If you daydream about perfecting your pirouette, then these classes are for you!
The Washington Ballet is currently offering open classes: real-time instruction via Zoom, recorded classes that you can access at your leisure, and in-person classes in the studio. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned performer, this is a great way to work on your technique.
Are you anxious at the thought of taking a class in public? You don't have to leave the comfort of your own home to join the pros at the barre. Simply sign up through the registration portal.
You can choose the classes you're interested in and purchase them individually for $8 each, for a rental period of 7 days. The video library is extensive, with over 80 lessons to choose from. If money is an issue, keep an eye out for pay-as-you-go options for the same open classes.
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For the students who want more individual attention, you can book online lessons with an instructor for $100. These last 45 minutes and can accommodate up to three students per Zoom.
Students attending classes in person at the Cathedral Commons space (3308 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, DC) will need to come fully dressed for class, with their own personal water bottle. Masks must be worn at all times indoors, except when you're drinking water, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Each class is capped at 20 students, so be sure to pre-register and arrive early to ensure a spot.
For more information about taking classes with The Washington Ballet, visit their official website. You can also give them a call at (202) 362-3606.
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