Beginner Ballet at Pearl Studios & Open Jar Studios

Taught by Finis Jhung. 
Demonstrated by Mayumi Omagari & Ai Toyoshima.

Upcoming In-Studio Classes*

*Complete class information can be found below the list of upcoming classes

Online classes will continue to be offered, provided there is a demand.
Click here to see the complete calendar.

This class is NOT an introduction to ballet for those with no previous ballet experience.

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
212-904-1850

Open Jar Studios
1601 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10019
212-582-1417

Beginner Ballet at Pearl Studios

Essential Ballet Barre Exercises & Ballet Movement Skills

This 90-minute class, limited to 20 students, is geared to adults who may have limited ballet training but are acquainted with the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique through his videos & classes.

The class includes Finis’s newest teaching technique – the PING SLAM BOUNCE – a very fast relevé (as fast as a ball bounces) – done in dance tempo (allegro) which is required when dancing in center floor with relevé poses, turns, & jumps. 

Finis is usually assisted by Team Finis assistants Mayumi Omagari & Ai Toyoshima who, when needed, demonstrate full-out the technical execution, timing & musicality of each exercise.

The intense barrework is designed to get you on your leg so that you can dance across the floor with various turning movements, linking steps, dance steps, & little jumps.

ATTIRE: Please wear ballet or exercise clothes. Ballet slippers or socks.

*To familiarize yourself with the Finis Jhung Ballet Technique & Finis’s latest teaching concept “PING-SLAM-BOUNCE” — the quick plie-relevé, you can rent a pre-recorded Beginner Ballet Level 1 class recorded in April 2021 for 48 hours here: Finis Jhung Live Rewind

Cost: $25 per class
Sundays: 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Classes are held at Pearl Studios NYC.

*There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges. If we cancel or reschedule a class that you have paid for, you will be given credit for that class to be used when you wish.

Pearl Studios COVID Protocols

**You must show proof of vaccination at the front desk to gain studio access

Our staff is fully vaccinated pursuant to CDC guidelines.

MERV 13 equivalent filters have been installed on our AC units.

Fresh air continuously flows into each studio.

Our air exchange rate exceeds 7 times an hour in all studios and common areas.

The studios are disinfected daily using EPA N cleaning products. Bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected throughout the day.

Face coverings must be worn and social distancing will be required for guests moving through our hallways and common areas.

Waiting or congregating in the lobby and hallways is not permitted.

Upon arrival each guest ages 12 and up will need to present one of three options for entry: proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test, or negative PCR COVID-19 test or full COVID-19 vaccination, with an appropriate ID matching the name on their documentation.

Hand sanitizer is available and we encourage frequent washing of hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Our general manager is a Covid Compliance Officer, trained and certified by Health Education Services.

Beginner Ballet at Open Jar Studios

This is a newly conceived class, created for our new home at the state-of-the-art Open Jar Studios, in the heart of New York’s Theater District.

Performed entirely in the center of the room (no barres!), this class will teach you how to work your torso & arms in constant opposition to the movements of your feet & legs. In no time at all, you’ll be dancing across the floor with a diverse array of linking steps, large poses, turning movements, & quick jumps. To dance is to live!

Finis is usually assisted by Team Finis assistants Mayumi Omagari & Ai Toyoshima who, when needed, demonstrate full-out the technical execution, timing & musicality of each exercise.

ATTIRE: Please wear ballet or exercise clothes. Ballet slippers or socks.

Cost: $25 per class
Wednesdays: 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET

Classes are held at Open Jar Studios

Studio: 11M, 12J or12G

*There are no refunds, credits, or exchanges. If we cancel or reschedule a class that you have paid for, you will be given credit for that class to be used when you wish.

Open Jar Studios Covid Protocols