"The Ballet Spot's virtual classes have given me the opportunity to try ballet for the first time without the intimidation of walking into a studio and dancing along side experienced dancers. The instructors at the Ballet Spot have inspired a new love and appreciation of ballet for me. I love the workout and the sense of accomplishment I feel after class. At 40, I can check "dance in a ballet" (virtually) off my bucket list :)"
- Susan W.
"I am so lucky to have found The Ballet Spot on Mind Body during the summer of 2020. Along with much needed exercise Eliza and her staff offered a community at a time when I had lost that important piece of my life. I love hearing the encouraging instructors and meeting other students on zoom. I am not in New York or Santa Monica, but will continue with this new group of dance friends on zoom long after we are all back to our normal lives."
- Nikki S.
""The classes combine elements of classical ballet that I remember I loved as a child. Then there is a variety of choreography to learn in each class. I love watching dance together in our cocktail hours and even participated in short performances! What an opportunity!! I feel supported & coached with so much encouragement. Most importantly, The Ballet Spot is an online community that feels like family! I needed this connection so much this year."
- Lisa I.
"The Ballet Spot continues to create one of the most supportive dance environments I’ve seen. Their gentle yet challenging approach to teaching has helped me practice not only dance but self love and care as well. I love The Ballet Spot!"
- Natalia M.
"A knowledgeable and supportive instructor is so important, and the Ballet Spot instructors I've had are exceptional on both counts. I was doubtful that virtual classes would get all that across, but their instructors really made it work. I think a large part of it is the sheer joy (not a word I use often) that they bring to every class, which might make you miss the fact that they're serious about helping you improve as a dancer. What has set the Ballet Spot classes apart is the ability to convey - even through my laptop screen - that love of dance and commitment to teaching dancers. That may sound like a small thing, but especially these days, any source of inspiration that makes us really want to dance is invaluable."
- Sarah P.
"I never would have stepped into a ballet studio but The Ballet Spot gave me a chance to try ballet in a safe and supportive place. I now have been taking class for about a year and it’s such fun. Thank you!"
- Karen A.
"I’ve truly loved the workouts (cardio ballet, barre and stretch), and always feel like I got a great workout for my body and my spirit. There’s such innovation not just in how the classes are constructed, but the full package that ties it all together - Sips N Clips where you get to learn the context and history behind the month’s dance, and the virtual performances to mimic an actual performance - all are there for you if you want it! So whether you’re new to ballet all together or have some dance experience, I can’t recommend The Ballet Spot enough for bringing so much joy, confidence and strength into my life!"
- Ellen Y.
"For this uncoordinated, 50-something girl, the classes at TBS make me feel like I can do it! The instructors are so friendly and inclusive, taking into consideration each student’s abilities and limitations, and offering modifications so that classes are accessible to all. The real-time attention they pay to each student’s form is so helpful. Not only do I feel a strong connection to instructors I had never before met in person, but I feel as if I have forged special and lasting relationships with other students I would not have met without the great virtual classes offered by TBS. My flexibility and posture have improved to a remarkable degree after having taken classes with the attentive instructors at TBS. I feel so fortunate to be instructed by REAL ballerinas!"
- Kathleen M.
"One of the bright spots of this awful pandemic year was finding The Ballet Spot. Eliza and her team have created something special here. Ballet for everyone and everywhere. In the whole online universe, there is nothing like it. All professional dancers sharing their experience and passion online and structured in a format accessible to adults with no experience, but also fun and a great workout for those who have."
- Jeff O.
"Taking classes with The Ballet Spot has noticeably improved my strength, flexibility and overall fitness level. All of the teachers are inspiring and give lots of personalized feedback!"
- Pam F.
"The Ballet Spot is an amazing virtual experience. Even from thousands of miles away, I was able to participate in fun, uplifting group ballet workouts during a pandemic! These classes kept me balanced during my maternity leave, and though I have returned to work I look forward to each class. It’s amazing how there can be such a sense of community even though I’ve never even seen the physical studio. Thank you for such a wonderful “place” to dance!"
- Amanda B.
"The Ballet Spot literally changed my life during the last year. That sounds dramatic but it is true. I had resigned myself to thinking of ballet as something I loved in my past but was no longer accessible to me. Before the pandemic going to a studio was just too intimidating and then at the beginning of the shut down I found the ballet spot. After my first class I was sold! It was so liberating. The teachers were fun, the hour flew by and it didn’t feel like exercise at all! Just pure joy! It has been my mainstay during the past year. It has brought me calm, new friends, and added strength and flexibility."
- Michele T.
"The Ballet Spot wasn’t just great exercise for me this past year, although my back and legs rejoice in their new strengths! It was a lifeline of happiness and positivity that helped me carry on day after day."
- Jane T.
"The ballet spot has truly been a bright spot of sunshine during this pandemic. The classes are fun, challenging and made me stronger. It was the self care I needed to get through the last year."
- Stella Y.
"I gained 14 quarantine lbs this past year but thanks to taking Ballet Spot classes everyday I've already lost 5. I can tell my shape is changing and I'm gaining muscle as well as losing fat. I love the energy and dedication of all the teachers. Their personalities are so different, yet their passion for their clients is obvious."
- Rachel L.