The Ballet Studio

★★★★★
Ballet instructors teach adults the art of dance in a comfortable environment.
  • 4556 University Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

    Cross street: Ne 47th Street

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  • 206-329-9166

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Mon, Wed-Thu 8am-8:30pm Tue 8am-7:30pm Sat 8am-12pm
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I first enrolled in the Very Beginning Ballet Class, in April of this year. I had recently moved to Seattle and gained weight and needed to find a way to supplement my exercise, tone up my legs and scale back the cellulite starting to form on my legs. I tried both the Very Beginning Ballet Class and the Ballet Exercise class as well. Since starting the classes I have lost all the weight I gained, and all visible cellulite is gone. I am so much more toned and my overall happiness with my body has increased tremendously. The classes at the ballet studio are amazing. I really look forward to class. I have never had any dance experience prior to this, but the live accompaniment and the beautiful studio bring such an ethereal and passionate quality. I recently moved an hour and half north of Seattle, and I continue to make the drive every week to come to the studio.

The ballet classes are manageable and progressively become more challenging so you never feel like you plateau. I will continue to enroll in the ballet studio classes as long as I continue to live in Seattle. Amazing!

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★★★★★

I first enrolled in the Very Beginning Ballet Class, in April of this year. I had recently moved to Seattle and gained weight and needed to find a way to supplement my exercise, tone up my legs and scale back the cellulite starting to form on my legs. I tried both the Very Beginning Ballet Class and the Ballet Exercise class as well. Since starting the classes I have lost all the weight I gained, and all visible cellulite is gone. I am so much more toned and my overall happiness with my body has increased tremendously. The classes at the ballet studio are amazing. I really look forward to class. I have never had any dance experience prior to this, but the live accompaniment and the beautiful studio bring such an ethereal and passionate quality. I recently moved an hour and half north of Seattle, and I continue to make the drive every week to come to the studio.

The ballet classes are manageable and progressively become more challenging so you never feel like you plateau. I will continue to enroll in the ballet studio classes as long as I continue to live in Seattle. Amazing!

Pros: challenging workout, pricing is superb...

Cons: none.

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The Ballet Studio is so much fun. If you are considering taking ballet, this is the studio! If you've never had ballet, or if you've danced before and are itching to get back into dance... then get into the Ballet Studio! Both of the teachers are so wonderful and extremely encouraging to all students. It's also really nice that they encourage fun and understand that we inhabit adult bodies! I never imagined I would have progressed from Very Beginning Ballet all the way to Intermediate. It's amazing. If you have a passion for dance, then this is the place!!

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★★★★★

The Ballet Studio is so much fun. If you are considering taking ballet, this is the studio! If you've never had ballet, or if you've danced before and are itching to get back into dance... then get into the Ballet Studio! Both of the teachers are so wonderful and extremely encouraging to all students. It's also really nice that they encourage fun and understand that we inhabit adult bodies! I never imagined I would have progressed from Very Beginning Ballet all the way to Intermediate. It's amazing. If you have a passion for dance, then this is the place!!

Pros: The best creative workout you will ever have

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Great way to get excercise while music takes you away from every day stress and worries. Live your childhood dream of becoming a ballet dancer while in the company of other adults with similar interests. Laugh and have fun while doing something good for your body. Enjoy the professional teachers who don't look down on you if you're a size 0 or 18! If nothing else, meet fun people, get fantastic instruction and learn about dance with adults like yourselves.

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★★★★★

Great way to get excercise while music takes you away from every day stress and worries. Live your childhood dream of becoming a ballet dancer while in the company of other adults with similar interests. Laugh and have fun while doing something good for your body. Enjoy the professional teachers who don't look down on you if you're a size 0 or 18! If nothing else, meet fun people, get fantastic instruction and learn about dance with adults like yourselves.

Pros: Professional teachers, great atmosphere, fun class mates, live music, good price

Cons: Parking can be a bit challenging when you're running late

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Great teachers, live music, really great training. As an older adult beginner I would never have even thought of taking a class if it had not been called "very beginning" - and the claim that all ages, shapes, and experience levels were welcome was the necessary frosting on the cake. It's true, there are people from college freshmen to senior citizens and they're all learning classical ballet technique.

I certainly went into it with great trepidation, and very small expectations! But the atmosphere is very supportive and positive - and the teachers are excellent. Probably what I like most is that the quality of training is uncompromising, without ever being discouraging. I now take classes at other studios as well, and my other teachers always comment that I have clearly had excellent training. I've even been to a week-long summer intensive training camp for adult dancers and had the same reaction, from some real world-class teachers. (No, they are not saying I'm a great dancer - just that I've had great training!)

Basically I've gone much further, and am having much more fun, than I would ever have thought possible. The Ballet Studio brought me to this point, and is still the backbone of my training. Highly recommended for anyone who loves ballet and wants to try it.

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★★★★★

Great teachers, live music, really great training. As an older adult beginner I would never have even thought of taking a class if it had not been called "very beginning" - and the claim that all ages, shapes, and experience levels were welcome was the necessary frosting on the cake. It's true, there are people from college freshmen to senior citizens and they're all learning classical ballet technique.

I certainly went into it with great trepidation, and very small expectations! But the atmosphere is very supportive and positive - and the teachers are excellent. Probably what I like most is that the quality of training is uncompromising, without ever being discouraging. I now take classes at other studios as well, and my other teachers always comment that I have clearly had excellent training. I've even been to a week-long summer intensive training camp for adult dancers and had the same reaction, from some real world-class teachers. (No, they are not saying I'm a great dancer - just that I've had great training!)

Basically I've gone much further, and am having much more fun, than I would ever have thought possible. The Ballet Studio brought me to this point, and is still the backbone of my training. Highly recommended for anyone who loves ballet and wants to try it.

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I take the ballet exercise classes and they're fantastic. I used to take regular ballet classes when I was younger but a pair of iffy knees prevents me from getting a good work-out from classes with a lot jumping that I must skip. The Ballet Studio's ballet exercise classes are just what the doctor ordered. They begin with a conventional bar that helps you tone up your posture and proceed to challenging but doable Pilates based floor exercises--all to live accompaniment that makes you forget the effort involved (any one who's heard Gary's boogie woogie knows what I'm talking about ). I always emerge a new woman!

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★★★★★

I take the ballet exercise classes and they're fantastic. I used to take regular ballet classes when I was younger but a pair of iffy knees prevents me from getting a good work-out from classes with a lot jumping that I must skip. The Ballet Studio's ballet exercise classes are just what the doctor ordered. They begin with a conventional bar that helps you tone up your posture and proceed to challenging but doable Pilates based floor exercises--all to live accompaniment that makes you forget the effort involved (any one who's heard Gary's boogie woogie knows what I'm talking about ). I always emerge a new woman!

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The Ballet Exercise classes offered at The Ballet Studio are the BEST I've ever taken -- and i've done them all, from aerobics to yoga to pilates. Designed by a professional ballet dancer/instructor, they offer traditional ballet lengthening and strengthening exercises, combined with pilates to strengthen core muscles to support the back -- all done to live piano accompaniment. Many of us are addicted to these classes, which are fun and informal. I have considered selling my house, but cannot move to a location where I couldn't get to these classes! Most of us have had no ballet experience, but it is rewarding for those who have as well. And participants' ages run the gamut from college kids to well, let's just say we've been around the block. We even have a few men! My posture, body shape, and flexibility have improved immensely because of these classes, and I've even "grown" 1/2" due to stretching and standing straighter!

2
★★★★★

The Ballet Exercise classes offered at The Ballet Studio are the BEST I've ever taken -- and i've done them all, from aerobics to yoga to pilates. Designed by a professional ballet dancer/instructor, they offer traditional ballet lengthening and strengthening exercises, combined with pilates to strengthen core muscles to support the back -- all done to live piano accompaniment. Many of us are addicted to these classes, which are fun and informal. I have considered selling my house, but cannot move to a location where I couldn't get to these classes! Most of us have had no ballet experience, but it is rewarding for those who have as well. And participants' ages run the gamut from college kids to well, let's just say we've been around the block. We even have a few men! My posture, body shape, and flexibility have improved immensely because of these classes, and I've even "grown" 1/2" due to stretching and standing straighter!

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I was feeling tentative about taking ballet classes again as an adult. I danced for many years when I was younger, and loved it. My doctor suggested that I should be doing more exercise, so ballet was the first thing that came to mind. Used to love how my body looked back when I was dancing. I signed up for classes at The Ballet Studio on a recommendation of a friend, and was so pleased. The teachers were great, and I was in classes with other adults - no skinny teenagers! I have been taking classes there for a year now, and although my body doesn't look like it did when I was 18, my husband says I haven't looked this good in years! Feel good too, and look forward to my classes each week. I leave feeling energized, and happy to have found an exercise regime that is an artistic outlet as well as a good workout! I have taken classes from all of the teachers, and each one is just great.

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★★★★★

I was feeling tentative about taking ballet classes again as an adult. I danced for many years when I was younger, and loved it. My doctor suggested that I should be doing more exercise, so ballet was the first thing that came to mind. Used to love how my body looked back when I was dancing. I signed up for classes at The Ballet Studio on a recommendation of a friend, and was so pleased. The teachers were great, and I was in classes with other adults - no skinny teenagers! I have been taking classes there for a year now, and although my body doesn't look like it did when I was 18, my husband says I haven't looked this good in years! Feel good too, and look forward to my classes each week. I leave feeling energized, and happy to have found an exercise regime that is an artistic outlet as well as a good workout! I have taken classes from all of the teachers, and each one is just great.

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This is the ONLY studio that teaches adults only - NO kids/teens. I started out with the exercise class, and then took the very beginning class. I had looked at a few other places, but they had kids and adults together, or the beginning classes really were not beginning. I was a complete novice, so wanted something that wasn't intimidating, but still professional. My teachers were so good! I just love my ballet classes, and look forward to the great workout and the wonderfulmusic the pianist plays.

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★★★★★

This is the ONLY studio that teaches adults only - NO kids/teens. I started out with the exercise class, and then took the very beginning class. I had looked at a few other places, but they had kids and adults together, or the beginning classes really were not beginning. I was a complete novice, so wanted something that wasn't intimidating, but still professional. My teachers were so good! I just love my ballet classes, and look forward to the great workout and the wonderfulmusic the pianist plays.

Pros: great teachers, just for adults, charming studio, wonderful live music

Cons: not enough daytime classes during the week

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I wanted to start taking ballet classes from a studio where I wouldn't be in class with teenagers and more advanced dancers. I wasn't a new beginner, but took very beginning classes since I hadn't danced in over 20 years. The teachers are great, very encouraging and supportive. The very beginning ballet was REALLY beginning; the ballet exercise classes are great for getting back into shape for ballet classes. This is the only studio in Seattle that teaches just adults - no feeling self conscious!

5
★★★★★

I wanted to start taking ballet classes from a studio where I wouldn't be in class with teenagers and more advanced dancers. I wasn't a new beginner, but took very beginning classes since I hadn't danced in over 20 years. The teachers are great, very encouraging and supportive. The very beginning ballet was REALLY beginning; the ballet exercise classes are great for getting back into shape for ballet classes. This is the only studio in Seattle that teaches just adults - no feeling self conscious!

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My wife decided to start taking ballet lessons
after the age of 30. I said "what ever" but I
am amazed how much she has learned
and how much fun she is having. Not to
mention the great exercise.

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★★★★★

My wife decided to start taking ballet lessons
after the age of 30. I said "what ever" but I
am amazed how much she has learned
and how much fun she is having. Not to
mention the great exercise.

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