Discover the strength and artistry within your own body through ballet.
Did you dream of learning ballet as a child but never had the opportunity? It’s never too late to experience the joy, creativity and inspiration that learning ballet brings. Taught by West Australian Ballet's Company dancers and our esteemed professional Teaching Artists, we offer classes at the West Australian Ballet Centre catering for adults (16+ years only) for all levels and abilities.
We welcome you to join us at the barre.
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Upcoming 5-Week course start dates
Please note that you must take the same class each week and cannot swap to different classes once the course has commenced. Any missed classes will not be credited or refunded.
5-Week Ballet Basics
Commencing Monday 5 February 7.45pm
Commencing Tuesday 6 February 6.15pm
Commencing Thursday 8 February 6.15pm
Commencing Sunday 11 February 10.30am
Pointe Preparation - Commencing Thursday 8 February 7.45pm
Pointe Progression - Commencing Wednesday 7 February 7.45pm
Beginner - Commencing Wednesday 7 February 7.45pm
Intermediate - Commencing Thursday 8 February 7.45pm
Our early cancellation margin is 24 hours across all classes. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your class, you will be charged. Please scroll for our Frequently Asked Questions, if your question isn't answered there please call (08) 9214 0709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions: 10 & 20 Class Pass cannot be used for 5-Week courses, these must be purchased individually. We do not accept payments or enrolments at the door. All payments and bookings must be made online prior to arrival.
Frequently Asked Questions
Regular dance wear can consist of leotards, tights and ballet skirts. If you don’t have dance wear, we advise wearing fitted yet comfortable gym or yoga clothes, with long hair tied back. In the cooler months we advise wearing layers of warmer clothes that can be removed as the class progresses.
For footwear, we ask students to purchase ballet shoes (either canvas or leather), but bare feet are fine for the first class only.
Unfortunately, we don’t sell shoes or dance wear at WAB, we recommend Costume & Ballet Centre in Mount Hawthorn or Ballet Boutique in Dianella as all WAB students receive a 10% discount on dance wear and shoes. However there are several other dance wear retail stores throughout the Perth metropolitan area, or online.
Please do not wear socks to class and please ensure you remove any street shoes before entering our dance studios.
It is very important that you don’t wear any body lotions, sunscreen or hair products to classes at WAB, as this can rub off onto the floor during stretches or floor work and over time make the floor slippery and dangerous.
Enrolments are done online. Simply create a login, purchase a casual class, a multi-class pass or a Ballet Basics Course and then enrol in as many individual classes or courses as you like. Payments are made online using a credit or debit card. We accept all major credit and debit cards, excluding American Express or Diners. All transactions will incur a small processing fee. All purchases will appear on your bank statement as, or similar to, “West Aus Ballet”. You will be emailed a receipt of your purchase to the address in your profile. Purchased classes have a six month expiry from the date of purchase. Any unused classes after this six month date will be forfeited.
Please note, West Australian Ballet has a no refund policy. Please read our cancellation policy below before purchasing.
Anyone aged 16 years and up.
It’s best to bring a full water bottle, and a small towel if needed. Bags are permitted in the studio, but must be placed to the side or back of the studio out of the way of any dancing. Please ensure mobile phones are switched off. No food, or drinks other than water, are to be brought into or consumed in the studios. This includes chewing gum.
The West Australian Ballet Centre is located at 134 Whatley Crescent Maylands, WA 6051. Sign in at the front desk on arrival and the receptionist will direct you to your studio.
There are a limited number of unmarked bays at the front and back of the Ballet Centre. Please do not park in designated staff parking bays. Some street parking is available on the north and south sides of the building and also at the Maylands train station and Eighth Avenue. Please read the parking signs carefully to avoid fines.
Students are welcome to trial or attend casually any of our classes (providing there is availability) except for our courses. Students must enrol and attend all 5 weeks of our courses. To enrol in a trial or casual class, use the arrows on the class list above to find the date and class you would like to try, then click the Book button and follow the prompts.
Casual Class: $25.00 (valid for 2 months)
Seniors Ballet Class: $20.00
10 Class Pass: $198.00 (valid for 3 months)
20 Class Pass: $370.00 (valid for 6 months)
5-Week Ballet Basics Introductory Course: $100.00
All online payments will incur an additional processing fee.
The 5-Week Ballet Basics Course, Casual Ballet Basics, Seniors Ballet, Strength and Conditioning, Gyrokinesis and Pilates classes all require no dance experience whatsoever. However, all of our other classes require some dance experience. Please see level descriptions below.
Ballet Basics is run as a five week introductory course. These 5 classes will repeat class content and build on previously learnt content from week to week. Exercises and class structure will refresh and change at the commencement of each 5 week block. New students will not be permitted to join mid-way through a five week block. Students will still need to discuss their progression from this class with their teacher. As a general rule we advise students to repeat this course a minimum of 4 times before progressing to Beginners Ballet.
Dates for our next Ballet Basics course are above. Please note this course repeats continuously with a short break over Christmas.
5-Week Ballet Basics Course
No ballet experience needed whatsoever; this class is for complete beginners. During the 5-week course the classes will repeat class content and build on previously learnt content from week to week. Exercises and class structure will refresh and change at the commencement of each 5-week block. Generally we advise students to repeat this course a minimum of 4 times before progressing to Beginners Ballet.
Casual Ballet Basics
Casual Ballet Basics is appropriate for complete beginners with no ballet experience whatsoever, and allows you to be more flexible in your schedule, however some students find the continuity of content in the 5-week course a more gentle introduction to ballet. Many students attend Casual Ballet Basics in conjunction with Beginner Ballet Level 1 when transitioning to beginner level classes.
This is a casual 1-hour weekly class that can be adapted for a range of abilities - you can even do the entire class seated. Whilst this class is designed for seniors, there is no upper or lower age limit so if a slower and more accessible ballet class sounds good to you, you're welcome to attend.
Beginner’s classes are suitable for people who have some level of ballet experience, even if many years have passed since participating in a ballet class. Which level you participate in depends on your experience and your current level of fitness.
Level 1 – We recommend at least one year of ballet experience for this level. This class is ideal for those who want to move up a level/progress from the Ballet Basics Course.
Level 2 – We recommend at least two years of current ballet experience for this level. This class is for those who are not yet ready to progress to the Intermediate level.
Intermediate Ballet is designed for higher level students wanting to refine their movement with particular focus on pirouettes, allegro, stamina, strength and pointe work. Each week students will be presented with a different focus area with extra time to explore and perfect their skills.
Level 1 – This class is ideal for those who wish to move up a level from the Beginners. This class requires moderate cardio, strength and flexibility.
Level 2 – This class is for those who are not yet ready to progress to the Advanced level. This class requires a moderate to high level of cardio, strength and flexibility.
Advanced Ballet is for participants with a strong knowledge and considerable experience in ballet technique or those advised by WAB teachers to advance from the Intermediate level. This class requires a high level of cardio, strength and fitness.
Allegro and Pirouette Focus
This class focuses on how to elevate out of the floor and improve your pirouette technique. It is suitable for students who are currently participating in levels Beginner Ballet Level 1 and Beginner Ballet Level 2.
5-Week Pointe Preparation
This course offers a personalised and consistent journey for those interested in strengthening their lower legs, feet and ankles. This class is not suitable for complete beginners and we encourage students to complete at least three rounds of Ballet Basics courses before joining Pointe Preparation. Everyone’s pointe journey is different therefore we strongly recommend that each student seeks professional medical advice (podiatrist or physiotherapist) to assess their suitability for pointe work. Although students take classes at their own risk, your safety at West Australian Ballet is our priority. Students should wear ballet shoes for this course, and pointe shoes are not required.
5-Week Pointe Progression
This course offers an advanced journey in pointe work for those looking to deepen their skillset in balance, coordination, and strength en pointe. This course is suitable for students who have a high level of ankle and core strength, who want to build their technique further to progress in their pointe journey. Please note, this class is not suitable for dancers completing a Ballet Basics course or beginners. Everyone’s pointe journey is different therefore we strongly recommend that each student seeks professional medical advice (podiatrist or physiotherapist) to assess their suitability for pointe work. Although students take classes at their own risk, your safety at West Australian Ballet is our priority. Students should wear ballet shoes for this course, and pointe shoes are not required.
5-Week Beginner Repertoire
In this course you will learn choreography from a ballet variation or the teacher’s own choreography. This course is recommended for students currently doing Beginner Level 1 and Beginner Level 2 classes. It is strongly recommended that you take a class prior to the course, if you cannot, please arrive 15mins early for your own individual warm-up. Please note, the teaching artist will not warm you up in the class.
5-Week Intermediate Repertoire
In this course you will learn choreography from a ballet variation or the teacher’s own choreography. This course is recommended for students currently doing Intermediate and Advanced level classes. It is strongly recommended that you take a class prior to the course, if you cannot, please arrive 15mins early for your own individual warm-up. Please note, the teaching artist will not warm you up in the class.
Strength and Conditioning, Gyrokinesis and Pilates
These classes focus on breath, as well as increasing flexibility and strength through various exercises designed to target muscles and alignment used in ballet and are a great compliment to regular ballet classes. They are suitable for all levels, and no ballet experience or ballet shoes are required for these classes.
If you are unsure which class best suits your skill level, please contact West Australian Ballet.
Watching class is not permitted. It can make those participating in the class feel uncomfortable and we want our classes to be a positive experience. If you are enrolled in a course and can no longer participate due to injury, then watching is permitted.
For your first class it is important that you arrive around 15 minutes beforehand, to allow time for parking, registration and getting your bearings of the building. After your first class please arrive at least ten minutes before class to tick off your name but no earlier than half an hour. Please note students can enter the studios from 5.45pm on weekdays, 8.15am on Saturdays and 8.45am on Sundays.
If you add yourself to the waitlist for a class or course, you will be charged automatically from your chosen payment method, if a place becomes available. If you can no longer attend, please remove yourself from the waitlist to allow the next person in line to attend. Please note, our 24-hour cancellation policy applies to enrolments from the waitlist and a refund will not be given if you can no longer attend.
Students have an option to cancel their enrolment within a certain amount of time. Please read our cancellation policy below for more details.
For all classes (excluding the Ballet Basics Course) cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the class start time. You can drop out of a class yourself via the website, to do so please login to your account, click on "schedule" and click "cancel" on the appropriate class. If you cancel prior to 24 hours before the class start time the class will be credited back to the student’s booking account to be used for another class at a later date. Any cancellations made after this 24 hour time period will be charged for this class. The Ballet Basics Course is designed to carry on week to week. Ballet Basics students cannot drop out of individual classes. The drop out option will only apply to the entire 5-Week Course and must be done at least 24 hours before the commencement of the first lesson.
If you have booked a class but do not attend, you cannot attend another class in its place.
For health and safety reasons, students will not be permitted into class if they are more than 15 minutes late to class.
When you create an account online, all students must agree to our Studio Liability Release. Please read this thoroughly before creating your account.
We do not accept payments or enrolments at the door. All payments and bookings must be made online prior to arrival.
Except for the 5-Week Ballet Basics Course, students are not guaranteed a place in the same class each week. Similarly, students are not guaranteed a place in consecutive Ballet Basics Courses. The responsibility of enrolment lies with the student. Classes are available for enrolment a considerable amount of time in advance, so we advise enrolling in a class as early as possible. As students also have a drop out option, it may be worthwhile checking for vacancies the day of, or day before, the class.
Teachers, timetables and studios are subject to change. We will make all changes on the bookings website as early as possible.
Yes you can! Simply click here to purchase an online gift voucher. Please note that gift vouchers for Adult Ballet Classes cannot be used for other West Australian Ballet purchases such as tickets to performances or merchandise.
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