The Australian Ballet

Online Classes

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Learn the artistry and technique of ballet in your own home, anywhere in the world, with The Australian Ballet’s online ballet classes.

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  • Duration

    50-60 mins

  • Ticket price range

    $138 for 6-class package

Please note that purchases for our Online Classes have now closed! We thank you for your support and joining us virtually for class.

Now available as a package of 6 online classes for just $138. Once purchased, you’ll be able to access your classes as many times as you would like over 12 weeks – practice makes perfect! Taught by former dancers of The Australian Ballet, two levels are available; Beginner for those who want to learn the ballet basics taught by Justine Miles and a combined Intermediate/Advanced taught by Madeleine Eastoe with a focus on technique for more experienced dancers. All classes are accompanied to music recorded by Duncan Salton.


50-60 minutes

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. These classes are suitable for those with limited past experience with ballet.


50-60 minutes

Now that your brain is full of ballet enchantment, it’s time to work on technique. Intermediate/Advanced classes will develop correct body alignment, while continuing to build on your strength and coordination, including variations for more experienced dancers. You will be developing the musicality of your centre work, and the lyricism of your dancing.

Join us virtually at the barre!


Taking Class

What do I need for these classes?
You will need a barre for these classes however we know that you may not have a ballet barre ready to go in your living room! Instead, we suggest using a sturdy support such as a kitchen bench or the back of a chair or barstool that comes to about the height of your hips. If you find the chair or stool you’re using is too light to support you in these exercises, we recommend putting some heavy books on the seat of the chair to stabilise your support.

Where should I do class?
These classes are designed to be easily done in your home and in small spaces. Make sure you set up in an environment cleared for freedom of movement. We suggest having about 2 square metres clear to dance in. Please also take a moment to check that your floor is not too slippery.

Keep an eye out for small children and pets in your home!

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.

We recommend wearing soft dance shoes or ballet flats for these exercises. If you don’t have dance shoes or ballet flats suitable for class, we recommend going barefoot.

And remember to take regular breaks between the exercises to hydrate and to re-check your environment is safe from sharp, toe-stub-able objects.

How long is a class?
These classes are a full-length ballet class that run for approximately 50-60 minutes. Two thirds of the class exercises focus on barre-work with the last third of class focussing on centre-work suitable for doing ballet safely in smaller spaces.

Do the class levels align with any ballet syllabus?
No, these adult ballet classes are non-syllabus classes.

How do I know which class will suit my ability?
As purchases for online classes are non-refundable and non-transferable, we encourage you to read the class descriptions carefully prior to purchase.

Technical FAQs

How can I watch the classes?
Once you have purchased the class, access to the video will appear in your account under “VIDEOS”. Select the class you wish to watch and you will be redirected to view it. You must be logged into this website to access your class after purchase. You will require an internet connection to access these classes.

How long do I have to watch the video?
You have twelve weeks to watch the video from your time of purchase. Your video will expire at the same time it was purchased, twelve weeks later.

Is it possible to re-watch the video I’ve purchased?
Yes, re-watch as many times as you like within the twelve weeks from the date of purchase to get the most out of your classes. Practice makes perfect!

My video isn’t appearing in my account what should I do?
If you have double-checked you are logged into the same account used to purchase your class and still can’t see the link, please contact our Customer Experience Team as soon as possible, or seek assistance on our website’s live chat available from 9-5pm AEST. Please note that we cannot provide refunds for unwatched purchases for technical issues outside of The Australian Ballet’s control eg: slow internet connection.

Can I transfer my class purchase to someone else?
No. All access to our online classes is restricted to the account used for purchase. Sharing copyright material is prohibited by law.

Can I privately download the video to watch later?
No, you will require an internet connection to access our online classes. The reproduction or redistribution of copyrighted material is illegal. Any persons uploading or sharing this material without express written permission is liable for copyright infringement.

Online classes Terms and Conditions

All purchases of ‘At Home with Studios’ online classes are final, non-refundable and non-transferrable. We cannot provide refunds for unwatched purchases or for technical issues outside of The Australian Ballet’s control.

Unlimited access to a purchased online class will expire exactly 12 weeks from the time of purchase. We cannot provide extensions of expiry dates for these classes.

All ‘At Home with Studios’ online classes must accessed through the account used for purchase on The Australian Ballet website. Purchased classes will be listed in the associated account under “Videos”.

Participating in online classes can involve risk of personal injury and participation is voluntary, based on a participant’s own assessment of their fitness, health and understanding of the class requirements. As participation is conducted outside the controlled environment of our own studios, The Australian Ballet accepts no responsibility for injury or loss due to causes beyond the control of the company.

We strongly recommend that participants do not attempt an online class, or any part of a routine, that is beyond their level of ability.

Recording and unauthorised redistribution of footage of the online classes is strictly prohibited. Any persons uploading or sharing this material without express written permission from The Australian Ballet is liable for copyright infringement.

For more information:

Please visit our full ‘Website Terms of Use and Copyright Policy’ and ‘Step Inside Events’ policies here.

For any enquiries about online classes, please contact the Customer Experience Team via our Contact Us page or using the live chat available Mon-Fri from 9:00AM – 5:00PM AEST.