For students ages 7 to 18

Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet is a style of dance that integrates movement from classical ballet with elements of modern dance.

As a dance style in a category of its own, Contemporary Ballet has its roots on classical ballet techniques and rules, but challenges them to move and experiment in a way that defies the classical tradition.

At Inspire School of Ballet, the Contemporary Ballet program seeks to provide students the opportunity to keep the artform alive in a new and evolved form that infuses their own perspectives, feelings, and histories.

Class Schedule

Contemporary 1: Intended for beginning students as an introduction to the genre. Students work on using their imagination and emotions to inspire creative movement. This class is perfect for current ISB students in Elementary, Open, Level 1 and Level 2 Ballet or for new students ages 7 to 10.

Class offered on Thursdays 4:00pm-5pm

Contemporary 2: This level continues building on the foundations learned in Contemporary 1. It is intended for current ISB students in Level 3, Level 4A, and Teen Ballet or for new students ages 11 and up.

Class offered on Fridays 3:15pm-4:15pm

Contemporary 3: This level is for intermediate level students who understand the basic foundations of the genre and have 1 to 2 years of experience. It is intended for current ISB students in Level 4B or for new students with 1-2 years of prior experience.

Class offered on Saturdays 12pm-1pm

Contemporary 4: This level is for advanced dancers that have a firm grasp of the foundations to continue to develop their emotiveness, creativity, and experience as artists and choreographers. It is intended for current ISB students in Level 5 and Level 6 or for new students with 3+ years of experience.

Class offered on Wednesdays 6:30pm-7pm

COVID-19 Protocols

At Inspire School of Ballet, your health is our top priority. Our studio abides by all COVID-19 regulations and protocols set by the county. We meticulously sanitize all frequently touched surfaces, equipment, and classrooms before and after class.


Additional safety measures include regular temperature checks, providing hand sanitizer to all students and staff, limiting our class sizes, and giving each dancer a 6'x6' space to dance.

For your safety and until further notice, all dancers must wear masks while at barre and during center exercises at the studio.

Image of ISB ballet students lined up at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. Photograph is zoomed in to show embroidered Inspire School of Ballet logo on the leotards. Picture is in black and white filter with slight lilac hue.


Try one, or try them all! We'd love to have you join us for any of our Twirl Program classes. Start your little one's dance journey with us by booking your complimentary trial class today!