Level 1D: TUESDAY: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., and/or SATURDAY: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Levels 1B, 1C, and 1D. (Combined class for these three levels). We recommend that Level 1D students also register for one or more 1C class(es). For students who would like to progress beyond Fundamentals of Ballet Level 1C. We recommend this level for dancers who have two or more years of recent ballet training and were taking class at least twice a week for the past year. Classes include full barre and some centre and are 1 hour and 30 min long.

  • Advanced Adult Open Ballet: For students with several years of dance and ballet training in the Vaganova/Russian method, the Cecchetti method and/or RAD . Classes will include full barre and full centre. Please contact us for more details about this class.

DROP IN CLASS FEES:

Fundamentals Level 1A:              $22.00

Fundamentals Level 1B:               $25.00

Fundamentals Level 1C:                $25.00

Fundamentals Level 1D:                $25.00

Advanced Open Ballet:          $30.00

RAD Vocational Levels:                  By Request                

REGISTERED FEE: Registration fee of $25 due September 1 each year.

REGISTERED CLASS FEES:

1A : one hour class, $68.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1, or choose $227.00 due September 1, December 1, and March 1 , or $680.00 due September 1.

1B, 1C, and 1D: 1 1/2 hour classes $84.00 per month, due the 1st of each month, September and June payment due September 1, or choose $280.00 due September 1, December 1, and March 1, or $840.00 due September 1.

REGISTRATION:
Registered Classes:  Students must sign up for these classes (by clicking on the registration link above).  Registered classes are designed to ensure that students' progress and development are consistent and carried through the whole year without interruption.  The classes are progressive, so although new students are accepted, the instruction will continue based on previous classes.

Drop-In Classes:  Please select class on the form at the top of this page.  

New students are always welcome to the drop-in classes.

Trial class: You may try a drop in class at no cost at any time.  Please call to book a FREE TRIAL CLASS or use the link to register for a drop-in class at the top of this page.

PAYMENT

There will be a NSF charge of $40, and an additional $10/month charge for all late payments. Preferred payment method is with e-transfer, cheque or cash at the school. Credit card payment (add 3%) can be made by phoning 1-250-766-3736.

Registered Class Payment: 

Payment for registered class(s) is due September 1, 2019. If choosing to pay monthly, include the $25 Registration Fee, , September 2019, and June 2020 payments.

Students may withdraw up to October 31, 2019 for a full refund of classes not taken, minus a $25 administration fee. There will be no refunds after October 31.2019..

Drop-In Class Payment:

Drop-in students will receive an invoice by email at the beginning of the month itemizing all classes taken in the previous month.   Payment is due within one month of the statement date and can be paid by e-transfer to financial@mapleleafballet,ca , by cheque or cash at the school, or by credit card, (add 3%) by calling 1-250-766-3736.  Late charges may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Class is right for me?
Please email info@mapleleafballet.ca and provide us with a brief description of your previous dance education/experience and we will be happy to place you in the class which best suits your needs.   Remember, the first class is a TRIAL class and is FREE! Please add your phone number in case we need to contact you by phone.

What should I wear? 
Tight fitting clothing such as yoga wear is preferred. If you are not comfortable wearing tights and leotards, then you don’t have to wear them! There is no uniform. However, we strongly recommend split-sole, non-stretch canvas ballet slippers. If you have never done ballet before, try it wearing socks during your trial class.

Do I have to perform?  
Adult Ballet students may be invited to guest in our annual Christmas and Year End performances. These performance opportunities usually consist of character roles or in choreography. There is never any pressure or requirement to participate in any of the performances and the level of participation is completely up to the individual student. Extra classes and rehearsals may be requested by the instructor. Adults who want to participate will need to make a firm commitment for any extra rehearsal or class times.

Professional dancers: Please contact the school prior to attending any classes and special class arrangements will be made.