The Benefits of Ballet for Adults

Ballet is dance style that uses most if not all muscles groups, specially  the gluts, legs and feet. You will develop tremendous body awareness and its an excellent cognitive exercise since it requires memorizing steps, coordination, posture and balance.  

The more you practise it,  the more enjoyable it becomes. If you are familiar with yoga or body flow, think of it as a similar feeling but with much more details plus with an inspiring additional  artistic component. You will be moving to beautiful music, aiming for a sensation of elevation and elegance. It’s a wonderful feeling. 

Ballet Classes for Adults

Online Ballet Barre

Tuesdays and Thursdays live on Zoom or On-Demand

  • 9.30 AM AST ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME 
  • 8.30 AM EST EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Online Ballet Barre

In-Person Ballet Classes

Start September 7, 2022 in Halifax, NS

  • Wednesdays, 5.30-6.30pm Ballet Basics 
  • Sundays, 4.30-6pm Ballet Open Level
  • Sundays, 6-7.15pm Beginner Ballet 2

On Demand Courses

Ballet Basics
Entry Level Course

Ballet Basics Course from Flamenco and Ballet Maria Osende on Vimeo.

SKILL: No Experience Necessary
COURSE CONTENT: 16 classes
INTENSITY: Mild to Moderate
CLASS TYPE: Recorded Zoom Classes

These course is an archival compilation of 16 recorded classes offered live via zoom to students with no ballet pre-knowledge. The placement is described in detail. The classes are recordings from a one-time Zoom Online Course offered in 2021. The students were primarily middle aged adults. The pace is adjusted to their development.


Throughout the course you will learn:

  • 5 feet and 5 arm positions
  • Correct body, hip, foot and arm placement
  • How to engage your leg turn out (en dehors)

  • CONCEPTS
    Plie, tendus, jetés, fondu, développé, relève, pas de vals, pas de beurree, cou-de-pied, port de bras, simple port de bras

    Beginner Ballet 1

    Beginner Ballet 1 Course from Flamenco and Ballet Maria Osende on Vimeo.

    SKILL: Basic Ballet Knowledge (ballet posture, arm and feet positions, and basic concepts such as plié, tendu, jeté, pas de vals, port de bras)
    COURSE CONTENT: 15 classes of 30 minutes each
    INTENSITY: Mild to moderate
    CLASS TYPE: Recorded Zoom Classes

    Students at this level have some knowledge such as the correct body placement; the 5 feet and arm positions and the terms: plié, tendu ,”en dehors', jeté and relevé at the barre.

    The classes are recordings from a one-time Zoom Online Course offered in 2021. The students were primarily middle aged adults. The pace is adjusted to their development. .

    Adults who learned the basics and are interested in moving on to the next level.

    Adults who took ballet in the past, either a long time ago or started recently;

    Adult beginner ballet dance students interested in a slow class focused on technique, correct execution and detai.
    I hope you enjoy the course. I would appreciate it if you let me know if you liked it or if you have any questions.

    Warm regards,

    Maria