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TAKE OUR ADULT BALLET CLASSES AT HOME

Studios

With the Australian Ballet Centre closed and our Studios classes temporarily postponed, we’re introducing a new way to join our adult ballet classes. At Home With Studios gives you the opportunity to learn ballet for free – wherever you are. 

A gift from the national ballet company to all Australians. Everyone is welcome, so no matter if you have two left feet or feel at home at the barre, we'll have you on your way to performing the perfect pirouette in no time. 

Three levels are available; Beginner for those who want to learn the ballet basics, Intermediate with a focus on technique and Advanced for our loyal bunheads. Each class is 30-40 minutes long with most of the lesson spent at the barre (or bench, table or chair!).

New classes will be released each Thursday for the next three weeks.

Where and when

From the comfort of your lounge room

Suitable for

Adults 18 years +

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Learn the fundamentals

BEGINNER

Get familiar with the barre and progress slowly into exercises in the centre of the room, helping you to improve your posture, coordination and strength.

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Focus on technique

INTERMEDIATE

Now that your brain is full of ballet enchaînement, it’s time to work on technique. Level Two classes will develop correct body alignment, while continuing to build on your strength and coordination.

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Dare to dance

ADVANCED

Your form is focused. Your technique is tried and tested. Now you will be developing the musicality of your centre work, allowing you to develop the lyricism of your dancing.

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Support Our Artists

We look forward to returning to the stage, in great spirits and in great shape. But we can’t do it without you. With no ticket sales, which form the majority of our income, we are now facing the most critical challenge in our 58-year history. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to help us keep the company afloat during the coming months. Your generous support will help us reach our 60th birthday and keep world-class ballet in Australia for generations to come.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What do I need for these classes?

    You will need a barre for these classes however we know that you probably don’t have a ballet barre set up in your living room!

    365体育娱乐官网Instead, we suggest using a sturdy support such as a kitchen bench or the back of a chair or barstool that comes to about the height of your hips. If you find the chair or stool you’re using is too light to support you in these exercises, we recommend putting some heavy books on the seat of the chair to stabilise your support.

    Where should I do class?

    These classes are designed to be easy to be done in your home and in small spaces. Make sure you set up in an environment cleared for freedom of movement. We suggest having about 2 square metres clear to dance in. Please also take a moment to check that your floor is not too slippery.

    365体育娱乐官网Keep an eye out for small children and pets in your home!

    What should I wear?

    Feel free to wear whatever you desire! Just make sure you are in comfortable clothes that allow for ease of movement.

    We recommend wearing soft dance shoes or ballet flats for these exercises. If you don’t have dance shoes or ballet flats suitable for class, we recommend going barefoot.

    And remember to take regular breaks between the exercises to hydrate and to re-check your environment is safe from sharp, toe-stub-able objects or wandering children and pets.

  • More Information

    Participating in online classes can involve risk of personal injury and participation is voluntary, based on a participant’s own assessment of their fitness, health and understanding of the class requirements. As participation is conducted outside the controlled environment of our own studios, The Australian Ballet accepts no responsibility for injury or loss due to causes beyond the control of the company.

    365体育娱乐官网We strongly recommend that participants do not attempt an online class, or any part of a routine, that is beyond their level of ability.

    Recording and unauthorised redistribution of footage of the online classes is strictly prohibited.

    For more information:

    Please visit our full Step Inside Events policies here

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Australian Ballet Centre Students

    Updated: 17/03/2020 04:55PM

    From Wednesday 18 March, the remaining weeks of Studios 365体育娱乐官网Series 2 will be cancelled. This decision has been made in line with the state and federal governments public health advice in dealing with the risk of spreading COVID-19 and in the best interests of everyone who visits or works at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre.

    If you are currently booked into Studios Series 2 you will be refunded automatically for the remaining classes in this series, as per our Step Inside Event policy for cancelled events. Refunds will be processed within the next 72 hours.

    For the latest advice and information on COVID-19 please go to

    For health enquiries please utilise the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 or the healthdirect hotline 1800 022 222.

I have really remembered why I loved dancing all those years ago, my fitness has improved, my mental health is in good shape too and my creative side has an outlet again. I hadn’t anticipated any of those outcomes and so great are the personal rewards and enjoyment that I then signed up for another week of classes.

KATE GORDON-ADDISON, ADULT BALLET PARTICIPANT