Open Classes for Adults & Teens
Dance for Everyone
Verb Ballets welcomes students wishing to study dance with its Dance For Everyone (DFE) Community Dance Program! These classes are specifically designed for ages 14 and up. We offer an array of ballet classes. Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels from beginner to advanced. DFE classes are ongoing and register by a single class! Please make sure that you preregister for all classes at least one hour before your class is scheduled to begin to ensure we can facilitate a seamless, touchless check-in experience.
COVID Policy Update
Looking for children's classes?
Verb Ballets offers dance classes for ages 3 – 14 years old!
Affordable Class Pricing
All class registrations are online through Mindbody. Click on single class or class card to begin check out process. If you are new you will need to set up a create a profile through Mindbody. To ensure contactless registration we we are not able to accept cash or checks at this time. Exclusive discount available for Shaker Heights residents. New Shaker Heights students please create a account on Mindbody with your name and zip code then email to have discount unlocked.
Please note that all class passes expire two years from the date of purchase, and note dates of closure for our studios.
To enter the studio you are required to sign a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, everyone must register for class online 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cash and checks will not be accepted at this time.
In The Dealership at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights.
Yes! We have a free parking lot on the north side of The Dealership Building, connecting directly to the Verb Ballets studio door.
Whatever you want! Athletic wear, sweats, or a leotard and tights-whatever makes you feel comfortable and ready to dance! Certain more advanced ballet classes do require ballet slippers, but for Beginning and New to Ballet classes socks are just fine! For yoga, please use bare feet.
YES! Having water on hand is encouraged during every class you take with us. Feel free to keep your water bottle next to you in the studio for a quick sip whenever you need it!
Dance for Everyone Teachers
Meet the teachers of the Dance For Everyone Program.
Benjamin Shepard began dancing in Annapolis, Maryland and trained with Ballet Theater of Maryland, as well as attending summer programs at The Washington School of Ballet, The Kirov Academy, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He then continued his training and education on a full tuition scholarship at Butler University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration and Dance. He had the privilege of performing as a guest artist during his time at Butler with Ballet Theater of Indiana; he performed the role of Gurn in La Sylphide as well as Dr. Seward in Dracula. While performing with Butler Ballet, his favorite roles were Rothbart in Swan Lake, The Flower Cavalier in the Nutcracker, a soloist in Viva Vivaldi by Gerald Arpino, and the Second Movement Soloist in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Benjamin joined Verb Ballets in 2018 and has been featured in works such as Paganini Rhapsody.