OREGON BALLET THEATRE

Photo: Michael Linsmeier.
Photo by Joni Kabana.

 

ADULT CLASSES


SUMMER TERM / June 22 - August 20, 2015 (Scroll below for Spring Term)


Summer Term 2015

DROP-IN CLASS PRICES
SINGLE CLASS
$  17.00
5-CLASS CARD
$  79.00
(discounted to $15.80 per class)
Expiration: 2 months

10-CLASS CARD
$137.00
(discounted to $13.70 per class)
Expiration: 4 months

SUMMER DROP-IN CLASSES

Summer Term classes run from Monday, June 22, 2015 through Thursday, August 20, 2015.

  • Drop-in class length is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • Single class and multiple class cards can be purchased immediately before class. Please allow time upon check-in. Registration and payment must be processed before student is allowed in class.
  • Class cards are “virtual” cards.  We keep track in a computer program. You will not be given a hardcopy. 
  • Classes with an average attendance of less than 10 students may be canceled.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Monday and Wednesday Nights
(Two 4-week sessions)
Session 1: June 22, 2015 July 15, 2015
Session 2: July 27, 2015 August 19, 2015

Each 4-week Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$100.00
Sign-up for both:
$175.00

BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Tuesday and Thursday Nights
(Two 4-week sessions)
Session 1: June 23, 2015 July 16, 2015
Session 2: July 28, 2015 August 20, 2015

Each 4-week Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$100.00
Sign-up for both:
$175.00

SUMMER TERM WORKSHOPS 

  • Pre-registration by email is required for all workshops. Pre-registration begins Monday, June 1, 2015. Please send name, home phone/cell phone number, and workshop choice to schoolofobt@obt.org. All email pre-registrants will receive an email confirmation. 
  • Workshop class length is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its third class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($17.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the initial three weeks, all remaining classes will be prorated at $15.00 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes. In fairness to the workshop participants, exceptions will no longer be made.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

 



SPRING TERM / March 30 - June 12, 2015


Spring Term 2015

DROP-IN CLASS PRICES
SINGLE CLASS
$  16.00
5-CLASS CARD
$  75.00
(discounted to $15.00 per class)
Expiration: 2 months

10-CLASS CARD
$130.00
(discounted to $13.00 per class)
Expiration: 4 months

SPRING DROP-IN CLASSES

Winter Term classes run from March 30 - June 12, 2015.

  • Classes will not be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Drop-in class length is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • Single class and multiple class cards can be purchased before class.  Please allow time upon check-in.  Check-in and payment must be processed before student is allowed in class.
  • Class cards are “virtual” cards.  We keep track in a computer program.  You will not be given an actual hardcopy card. 
  • Classes with an average attendance of less than 10 students may be canceled.  
ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Tuesday Night (10-week session)
March 31 - June 2, 2015

10-week Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$120.00
BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Monday or Wednesday Night
(10-week session)

Monday Nights: March 30 - June 8, 2015.
Class will not be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.
Wednesday Night: April 1 - June 3, 2015

10-week Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$120.00

SPRING TERM WORKSHOPS 

  • Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Pre-registration begins March 9, 2015. Pre-registration by email is required. Please send name, home phone/cell phone number, and workshop choice to schoolofobt@obt.org. All email pre-registrants will receive an email confirmation. 
  • Workshop class length is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its third class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($16.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the initial three weeks, all remaining classes will be prorated at $14.00 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

 


Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is an introduction to ballet with an emphasis on body alignment for proper execution of ballet steps. The student will learn the very basics of ballet technique in the structure of a traditional ballet class.

The class begins with barre work, consisting of pliés, tendues, jetés, and ronds de jambe. These movements are taught slowly so the student understands the importance of muscle development for strength and rotation. Barre work is concluded with stretching before class resumes with center floor work. Center exercises reinforce the barre work, and port de bras is added.  Small jumps are introduced. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of at least two workshop sessions is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Beginning Ballet.

Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is a continuation of Absolute Beginning Ballet. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with instructor approval (please call for placement procedure).

Beginning Ballet’s class structure is always consistent, repeating and building onto prior knowledge of technique. Port de bras is added to pliés, tendues, and jetés, and these movements are executed at a faster tempo and in 5th position. Frappés, fondues, and grands battements are added to the barre work. Sautés and échappés are first introduced at the barre and then executed in the latter half of center work. Barre work always concludes with stretching. Simple adagio exercises are added in center work. Combining two or more steps make up exercises traveling across the room. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of one to two years of Beginning Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into The School of OBT’s Ballet (Drop-in) classes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

SOBT Receptionist:
503.227.6890
(will transfer to voice mail during daytime hours; messages will be returned in the late afternoon / evening)
schoolofobt@obt.org

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