Tag: adult ballet students

Adult Ballet Is Surging by Leaps and Bounds

If your barre was bursting with bodies in class last year, you’re not alone. 2023 was a huge year for adult ballet students of all levels. Just ask Miya Hisaka, the head of the Adult Ballet Program at The Washington Ballet in Washington, DC. “Every single week I go in, classes are packed. If you go there on […]

Teaching Adult Pointe Classes? Here’s How to Overcome Some Unique Challenges With Helpful Exercises

Pointework is often considered the pinnacle of ballet training and a fundamental part of our modern ballet culture. If you have adult dancers working hard in class, it’s natural for them to aspire to pointe. And while technique requirements are the same for ballet students of any age, beginning the pointe journey as an adult […]