Natalie’s lively classes push people to become the best dancers they can be. Whether the student is a beginner, a dancer who is returning to ballet after many years away, or a promising young ballerina, Natalie gears her comments to the specific needs of the individual student.
Dance Isn't for Everyone.
After 14 glorious years, Rast Ballet has closed the final curtain.
Rast ballet has closed its doors after 14 years in this location. This beautiful space has been take over by The Rooted Space and they will continue to host the Absolute Beginner Ballet class on Sunday’s. You will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for classes. Please visit their website for more information www.therootedspace.com.
Thank you to all of my students past and present. It has been my pleasure and honor to be the teacher of so many adults who love ballet.
Stay connected with me through Rast Ballet on Facebook. There might be some kitchen ballet soon via Facebook Live. Follow me on Instagram: @Rast_Ballet.
I had intended on hosting a huge goodbye party but Covid has put a glitch on that plan. Please stay in touch. I will be doing pop up master classes in the city.
Chicago Beginners Study at Rast Ballet
If you’ve never taken ballet before and you’re an adult, you’ve found the best Chicago ballet studio to begin your dance journey!
Returning to Dance?
Did you study ballet growing up, but then adulting happened? You’re among friends rekindling their love for dance. Adulting can leave you alone for 90 minutes.
Start Any Time
Classes are ongoing. You can start any time, We can help you figure out the best class level for you.
Drop in any time to take class. This is a great option for experienced dancers, pre-professional teens and current professional dancers (beginners, please stick to classes designated as beginning level).
After ten years of not taking ballet my friend Simone brought me to Natalie Rast’s classes and it has been such a pleasure to study with a teacher who is so innovative, encouraging, compassionate and fun. Natalie has reignited my love for ballet.
J. GardnerNeuropathology doctor
Natalie is the best adult ballet teacher in town! I have been taking classes with Natalie for over ten years now, I got started at 41 and I have no plans of stopping. Natalie uses creative visualization to helps dancers understand our anatomy and improve our technique. I have taken ballet in New York and Chicago and Natalie’s emphasis on technique sets her apart from other teachers. Her goal is to bring forth the best in every one of her students.
Natalie makes ballet enjoyable and fun without losing any focus on the art and form of the dance. Always challenging, it is very rewarding to feel myself improve and advance. I would highly recommend it!