Adult Ballet Classes
Our Adult Ballet classes are designed for Beginner/Intermediate levels, all dancers ages 18 and over are welcomed. These classes are designed to build and maintain strength, flexibility, and proper classical ballet technique. The benefits of ballet are endless! Whether you're a trained dancer or not, ballet helps build long, lean muscles, improves posture, inspires confidence, strengthens your core, and decreases stress. It is the perfect complement to other fitness routines, while allowing you to be creative and have fun.
Instructor Sandra Tanner brings thirty years of experience to the program. Morning and evening classes begin Wed. Jan. 17. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm; Wed and Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 am. Classes are $16 (drop in), or you may purchase a 10 class card for $130. First class is ALWAYS free of charge!
"Years of experience have deepened my dedication to communicate the joy of creativity through the act of dancing, be it in the classroom or on the stage. What I have to offer as a teacher and a choreographer goes beyond technical skill; I strive to excite and inspire but always with the goal to do this with great humanity and sensitivity to each individual." - S. Tanner
I am a seasoned dance professional whose hallmark is demystifying ballet for dancers whether they are children, teens or adults.
I received my early training with the San Francisco Ballet School and later with Leona Norman at Marin Ballet. My continued training included modern, jazz, musical theater dance and acting while completing both a B.A. and M.F.A. in dance at University of California, Irvine and New York University, respectively. While in New York, I studied intensively with Zena Rommett and learned her world renowned Floor-barre technique, directly from her.
I was fortunate to have had a long teaching career as a member of the dance faculty at College of Marin, teaching adults ballet and modern/contemporary. My original choreography was created for both productions in the Drama department and for dances for the Dance Department's biannual faculty concerts.
Prior to teaching at College of Marin, I was Assistant Professor of dance at Wright State University in Ohio. During my tenure there, the dance department grew from 10 to 40 majors and I was instrumental in creating a dance scholarship partnership with the Dayton Ballet, which is still thriving today.
I've also enjoyed an active career as a choreographer having most recently created original choreography for Ross Valley Players' production of "Cabaret". My choreographic works have included dozens of fully produced musicals and operettas for colleges, theaters and opera companies.