Without extracurricular activities, children will take up sedentary pastimes, such as playing video games or baseball. Get them up and moving with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for five open ballet, jazz, or modern-dance classes for teens or adults (a $70 value)
- $47 for an eight-week creative-ballet class for kids aged 3–6 (a $95 value)
Designed for the beginning to professional dancer, drop-in classes cover ballet, modern, and jazz dance for students aged 13 and older.
Alternatively, with the second option of this deal, kids can flex creative muscles during creative-ballet classes. Instructors design the classes to facilitate exploration of movement, basic ballet skills, and other physical skills such as strength, balance, and flexibility. The social aspect of this class also helps students develop musicality, creativity, and joy in movement.
The Portland Ballet
Since its inception more than 10 years ago, The Portland Ballet has already sent students off to successful careers at prestigious ballet companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Artistic director Nancy Davis helms an expert staff that follows a specialized curriculum designed to guide students with classes and additional programs with guest instructors that have included Evelyn Cisneros (the former principal ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet) and Marianna Tcherkassky (the former principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre).
The Portland Ballet accepts students as young as 3 and nurtures their talents through a program that includes creative ballet, curriculum ballet, and a men’s ballet program taught by all-male instructors. Teachers also lead classes for adults and teach alternate dance styles such as jazz and modern. Students get the chance to perform twice a year and can audition for The Portland Ballet’s youth company, which performs repertory pieces and workshops with guest instructors.