Ballet for Adults

Discover Your Passion at Any Level

No matter where you are on your ballet journey, we have options tailored just for you.  Join us from anywhere online or Sundays in-person in Halifax. Let the music guide you and the movements inspire you. 

Online and In-Person Ballet Classes

Spring 2024 Classes start April 7

Ballet Classes 🩰LevelsWeekdayClass Time ⏳Start Date 🗓End DateLocation 📍
Ballet OnlineOpen LevelTuesdays & Thursdays9.30-10.30am ASTApril 16May 31 Zoom 💻
On Demand
Ballet Basics(0) Beginner with some conceptsSundays2:00-3:00pmApril 7June 16Halifax Dance
Ballet Basics On-Demand(0) Absolute BeginnerN/AOn DemandAny TimeN/AOn Demand 💻
Beginner Ballet 1 (1) Beginner with about 6 months of training once a weekSundays3.15-4.30pmApril 7June 16Halifax Dance
Ballet Progressive 3(3) Progressive 3Sundays5-6.30pmApril 7June 16Halifax Dance
Ballet OpenIntermediate / AdvancedSundays3.30-5pmApril 7June 16Halifax Dance

What is Your Ideal Ballet Class? 

New to ballet? No problem! Are you ready to embark on a journey of elegance, grace, and self-discovery? 

On Demand Ballet Basics Course

Tailored for absolute beginner middle aged adults with no previous  ballet  experience. Learn the basics at your own pace, with easy-to-follow video lessons. This is the perfect option if you want to dip your toes into ballet. Find out more here  

In-Person Classes:

Ready to step into the studio? Join our in-person classes starting this fall. Experience the joy of ballet in a supportive environment.

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In-Person Classes for Ballet Beginners:

Ready to step into the studio? Join our in-person weekly classes . Experience the joy of ballet in a supportive environment. We have flexible options and you can register late as well.

📅  See current and Upcoming Beginner Ballet Classes:

If you possess a well-established background in ballet, the Ballet 3 “Progressive” level is tailor-made for you. This class is designed with the expectation that you have a comprehensive grasp of ballet terminology and technique, cultivated through a minimum of 3 years of experience in adult ballet or 6 years of training in your earlier years. Below the classes for this level: Drop-in, bi-monthly  and full term fees available. 

My Open Level Ballet Sunday class is designed for those with at least 6 years of weekly training as an adults or around 9 years of previous training earlier. Also great for professional dancers looking for a drop-in class. 📅  See Options Below  

We are sorry to say that Maria will not be offering Online Ballet Classes during the 202 Winter Term as she will be working on a project that prevents her from offering them. Online ballet classes will resume in April 2024

Maria Osende:

Maria Osende

Discover the world of dance with Maria Osende, a celebrated artist and inspiring teacher. Immerse yourself in ballet and flamenco with Maria in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Join her transformative classes and experience the beauty of dance today.

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Weekend Ballet Retreats for Adults with Maria Osende
Enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of ballet, along with wholesome homemade meals, a ballet movie and a bonfire. Meet ballet lovers and create beautiful memories. Adapted classical ballet repertoire and more are part of this exciting weekend. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of dance

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Student Reviews

Mandy Doucet
Mandy Doucet
Ballet Student
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Maria's adult ballet classes are always fun and inviting for everyone! Whether you're new to ballet, revisiting after many years away, or just wanting to join a fun group and practice your technique, Maria's class is what you're looking for!
Joan Holm
Joan Holm
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Maria runs a dynamic dance school with hybrid classes.She is a very positive and professional dance teacher and business woman. Do you want to have fun , a challenge, meet women of all ages from diverse backgrounds and countries....give flamenco a try !
Emma Flynn
Emma FlynnFlamenco Dance Student
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This has been such an exciting experience - we learned two very different choreographies just this term and even though I am very new to dance, Maria made learning incredibly fun, with just the right amount of challenge. Being part of the flamenco class has been so rewarding - thanks Maria!
Emma Flynn
Emma Flynn
Flamenco Dance Student
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I have been a flamenco student of Maria Osende's for at least five 5 years now - and i plan on being on for many more years! She is an incredible teacher and dancer - her passion shines through. Classes are fun and I love learning a new routine/type of flamenco each semester/year. Maria's choreography is unique, memorable and fitting for each class level. Gracias Maria - highly recommended from this student!
Tifanny Mosher
Tifanny Mosher
Retired Professional Ballerina
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Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value. Such a talented and professional teacher. A great experience, she’s the real deal
Elevate Your Ballet Journey with a Professional Ballerina: Expert Guidance from Beginner to Advanced, In-Person, Online, or On-Demand Beginner Courses for Adults. #BalletforAdults


Ballet for Adults at all levels in-person and online. On-demand tutorials for absolute beginners

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Online Classes

Preparing for Online Classes – Tips and Information Whether you are joining us online or occasionally participating virtually, we want to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. Here are some essential tips and details: Before Your First Class:

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Welcome you to Level 2 Alegrias! As its name suggests, alegrías (joys) is one of the most festive styles or palos flamencos. It has its origin in the province of Cádiz in Andalusa.  Choreography for the Song:  Te Voy a Querer Toda la Vida

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We’re passionate about bringing the joy of dance to everyone. Explore our new discounts and offers and contact us to claim your savings.

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Step into the world of Maria Osende, a dance virtuoso who seamlessly bridges the worlds of flamenco and ballet. With a rich background in both disciplines, Maria not only dazzles audiences with her performances but also imparts her passion and knowledge as a renowned dance teacher. Born and raised in Madrid, her journey began with ballet at age seven, followed by a Fulbright scholarship that took her to the School of American Ballet in New York City. After dancing professionally with prestigious companies, Maria returned to her Spanish roots and embraced flamenco. Today, as an artistic director and founder, she continues to inspire and educate aspiring dancers, fostering a deep appreciation for the artistry and traditions of both flamenco and ballet.

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