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The Ballet Spot, W 72nd St: 131 W 72nd Street, New York, NY Located between Amsterdam and Columbus inside Ripley Grier Studios Email Eliza@theballetspot.com
The Ballet Spot, TriBeCa: 51 Murray Street, LL1, New York, NY Located between W Broadway and Church Street at Luna Performing Arts
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FAQs: Is this class just for dancers, or can anybody do it? These classes are for anybody and everybody! We welcome all experience levels into all of our classes, you absolutely do not need to be a dancer or have any kind of background in dance. If you have danced before, then that’s great too!
Do I need special shoes? Appropriate footwear for our classes is regular socks, sticky socks, or ballet slippers. You’ll probably be most comfortable in ballet slippers, but if you don’t have them, don’t worry, socks are totally fine! We also always have a few extra pairs of slippers, which can be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis, or CLICK HERE to purchase your own.
How is this different from barre? Barre is designed to build muscle through isometric contractions. By contrast, our classes are dance fitness classes, designed to get you in dancer shape through dance choreography! We believe a dancer’s body is a body that dances, and the best way to achieve a ballet body is training like a ballet dancer… Ballet dancers take ballet class! We start with a basic ballet warm up at the barre, and then move to center, where our instructor will guide you through longer ballet combinations across the floor.
So is it cardio or is it ballet? It’s both! We use repetition of basic ballet exercises, the resistance of gravity, light impact, and optional wrist weights to elevate your heart rate through dance. The cardio will sneak up on you because you’ll be so focused on the fun exercises, but we promise, by the end of class, you will be dripping in sweat and you will feel the burn!
Do you have a class for beginners? All of our classes are appropriate for all levels, but YES we have two specific classes geared toward beginners: Intro to Cardio Ballet with Ali Mondays at 7pm at our W 72nd St. location, and Ballet Breathe & Flow with Liz Saturdays at noon in TriBeCa. We also offer private and semi-private lessons! Work with any of our highly skilled and experienced teachers to achieve your personal goals. Email Eliza@theballetspot.com for more information.
Where are you located? The Ballet Spot has 2 NYC locations and 1 location in Santa Monica, CA: W 72nd Street: 131 W 72ndStreet, New York, NY between Amsterdam and Columbus. Look for a little round sign that says “Ripley Grier Studios” and walk up the stairs. Inquire at the front desk for our studio number. TriBeCa: Luna Performing Arts, 51 Murray St. LL1, New York, NY, between W Broadway and Church Santa Monica, CA: The Space SaMo, 3009 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Do you offer discounts for newbies? Absolutely! If you’re totally new, you can try 2 classes for 1 ($26 total, $13 each). If you’ve already done that and want to go for more, we offer discounts on your first 5 and 10 class package. Email Eliza@theballetspot.com for more information.
The Ballet Spot, W 72nd St. 131 W 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 Eliza@TheBalletSpot.com
The Ballet Spot, TriBeCa 51 Murray Street, LL1 New York, NY 10007 Eliza@TheBalletSpot.com