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Take class to live piano in the same studios that our dancers use.

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Our 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 on sale now.

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 FAQ below for all the information about vaccination and COVIDSafe requirements for attending classes during this time.

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Studio Class Advanced
1 September - 25 August 2022

The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre

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Class Levels

Absolute Beginner

75-minute class

Learn the basics of our favourite artform. This fun, step-by-step class is designed to build confidence so you can channel your inner ballerina. No prior experience necessary. This class can only be booked as a full series.

Beginner

75-minute class

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.

Intermediate

75-minute class

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.

Advanced

75-minute class

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.

Pricing

Series Booking: Book the same class for all weeks in a series to receive a discount and secure your place in class

  • $160 for six-week series booking

Casual Classes:

  • $33 for casual class booking
Studios FAQs

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 for Studios classes will be open from 6:00 – 7:00pm

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.

Please wear soft-soled dance shoes for class. If you don’t have ballet shoes we recommend going barefoot as socks and street shoes are strictly not permitted in the studio.

It is best to arrive ready for class as there are limited change room facilities available.

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.

How do I sign-in?

After checking-in we will also mark your name off an attendance roll. Please note we will also need proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption to be sighted before entry to the studios.

After I've paid for my booking, do I need a ticket to enter class?

No ticket is required! During the booking process we collect your registration information and all completed bookings will pull through on the class rolls at sign-in. Please note that once you have completed your booking online, we will send a confirmation of your order but we do not issue tickets for classes.

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!

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend class?

All participants attending class including staff must be fully vaccinated or hold a valid medical exemption as outlined by the Victorian Government. Please make sure you have your vaccination certificate ready, including photo ID if your certificate is hard copy. You must show proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption when checking in at reception. If you cannot provide the required proof on arrival, you will be unable to enter the venue or participate in class.

Do I need to wear a face mask?

​Face masks are strongly recommended to be worn in spaces where you are unable to physically distance.

Studios Conditions of Entry

Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: 13 May 2022

All of our classes are subject to the Step Inside events policy and the COVID-19 ticketing policy. If you require further details, 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.

All participants attending class including staff must be fully vaccinated or hold a valid medical exemption as outlined by the Victorian Government. Please make sure you have your vaccination certificate ready, including photo ID if your certificate is hard copy. You must show proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption when checking in at reception. If you cannot provide the required proof on arrival, you will be unable to enter the venue or participate in class.

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.

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.

Late Arrival

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.

Cancelled Classes

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.

Medical Conditions

We require a letter from your doctor to participate if you:

  • are pregnant
  • 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.

"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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