Ashley Ballet Arts Academy - Adult Division - Golden Valley, MN
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Adult Division
Ages 18+
 
Ballet | Yoga | Pilates | Strength & Stretch
 
Our Adult Division comprises both recreational and professionally driven dancers. Our Adult Ballet classes, in levels appropriate for the most novice beginner to the retired professional, always begin with a comprehensive ballet barre, perfect for low impact strength training and toning, while performing the beautiful movements of classical ballet. We also offer fitness-minded classes such as Pilates, Strength & Stretch (our conditioning class geared toward dancers), and Yoga.

Adult Intermediate Ballet
Requirements:
• Ages 18 and over.
This class will serve both the new dancer and the retired professional, offering a comprehensive barre before beginning center work, petite allegro, adagio, and grand allegro.
Uniform: form-fitting dance and/or fitness clothes, and pink ballet shoes.

Professional Ballet
Requirements:
• Ages 18 over or by instructor permission.
This unique class will cater specifically to the needs of those dancing at a very advanced, pre-professional, and/or professional level. The class will include a comprehensive barre and center work, providing technically- and artistically-challenging material in the process.
Uniform: form-fitting dance and/or fitness clothes, and pink ballet shoes.

Strength & Stretch
Requirements:
  • Ages 18 and over.
  • Concurrent registration recommended in ballet.
This class incorporates Pilates and other dance-specific strengthening exercises to help students gain core, upper body, leg, and foot strength. Students are also introduced to stretches to enhance flexibility and range of motion while preventing injury.
Uniform: Yoga or dance clothes and bare feet. Hair secured away from the face. A yoga mat and Theraband are required.
 
Yoga
Requirements:
  • Ages 18 and over.
Taught by certified instructors, our yoga classes focus on safe body alignment, flowing movements, mindfulness, and allowing the student to pursue their personal goals for their practice.
Uniform: Yoga, fitness, or dance clothes and bare feet. Hair away from the face. A yoga mat is required.
 
Pilates
Requirements:
  • Ages 18 and over.
  • Concurrent registration recommended in ballet.
The Pilates method is especially popular with students of dance for its ability to build and safely challenge core strength and articulation while remaining low-impact. Our Pilates classes are taught by certified instructors.
Uniform: Yoga, fitness, or dance clothes and bare feet or socks. Hair away from the face. A yoga mat is required.

We welcome your suggestions! Contact us if you would like to see us offer additional Adult Division classes or to inquire about levels. Please visit our Home page for more information about current Adult Division class offerings.

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