What should I wear for class?
Clothes: First and foremost, you need to be able to move comfortably! Workout clothes, leotard and tights, or anything is a little more form-fitting will allow the instructor to better help you in class. 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: For ballet classes, ballet shoes are recommended, however, if you do not own any, jazz shoes or socks work well! All fitness classes can be done in socks.
Hair: Pulled back and off of your face! If you have long hair, a ponytail or ballet bun will do the trick.
I registered for a virtual class, when will I get my class link?
30 minutes before class begins!
I registered for an in-studio class. How early should I arrive?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign-in and feel settled before class begins.
Where can I park?
In our parking lot or on any available, legal street spot. Please do not park in neighbouring lots, beside yellow paint or in a “No Parking” zone. We are also just a 5-minute walk from the Aberdeen Skytrain Station!
How often should I take these classes for them to be effective?
This depends on your workout and movement goals, though we do recommend 2 classes per week. Our instructors are happy to discuss this in further detail with you if you wish!
How are the ballet classes structured?
We offer classical ballet classes! We will begin every class at the barre with exercises to warm up our bodies then we will move into centre 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 centre.
Benefits of our adult ballet classes:
- Core strengthening
- Postural awareness
- Develops grace and agility
- Increases musicality
- Tones the body
- Improves kinaesthetic awareness
- Enhances coordination
- Strengthens endurance and cardio
- Builds social connections
- Relieves stress
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise system focused on alignment, breathing, creating a strong core, and using effective and efficient movement patterns. It is a full body and mind workout, which will help you develop long and lean muscles, flexibility, and an evenly conditioned body.
Pilates is an excellent workout for beginners and individuals looking for gentle movement, as well as advanced movers and athletes looking to strengthen their bodies.
With endless modifications, this is a wonderful way to move your body in a healthy, and fun way!
What are some benefits of Pilates?
- Strong core
- Relief of back pain
- Releases tension
- Mobility & restoration
- Healthy spine and good posture
- Improves stability and flexibility
- Long, lean muscles
- Feel refreshed
- Improves muscle elasticity and joint mobility
- Assists individuals with scoliosis management
I still have more questions! Who can help me?
We love meeting new movers and we encourage you to reach out to us!
Or drop-in during the Richmond Academy of Dance office hours and say hi!