Adult Ballet


Open classes are available for adults of all ages. Classes are offered on a drop-in basis and are taught by CBJ’s dance professionals.

Whether you’re looking to continue refining your dance technique or looking for a chance to stay active while at home, this is the perfect way to keep the beauty of ballet in your life in a fun and friendly class. We will take you through a 45 minute barre with some centre practice, focusing on honing strength, flexibility, and rhythm. Each class will conclude with an optional 15 minutes of body conditioning to increase your strength for ballet technique. The class is open to adults from all experience levels, but we suggest a minimum of about one year of previous dance experience.

Date: Thursdays, beginning February 25, 2021

Time: 7:00-8:00pm EST

Via Zoom (a link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of class).

Fees: $15.00 +HST per class OR purchase a 5 class card* for $60.00 +HST *Class card is valid for 3 months from date of purchase.

First time students must complete a Registration Form.

All students must complete a sign-up form & pay prior to each class in order to receive the Zoom link.

Students are asked to have something to hold on to that simulates a ballet barre (ie. a countertop, a chair, an ironing board, etc.) and enough space to do a pique arabesque.

Please wear whatever you are most comfortable in so long as you can move freely. If ballet slippers are not available to you, please wear socks but be conscious of extra slipperiness.

Hannah Mae Cruddas

Adult Ballet Teacher: Hannah Mae Cruddas

A native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Hannah Mae began her dance training with the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts School of Dance and the Leica Hardy School of Dance before joining Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Hannah Mae has been fortunate to receive various awards and scholarships including The Janice and Brian Flemming scholarship and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. She is currently in her 10th season with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and has danced in many of Jörgen’s works including Anastasia and Coppélia (in the title roles), Swan Lake (Pas de Trois), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet)and Cinderella (Lead Fairy), and had the opportunity to create the role of the Lilac Fairy in Jörgen’s Sleeping Beauty. In 2019, the title role of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® was created for Hannah Mae by Bengt Jörgen, C.M. Hannah Mae has taught classes for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Mocean Dance Company, DAREarts, and numerous dance schools across Canada, the United States, and Brazil. For the past ten years, she has toured with CBJ, bringing dance to all corners of North America through outreach programs, masterclasses, and performances.

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For program information, please contact Clea Iveson education@balletjorgen.ca or 416-415-5000 ext. 4928