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A Step Above School of Dance LLC

Moore, OK 73160
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A Step Above School of Dance LLC is a dance school that is located in Moore, Oklahoma and was first founded in 1996. The school offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, mommy and me creative movement, special needs dance, belly dancing, pointe, pom, cecchetti, contemporary, musical theater, and tumbling. A Step Above School of Dance LLC's unique performing group is invitation-only and its main focus is not to win trophies but to show a love and passion for performing dance.

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All That Dance Studio

Moore, OK 73160
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All That Dance Studio is a dance school that is located in Moore, Oklahoma. The classes offered include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, Hawaiian/Tahitian, pom, creative movement, baby steps technique classes, adult tap, adult jazz, and adult hip hop classes. The school also conducts pom audition private lessons, group or private lessons, and wedding dance choreography for their special day. All That Dance Studio is a member of Dance Masters of Oklahoma, Dance Masters of America, and Dance Educators of America.

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APEX Dance Studio

Edmond, OK 73034
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APEX Dance Studio is a dance school that is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. Classes are open to anyone 6 years old and over. Available courses include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. In ballet, students will focus on terminology, proper alignment, precise positions, poise, balance, grace, and much more. APEX Dance Studio is especially proud of its experienced and talented instructor and choreography team.

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Ascend Studios

Midwest City, OK 73130
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Ascend Studios is a dance studio that is located in Midwest City, Oklahoma. The classes offered include Music Move and Play for ages 20 months - 3 years, Ballet Foundations I and II: Foundations I for ages 3-5 and Foundations II for ages 4-5, Primary Ballet I and II for ages 6-8, Elementary Ballet I and II for ages 8-12, Teen Ballet for ages 12 and up, Adult Ballet/Babywearing Ballet for ages 16 to 99, and more. The school also teaches Elementary Hip-Hop for ages 8-12, Elementary Level I and II Jazz for ages 8-12, Teen Jazz and Contemporary for ages 12 and up, and Dancing for Birth for expecting and baby-wearing mothers and birth educators. Jessie Dolezel, the owner and creative force behind Ascend Studios, has over 14 years of high-level training and professional dance experience.

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CeCe Farha's Range of Motion Dance Studio

Oklahoma City, OK 73162
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CeCe Farha's Range of Motion Dance Studio is a dance school that is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has been in the industry for more than 25 years. Available classes include Storybook Princess Ballet, pre-dance, Lil' tap and hip-hop, ballet, jazz, hip-hop/tap combo, hip-hop, boys hip-hop, modern, musical theater, and more. CeCe Farha's Range of Motion Dance Studio believes in combining hard work, commitment, and fun.

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Classical Ballet School

Oklahoma City, OK 73156
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Classical Ballet School is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was founded in 1978 by Kay Sandel. The curriculum includes The Early Years, The Foundation Years, Growing Talent, and The Joy of Dance. The school's ballet instruction teaches self-discipline, respect, love of art, healthy posture, grace, and confidence. Classical Ballet School is a licensed Leap 'N Learn school.

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Dance Phase Studio

Edmond, OK 73013
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Dance Phase Studio is a dance school that is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and was established in 1997. Classes include children’s programs, pointe, tap, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical. Ballet is the foundation of all types of dancing; because of this, the instructors strongly recommend ballet as a prerequisite for any other type of dance. The ballet class will include terminology, positions, turnout, barre, center, port de bras, and combinations. Dance Phase Studio won The Oklahoman Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

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Julia's Academy of Dance

Norman, OK 73069
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Julia's Academy of Dance is a dance school located in Norman, Oklahoma and was founded in 2009 by Peter and Yulia Zhmutski. The school offers a variety of classes for dancers of all ages and levels. Course options include tutu cute, pre-ballet, ballet pointe, tap, hip-hop, and combination or "combo" class. Julia's Academy of Dance has earned many awards, including the Studio of the Year award from the Destined 2 Dance Competition in 2009 and many more awards as well.

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Marjorie Kovich School of Ballet

Norman, OK 73072
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Marjorie Kovich School of Ballet is located in Norman, Oklahoma and has experience working with students of all ages. Marjorie Kovich founded her ballet school in 1972. The classes offered include Pre-Ballet and Tiny Tutus: Mommy and Me, Creative Moves and Kids Jazz, Ballet and Pointe - Levels I through IV – V, Pre-Pointe, Character Dance, Teen/Adult, and Ballet Classes. Marjorie Kovich School of Ballet's students have performance opportunities in the Oklahoma Nutcracker and other Norman Ballet Company productions.

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Movement Innovations Dance Studio

Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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Movement Innovations Dance Studio is a dance school that is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This dance studio is focused on technique and offers a wide variety of styles to all ages. Classes offered include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, and hip hop. Whether the child is dancing for recreation or would like to train for a dance career, Movement Innovations Dance Studio's goal is to provide the finest dance education in a positive atmosphere.

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Studio 5678

Yukon, OK 73099
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Studio 5678 is a dance school that is located in Yukon, Oklahoma and has more than 19 years of experience in dance and tumbling instruction. The school specializes in teaching tap, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop dance fitness, shake and sing, adult classes, pom, clogging, tumbling, cheer, and contemporary. Studio 5678 approaches dance in an enjoyable and creative manner.

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Studio J School of Dance

Edmond, OK 73003
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Studio J School of Dance is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and offers ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and clogging classes. The dance classes are taught by dedicated instructors with a combined 85 years of professional experience. The new facility houses four separate dance rooms, each with state-of-the-art flooring, as well as a large waiting/viewing area. Studio J School of Dance is a winner of the Metro Family- Family Favorites Award.

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The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet is a ballet school that is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This school inspires audiences through classical and contemporary dance performances, a strong educational program, and community service plus is the official school of Oklahoma City Ballet. The classes offered include pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, men’s technique, modern, character, jazz, and adult ballet. The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet is Oklahoma’s only American Ballet Theatre Certified School.

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The Dancenter School of Performing Arts, LLC

Moore, OK 73160
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The Dancenter School of Performing Arts, LLC is a dance school that is located in Moore, Oklahoma and was established in 1979. The performing arts instructors are responsible for encouraging creativity, increasing fine motor skill function, and encouraging self-expression. Class options include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, liturgical, lyrical, tap, tumbling, pom pon, and pre-pointe/pre-teen technique. The Dancenter School of Performing Arts, LLC is often called on to perform at public and private events around town including OU sports events, NBA games, city and state events, large corporate events, and media-sponsored events.

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To The Pointe...Dance Academy

Oklahoma City, OK 73162
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To The Pointe...Dance Academy is a dance school that is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chris Alsobrooks, the owner/artistic director of this dance school, has over 35 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. The classes offered include ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, pom, and jazz funk. To The Pointe...Dance Academy strives to foster a fun atmosphere and provide students the opportunity to gain self-confidence and discipline.

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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.

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