Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre | Classes for Adults
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Classes for Adults


José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Adult Program is one of the largest offerings of its kind in New England. It provides ballet opportunities for beginners through professionals to customize their personal program of ballet classes, offered daily on a drop-in basis.


These 5-week pre registered courses are for beginners ages 18 and up (click here for our Intro to Ballet for Teens). The courses provide students with the opportunity to explore ballet training while learning the fundamental vocabulary of the genre.  Students should register for the entire 5-week session (class size limited), which builds sequential learning from week to week. Many students take one or more sessions of each beginner level and move up at their own pace and comfort.



Weeks of September 3-October 1
(Labor Day class to be made up on Sept. 7)


Introductory I – Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm
Introductory II – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm

Click here to download a flyer


Weeks of October 8-November 5
(Columbus Day class to made up on Oct. 12)


Introductory I – Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30
Introductory II – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:30


Registration will be available online through MindBody soon! Please visit our MindBody site to set up a profile.

Once you’ve set up your account, please add your personal and billing information, then click on the “ENROLLMENT” tab and click “SIGN UP NOW” to purchase the class.


– If you have visited Ballet Theatre before, we may already have you in our system. To “take over” your existing profile, please reset your password on the sign-in screen.  If you need help, please call the office at 617-354-7467 and we’ll be happy to help.

– If you would like to discuss the skills covered in each level and find out what class is best for you, please email

– Enrollment is for the entirety of the course. There are no refunds for missed classes, although make up classes are possible subject to availability. All payment is due at the time of registration. If you are unable to attend, withdraw from the program, are dismissed for cause, or are absent, tuition will not be refunded.

Questions? Contact us via email at or by phone at 617-354-7467.


These drop in classes are for dancers already experienced in ballet with fundamental ballet vocabulary and range from Elementary Level I through Intermediate/Advanced at varying times throughout the week. Students coming out of the Introductory program are recommended to start with the Elementary I Level and move at their own pace through the Open classes levels.

Studio Policy: No student will be admitted into Open Class later than 15 minutes after the start of class.

Want to earn FREE open classes?  Click here to learn about our Work Study Program.



Morning Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30-12:00 – Bettina Indaco
Evening Intermediate – 6:00-7:30 – Haruka Tamura
Evening Elementary – 6:30-8:00 – Jean Robens Georges


Morning Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30-12:00 – Mary Thompson
Evening Elementary – 6:00-7:30 – Sonja Alitalo
Evening Intermediate – 6:00-7:30 – Angie DeWolf


Morning Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30-12:00 – Bettina Indaco (Madeleine Bonn on 7/18)
Evening Intermediate – 6:00-7:30 – Haruka Tamura
Evening Elementary – 6:30-8:00 – Jean Robens Georges


Morning Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30-12:00 – Mary Thompson (Sonja Alitalo 7/19)
Evening Elementary – 6:00-7:30 – Sonja Alitalo
Evening Intermediate – 6:00-7:30 – Angie DeWolf


Morning Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30-12:00 – Sonja Alitalo
Evening Elementary/Intermediate – 6:00-7:30 – Jean Robens Georges


Morning Elementary/Intermediate – 11:00-12:30 – Bettina Indaco (Brittany Bush on 7/21)


Single class – $13
10 Class Card (valid for 6 weeks) – $110 (savings of $20)
Student 10 Class Card – $90 with current valid school ID (sorry, online sales not available).

Class card purchase options:

Class cards are available to purchase in person at the studio with credit card, cash or check. There is a $20 fee for all retuned checks.

You can also purchase class cards through MindBody.

To set up a MindBody account on a desktop computer, visit: All returning students will have an existing record in MindBody that was set up by our staff. All you need to do is claim your account by resetting the password (“forgot password”) to your email.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up your MindBody account, purchasing class cards and signing up for classes.

To set up a MindBody account on your smartphone, download the app and follow the registration instructions.

For additional information on our Open Classes for Adults, call 617-354-7467 or contact Stephanie LeBolt at


Dress Code

The only traditional ballet attire required of our adult students are ballet slippers. Otherwise students may wear what is easy to move in and makes them feel most at ease: traditional leotards and tights or typical work out clothing such as leggings and tank tops. Whatever you wear we do ask that it be form-fitted, stretchy and allow for freedom of movement while allowing the teacher to see your silhouette. Longer hair should be pulled back away from the face.


All classes are held at Ballet Theatre’s studios in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 400 Harvard St., Cambridge. Click here for directions.

Studio Closings

The studios are closed to all classes on the following public holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

In inclement weather, JMBT does its best to offer regularly scheduled classes unless a State of Emergency is declared.  In that instance, information will be updated on the website and emailed to students who have signed up for announcements.

For additional information, please call 617-354-7467 or submit a question here.