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. 

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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 Orland Park, IL unless otherwise noted. 

Summer 2019

Classes held June 10-27 & July 8-26 only

Beginning Ballet
Monday, 7:15-8:15pm

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

Intermediate Tap
Monday & Tuesday, 7:15-8:15pm

Fall 2019

Effective August 22

Beginning Ballet
Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm

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

Teen/Adult Ballet (Palos Campus)
Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm

Intermediate Tap
Monday & Wednesday, 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

Fall Semester 2019

Classes Begin: Thursday, August 22
Break Days (no classes):
Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
November 28-30  (Thanksgiving)
December 23 - January 5 (Christmas Break)
Last Day of Semester: Saturday, January 11

Spring Semester 2020

Classes Begin: Monday, January 13
Break Days (no classes):
March 23-28 (Spring Break)
Last Day of Classes: Saturday, May 23

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.

Intermediate Tap

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

Advanced Tap

This class is designed for those with an intermediate to advanced level of prior experience. 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.

Christian Yoga

Christian Yoga is similar to traditional forms of Yoga in that is uses different positions, movements and breathing to promote physical fitness in the body. However, Christian Yoga is rooted firmly in Scripture and is focused on connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. While practicing Christian Yoga, we set our minds on on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil 4:8). We meditate on the wisdom of God’s Word (Psalm 119:9-16, 26-27). We seek the transcendence and glory of God, not our own. The purpose of Christian Yoga is to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Dress code is comfortable attire; a workout mat is also required.

Private Pilates

Pilates has six main principles: concentration, centering, control, breathing, precision, and flow. In working on these things we become more aware of our bodies and thus how to move in a more optimal way. As creator Joseph Pilates said, “The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body not at its mercy,” and, it “develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” Pilates is for everyone, and with private individualized sessions, your specific needs and goals will always be accommodated. No prior experience is required. 



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.


  • Single Class - $15

  • Single Barre Workout Class - $12

  • 10 Class Card - $145

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 (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 $270 per class. Tuition is discounted by 15% for enrollment two or more classes in the same semester, 25% for three or more, or 40% for four or more. 

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