The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 32 Years of Excellence

Adult Classes

Adult Drop-In Ballet CLICK HERE FOR F.A.Q.

General Information

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: $14/Class or $60/5-Classes

(cash or cheque only please)

Live piano music every week!


Our Adult Classical Ballet classes are drop-in, beginner-level classes for students with little-to-no experience in dance! For Intermediate level dancers, exercises will be adapted suitable to your level.

We welcome you to explore this beautiful, strengthening art form under our expertise. Classes are held in a grand studio with live piano music. If you are looking to try something new, or get back to your ballet roots, this is the class for you!

Our classes are based in Vaganova and RAD techniques, and are designed to introduce you to, and strengthen your classical ballet foundations. We foster a supportive and encouraging environment, to providing you the best experience possible.

Benefits of Adult Ballet

  • Core strengthening
  • Postural awareness
  • Develops grace and agility
  • Tones the body
  • Increases musicality
  • Improves overall flexibility
  • Heightens kinaesthetic awareness
  • Enhances co-ordination
  • Builds social connections
  • Relieves stress


How much experience do I need to do this class?

This is a beginner level class, so you don’t need any dance experience! It will be taught at a pace that is geared toward dancers that are new to ballet. However, if you are a more intermediate or advanced ballet dancer, more challenging variations will be given in class to suit your ability level.

What should I wear/bring to class?

Clothes: Please wear tight-fitting, comfortable attire. You are welcome to wear fitted athletic clothes, or a leotard with tights. We want you to feel comfortable in your clothing, so that you can focus on dancing! Please note that it is important for the teacher to see your alignment so we ask that you do not wear any baggy t-shirts or sweats.

Shoes: Ballet shoes are recommended, however if you do not own any, jazz shoes, or even socks will work well!

Hair: Pulled back and off of your face! If you have long hair, a ponytail or ballet bun will do the trick.

How is this class structured?

This is a classical ballet class! We will begin every class at the barre with exercises to warm up our bodies, then we will move into center work. As we work our way through class, you will find that the exercises progress to help develop strength, stamina, and grace. Class begins with slower, simpler combinations, then we work our way into slightly faster paced combinations that include more jumps and turns in the center.

How early should I arrive?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign-in and register for class. You are welcome to come earlier if you would like time to stretch before class!

Where can I park?

In our parking lot, or on any available, legal street spot. Please do not park in our neighbour’s lots, beside yellow paint, or in a “No Parking” zone.

I still have more questions! Who can help me?

Please email:

Give us a call: 604.278.7816

We love meeting new dancers, so we encourage you to drop-by our studio during open office hours!

We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

A new program aimed at keeping you dancing while you accomplish your goals.