Class Descriptions

Open Program Classes for Teens and Adults

Enjoy the benefits of quality dance training in the remarkable studios of Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Open classes are taught by the School’s nationally acclaimed faculty and are accompanied by professional pianists. Classes are designed to enhance each student's experience to the fullest in a stimulating and creative atmosphere.

PNB offers Beginning, Beginning/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Advanced classes in this program. The New Beginning class is for students who do not have any ballet experience and is a progressive class that meets once a week starting in September of each school year. Beginning/Intermediate is for students who have at least 2-3 years of classical ballet training. Intermediate/Advanced is for students who have at least 5-10 years of classical ballet training.

Open Program classes are all offered on a drop in basis and cost $16 per class. Class cards are available in increments of 5, 10, and 20 classes and expire at the end of the session in which they are purchased. Student must present card to be marked at each class attended. The Open class card is nontransferable and is valid only for the number of classes indicated on the opposite side of the card. PNB School assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen cards. No refunds will be given for unused classes. The open class card is valid only through the indicated expiration date. Unused classes cannot be made up after that date.

PNB Subscribers receive a 20% discount on Open Program classes. Pacific Northwest Ballet School does not offer a professional rate for Open Program classes, but we value the opportunity to engage all dancers from the local dance community and beyond. Our students bring a wonderfully diverse mix of dance backgrounds and range of experience to Open Program classes. We strive to meet the dance education needs of each and every student, beginner through advanced.

Open Program Schedule

The schedule posted on the website is subject to change. A weekly schedule of classes is posted on the bulletin boards at both schools. Faculty changes will be noted on this weekly schedule, unless a last-minute substitution must be made.

Open Program Dress Code

All students are required to wear ballet attire or clothing that allows for fluid movement during class. Ballet technique shoes are required.

Open Program Lockers

Phelps Center: Students may use the small lockers at the southeast end of the Women’s dressing room or the wire baskets in the Men’s dressing room to store clothing/shoes while in class.

Francia Russell Center: Students may use the small lockers near the sinks in the Women’s dressing room (subject to availability), and any locker not already in use in the Men’s dressing room. Please note: students should bring a sturdy combination lock, and should not store valuables in the lockers. Students may not remove belongings in an unlocked locker for their own use.

PNB is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Arrival/Departure

All students must arrive on time to class. Students who are more than ten minutes late will not be allowed to enter class. Students are not permitted in the studio unless accompanied by a PNB School Instructor.

Release/Disclaimer

Enrollment in any Open Program class (purchase of class card or ticket) constitutes agreement to a waiver of liability for injuries or illness contracted while a student is at the School:

OPEN STUDENT ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, INJURIES (INCLUDING DEATH) OR LOSSES THAT HE/SHE MAY SUSTAIN OR INCUR, IF ANY, WHILE ATTENDING, PRACTICING, PARTICIPATING IN, OR WITNESSING ANY PNB BALLET CLASS OR PILATES PROGRAM, OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OCCURRING IN OR ABOUT PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET (PNB) PREMISES. STUDENT ASSUMES FULL RISK, WAIVES ALL CLAIMS AND RELEASE AND HOLD PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET, ITS INSTRUCTORS, OR PARTNERS OF SAID PROGRAM, INDIVIDUALLY OR OTHERWISE HARMLESS FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES.

In consideration of (Open Student's) participation in and the use of PNB’s facilities, he/she hereby releases and covenants not to sue PNB, its owners, directors, offices, employees, representatives, agents, trustees and lessees from any and all present claims resulting from ordinary negligence and inherent risk of use of facilities and equipment of PNB including but not limited to any loss, injury, damage or liability sustained by him/her while on or about the premises of Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Beginning Open Class is Cancelled Tonight (9/30/14)
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