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Other courses

Ballet for adults


Adult ballet is an empowering and fun way to exercise in a good group. Ballet for adults will be on Wednesdays at 18:30-19:45 for advanced level and at 20:00-21:15 for beginners/intermediate level in the fall of 2024.

You can also buy a single session for ISK 3,500.

Lessons start: September 4th

Number of teaching weeks: 6

Lesson duration: 75 min

Boys' classes

Eiðistorg and Grensásvegur

Two courses are being offered for boys: Ballet for Boys at Grensásvegur and Contemporary/Break Dance for Boys at Eiðistorg.


The classes aim to encourage boys in dance by providing them with support from each other. They are always taught by a male dancer to serve as a positive role model.


Students at both the primary and advanced levels at Dansgarðurinn have access to these classes in addition to their own programs. However, other boys who are interested are also welcome to sign up.


Start date: September 9th, 2024

Duration: 10 weeks


Price: 42.900 kr.


Grensásvegi 14

Pilates is an exercise system to strengthen, joint and correct posture in a natural and healthy way, done with understanding, breathing and respect for the body. Emphasis is placed on activating the center (abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, spinal column muscles), increasing coordination and body literacy and thus increasing strength and capacity or helping to get back on the move after immobility, injury or childbirth.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00

Next session: February 21st - March 20th

Lesson duration: 50 min

Price: 25.900 kr.

Teacher: Katla Þórarinsdóttir ​


Katla is a working dancer and teacher and has taught at Dansgarðurinn for over 20 years. During her dance career, Pilates has been a source of strength for Katla, and she became completely fascinated by Pilates when she studied at the Laban Dance University in London. But good things happen slowly and it wasn't until 2021 that Katla enrolled in a Pilates teacher's program and has now completed her studies at The Kane School in New York. In that program, the classic Pilates strength exercises are interwoven with a modern clinical perspective and knowledge of the body.


The exercise system was designed by Joseph Pilates about a century ago and is one of the few exercise systems that has stood the test of time. Initially, Pilates designed the exercises for himself to strengthen and achieve better endurance, but during the First World War he worked for the British army in a military training camp, and there the exercise system began to take on a further form. Between the world wars, Pilates moves with his wife Clara to the United States, where they open a Pilates studio. Since their studio was in the same building as the New York City Ballet, a close relationship quickly developed between them, and dancers embraced his methods, including dancers such as Graham and Balanchine. Today, his system of exercises is commonly referred to as classical Pilates and still serves the same purpose as it did a century ago.

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