Adult Classes

With a casual dress code and moderate pace, adult classes are great for those who danced years ago or who are starting for the first time. Dancing can be a fun, enjoyable form of exercise and is a great way to burn a few extra calories and develop muscle tone. 

What Adults Are Saying

"I love everything about class. I love all the teachers and the friends I have made. I like the relaxed environment. We all want to work hard, but being an adult there’s no pressure. We set our own personal goals and it’s fun to achieve them."
- Lisa Liptak

I love the teachers! I have made some wonderful new friends, and I am learning new and challenging things each time I attend a class.
- Trudy Grauzas

"I love that I can take ballet seriously in terms of learning and improving but there is not the same pressures or expectations I felt dancing when I was younger. I enjoy the exercise, but I mostly just love ballet and want to have a comfortable environment to dance! The teachers are also wonderful and I love hanging out with my ballet friends!"
- Samantha Bush


All classes are held at our main campus in Frankfort, IL unless otherwise noted. 

Summer Session | June 11 - July 19

Beginning Ballet
Tuesday, 6:45-8:00pm

Intermediate Ballet
Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

Barre Workout (Valpo Campus)
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Beginning Ballet
Wednesday, 7:45-8:45pm

Intermediate Ballet
Tuesday & Thursday, 7:15-8:45pm

Monday, 7:30-8:30pm

Barre Workout
Monday, 6:45-7:30pm

Barre Workout (Valpo Campus)
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm

Important Dates

Classes Begin: Thursday, August 23
Break Days (no classes):
Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
November 22-25  (Thanksgiving)
December 17 - January 5 (Christmas Break)
March 25-30 (Spring Break)
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
Last Day of Classes: Saturday, June 1

About the Classes

Beginning Ballet

Designed for adults who want to take it slow and learn the basics. Wear traditional ballet attire, casual workout attire, or a combination of both; ballet shoes are strongly recommended.

Intermediate Ballet

Attend one class per week or both! Designed for adults with some prior experience in ballet, but open to all levels of ability. This class moves at a moderate pace. Wear traditional ballet attire, casual workout attire, or a combination of both; ballet shoes are strongly recommended.


This class moves at a moderate pace but is open to all levels of ability. Tap shoes are required.

Barre Workout

Ballet 5:8’s Barre Workout combines elements from Pilates, Yoga and ballet for a great overall workout! You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance, and get a great stretch. This is a low-impact class; no prior experience necessary. Dress code is workout attire; indoor gym shoes (clean soles) and a workout mat are also recommended.


Our instructors are current or former professional dancers, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes from their own experiences performing with Ballet 5:8 and other professional companies.


Additional Information


To register for the first time, stop by the studios a few minutes early for your class. The short registration form should take no more than a few minutes to complete. After you’ve registered, you can drop in for classes or enroll in a semester class as often as you’d like. There is no registration fee for adult classes.


The per-class fee for drop-in classes is $15. Ten-class cards can also be purchased for drop-in classes. Cards are $145 and can be used for ten drop-in classes within a semester. 

Semester-Based (18 wk) Tuition

For semester-based enrollment, you can choose to:

  • Pay full semester tuition at the time of registration
  • Pay semester tuition in (2) installments, once at the time of registration and once in the middle of the semester
  • Pay semester tuition in (4) installments, once per month for the first four months of the semester (for example, in August, September, October and November for the Fall Semester)

Semester tuition is $260 for one weekly class, $450 for two, $550 for three, or $650 for four.

Summer Tuition

Drop-In: $15/class
10-Class Card: $145
One Class Full Session: $87
Two Classes Full Session: $168
Three Classes Full Session: $243