Expertise.com

Best Ballet Classes in Toledo

Laurels
Laurels

We did the research for you!

Learn more
  • checkboxLicensing
  • checkboxUser Reviews
  • checkboxMystery Shopping Calls

Ballet Classes FAQs

Learn more
Company C Dance Club logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Company C Dance Club

Toledo, OH 43617
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Company C Dance Club is a Toledo-based ballet studio providing a wide range of programs for dancers of all levels of mastery. The studio strives to focus on creative concepts, innovative costumes, and versatile choreography that highlights the skills of each dancer. It offers a number of classes, such as Flip Factory that has an emphasis on tumbling and cheering techniques, Starburst for children aged four to eight, Studio Classes for youth aged three to thirteen, and C2 and Company programs for professional dancers.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (60)
Google
4.6 / 5 (25)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Daryl Jervis Dance Studio logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Daryl Jervis Dance Studio

Sylvania, OH 43560
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Daryl Jervis Dance Studio is a ballet studio in Sylvania with a history of over 80 years. Classes available include ballet starting from the age of five, ballet technique, pointe, lyrical, jazz and jazz technique, hip hop, tap and tap technique, and a tap/ballet combo for ages two and a half to eight. Ballroom and wedding dance classes are also available, and the school puts on an annual recital along with other events as well. Daryl Jervis Dance Studio was founded back in 1935 and is run today by a past performer with the High Voltage Dance Company who has been teaching for over 20 years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Evolve Dance Company logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Evolve Dance Company

Toledo, OH 43614
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Evolve Dance Company teaches ballet in Toledo. Students from the age of three to 18 can sign up for ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop, and combo classes are available for younger dancers to cater to their shorter attention spans as well as to expose them to different styles. Students also have the opportunity to perform with the Evolve Competitive Company. The owner received the Dance Teacher of the Year Award from Kids Artistic Review for her choreography in 2011, and other teachers at the school have performed with the likes of the Toledo Ballet, Royal Caribbean cruise ships, and the Nextstar Dance Competition.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Julie’s Dance Studio logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Julie’s Dance Studio

Bowling Green, OH 43402
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Julie’s Dance Studio has been providing ballet classes in Bowling Green since 1985. The center aims to create a fun and positive environment for learning ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, and performing arts, and acro/tumbling, "boys only," Mommy & Me, and adult ballroom and hip hop classes are also available. The Director of Dance studied under a number of famous teachers as well as at the Royal Academy of Dance, is a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association and the National Association of Performing Arts Educators, and is also a Lifetime Achievement member of Cambridge Who’s Who Among Women Executives and Professionals.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (36)
Google
4.6 / 5 (7)
Mini Motions Dance Center logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Mini Motions Dance Center

Toledo, OH 43613
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Mini Motions Dance Center teaches ballet classes in the Toledo area and has over 25 years of experience. Students from the age of seven can sign up for classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, technique, and cheer/tumbling, and beginner to advanced gymnastics classes, as well as private sessions, are also available for four-year-olds and up. Mini Motions holds an annual recital as well followed by awards and a party, and additional offerings include daycare, Girl Scout troops, play groups, choreography for wedding couples and groups, and choreography for cheer routines as well.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (112)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts

Perrysburg, OH 43551
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts Perrysburg has been teaching ballet in Perrysburg for over 35 years. The group promotes a non-competitive environment to build strength and self-confidence with classes for ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, voice, lyrical jazz, modern, baton, Irish step dance, Hawaiian, hip hop, and preschool combination classes as well as gymnastics, tumbling, and classes for boys. Dance workshops also take place with professional dancers, and students can take part in the Elite Competition Team as well as an annual recital and performance of The Nutcracker. The troupe has even performed at Disney Springs, and individuals can take a look at various past performances on the academy's YouTube channel.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (15)
Google
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
1.5 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Spotlight Studio logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Spotlight Studio

Whitehouse, OH 43571
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Spotlight Studio offers ballet classes to residents in Whitehouse. The "family friendly, community oriented dance school" provides ballet classes for all levels as well as ballet technique, pre-pointe, hip hop, lyrical, jazz, tap, and choreography, and adult classes are also available. Parents can find policies and dress code on Spotlight Studio's site, and numerous summer dance camp options include Ballet Basics, Plundering Pirates, Lil’ Divas, Princess and Prince, Leaps and Turns, Hollywood Glam, and Hula Babies. The owner and artistic director was a dance major at the University of Akron, performed with the university's Performance Ensemble, and has taught at Daryl Jervis and Cassandra Ballet School as well.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (75)
Taylor's logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Taylor's

Woodville, OH 43469
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Taylor's brings over 25 years of experience teaching ballet to the community of Woodville. The center is focused on the instruction of martial arts but also features classes in ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, and cheer with an instructor who owned her own dance studio for 25 years and choreographed the Putnam County Junior Miss Program for over 15 years. The company's two locations also offer tae kwon do for adults and kids, Hapkido classes, a Child Safety Awareness Program, and a Women's Safety Awareness Seminar as well, and the owner was inducted into the World Head of Family Sokeship Hall of Fame in 2001.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)
The Dance Factory logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

The Dance Factory

Perrysburg, OH 43551
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

The Dance Factory teaches ballet to students throughout the Perrysburg area. Students can take classes for all levels of ballet technique to build strength and balance as well as classes for jumps and turns, pre-pointe, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, a tap/ballet combo, and acro/cheernastics. There are also creative movement classes for ages one and a half to five. The owner and director is a certified instructor with Dance Educators of American and the University of Las Vegas, has taught for the Toledo Ballet as well as choreographed their production Summertime, and also runs a dance education program for kindergarten classrooms called Kindersteps.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
The Edge Dance Complex logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

The Edge Dance Complex

Perrysburg, OH 43551
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

The Edge Dance Complex offers ballet classes in Perrysburg. Students from the age of six to 18 can sign up for ballet lessons, and a ballet/tap combo class is available for ages two and a half to three as well as for four and five-year-olds. Additional class offerings cover pointe, tap, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, tumbling, and cheer dance, and students also have the opportunity to perform with the Edge Elite Company. The Edge Dance Complex is home to the Fliptastixs Tumble Center as well, and a schedule for all classes can be found on the school's website.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.3 / 5 (24)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (23)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Toledo Ballet logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Toledo Ballet

Toledo, OH 43623
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Toledo Ballet has been teaching ballet in Toledo for over 30 years. The state-of-the-art facility offers classical ballet classes from the age of three and evaluates student throughout the year with a written assessment provided in June. Contemporary and conditioning classes are available as well, and the school is also home to the Toledo Ballet Company, which performs The Nutcracker and other productions. The Artistic Director and School Director is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher who danced professionally in New York for over two decades, and the resident choreographer performed on Broadway for over 10 years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Back to Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Ballet is an intense and beautiful sport. It can help people learn how to be more creative, as well as become physically stronger. And while most people who intend to become professional ballerinas start at a young age, people can take up ballet at any time. To learn ballet, you'll have to take professional lessons at a ballet studio, either privately or as part of a class. Of course, if you've never taken dance lessons before, you may be uncertain about how to decide which studio to choose. Keep reading for answers to the most common questions about ballet classes, so you can make an informed decision when selecting a studio.

What is ballet?

Ballet is an artistic dance form characterized by light, fluid, graceful, and precise movements. Ballet dancers wear pointe shoes that allow them to stand on their toes and twirl. This type of performative dance can tell a story to an audience. Ballet is very technical, often taking people years to master.

Where did ballet originate?

Ballet originated in Italy in the early 1500s. In fact, the word ballet stems from the Italian word "ballare," which means "to dance." Although it originated in Italy, ballet was introduced to the French and Russian courts, where it was really transformed. By 1850, Russia had become the leader in creating and transforming ballet into what it is today.

How long are ballet classes?

The length of a ballet class depends on the student's age. Children aged three to eight will only take a 30-minute to one-hour class. From there, class length increases with age:

  • Nine year-olds take one-hour classes
  • Ten year-olds take one-1.5 hour classes
  • Eleven year-olds take 1.5-hour classes
  • Twelve to eighteen year-olds take 2-hour classes

Can you learn ballet as an adult?

You can absolutely learn ballet as an adult. In fact, ballet is a great way to get physical exercise and increase your strength as an adult. Of course, starting as an adult means it's unlikely you’ll become a professional ballet dancer, but it does mean you can do it for fun!

Can adults learn ballet en pointe?

There's a benefit to learning to dance ballet en pointe in your younger years. As your feet develop, dancing ballet helps ensure they gain the strength, flexibility, and shape to dance en pointe. However, it’s not impossible for adults to learn en pointe. It will just take a lot of time and dedication.

How do I become better at ballet?

Ballet is all about dedication and practice. You should be committed to going to your classes every week (multiple times a week is ideal), warming up before classes, and wearing the right shoes. You can also improve your ballet by staying fit and taking part in other types of physical exercise.

Is ballet dangerous?

Ballet is a form of physical exercise, and like any activity, it can come with an element of danger. Most notably, ballet can cause foot pain, foot injuries, and even permanent foot damage. Additionally, ballet dancers may be susceptible to falling and breaking bones in their arms, legs, ankles, and feet.

Is ballet good exercise for adults?

Yes, as ballet is incredibly intense, it’s a great form of exercise for adults. Ballet is a weight-bearing exercise, so it provides a workout for the entire body. Adults taking ballet classes will burn calories and fat, as well as strengthen their muscles.

What should I wear to ballet class?

Ballet is often about precise and graceful movements, so you don’t want loose clothing getting in the way. Women are encouraged to wear form-fitting leotards, tights, and ballet flats. Men should wear black footed or footless tights, a form-fitting white T-shirt, and ballet shoes.

How do I make a bun for ballet class?

Ballerinas often opt for a bun hairstyle, so their hair is up and out of their face and doesn't distract them. There are various styles of buns, including sock buns, high buns, low buns, etc. You can find tutorials on YouTube that will guide you through making a bun in a style you like.

What should you wear to your first ballet class?

Consider wearing ballet flats, a fitted shirt and leggings to your first class, Once you're sure you want to continue with the classes, you can invest in ballet tights and leotards.

What should you eat before ballet class?

Your body will need fuel for an intense ballet class, but you can't eat too heavy a meal, as you may be spinning and moving around a lot. Instead, opt for calorie-dense food that's not too filling. Some great examples are nuts and seeds, protein bars, granola bars, hummus and crackers, cheese and crackers, and fruit.

How many calories are burned in ballet class?

How many calories you burn during a ballet class depends on various factors, including your body mass index and metabolic rate. However, on average, an individual burns 462 calories during 30 minutes of a ballet class. More calories are burned during ballet classes than with many other types of dance, such as the waltz, samba, and Zumba.

How can I learn ballet at home?

You can try to learn basic ballet at home with video tutorials or virtual lessons from an instructor. However, nothing can replace in-person training where a teacher can adjust your form and show you how to improve. Consider starting with video tutorials and progressing to in-person classes.

Can I make a ballet barre at home?

Yes, you can make a ballet barre at home. You can purchase the supplies a home improvement store and watch a video on how to install the barre at the right height. This barre can help you practice and improve your ballet skills at home.

How much do ballet classes cost?

Ballet classes can vary in cost depending on the student's age, the school's location, the class size, whether it's beginner's or advanced instruction, the school's reputation, and other factors.
In general, you can expect to pay:

  • $40 per class for a toddler
  • $40-$50 per class for a child
  • $50 to $85 per hour, and average of $60 per hour, for an adult class

How much are ballet shoes?

The price of ballet shoes will depend on the brand, quality, and other factors. Typically, a pair of ballet shoes can cost between $45 and $125. However, if you’re purchasing a popular brand, prices are likely on the higher side at $65 to $90, on average. 

Who painted the ballet class?

The ballet class is a famous painting by Edgar Degas. It’s estimated that Degas painted it between 1871 and 1874. The painting was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste Faure and showcased young dancers at the end of a ballet lesson with French master Jules Perrot.

Read all FAQs