Open classes for adults!

Following a Cecchetti Syllabus, the School of NYTB's open classes for adult dancers offer advanced training for professional dancers and supplemental basic technique for ballet and modern dancers. All classes are taught by a faculty of top professionals.


Tuesdays & Thursdays

Given the mayor's recent state of emergency declaration for New York City and the crucial goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to close NYTB School until further notice. All classes and rehearsals are cancelled.

Our team at NYTB School will monitor the situation closely. We may need to close for a longer period of time to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and our city.

This is a challenging time for everyone in so many ways, but we hope that the crisis brings out the best in each of us as we strive to support each other and do our part in the fight.

Please don't hesitate to reach out by email ( for any reason.

In the meantime you can take classes online with Zoom!

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Meeting ID: 840 6200 5940


**New rates in effect beginning January 8, 2019:

Drop in $14
10 class card $110

IDNYC Members: Show your ID card for $12 single classes or $100 for a 10 class card. You must have a valid IDNYC card at time of purchase.

New York Theatre Ballet Company and School are not responsible for lost or stolen property or personal injury. Class cards are not refundable, and expire 6 months from date of purchase.

Photo by Andrey Volkov

Adult Class FAQs

What do I wear for Adult Ballet Class?
It is recommended that Adult Female students wear a leotard, tights, and ballet skirt.  Tight fitted leggings and tank tops work as well.  It is recommended that Adult Male students wear either tights or tight pants and a tank top or t-shirt.  Ballet slippers are recommended for both female and male students but if you are a first time student and want to wear socks before you invest in slippers that is perfectly fine. Please wear whatever you would feel most comfortable moving/dancing/working out in.

I have never taken ballet class before, is this class right for me?
Yes!  This class is truly a beginner ballet class.  Some students have had years of experience and some have never stepped foot in a ballet studio.  The class however is geared towards a true beginner level.

Can I just drop in or do I need to pre-register?
Please just drop in at any time!  You do not need to call in advance or sign up online.  

How much is a single class?  Class card?
Single class price is $14 and a 10 Class Card is $110.  The 10 Class Card never expires.

Can I get a refund if I don't use my class card?
Class cards are not refundable, but they never expire.

Is there a Senior Citizen Discount?
Unfortunately we do not have a Senior Citizen Discount but please note we have a very reasonable class fee.

Where are you located?
Our address is 131 East 10th Street, 2nd Floor, but the entrance into the building (St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery) is on 11th Street closest to 2nd Ave.  There is an iron gate that you will enter, follow the small sidewalk that wraps around the church, enter the double doors and take the stairs to the 2nd floor.