"After trying aerobics, gym work and personal training, I
was desperate to find a form of exercise that I would actually enjoy
and stay at for longer than three months. I tentatively went along
to a class at the Adult Ballet Studio and have been hooked ever
since. That was four years ago and I now attend classes at least
three times a week. Lois and Olivia are wonderful teachers and seeing
myself improve each year is enormously satisfying, not to mention
the physical changes in my body that have naturally taken place.
As I'm driving to class I don't feel as if I'm off to exercise for
a couple of hours but instead that I'm off to dance."
~ Kaddie Aufmanis
"I started ballet through the adult beginners' classes four
years ago, and since then I have really enjoyed the whole ballet
experience. I have improved my deportment, strength, coordination
and most of all, my appreciation for such a beautiful form of expression.
Over the years I have been to gyms and other dance classes, all
of which became a worn novelty or a drag to attend, so I kept changing
to something else. Adult Ballet is as special as it is good for
me, and the beginner's classes are excellent. We are all there to
learn and improve and the environment is very supportive. I recommend
the classes to anyone who wants to learn and a way to dance, that
also helps their mind, body and spirit."
~ Kirrily Freeman
"After not exercising for over 10
years I was keen to start up some form of physical activity but
I had trouble deciding what that could be. Swimming, gym, aerobics
or yoga? Nothing really appealed. Then I read an article in a magazine
about the health benefits of ballet. This got me interested, however
I'd never done ballet before. I was nervous. Could I really start
learning? With trepidation, I entered the beginner's class. My wonderful
teachers, Lois and Olivia, are patient, attentive and kind and the
classes are a fun workout with beautiful music. I enjoy myself so
much and consider myself so lucky that I came across the Adult Ballet
Studio and had the opportunity to learn from these two great teachers."
~ Keiko Araki
"I'' thought ballet was something you either did from childhood
or not at all. Then I found the Adult Ballet Studio. The moment
I saw a class, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Experienced,
dedicated and a gifted teacher, Olivia is patient, encouraging and
ever generous with guidance. Our progress is always at heart and
classes are continually challenging yet inspiring. Sharing the class
with others who clearly have the same passion (and fears!) makes
learning pleasurable and not at all daunting. It's immensely gratifying
being able to express myself adequately through the music, not to
mention walking out after every class feeling light as air and on
~ Zara Choy
"Although I always had an ambition
to take up ballet from a young age, somehow it never eventuated.
After reaching adulthood, I was convinced it was way too late to
start. Then, seven years ago I took a huge step by attending my
first lesson at the Adult Ballet Studio. I have to say now, I'm
absolutely addicted! My teachers, Lois & Olivia are skilled and
uniquely dedicated to giving us all constant challenges in dance.
As a result, I find ballet a completely rewarding and joyful experience.
Regularly now, I practice with other enthusiastic students in a
friendly atmosphere — this has always been my dream!"
~ Emi Morimoto