The Ballet Spot, W 72nd St.: 131 W 72nd Street, New York, NY Located between Amsterdam and Columbus (Ripley Grier Studios)
The Ballet Spot, LA: 2501 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Located on the corner of 26th and Wilshire (Sophie Dance)
The Ballet Spot, TriBeCa (temporarily closed): 51 Murray Street, LL1, New York, NY Located between W Broadway and Church Street (Luna Performing Arts)
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FAQs: Where are you located? Lots of places! We have regular classes in our studios in both Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY. Our Santa Monica studio is located at 2501 Wilshire Blvd on the corner of 25th and Wilshire. Our New York City location is on the Upper West Side at 131 W 72nd St. between Amsterdam and Columbus. We also hold weekly Beach Ballet classes at Dorothy Green Park in Santa Monica, as well as a full schedule of virtual classes that are held through Zoom and designed to be done at home.
Are your classes 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. For our outdoor classes, we recommend sneakers or barefoot. You’ll probably be most comfortable in ballet slippers, but if you don’t have them, don’t worry, socks are totally fine! CLICK HERE to purchase ballet slippers.
How is Cardio Ballet different from Barre? Barre is designed to build muscle using isometric contractions through movements inspired by ballet. By contrast, Cardio Ballet is dance fitness class, 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 everyday! We start with a basic ballet warm up and then move to center, where the instructor will guide you through longer ballet combinations across the floor. However, we do love Barre as well! Our total Body Barre class combines traditional barre exercises with traditional ballet exercises to give you an intense full body workout.
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 virtual classes geared toward beginners: Ballet Breathe & Flow with Liz Wednesdays at 5:30pm ET and our Beginner Ballet Series with Jennifer Mondays at 6:30pm ET. We also offer private and semi-private lessons! Work with any of our highly skilled and experienced teachers to achieve your personal goals. Email email@example.com for more information.
Do you offer discounts for newbies? Absolutely! If you’re totally new, you can try 2 Live Streams for the price of 1 - $7 each, $14 total, or your first month of an On Demand subscription for only $10! CLICK HERE for more information on pricing. If you’ve already done that and want to take more classes, we offer discounts on your first 5 Live Stream package. Email Eliza@theballetspot.com for more information.
Affordable Live Stream and On Demand Classes In-Studio and Outdoor Fitness in New York City and Santa Monica