Open Division Edmonton
The School of Alberta Ballet's Open Division offers classes for everyone from preschoolers to adult ballet, as well as the Intensve Training Program. No auditions required. You can find us at The Ruth Carse Centre for Dance at 11205 107 Ave. The newly renovated space provides our families with larger, purpose-built dance studios for all classes, full change rooms, free parking, a parent/student lounge in the front lobby, and access to School of Alberta Ballet Admissions staff on-site during all hours.
Young dancers aged 3-5 years can experience the joy of movement and music through our Pre-School ballet classes. Pre-School students attend one 30 – 60 minute class per week which are all accompanied by one of our talented live pianist’s. Through exploration of creative movement and music students develop coordination, understanding of rhythm and musicality while building self-esteem and confidence. Our dedicated and experienced teachers promote teamwork and structured routine while nurturing the student’s creativity. These classes provide inspiration to our youngest dancers in a fun and engaging environment.. Click here for more Preschool Program information.
Designed for ages 6 and up, no experience is required to join our Recreational Program. Whether your child is new to dance or continues to enjoy the physical fitness and fun of a dance class, our Recreational Program allow them to explore movement and music while introducing the fundamentals of ballet. This program is also a great compliment to students who participate in other activities or sports looking to enhance their posture, balance and flexibility. Live music accompanies all ballet classes in this program. Click here for more Recreational Ballet information
Our Intensive Training Program is available for dancers ages 6 and up who desire a high level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of ballet. Students in this program attend 3-6 classes per week including ballet, jazz and/ or contemporary dance. Our highly experienced faculty provide top level training in order to develop technique, artistry and foster a lifelong love of dance. Students in this program may be eligible to participate in adjudicated examinations as well as audition to perform alongside the Professional Dancers of our own Alberta Ballet in “The Nutcracker” and various other productions. All ballet classes are accompanied by live musicians.. Click here for more Intensive Training information.
Adult ballet classes are now available at our Edmonton Studios, conveniently located close to the Ice District for post-work classes. All adult classes are open to those 16 and over and of all levels of experience. Whether you are new to ballet or are looking to get back to the barre after many years we offer several levels of ballet classes that are all accompanied by our talented pianist’s. Adult ballet classes help to improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility in a fun and relaxed environment. Click here for more Adult Classes information.