Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Drop-in Weekday Adult Class East LA?


Recommended Posts

I'm going to miss a week and a half of my ballet classes (boo!) and was hoping there might be a class I can drop in on for the few days I'm going to be in Los Angeles next week. I'll be there Monday-Wednesday and maybe Thursday. I'm staying in Echo Park, which I believe would be considered East LA. I'll have my car and might be able to coordinate a class further away with other errands/visits.


I'm in my 50's, my studio considers me Adult Intermediate, I dance 3x/week. I'm not on pointe and I have some calf/foot injuries that can limit me some, but I'm very good at knowing my limits. I can do probably all the basic stuff (each studio will differ in what they consider core moves) and know most of the names for things. Single pirouettes, not doubles; fouette turns at the bar, not center. Current studio is "her own style" but based in part on Vaganova. I don't mind a class that is a bit too easy or a bit too hard, as long as I feel welcome and my muscles are happy with me.


I've searched through the archives but have only found very old posts or classes on the weekends.




Link to comment



I took a class here. Silverlake is pretty close to Echo park. The class was a longish barre and shorter centre but I got a decent workout.

It's not as great as my usual classes but I was pleased to be able to take class while I was in LA

Link to comment

Silverlake is totally doable, thanks! I'll check them out. I'm at a Convention in Anaheim this week. They have some free yoga so I can at least stay stretched. But no ballet for 1.5 weeks was just too much :-)

Link to comment

You're welcome! The studio is to the right of the place down a little alleyway. And there is usually lots of free street parking too!

I recommend Green Leaves at 1769 Hillhurst Ave for a healthy and super tasty vegan lunch or dinner :)

Link to comment

You know me so well :-)



Link to comment

Thanks again, BlleFille. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do it at all, since my schedule was so tight. But I made it this morning to an intermediate class taught by Carol. It was very welcoming and open (my husband, who is still beginning level, joined me too). There was a range in the class. One woman on pointe who was quite good. One man who appeared to have a dance background and left early. And several other women from fairly new (with childhood classes in the past) to experienced.


Some of the terminology was different from what I was used to and, while most of the moves were the same basics, the details were in some cases quite different. It was a great workout and challenging (much of it was very fast). I also loved being able to try a different teacher. The teacher says her style draws on many others but her training is RAD. Only $15 per person too. 1.5 hour class (though more like 1.75 hours cause it ran over). I will definitely do it again when I'm in LA next year.


Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...