Bay Pointe Ballet School's open adult ballet program offers a range of classes for adult ballet students ages 18 and up. Our ballet studio in South San Francisco, CA offers training for beginners, intermediate and advanced adult ballet students, and professionals alike. In addition to our ongoing adult ballet classes, we also offer absolute beginner ballet workshops geared towards the complete beginner. Our studios feature professionally sprung marley flooring.

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Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop: Designed to introduce the basic positions and movements of ballet, this workshop aims to lay the foundation needed to progress to our Beginning Ballet 1 drop-in classes. This workshop includes thorough explanation of terminology and steps, introduction to basic barre work, as well as center exercises that establish balance, strength, and placement. Gentle stretching exercises are included in each class. Next Workshop: January 11, 2018 – March 15, 2018 | Thursdays 6:30PM – 8PM.

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Beginning Ballet: The perfect class for those who have recently completed our Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop, those who wish to refine their foundational technique, or those who have taken a long break from dancing. The class begins and progresses through a simple and traditional barre. Following barre, center includes tendue, jete, basic adagio, basic pirouettes and traveling phrases, small jumps. Petite and grand allegro as well as coda turns are introduced. Linking steps into larger movement phrases is also worked on. After one to two years in this class, students often feel ready for our intermediate classes.

Intermediate Ballet: A faster paced class for those who are comfortable with our Beginning Ballet level and wish for more of a challenge. Class begins with a traditional barre. Center work includes tendue, jete, adagio, pirouettes, traveling waltzes, small jumps, petite and grande allegro, and coda turns. and can move easily through barre and center work. Students continue to improve technique, expand movement capacity, increase strength and improve flexibility.

Mixed Level Adult Jazz: An energetic class for dancers who have had some dance experience. Emphasis on basic jazz steps and sequences. Each class begins with a standing warm up, incorporating balance, coordination, flexibility and strength building. Across the floor variations develop traveling steps and dance styles. Turns and combinations will be taught introducing different jazz styles and music. Combinations are designed to solidify jazz technique while having fun.

Open Adult Classes

Level Day & Time Instructor
Absolute Beginners Ballet Workshop
Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Master
Beginning Ballet
Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lepe
Intermediate Ballet
Monday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am Lepe
Adult Jazz
Friday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop In $16.00
Professional Rate $12.00
(class cards available for convenience)
Cards are good for 6 months after purchase
5 Classes $75.00
10 Classes $140.00
15 Classes $195.00
20 Classes $240.00
10 Weeks $150.00

Purchase Policies:

* Class Cards are good for 6 months from date of purchase. No extension of class card expiration date is available.
* No “Barre-Only” rates, or discounts for attending a class only in part, available..
* Refund, credit, or return of class to a class card is not available if client enters a class, then chooses to leave before class finishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which class level I should take?
Try our Beginning Ballet class on Thursdays. If this class proves to be too much of a challenge, sign up for our next Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop. If our Beginning Ballet class is too little of a challenge, try our Intermediate level classes offered Mon – Wed and Sat. If you are comfortable with the level of our Beginning Ballet and/or our Intermediate Ballet, you should be comfortable in our Mixed Level Jazz class as well!

What do I wear to class?
Acceptable attire includes, but is not limited to: leotards and tights, t-shirts, yoga pants, or leggings. Please have your hair pulled away from your face. Ballet shoes must be worn in ballet classes. Jazz or ballet shoes may be worn for Jazz class.

What is the minimum age to take open adult classes?
Our minimum age for our Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop is 16. All other classes the minimum age is 18, unless special permission given by School Principal.

How do I know if class is being held during holidays, etc?
Check our Class Schedule to view up to date closures, cancelations and teacher changes.

Do you offer classes en pointe for adults?
We do not. However, adults with previous experience are welcome to take our Thursday Beginning Ballet class as a pointe class. If that class en pointe did not provide enough challenge, try our Intermediate classes en pointe. Adults dancing en pointe do so at their own risk.