Wellness: Ballet Classes for Every Body

Wanna dance?

You: Go to The Nutcracker each year. Try: Absolute Beginner at Symmetry Dance Wellness — a no-leotard-required class offering basic vocab and technique. 1923 Chestnut Street, 267-269-5986

You: Made it into toe shoes—20 years ago. Try: Beginner ballet at the Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts, to refresh your memory and reawaken dormant muscles. 800 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, 610-296-0474

You: Are strong on basics. Try: Beginner intermediate class at Philadanco’s Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, where you’ll work on tougher choreography. 9 North Preston Street, 215-387-8202, and 2100 East Washington Lane, 215-424-981

You: Can dance scenes from Swan Lake. Try: Advanced beginner at ContempraDance Studio, where barre work leads to complex turns and combinations. 396 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 610-225-3007

You: Have at least a few years of training. Try: Intermediate class at the Koresh Dance Company-affiliated School of Dance. Members lead and take most classes here. 2020 Chestnut Street, 215-751-0959

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