We offer classes for those just getting started or revisiting ballet/dance again as an adult! Open adult dance classes are a fun way to achieve flexibility, muscle tone, and coordination.

Beginning Ballet

Have you always wanted to try Ballet but never had the opportunity? Then this is the perfect class for you. An inclusive, welcoming environment for all ages and body types. This class will introduce you to the basics of ballet while gaining flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina, and muscle tone. Beginner Ballet is about having fun, getting fit, and enjoying the beauty and elegance of classical dance.

Intermediate / Advanced BAllet

College students looking for more ballet classes? Former serious dancer looking to get back in shape? Serious adult student looking to further your dance education? Get back into your ballet classes with this inclusive, welcoming environment. Knowledgeable and professional teachers provide our adult students with a challenging and informative ballet class which includes barre and center work. It is recommended that students have a minimum of two years previous ballet training for this level.

Yoga

Yoga combines physical exercises, mental meditation, and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles and relieve stress.

Modern

Looking to compliment your weekly ballet class with more diverse and free movement? Do you find ballet class too restrictive or demanding on your joints? Ground yourself in our Modern Technique for Adults class. Circular, organic dance with a concentration on floor work, core strength, breathing, and ease of movement. Modern Technique for adults will leave you feeling invigorated and inspired, yet relaxed and calm.

Jazz / Contemporary

Our Jazz/Contemporary classes include full body conditioning, progressions, center work, style, and choreography. This dance class includes technical aspects with dynamic movements, unique rhythms, and floor work. Through our Jazz/Contemporary classes we challenge our dancers to find their own unique style. Students will learn how to quickly change tempo and create sharp and clean transitions. Jazz/Contemporary class cover many fun and exciting styles, including musical theater, hip hop, lyrical, and jazz funk.

Tap

An ideal class for beginners this class is for the student who wishes to improve your physical fitness and musicality by having fun and tapping your way through basic tap technique. Class begins with foot isolating warm ups and step-based skill building in the center of the room and continues with movement that travels across the floor. You will also have the opportunity to learn some basic tap choreography. 

School Year Open Adult Ballet & Dance Schedule

September 12, 2020 – June 12, 2021

Intermediate / Advanced Ballet

Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 PM with Lydia Marbach

Fridays 12:00-1:30 PM with Jamey Leverett

Sundays 12:30-2:00 PM with Lydia Marbach

Summer Open Adult Ballet & Dance Schedule

June 29 – August 19, 2021

Intermediate / Advanced Ballet

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM with Jessica Tretter

Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM with Jessica Tretter

Beginner Ballet

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM with Jessica Tretter

Tuition & Policies

Single Class:

$20.00

8-Class Card:

$144.00

10-Class Card:

$180.00

  • Class fees and cards are non-refundable.
  • Class cards never expire and can be used for either level and session.
  • A 3% transaction fee will be assessed to all credit card payments.
  • Please come in the attire you feel most comfortable dancing in.

Instructors

Jamey Leverett - Draper Center ballet school, Rochester, NY

Jamey Leverett
Artistic Director

Ms. Leverett received her principal training with Timothy M. Draper at the Draper Center, the affiliated school of the Rochester City Ballet. As a former dancer with RCB, she performed major roles in Mr. Draper’s Nutcracker, and danced the lead role in his Firebird, choreographed specifically for her. During her performance career with RCB she was given opportunities to choreograph for the company. Her gift as a talented choreographer emerged, with several of her earlier works still performed by Rochester City Ballet today, such as Inner Voices and Gershwin in the Park.

Ballet and dance instructor - Lydia Marbach - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Lydia Marbach

Lydia Marbach began her dance training in Kingwood, Texas under the direction of Sheryl Rowalnd. She got invited to dance in her pre-professional program, Kingwood Dance Theatre and there she was a part of RDA Southwest region, performing and taking classes. Lydia later went to receive her BFA in Dance at the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

Ballet and dance instructor - Jessica Tretter - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Jessica Tretter

A Rochester, New York native, Jessica Tretter trained at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, and the Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy under full scholarship. She also attended the School of American Ballet summer intensive, under full scholarship, and American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in New York City.

Draper Center for Dance Education