Intermediate-Advanced Open Ballet


Our open classes are for ages 15 to Adult, and are geared toward Intermediate to Advanced and Professional dancers. DF dancers under 15 years of age must have permission from the director. Open classes are held on a drop-in basis. Our instructors each bring a unique style and approach to class, offering personal feedback and thoughtful concepts in a warm, supportive atmosphere. You will dance to live piano from our talented staff pianists! Classes begin with a thorough warm-up and culminate in well-prepared, dynamic center floor work. Open classes focus on correct placement with an emphasis on style and musicality. Imagery and anatomical information help the adult student master movement mechanics.

  • Please register for class in advance. See below for class rates and payment options.
  • Masks are now recommended, not required. Please wear a mask if you have any symptoms of illness. Click here for details.

Open classes run on our School Year Calendar; click here for Dance Fremont's holiday closures and breaks.

Our studio is located at 8420 Greenwood Ave N, 2nd floor.
The entrance is in the alley/parking lot between our building and Windermere. We suggest parking in the residential streets south of 85th Street, but you can pay to park in the lot after certain hours. If you're take the bus, the 5 and 45 stop right outside!


Weekly Class Schedule + Instructors


10:00-11:30 AM with Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford

"I really enjoy the wide range of movement qualities Leigh-Ann puts in her combinations. It's a really dynamic class, and there's always a combination (or several!) that makes me feel like a gorgeous dancy dancer!"


10:00-11:30 AM with Mark Haim

"I love how Mark gives really interesting corrections that make me think about a familiar step differently."
"Mark gives us lots of interesting direction and weight-shifts and fun, unique combinations that make your brain work."

7:00-8:30 PM with Fiona Vigdor

"Fiona is so kind and thoughtful, and her combinations are like beautiful intricate jewel boxes!"
"Fiona's class is such a wonderful way to end the day, especially when she gives a luscious 32-count waltz."


10:00- 11:30 AM with Karena Birk


10:00- 11:30 AM with Karena Birk
* Fiona Vigdor teaching Saturday June 10

"Karena's class is like a perfect dish that has a little bit of times focusing on detail and precision and other times letting go with grand sweeping movement. It is challenging and rewarding and reminds me why I love to dance."

Read more about our open class faculty and what to expect from their classes HERE.

In-Person Class Payment

  • Students may pay on a class-by-class basis or purchase class cards for discounted rates on advance purchases of 5, 8, 10, 20, or 30-classes. Single class entry is $18.00 ($18.36 if paid with a credit card), or pay-what-you-can.
  • If you need a new class card, you may purchase it in the studio in person using card, cash, or check.
  • If you are currently unable to purchase a full price class card/single class, you may take class using our pay-what-you-can Community Class Card. Let the front desk staff know that you'd like to use a community card, and how much you would like to pay for your class. No questions asked. Suggested donation: 0-$18.
  • If you would like to contribute towards funding our Community Class Card, you may do so on our Square online store or in person. All donations are tax-deductible.

Don't miss info on guest teachers, class cancellations, & special events!

Dance Fremont often invites special guest instructors to teach our open ballet classes. We use our adult open class mailing list to announce these dates, share exclusive discounts & free tickets to dance performances around Seattle, and notify you of studio closures or emergency class cancellations. On rare occasion, we will also use this mailing list to notify you of other dance events & performances.

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To sign up, check "Open Class" & submit your information below.