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Ballet for Adults

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Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet

Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced Level Adult Ballet Classes

The Grand Academy of Ballet offers adult ballet classes for ages 16 and up, focuses on creating overall body awareness while improving posture, toning and sculpting, improving range and flexibility, balance and coordination, and promoting creative expression. As an added bonus, ballet exercises relieve stress by shifting your focus and relaxing your mind, so that all of the day’s anxiety can be washed away!

We have assembled an exclusive team of Russian Vaganova Trained teachers that commit to upholding the highest standards of ballet, preserving the traditions of Vaganova through a systematic approach, based on the culture and curriculum of the Vaganova method.

  • Single Class: $25
  • 5 Class Pass: $120 ($24/class)
  • 10 Class Pass: $230 ($23/class)
  • 15 Class Pass: $330 ($22/class)
  • Private Ballet Lessons $125 per hour

ADULT BALLET POLICIES

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old
  • Participants may register either online through the Member Portal  or in-person. Classes have limited capacity and spots will be secured on a first come first serve basis
  • Please arrive on time, latecomers will not be accommodated.
  • Ballet Attire with soft ballet slippers is Required for Class

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Morning Ballet Classes - Encino, CA

16422 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA

Mon | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Arno
Mon | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Arno
Mon | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Contemporary) w/Arno

Tue | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Floor Ballet) w/Anastasia
Tue | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Anastasia

Wed | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Askar
Wed | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Askar

Thu | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Elmira
Thu | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira

Fri | 10:00 to 11:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Arno
Fri | 11:00 to 12:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Arno
Fri | 12:30 to 1:30 PM – (Contemporary) w/Arno

Sat | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Anastasia
Sat | 12:00 to 1:30 PM – Ballet Conditioning – ESSENTRICS® w/Zara
Sat | 12:00 to 1:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Anastasia
Sat | 1:30 to 2:30 PM – (Stretching & Conditioning) w/Daria

Sun | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Askar
Sun | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Stretching & Conditioning) w/Daria
Sun | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – (Intermediate/Professional) w/Askar
Sun | 12:00 to 1:00 PM – (Character Ballet / Pas de deux) w/Askar

Evening Ballet Classes - Encino CA

16422 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA

Mon | 6:00 to 7:00 PM – (Character Ballet) w/Askar
Mon | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Beginner/Intermediate) w/Askar
Mon | 7:00 to 9:00 PM – (Intermediate/Advanced) w/Anna

Tue | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Anna
Tue | 8:00 to 9:00 PM – (Beginner) w/Lilit

Wed | 6:00 to 7:00 PM – (Contemporary) w/Arno
Wed | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Anna

Thu | 6:00 to 7:00 PM – (Ballet Basics) w/Lilit
Thu | 7:00 to 8:00 PM – (Beginner/Intermediate) w/Askar
Thu | 7:00 to 9:00 PM – (Intermediate/Advanced) w/Elmira

Fri | 6:00 to 7:00 PM – (Stretching & Conditioning) w/Dasha
Fri | 7:00 to 9:00 PM – (Professional) w/Anna
Fri | 8:00 to 9:00 PM – (Beginner) w/Lilit

Morning Ballet Classes - Pasadena, CA

2812 E Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91107

Mon | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Elmira
Mon | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira
Mon | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Ballet Basics) w/Elmira

Tue | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Marina
Tue | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Marina
Tue | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Marina

Wed | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Elmira
Wed | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira
Wed | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Ballet Basics) w/Elmira

Thu | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Marina
Thu | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Marina
Thu | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Marina

Fri | 9:00 to 10:00 AM – (Beginner) w/Elmira
Fri | 10:00 to 11:30 AM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira
Fri | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – (Ballet Basics) w/Elmira

Sat | 2:30 to 4:00 PM – (Intermediate) w/Marina
Sat | 4:00 to 5:00 PM – (Beginner) w/Marina

Sun | 12:30 to 2:00 PM – (Intermediate/Advanced) w/Elmira
Sun | 2:00 to 3:00 PM – (Beginner) w/Elmira

Evening Ballet Classes - Pasadena, CA

2812 E Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91107

Mon | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira
M on | 8:30 to 9:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Anastasia

Tue | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate/Advanced) w/Arno
The | 8:30 to 9:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Uliana

Wed | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate) w/Elmira
Wed | 8:30 to 9:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Anastasia

Thu | 8:00 to 9:00 PM – (Beginner) w/Arno
Thu | 8:30 to 9:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Uliana

Fri | 7:00 to 8:30 PM – (Intermediate/Advanced) w/Arno
Fri | 8:30 to 9:30 PM – (Stretching/Conditioning) w/Anastasia

Character Class

Character dance is vital in classical ballet, offering versatility for dancers. Ballets often feature group dances with Hungarian, Polish, Russian, or other national styles. Our classes let dancers explore these dances. Our expert teachers teach traditional steps, stylistic nuances, and performance elements. Students also connect character dance with classical technique.  Required Intermediate Level Ballet

CLASS SCHEDULE (ENCINO LOCATION ONLY): 

Mon | 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Thu | 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Sun | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Stretching & Body Conditioning

Elevate your mobility, enhance overall flexibility, and supercharge your performance. Our 55-minute stretching class focuses on lengthening, toning, and strengthening the entire body with a dynamic combination of functional, compound, and isolating muscle exercises. This is an Open Class!

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Encino Location

Fri | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM w/Daria
Sat | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM w/Daria
Sun | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM w/Daria
Sun | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM w/Daria

Pasadena Location

Mon | 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM w/Anastasia
Tue | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM w/Marina
Wed | 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM w/Anastasia
Thu | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM w/Marina
Thu | 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM w/Uliana
Fri | 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM w/Anastasia

Adult Contemporary Ballet

Explore deep expressions and various movement styles in our contemporary dance classes. Learn to convey stories through body language and communication. Required Intermediate Level Ballet

Dancer’s will learn how to fluidly move their body while also forming a connection with their inner emotions. This class is beneficial to actors and musical theater individuals, as the environment captures the same energy needed on stage. The class brings together individuals with common interests in expressing emotions through dance.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Mon | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM w/Arno
Wed | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM w/Arno
Fri | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM w/Arno

Professional Program

Our exclusive 2-hour Vaganova Method Syllabus ballet class, designed for professionals and students pursuing professional careers. Delve into ballet techniques, pointe work, and variations. Please note that selection is required for this class.

CLASS SCHEDULE (ENCINO LOCATION ONLY)

Sunday | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM w/Askar

  • Single Class: $35
  • 10 Professional Class Pass: $330 ($33/class)
  • 20 Professional Class Pass: $620 ($32/class)
  • $745 Monthly Membership (12 Hours Per Week)
  • $930 Monthly Membership (15 Hours Per Week)
  • Private Ballet Lessons $125 per hour

Our Ballet Teachers

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Anna Kaplunova

BALLET | Principal Teacher & Artistic Director

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Lilit Kurinyan

BALLET | Principal Teacher

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Anastasya Rodina

BALLET | Principal Teacher

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Arno-Stin Tsembenhoi

BALLET | Principal Teacher

Men's Technique
Contemporary
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Marina Levchenko

BALLET | Principal Teacher

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Askar Kettebekov

BALLET | Principal Teacher

Men's Technique
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Elmira Aksakova

BALLET | Principal Teacher

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Matisse Love

BALLET | Guest Teacher

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Daria Gamaiunova

BALLET | Principal Teacher

Visit us today!

16422 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436

2812 E Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Mon-Fri | 8 AM - 10 PM
Sat-Sun | 8 AM - 8 PM
818 582-3429
info@thegrandballet.org