Continental Ballet

1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431

http://www.continentalballet.com/
cbcinfo@continentalballet.com

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Continental Ballet offers beginning classes in ballet for adults. The classes are advertised as beginning to intermediate but in truth they will devolve to the level of the most inexperienced student in the class. The teachers range from great to ok, Classes are $11-15 for 60 minutes. Class cards are available. Currently there are two weekly adult ballet classes. There is no dress code. Parking is free and right outside the studio space.

7 out of 10.

–Shannon

 

Minnesota Dance Theater

528 Hennepin Avenue,
Sixth Floor, Minneapolis
MN 55403

612-338-0627
info@mndance.org
mndance.org

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Continental Ballet offers beginning classes in ballet for adults. The classes are advertised as beginning to intermediate but in truth they will devolve to the level of the most inexperienced student in the class. The teachers range from great to ok, Classes are $11-15 for 60 minutes. Class cards are available. Currently there are two weekly adult ballet classes. There is no dress code. Parking is free and right outside the studio space.

9 out of 10.

–Shannon

Zenon Dance

528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

http://www.zenondance.org

info@zenondance.org

(612) 338-1101

Classes offered: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, World Dance, Health + Wellness, Contact Improv

Description via website: “Zenon also operates a dance school that welcomes all dancers, regardless of age, ability or experience. First-rate, independent instructors ably teach a wide range of dancers, from the nationally renowned to the beginning child or adult. City Pages rated the school “Best Place to Learn to Dance” in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.”


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Zenon is located in an historic building in downtown Minneapolis. There are numerous classes for adults available including ballet, belly dancing, tap, modern and jazz. I have had four different teachers in my ballet classes and they are all excellent. Each of them makes an effort to get to know you and help you at your level. The classes are arranged at various times during the day so it is easy to find a convenient time. The studio has some wear but is adequate for dance with a worn marley floor. All ballet classes have a pianist playing. The fee is very reasonable at $13/class (usually 1.5 hours long). They offer punch cards that have a discount and it is a further discount if you pay for a full session. Classes run year round and through the summer. There is no dress code whatsoever and many of the students look like they rolled out of bed in the dark and dressed in whatever was on the floor or dirty laundry basket. So no intimidation factor with the clothing! You will also see people of all ages and shapes so anyone can fit right in! It is easy to get to by car, bus or light rail. The light rail stops about a block from the studio. There is only a one thing I don’t like about this studio. The classes at times get a bit large and you can feel forgotten. The teachers do a good job of trying to minimize this problem when it occurs.
I would highly recommend this studio! Especially if you are just starting they are very welcoming and non stressful!

9 out of 10

–Shannon

Ballet Royal

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16233 Kenyon Ave, Suite 100
Lakeville, MN 55044

http://balletroyalemn.org/

info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

952-898-3163

Classes offered: Adult/Teen Open Ballet

Description via website: “Ballet Royale, home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, is a premier dance Academy where individuals of all ages and abilities receive the finest professional training in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.”


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This studio is located right off a major interstate and is very easy to get to. Since I have attended only adult classes I can only speak to the quality of these. The adult beginner class is an excellent introduction to ballet. This studio also offers three open adult/teen ballet classes. The studio quality is very good. All the teachers are talented and interested in helping adults progress at their own speed and level. This studio is small enough that you are given individual attention and feel like the staff is sincerely concerned with your progress.

8 out of 10

–Shannon