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Open Classes For Teens & Adults

TPB's Beautifully Renovated New Studios

Tired of jackhammering while you're at the barre? We are too! That's why we're happy to announce that construction is finally finished at The Portland Ballet's Hillsdale studios. After months of plywood doors, jackhammering, and finicky temperatures, The Portland Ballet welcomes students back in 2014 to a brand-new, refurbished, expanded space.

Open classes are available six days a week, for the beginning to professional dancer, ages 13 and up. All Open classes at The Portland Ballet are taken as a 'drop in'.


Open Ballet For Adults


Students must complete a Registration/Liability Waiver Form prior to taking any class at TPB. Professional dancers: to receive the Professional Rate, please complete the Professional Dancer Information Form and return it to the front desk. This form must be reviewed and approved before the professional rate can be granted.

Student ID Card

Each student will receive a ID Card that must be presented and scanned at the front desk at the beginning of each class which will keep track of attendance and accounts. If a dancer does not have their ID Card, they will be charged $17 for the class and may not use any multiple class options as listed below. Lost cards can be replaced for $5.


Classes can be paid either as a drop-in rate of $15/class or the following options are available:
  • $70 for five classes (equal to $14/class)
  • $130 for ten classes (equal to $13/class)
  • $180 for fifteen classes (equal to $12/class)
  • $220 for twenty classes (equal to $11/class)

Barre Only: $11/class

Attendance is tracked by the student's TPB ID Card.  Student/Professional Rate is $12/class.  Class cards are available for $55 for five classes (equals $11/class) or $100 for 10 classes (equals $10/class). Students, please show your College ID to receive the Student Rate. High School students are not eligible to receive the Student rate. Professional dancers will need to fill out a form and get it approved before they receive the Professional Rate.

Checks, cash, VISA, and MasterCard are accepted. A $20 fee will be charged for each returned check.

Class Attire

Casual dance attire is recommended: leotards, t-shirts, tights, jazz pants, ballet shoes, jazz shoes.

Class Observation

Class observation is not allowed without prior consent of the instructor and the Director or Studio Manager.

Holiday Closures

Open Classes are cancelled on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day. Please see the Open Class schedule for more detailed class/instructor information.

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