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.
Welcome to Rast Ballet & Dance Studio
After 14 glorious years, Rast Ballet has closed the final curtain. The Rooted Space dance school has graciously accepted the beautiful studio. The Rooted Space will continue the Absolute Beginner Ballet class that meets on Sundays from 12:30-2. Contact them at email@example.com for details. I will be holding pop-up master classes at various studios around the city, so stay connected. It has been my pleasure and honor to be the teacher of so many adult students. Stay connected with me via Rast Ballet on Facebook. There will be details about future “kitchen ballet” classes via Zoom. Follow me on Instagram @Rast_Ballet .
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!