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.
Casual Class: $25.00 (valid for two months)
10 Class Pass: $198.00 (valid for three months)
20 Class Pass: $370.00 (valid for six months)
5-Week Ballet Basics Introductory Course: $100.00 (valid for three months)
Coaching Class: $27.00 (valid for three months)
All WAB Adult Ballet students receive a 10% Discount at Costume & Ballet Centre, Mount Hawthorn, and Ballet Boutique, Morley.
Upcoming Ballet Basics courses begin on
Tuesday 13 April
Wednesday 14 April
Thursday 15 April
Saturday 17 April
Sunday 18 April
Pre-Pointe courses begin on
Tuesday 13 April
Wednesday 14 April
For further enquiries about Adult Ballet Classes please call (08) 9214 0709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our COVID-19 Safety Statement for in-person Adult Ballet Classes here.
See our updated terms or entry as of 5 February 2021 here.
See our frequently asked questions below.
Terms and Conditions: 10 & 20 Class Pass cannot be used for Coaching Class or 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.
Get a feel for Adult Ballet Classes at West Australian Ballet
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 Morley 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.
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 through our website where you simply create a login, purchase a casual class, a multi-class pass or a Ballet Basics Course and then enroll 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 downstairs 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 5-Week Ballet Basics Course. Students must enroll and attend all 5 weeks of the Ballet Basics Course, we do not offer trial or casual classes for this level. To enroll in a trial or casual class, head to our online booking system where you can purchase and book a one off class.
Casual Class: $24.00 (valid for 2 months)
10 Class Pass: $189.50 (valid for 3 months)
20 Class Pass: $352.50 (valid for 6 months)
5-Week Ballet Basics Introductory Course: $95.00
All online payments will incur an additional processing fee.
The 5-Week Ballet Basics Introductory Course requires no dance experience what so ever. However Beginner 1&2, Intermediate 1&2, Advanced Ballet, Pre-Pointe and Pointe require 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.
For start dates of our Ballet Basics Introductory Course please go to our online booking site.
Ballet Basics Introductory Course
No ballet experience needed what so ever, 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. As a general rule we advise students to repeat this course a minimum of 4 times before progressing to Beginners Ballet.
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.
This class is for those who have several years of recent experience in ballet and have a sound understanding of ballet technique.
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.
Intermediate 2/Advanced Coaching Class This class 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. This class is longer in duration and capped at 14 students.
Advanced Ballet - This class 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.
Pre-Pointe (60mins) - An introduction to pointe exercises completed en flat (canvas shoes) as well as class work designed to strengthen the body, legs and feet in preparation for working en pointe. If you are curious and seeking a new challenge then this is the class for you. You will not require pointe shoes for this class.
Ballet Conditioning and Pilates - These classes aim to increase flexibility and strength through various exercises designed to target muscles and alignment used in ballet, and are a great compliment to regular ballet classes. Suitable for all levels.
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 and have been attending a class and want to watch your class because you are sick or injured, 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 6.00pm on weekdays, 8.15am on Saturdays and 8.45am on Sundays. On weekdays students are welcome to wait in the foyer, or stretch in our downstairs studio prior to 6.00pm if available.
If you add yourself to a waitlist for the Ballet Basics Course you will receive a phone call if a place becomes available. If you add yourself for any other class, you will be emailed if a place becomes available. If you receive this email, please phone us on 9214 0707 or email email@example.com to confirm or decline your attendance. If you are on the waitlist for a class, please do not attend unless you have a confirmed place in that class.
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 3 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 3 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 3 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. You will receive an email if the teacher changes for a class you are enrolled in.
We'd be happy to answer your questions. Please phone (08) 9214 0707 Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org