Training Company Drop-In Ballet Class with Rotating Staff

Event Type
Event Description
This is an existing class of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company, with a few (4) open spots for drop-in attendees.
Training Company Class is taught at the Advanced/Professional level; the primary purpose of this class is to introduce and perfect virtuoso ballet vocabulary in order to prepare the advance student for the physical and artistic demands required for a professional dance career. The barre exercises are more complex and incorporate combinations that stress muscle stamina and strength. Center work is designed to expand the dancer’s vocabulary with exercises that are longer and more physically demanding. Adagio work which may include pirouettes in open positions. More attention is given to traveling steps incorporating multiple turns. Intricate petite allegro (jumps) are embellished with battierie which may also include aerial turns. The grand allegro and coda sections may include steps in manages. Musicality, phrasing, and epaulement are stressed.
This class runs at 9am Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, and at 9:30am on Tuesday, with rotating teachers:
Monday: Randy Newsom, piano accompaniment by Elena Tumanova
Tuesday: Dolores Long, piano accompaniment by Elena Tumanova
Wednesday: Edith Barragan, piano accompaniment by Elena Tumanova
Thursday: Birute Barodicaite, piano accompaniment by Maralgua Darjaa

Take the class in-person with a mask in our Studio 2.

Registration closes 12 hours in advance of in-person classes.


Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Dance Styles


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543