Beginner Ballet

Real Beginner Ballet classes that are detailed yet fun


Beginner Ballet classes where you are not expected to have had previous experience. Anna’s technique de base approach will teach you the fundamentals that will allow you to enjoy ballet.

Like all classes at CDAB, Beginner Ballet is filled with detailed and important background explanations of what each exercise will do for your muscles and your body as a whole.

NEW! INTRO TO BALLET: 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Ailey Extension

  • Monday
  • Sign up for Anna's class on the Ailey Extension website / Ailey class fee
Beginner Ballet Classes

Beginner Ballet consists of

Barre Work

Detailed yet engaging; it emphasizes proper posture and graceful “port de bras” – carriage of the arms.

Center Work

Challenges you with balance and combinations of 2 and 3 steps linked together for a sense of movement and dancing across the floor.

"Anna combines the the artistic beauty of dance with the intense regime of a total body fitness workout. I tore my ACL when I was younger so I was looking for a class that was fun and challenging, but also healthy. Anna is very focused on the body's health, so she will never push you too far and gives guidance about injury. I have tried just about every type of gym classes offered in NYC..barre, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, cycling, but none got me in as good of shape or made me look as good as Anna's classes. Plus, if you enjoy dance, or have ever wanted to try it, you will be taught by a real professional dancer"

 - Amy, Beginner Ballet student