Enjoy a free week of classes at our new Midtown home

June 21st, 2017

BALLET MEMPHIS to offer free week of classes at new Midtown home Trial classes scheduled for week of August 7, 2017

MEMPHIS, TENN. (June 20, 2017) – – – In anticipation of the late August grand opening of its Midtown home, BALLET MEMPHIS announced today a week of free, drop-in “trial” classes, starting August 7. The trial classes are open to everyone, including students at other area dance schools and those with no dance experience.

“We’ll have a wide variety of offerings at our new home, from classical dance to hip hop and tap to our complete STOTT Pilates curriculum,” Janet Parke, director of Ballet Memphis School, said. “This week allows folks to sample as many classes as they’d like as well as get a sneak peek at the new building before it officially opens.”

All classes will be at Ballet Memphis, 2144 Madison Avenue, at the corner of Cooper and Madison. There is parking on site and in the Overton Square area.

FREE WEEK AT BALLET MEMPHIS

August 7 – 10, 2017

Monday, August 7 5:15-6:15pm                Ballet for Boys 5:15-6:30pm               Ballet 5/6 (ages 11-13 with 4 to 5 years of classical ballet) 6:15-7:15pm                Ballet for Older Beginners (ages 11-13 with no classical ballet)

Tuesday, August 8 7:30-8:30am                Rise & Shine Pilates Mat Class 4:45-5:15pm                Discover Dance (ages 3-4) 5:15-6:15pm                Ballet for Younger Beginners (ages 8-10) and those with one year experience (ages 6-7) 5:15-6:45pm                Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (ages 13-18, min. 6 years of classical ballet) 5:30-6:30pm                Pilates Mat 6:45-8pm                     Open Teen–Latin Dance (ages 12-18)

Wednesday, August 9 8-9am                          Pilates Mat 9:30-10:15am              Parent/Toddler Inclusion Class (children 18 months to 2 ½ years with special needs) 10:30-11:15am            Parent/Child Inclusion Class (children ages 3-5 with special needs) 4-5pm                          Dance for EveryBODY! (children ages 6-11 with special needs) 5-5:30pm                     Discover Dance (ages 4-5) 5:15-6:45pm                Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (ages 13-18, min. 6 years of classical ballet) 5:30-6:30pm                Ballet 3/4 (ages 8-10 with 2-3 years of classical ballet) 5:30-6:30pm                Total Body Conditioning (Pilates-based class) 6:30-7:45pm                Open Adult–Jazz Dance

Thursday, August 10 9-10am                        Pilates Mat 5:15-6:15pm              Beginning Tap (all ages, 8-18) 5:15-6:30pm             Ballet 5/6 (ages 11-13 with 4 to 5 years of classical ballet) 5:30-6:30pm            Pilates Mat 7:15-8:15pm                Teen Hip-Hop (ages 12-18)

  Other information: 

  • Trial classes are open to everyone, regardless of dance experience or affiliation at another school. Come try and the age/level that best fits, and Ballet Memphis will assess any future placement.
  • There is no need to sign up in advance–just show up at the class times listed, first-come, first-served. All students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
  • Each class is absolutely free plus there is a 10 percent discount that may be applied to the fall semester at Ballet Memphis School.
  • Dress comfortably or in dance attire for a current class or school.

Ballet Memphis will hold a grand opening celebration for the public on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Visit balletmemphis.org or the company’s Facebook page for more information and updates.