Drop-In Division

Drop-in classes are designed for teens, age 16+, and adults with varying levels or no experience, who are interested in the fun and fitness of dance. Students may attend any or all of the classes that suit their interest or level of ability.

Dress in comfortable athletic attire with ballet shoes.

How To Register

Registration is done through MINDBODY. Click the Register link below or download the MINDBODY app.

After purchasing the class single or pack, please be sure you’ve booked the specific class date(s) you’d like to attend. Your class pack will deduct a class from your paid total for each booking.

General Single Class | $15 each
General Class Packs | $65 for 5 classes
Advanced Ballet Single Class | $17 each
Advanced Ballet Class Pack | $75 for 5 classes

*All class occurrences are subject to cancellation if minimum requirement for enrollment is not met by 12:00pm the day of. Any students registered for such a class occurrence will be notified of it’s cancellation via phone or email.

Class Schedule

2021-22 drop-in classes run from September 7 through June 4, 2022.

Check the MBSA Calendar for breaks and other important dates.

  • NEW - Silver slippers

    Ballet class designed for individuals ages 50 and older. This class begins with gentle movements at the barre and includes center work and progressive combinations that travel across the floor. The pace of the class is adjusted to allow for all abilities to feel challenged while focusing on increasing coordination, balance, and grace.

    THIRD WARD
    Tuesday  | New time starting Oct 5 | 12-1:15pm
    Designed for students 50+
    Pair with Gentle Stretch & Strengthen!

  • NEW - Gentle stretch & strengthen

    This class is designed for students that feel a standard exercise class is too intense. We will use principles from mind body exercise methods such as Pilates and GYROKINESIS®, along with proper form, to strengthen our muscles and increase your range of motion. Small props like balls, chairs, and bands will be added to help achieve our goals. This class may be helpful to those recovering from injury or with chronic injuries.

    THIRD WARD
    Tuesday | New time starting Oct 5 | 11-11:45am
    Pair with 1:45pm Silver Slippers!

  • NEW - Intermediate Modern

    This course will touch on some of the fundamentals of modern dance, such as the emphasis on the ground, the use of center, efforts/qualities of movement, and space and rhythmic complexity, with personal expression as the ultimate goal. Floor work, standing warm-up, and progressions across the floor are all components of the class. Students who are currently taking Intermediate/Advanced Ballet or have previous Modern experience are encouraged to join.

    THIRD WARD
    Wednesday | 7:45-8:45pm
    Pair with 6:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Ballet!

  • New - Pilates

    This Pilates class contains a system of classic Pilates fundamentals as well as a blend of yoga postures and gentle stretching specifically designed for dancers. This class is recommended for all levels of adult movers. Adaptations for each exercise are eagerly provided to accommodate all individuals. The class begins with breathing and is followed by basic mat work and gentle stretching. A variety of exercises on all 4’s (tabletop position), low back strengthening postures, and core work is provided. The mission is to balance the strength and awareness of the body and to find connections that assist each individual to move efficiently and comfortably, both in class and in daily life activities.

    THIRD WARD
    Saturday | 12:15pm-1:15pm | Please bring your own yoga mat
    Pair with 10:30am Intermediate/Advanced Ballet!

    BROOKFIELD
    Monday | 6:15-7:15pm | Please bring your own yoga mat
    Pair with 7:15pm Beginning Ballet!

  • Beginning Ballet

    Beginning ballet teaches feet, arm, and body positions and introduces students to simple moving and connecting steps.

    THIRD WARD
    Tuesday | 7:15-8:30pm

    BROOKFIELD
    Monday | 7:15-8:30pm | Pair with 6:15pm Pilates!

  • Continuing Ballet

    Continuing Ballet builds upon the basics from Beginning Ballet, adding more complex combinations and steps.

    THIRD WARD
    Saturday | 9:00-10:15am

    FOX POINT
    Thursday | 7:15-8:30pm

    BROOKFIELD
    Wednesday | 6:30-7:45pm

  • Intermediate/advanced ballet

    Students in Intermediate/Advanced Ballet will have a good understanding of ballet technique and are able to do more difficult steps and combinations.

    THIRD WARD
    Wednesday | 6:00-7:30pm | Pair with 7:45pm Intermediate Modern!
    Saturday | 10:30am-12:00pm | Pair with 12:15pm Pilates!

Health & Safety Protocols

The safety of our students and staff is our primary concern. We have adopted new, strict protocols for participation. Please review these guidelines before you arrive for classes.

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Artistic Director

Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.

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Dance is a powerful tool. Our education and outreach programs inspire confidence, creativity, and health throughout the Greater Milwaukee community, reaching more than 30,000 people annually.

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