Frequently Asked Questions

Boston Ballet School's Adult Dance Program 

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What are Open Adult classes?

Boston Ballet School’s Open Adult classes allow for a flexible course of study for students ages 18 and older. Four levels of classes are offered at Boston and Newton, please sign up and pay online

What should I wear?

The only traditional ballet attire we require of our adult students is ballet slippers. Otherwise, students wear what is easy to move in and makes them most at ease. For some, this is the traditional leotard and tights; for others, this is closer to typical work-out clothing – sweats, leggings, t-shirts. Whatever you choose to wear, we ask that it be form-fitted, stretchy, allow for freedom of movement and be comfortable. Longer hair should be pulled back away from the face and dangling jewelry is discouraged.

Are there locker rooms available for students?

Yes, Boston Ballet School studios have changing facilities available for student use. Students are encouraged to bring locks to secure their items while they are in class. Students must remove locks at the end of each day.

How do I know if the school is closed due to inclement weather or other reasons?

Closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies are listed on our Class Cancellation Hotline.  When the weather turns bad, we assess cancelling classes three times during the day: 7 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm. If we determine that classes will be cancelled, it will be listed on the hotline. To access the Class Cancellation Hotline, please call 617.695.6950, ext: 567 for the most up-to-date information.

What is the best way for me to get information about Boston Ballet School?

We communicate important School information and updates to our students primarily via email – so please make sure we have your email address. This enables you to receive communications such as BBS Connections, the school’s newsletter. Boston Ballet’s website is updated frequently and is a great resource for students. Also, your Studio Administrators are there to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please ask them for assistance.

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Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director