Adult Classes

Join our Adult Classes at Colburn Dance!

Whether you’re looking to reignite a childhood passion for ballet, improve your tap skills, or would like an inspirational venue to learn a new dance style in the cultural heart of Downtown LA, Colburn School has a class for you!

Our outstanding faculty of former professional dancers offer Ballet, Tap and Modern classes for all levels.

Adult Classes are available for semester enrollment or on a drop-in basis. Fall classes run for 15 weeks from August 28; Spring classes run for 21 weeks. When enrolling you will see both options, register and drop-in. Select the option that works best for you and your schedule. Drop-in classes require you to sign in for each class separately. 

This year we are introducing an optional in-studio showcase at the end of the Spring semester in our Grand Rehearsal Hall.

Adult students receive free parking. Follow the link for more information on parking.

Adult Ballet Classes

This class is suited for a complete beginner or more experienced adult student who is looking for a slow and thorough breakdown of ballet steps.. There is always a focus on correct alignment, strength building, and musicality in a positive, encouraging environment.

This is a comprehensive ballet class with faster tempos and longer combinations, always with a focus on correct alignment, strength building, and musicality in a positive, encouraging environment.

Adult Modern Classes

Intermediate Adult Modern is in Horton Technique. A rigorous dance form with an emphasis on alignment, strength, flexibility, musicality and spatial awareness to enable dramatic freedom of expression.

Adult Tap Classes

This class introduces adults to tap dance and teaches the basic rudiments and weight changes, loose ankles and proper leg movement needed for tap. Basic percussion is learned, giving the adult the connections of how the taps are produced and counted musically.

Two years of tap study is recommended for this class. New steps and more complicated combinations are taught, and improvisation is explored. The class is welcome to perform in an informal showcase at the end of the spring semester.

Adult Intermediate/Advanced Tap

For questions about adult dance classes, please email