Since March 2020, Marin Ballet has kept moving by adapting our in-studio programs to a virtual offering of classes and community events. It’s been a rich and compelling experience for our students and faculty! We have proactive plans to return to our studios at 100 Elm Street using a schedule of hybrid in-studio and virtually-streamed classes for our Ballet Program when it is safe to do so. This plan has been coordinated within the Marin Recovers guidelines and with our own due diligence as dance professionals. We’ll post updates here.
Marin Ballet provides a standards-based dance education that equips students with the tools and vocabulary to perform at their best. Collaborations with guest choreographers, both a ballet and contemporary syllabus, and an emerging (student) choreography initiative inform a year-round training program.
Drop-in Classes, Workshops & Gatherings
This is MB’s gathering place where kids, teens, and adults can drop in to dance, create, converse, listen in, or play together…..for the fun of keeping bodies moving and connecting with others.
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Marin Ballet is committed to supporting teachers and schools engage students in the school day with what we call Action Learning. We are offering live-stream curriculum integrations that get students up and moving while still safe at home. No, it’s not recess. It’s collaborative ‘hands-on’ teaching between classroom teachers and MB’s faculty that supports healthy bodies, active minds, and meaningful connections
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Looking for a ballet class?
Creative Movement Exploration
This 45-minute class safely engages little bodies ages 3 -4 in creative movement and exploration with live instruction via Zoom.
Introductory Ballet Prep is for girls and boys enrolled in Kindergarten – 1st grade.
Live-stream classes on Zoom provide organized group lessons based on the fundamentals of dance, music, and energetic bodies and imaginations.
PLUS…MB’s Culture & Community Classes are included in MB’s Ballet Program tuition!
Girls and boys ages 7 to 10 are grouped by grade level for live-streamed classes on Zoom (for now).
The beginning ballet syllabus starts with young dancers with little or no dance experience and continues through pre-pointe.
MB’s Culture & Community classes and gatherings are included in the Beginning Ballet Program with both students and their families invited to join in and stay connected.
Levels 5 - 7
Dancers ages 10 to 13 train in like age groups as they transition to pointe work and advance through the ballet syllabus. Classes include technique, pointe, contemporary, and strength/stretch/pilates infusions. Voluntary Culture & Community classes are included in the Intermediate Ballet Program providing students with mentors, social connection, and healthy fun (families are invited to participate too!).
Levels 8 - 9
Experienced dancers ages 14 – 18 train multiple days per week within a multi-age setting. Classes include technique, pointe, contemporary, and select strength and stretch infusions. We are currently training virtually on Zoom. Dancers and families are invited to join in our Culture & Community offerings as part of the MB Ballet Program.
STAY IN SHAPE!
A ballet workout wherever you are!
For dancers training to stay in shape and adults looking for a mindful workout take our morning class streamed live with Julia Adam, Christina Johnson, or Casey Thorne.
If you’re new to ballet, try our Beginning Adult Class with Laurie Klein
We appreciate the support from our community…
Christine Hanson, 2020 Beginning Ballet Mom
Casey Thorne, MB Faculty
Nikita Dimova-Park, 2020 MB Graduate
Level 8 Student
There is a spirit at MB that we all nurture together.....and it continues to nurture us in return.....We couldn't be more proud of the organization..... 57 years and going strong!
Cynthia Lucas, Artistic Director & Lawrence Ewing, Executive Director
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In honor of Marin Ballet’s Birthday, we wanted to share all of the amazing programming we have developed
Marin Ballet transitioned from a privately-owned ballet school to an arts non-profit in 1963. This was innovative thinking