Miami City Ballet | School - Open Classes
DARLEEN CALLAGHAN / SCHOOL DIRECTOR

 

Miami City Ballet School invites you to come have fun and get fit in one of our many dance classes! All levels of dance experience are welcome -- whether it's your first class ever or if you are continuing a lifelong passion. Come exercise and experience the joys of dance!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE TICKETS!

Round out your dance training by seeing what The New York Times called "one of America's most beloved dance companies." Purchase a 10 or 25 class card and get Buy One, Get One FREE tickets to Miami City Ballet's joyous, full-length production of Don Quixote.

Program IV: Don Quixote
Broward Center, Ft. Lauderdale, March 21-23
Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, March 28-30
Arsht Center, Miami, April 11-13

Visit the lobby boutique to purchase your class card and performance ticket!

*Limit one per customer. This offer is only valid at lobby boutique within 30 days of class card purchase. 


Open Classes -- Spring 2014:

In addition to Ballet and Jazz, MCB School is now offering a range of new dance classes to its Open Adult Class schedule, including: Yoga, Ballet Basics, and Contemporary. See the new class schedule and class descriptions below.

Miami City Ballet School will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Feb. 17 - President's Day
Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30 - Spring Break
Friday, April 18 - Sunday, April 20 - Easter Break
Friday, May 23 - Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day

SCHEDULE:

Monday:
Yoga: All Levels, 5:30-6:30 pm, taught by Jessica Matlin
Contemporary: All Levels, 6:30-8:00 pm, taught by Colleen Farnum
Ballet: Int/Adv, 6:45-8:15 pm, taught by Suzanne Limbrunner

Tuesday:
Ballet: Int/Adv, 10:00-11:30 am, taught by Kris Kramer/DeAnn Petruschke
Ballet Basics: first-time dancers, 6:15-6:45 pm, taught by Kris Kramer
Ballet: Beginner, 6:45-8:15 pm, taught by Kris
Kramer

Wednesday:
Jazz: All Levels, 6:30-8:00 pm, taught by Roberto Dias
Ballet: Int/Adv, 6:45-8:15 pm, taught by Kris
Kramer

Thursday:

Ballet: Int/Adv, 10:00-11:30 am, taught by Kris Kramer
Ballet: Beginner, 6:45-8:15 pm, taught by Kris
Kramer

Saturday:
Ballet: Intermediate, 9:00-10:30am, taught by Kris Kramer


CLASS PRICING:

Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary:

Single Class: $20
Dance Card/10 classes: $150
Dance Card/25 classes:
$350

Yoga:

Single Class:$15

MCBS Parent, Dance Professional, and College Student rate*

Single Class:$10
Dance card/10 classes
$100

*Must provide MCBS student name, proof of employment, or valid student ID to receive reduced rate

Ballet Basics:

Single Class:$5


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

To read about our open class faculty click here.

Ballet:
Ballet Basics:
If you have never taken ballet before or have had minimal training as a young child, this is the class for you to start your ballet training.  Basic ballet positions and steps, class structure, and proper attire will be covered.  The class is designed to give students the extra attention they need when starting ballet and to help them  comfortably transition into the Beginner Ballet class. (Class time is 30 minutes).

Beginner Ballet: This class is recommended for students who have had some previous ballet training and are further developing their proficiency at beginner and intermediate steps and combinations. Expect to get stronger and work both your mind and body.

Intermediate Ballet: If you are a begginer ballet student who is ready to try a more challenging class, or an advanced student wanting to focus on the basics, such as clean technique and strength training, this is the class for you. Intermediate ballet is aimed at students transitioning between Beginner ballet and Intermediate/Advanced ballet. 

Intermediate/Advance Ballet: This class is designed for students who have practiced ballet for many years.  It is perfect for ballet teachers, current ballet students, adults who have a strong background in ballet or those who need more of a challenge than the Beginner class.  There is a strong emphasis on mastery of technique and musicality.

Jazz:
Class focuses on patterns such as; isolating body parts, improving quality of the movement and playing with a variety of rhythms. Students are exposed to various styles of modern, lyrical and contemporary jazz modalities to help develop as a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movements. As the student evolves to a higher level, the curriculum becomes increasingly more complex and intricate. Class begins with a thorough body warm up with a focus on the isolation of head to toe movements. Follows a sequence of grand plies, core work, jumps and pirouettes. Then the student is challenged with a choreography combining all the elements given in class.

Contemporary:
Monday Class:
This technique class focuses on integrating physical and creative articulation.  Starting with floor work based on the traditions of Graham, Limon and Horton, dancers engage in centering exercises utilizing body awareness systems of yoga, pilates and feldenkrais.  These systems are combined to help dancers achieve their movement potential.  Students learn dance skills that create strength, flexibility and capacity for movement memory while allowing for the understanding of quality, detail and range of motion. After centering exercises, dancers move across the floor using traveling phrases and finish with the opportunity to engage in dance choreography.

Yoga:
Jessica Matlin combines many aspects of dance and yoga, with a particular focus on balancing quality of the breath and its effect on both mind and body. Her Vinyasa Flow class develops postural strength and alignment, while giving vitality and an uplifting message. In class she uses her knowledge and keen eye to adapt each pose according to individual needs. She hopes to inspire in her students the same joy of self-discovery that she has found within yoga.

Read more about our open class faculty!


CLASS ATTIRE:

MCB School recommends the following class attire for open adult classes: 

Ballet & Jazz:
Proper dance attire and shoes should be worn; however, for first time students, workout pants or longer shorts, a full-length shirt and regular socks are recommended.  Ballet slippers, jazz shoes and dance clothing can be purchased online at Discount Dance Supply or locally at Dancing Supplies Depot. Long hair should be pulled back and secured to head either with a clip or placed in a bun.

Example of Women's Dance Clothing: Leotard, tights, skirt and warm-ups.

Example of Men's Dance Clothing: Men's tights, dance belt, white T-shirt and warm-ups.

Contemporary:
Same clothing as recommended above; however, no dance shoes are required.  Regular socks are the preferred foot wear for this class.  Long hair should be pulled back and secured to head either with a clip or placed in a bun.

Yoga:
Work out clothes.  No shoes are required.  It is recommended that students are barefoot for this class. 

 

Classes are held at Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach). Metered parking is available throughout the area.

For further information call 305.929.7007 or e-mail kris@miamicityballet.org  

 

 
 
 
Miami City Ballet School students, Photo © Bruce Hibbs

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