Slip on your ballet shoes and join our adult classes at the home of The Australian Ballet on Southbank.
Our six-week series of adult ballet classes are all taught to live piano and are run by current and former dancers of The Australian Ballet. Classes range from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Everyone is welcome, so no matter if you have two left feet or feel at home at the barre, we'll have you on your way to performing the perfect pirouette in no time.
Can't commit to a full series? Casual classes are now available so book in for a time that suits you.
Join us at the barre today!
Find more information about the classes below
Where and when
Week commencing 5 April - Week concluding 10 May
The Primrose Potter Ballet Centre, Southbank VIC
$160 per series | $33 per casual class
75 min class
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Get familiar with the barre and progress slowly into exercises in the centre of the room, helping you to improve your posture, coordination and strength. This is class is easy to follow along for those with no prior experience.
• This class is for people who have never done ballet before, or people who have only attended a small number of classes before
• Ballet shoes are recommended
Now that your brain is full of ballet enchaînement, it’s time to work on technique. Intermediate classes will develop correct body alignment, while continuing to build on your strength and coordination.
Your form is focused. Your technique is tried and tested. Now you will be developing the musicality of your centre work, allowing you to develop the lyricism of your dancing.
All Studios ballet classes at The Australian Ballet are accompanied by live piano (the way it should be!).
Please note: all participants must be 18 years and above.
Series 1 will be running six-weeks from week commencing 5 April – week concluding 10 May. Please note there was no class on Monday 5 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday
Monday classes will be running as a five-week series as there will be no class on 5 April due to Easter Monday Public Holiday
- 26 April - Intermediate class will be covered by Sophie Fletcher
- 8 May - Advanced class will be covered by Sophie Fletcher
Full Series Bookings:
Book your preferred class for all weeks in a series to save your spot in class and save!
$160 for ballet six-week booking
$133 for ballet five-week booking (Monday series only*)
*Monday classes will be running as a five-week series as there will be no class on 5 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday
Can't commit to the full six weeks? Casual classes are available a week in advance so that you can learn at your own convenience
$33 per ballet class
Where are the classes?
Level 5, The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre
2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Melbourne
Please arrive within 15 minutes before class begins to sign in. Due to current COVIDSafe requirements, we cannot admit any latecomers into class after the designated start time.
Access up to Level 5 will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:00pm and on Saturdays will be open from 8:30 – 10:30am
What should I wear?
Feel free to wear whatever you desire! Just make sure you are in comfortable clothes that allow for ease of movement such as non-restrictive tights or leggings.
Soft ballet shoes are recommended for class. If you don’t have ballet shoes we recommend going barefoot as socks are strictly not permitted in the studio.
It is best to arrive ready for class as there are limited change room facilities available.
Please be aware that face masks should be worn whenever you cannot physically distance yourself from others.
What should I bring?
Water in a non-glass bottle and a towel is suggested to keep yourself well-hydrated and refreshed during class. It’s also recommended that you don’t eat in the 90 minutes before class.
Remember that face masks must be carried at all times as per government directive.
How do I sign-in?
Once you arrive at the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre please check-in using the SinePro app on your personal smart device. Please refer to our Safety at the Studio page for further details on using the SinePro app.
Our friendly staff will also mark attendance as you enter the studio for class.
What if I am running late?
Please arrive on time as there is absolutely no late admittance. Due to COVIDSafe requirements there is a lockout once class has begun at its designated start time
Please Remember to…
Wash your hands before entering the studio
Turn off phones and mobile devices during class
Listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions
COVID-Safety in our Studios
We are excited to welcome you back to our Melbourne Studios and we want to ensure this experience is as safe as possible for everyone! Please read through our Safety at the Studio page for all the information about attending classes during this time.
What if I am sick on the day of my Studios class?
As per our COVID-19 Ticketing Policy, if any of the following apply to you or any member of your booking party, you or they must not attend class.
- Required to self-isolate under laws aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19
- Diagnosed as having COVID-19
- Experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the Department of Health - including but not limited to fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell
- You or a member of your household has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
If these apply to you or any member of your booking party, please notify our customer experience team on 1300 369 741, available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (AEST).
If you are required to miss a class due to a COVID-19 related reason (detailed above), you are able to reschedule up until 5pm the business day before for Saturday classes and 2pm the day of for all weekday classes. This is subject to availability and strictly within the same series as your booking. If rescheduling your class is not suitable or applicable you can keep the value of the missed class on account to use as a credit towards any future purchases made through The Australian Ballet. You can also donate the cost of your class to The Australian Ballet, or request a refund.
Please contact our customer experience team on 1300 369 741 if you develop symptoms after these cut off times.
If any of the below applies, you will not be subject to an exchange or credit under our COVID-19 policy. You may still donate your booking prior to the applicable cut off times. Speak to the Head Booker if you did not purchase the ticket yourself.
- You are well and do not wish to attend an event due to fears of exposure to COVID-19; or
- You are unwell and do not attend an event (other than due to COVID-19 illness or symptoms); or
- You are a ticket holder from a group at a higher risk of COVID-19; or
- You are denied entry into the event for reasons which were disclosed to the ticket holder in the ticket terms and conditions at the time of sale. For example, these reasons may include (but not be limited to) non-compliance with mandatory mask wearing or unwillingness to provide personal contact information when requested; or
- You attend the performance or event and subsequently leave part way through due to feeling unwell
- If you purchased via a third party seller and did not attend the event because of any of the above
If you suspect infection after attending any event please contact the DHHS Coronavirus 24 hour hotline (1800 675 398) followed by The Australian Ballet (1300 369 741, Monday Friday, 9am – 5pm AEST excluding Victorian public holidays) as soon as possible.
Studios Conditions of Entry
All of our classes are subject to the COVID-19 Ticketing Policy in addition to the usual Step Inside Events Policy. If the information regarding your booking can’t be found in this FAQ, please refer to these policies or contact the customer experience team by calling 1300 369 741 (Mon – Fri, 9-5pm) or via our web form here
Tickets for Step Inside events, talks and classes are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All purchases are final, and tickets are non-transferrable. Purchase and participation of Step Inside events will be considered acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, and any ongoing updates to these Terms and Conditions.
By purchasing and participating in events and classes held at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre presented by The Australian Ballet, you agree to observe any COVID-19 restrictions or recommendations imposed by Government directives and within the venue’s COVIDSafe Policies.
Participants must be aged 18 and above to attend these classes.
As there are no payment facilities available on-site, all bookings must be completed online prior to participating in the class.
For security purposes and in case of an emergency, the names of individual event participants will be required for all classes. You may also be asked to provide additional details either at the time of booking or upon attending certain tours, classes and workshops including the participant’s address, date of birth and an emergency contact. The Australian Ballet reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of a participant’s registration, to refuse entry and to reject or disqualify a participant from participating in any classes.
Due to current COVIDSafe requirements, we cannot allow late admission to class after the class has started. Late arrival may be treated as a forfeiting of participation in the event – The Australian Ballet takes no responsibility for causes of delays or lateness beyond the control of the company.
Classes can be physically strenuous, and participation is voluntary, based on a participant’s own assessment of their fitness, health and understanding of the class requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to follow instructions given by class teachers to maintain personal safety.
In the event a class needs to be cancelled, we will attempt to contact all who are booked in for that class prior to the start time where possible and all bookings for the cancelled class will be refunded.
We require a letter from your doctor to participate if you:
have a history of heart condition or stroke
have a serious cardiovascular condition including hypertension, hypotension and heart failure
are currently using diuretics, barbiturates or beta-blockers
For more information:
For any enquiries about bookings, please call the Customer Experience Team on 1300 369 741
It is such a privilege to be able to be taught by Maddie and JustineStudios Participant
They are a highlight of my week, a place where I feel very welcome, able to be myself and access dance in a meaningful way.Studios Participant
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I have really remembered why I loved dancing all those years ago, my fitness has improved, my mental health is in good shape too and my creative side has an outlet again. I hadn’t anticipated any of those outcomes and so great are the personal rewards and enjoyment that I then signed up for another week of classes.KATE GORDON-ADDISON, ADULT BALLET PARTICIPANT