Adult Drop-In Classes

Spotlight Vermont offers a variety of drop-in ballet classes for adults at our South Burlington location. The key phrase here is "drop-in"! Unlike our regular "session" based classes, these classes are year round, and are designed for adults who simply want ballet in their life with a schedule that works for them. There is sure to be a class or two that fit in with your busy lifestyle. For a detailed description of each class, and pricing, please see below the schedule. 

Pricing
1 Hour Class - $16/1 class, $150/10-card, $280/20-card
- (Good for all 1 hour drop-in classes for up to 1 year)

1.5 - 2 Hour Class - $18/1 class, $170/10-card, $320/20-card
- (Good for all 1.5 hour classes for up to 1 year)

Chatch’s Barre Only - $12 (Only take the barre portion of a class - Chatch’s barre is longer)

Shelley’s Barre Only - $9 (Only take the barre portion of class - Shelley’s barre is shorter)

Monday

12:00PM - 1:30PM  Open. Ballet Adult - Age 18 - 80 (Shelley Ismail*)

5:30PM - (by Appointment) Ballet Office Hours - (18 - 80) (Chatch Pregger ***)

6:00PM - 7:15PM  Beg. Ballet Adult -  Age 18 - 70 (Chatch Pregger**)

7:30PM - 9:00PM Open Level Ballet September Theme: Focus on the Feet - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)
- No registration needed but dancers should plan to attend all 4 Mondays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30. Class is available at the typical Spotlight Vermont Drop-In rates.

Coming soon! 7:30PM - 9:00PM Open Level Ballet October Theme: Classical & Contemporary Choreography - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)
- No registration needed but dancers should plan to attend all 4 Mondays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. Class is available at the typical Spotlight Vermont Drop-In rates.

Tuesday

5:30PM - (by Appointment) Ballet Office Hours - (18 - 80) (Chatch Pregger ***)

6:00PM - 7:30PM   Int. Ballet Adult - Age 18-80 (Chatch Pregger)

7:30PM - 9:00PM Adv. Ballet Adult - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)

Thursday

10:30AM - 12:00PM  Open Ballet Adult - Age 18-80 (Chatch Pregger)

Saturday

8:30AM - 9:30AM  Beg. Ballet Adult - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)

9:30AM - 11:00AM  Int. Ballet Adult - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)

11:00AM - 12:30PM Adv. Ballet Adult - Age 18 - 80 (Chatch Pregger)


*Note about Shelley’s Monday class: Shelley will be offering FREE yoga from 11 - 11:55am prior to her 12:00PM class. he yoga class will include breathing deeply, warming up joints, and easy stretching. This is a gift to Shelley’s friends to help with aging and the continuation of ballet and movement.

** Chatch’s Monday night class is designed for the dancer who has never practiced ballet before. Fantastic first ballet class for any adult who wishes to learn!

***Need to connect with Chatch about your injuries or just want to check up on how you're progressing? Chatch now has office hours Monday at 5:30 and Tuesday at 5:30 email him directly to schedule a few minutes to chat. Chatchki@gmail.com

About Chatch: Chatch Pregger has been teaching ballet to adults for over 10 years. His unique approach combining elements of pilates with straight forward ballet technique make it appropriate and sustainable for adult bodies. He values placement above leg height and gives each student personalized feedback to assure continued improvement at their own pace.

About Shelley: Shelley Ismail brings a rare combination of excellent training, years of performing around the world, expertise in teaching and coaching, and a mindful yogic mindset that makes her classes uniquely high quality.

Beginner Ballet
New Adult Beginner Ballet classes cover good posture and moving with strength. Includes: basic ballet barre and some center exercises. No previous experience necessary. Great class to return to ballet after some years away from the barre or to work on the basics of posture, technique, and center work.

Intermediate Ballet
The Intermediate Adult Ballet class reaches further into the art of ballet by taking the posture and technique learned from beginner ballet and expanding. Expect more advanced combination and variations pair with barre and center exercises.

Advanced Ballet
Expect this class to cater to the advanced dancer with several years of ballet training. Work on more complicated exercises and variations. Class begins with a barre followed by center. While this class does not build on itself in choreography, expect to be familiar with ballet technique and terminology.

Open Level Ballet
The Open Level Ballet class for adults is just that, open to all levels. This class is tailored to the group. be prepared to learn some new technique or work on perfecting technique you’re familiar with. Open level classes are geared toward dancers with some experience that may not fit the mold of a beginner or even intermediate dancer.

September Monday Night Series - Focus on the Feet: Ballet dancers sure do love their feet- and with good reason! Take a few weeks to focus on learning more about how to stretch and strengthen one of the more important parts of a dancer’s body. Start out each class working through a series of partnered and self- foot stretches. Learn a foot stretching routine that you can build into your own practice. Class will then move through barre and center with focus on foot articulation, strengthening and technique. (Note: Bring a Theraband if you have one!)