I never took ballet when I was younger. Around the time I started college is when I began doing pilates and barre exercise classes, which are inspired by ballet.

Recently, I’ve been thinking how much fun it would be to take a dance class, either ballet or jazz, or even adult gymnastics. Don’t get me wrong, I love barre and pilates. I just sometimes wish that they were more…danceable. And that I was a little more…coordinated.

via sfballet.com
via sfballet.com

Somewhere in my closet I still have ballet slippers from when I took a ballet class in community college. I was perusing schedules at dance academies in Vancouver, but most of the classes are in the evening hours when I work. (And tuition is steep!)

But, I stumbled across this LivingSocial deal for adult ballet classes at the Classical Ballet Academy on Milwaukie Avenue in Portland. They have Sunday morning classes! Though it’s about a 20 minute drive from my house, there’s a lot to do along the way. The Portland Saturday Market, OMSI and the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden to name a few. So, I might just make a Portland day of it. Start off with dance and then enjoy the city.

Would you ever take ballet as an adult?

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