Students continue to develop their knowledge of the terminology of classical ballet. Emphasis is placed on alignment and injury prevention during barre work. Basic combinations and traveling patterns are explored in floor exercises customized for the ability of each class.

Excellence and flexibility... 

...are the hallmarks of Open Division classes offered by the School of Madison Ballet. Led by SMB's experienced, professional faculty, classes are scheduled to accommodate demanding work, school, or family commitments. The curriculum provides each student with an enriching education in a stimulating and creative atmosphere.

School of Madison Ballet's Open Division focuses on instruction for the mature student, and classes are open to ages 13 and up. All Ballet classes include live musical accompaniment. Enrollment is open throughout the school year, and payment plans are flexible. Dress code is casual dance attire and appropriate footwear. No auditions or placement classes are required for the Open Division.

Students may attend classes on a drop-in basis at a rate of $15/class or a 10-class card is available for $130.

Students in the Open Division may attend as often as they like and use their punch cards for any combination of Open Division classes.