Ballett Dienstag

About Ballett Dienstag

 Introducing a ballet class with Juilliard Graduate and Ballett Basel soloist, Armando Braswell. With a LIVE pianist!!!

Classical dance with its precise rules is a great training opportunity for physical posture and movement. But not only the body is trained. Rhythmic sense and musicality, power of observation, concentration and memory are just as important. Therefore, learning the language of classical ballet is great for everyone – comparable to learning a musical instrument. Add to that, the positive effect on the body and the joy of movement.

NEW January 2016 session information

NEW Thursday Ballet

A new ballet class for all levels. With a live pianist.

18:15 – 19: 15 @ Unternehmen Mitte

In collaboration with ballet teacher:
Andrea Tortosa Vidal, (Ballett Basel soloist)

AND amazing pianist:
Bruno Raco, (Amazing we have him!)

Price per session
2 Classes X 30 CHF
= 690 CHF per session

Special Deal
Already taking class on Tuesday?
20CHF X 23 lessons
= 460CHF

January: 14, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 18, 25
March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April: 7, 14, 21, 28
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June:2, 9,16

Start the new year off right!

If you have any questions please just ask!

NOW accepting new students

For more information please E-mail:

Ballett Dienstag Beginners

A new class for absolute beginners.

Tuesday 19:00-20:00

Now accepting new students

25 Classes X 30 CHF= 750 CHF

Ballett Dienstag

Back by popular demand!

Tuesday 20:15 – 21:45 – (new time)

Limited number of spaces available.

25 Classes X 35 CHF= 875 CHF

Session information

January 5, 2016 – June 21, 2016

This session has 25 classes

January 5, 12, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April, 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 7, 14, 21

All classes at take place at:

Unternehmen Mitte

Gerbergasse 30, Basel
4th floor, Langer Saal

More information on the

Unternehmen Mitte Website

Quick Registration Form 


Frequently Asked Questions

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[accordion id=”accordion1″ title=”I am an absolute beginner. Will it be too hard for me?” state=”active”] I have added an extra class for absolute beginners. No previous ballet knowledge is required.   [/accordion]
[accordion id=”accordion2″ title=”Do I need a Tutu? or Pointe Shoes? or a Unitard?”] None of those things are required or expected. But if you feel like it, why not? workout clothes is fine. [/accordion]
[accordion id=”accordion3″ title=”Can I just take a few classes?”] All participants commit to the complete session.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion4″ title=”What if I have to miss a few classes?”] I will offer a few free bonus classes available to all enrolled dancers.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion5″ title=”How soon should I enroll?”] Last session I was completely booked in very little time. I can only have a limited number of participants. Those who are interested in joining this class should write me very soon. [/accordion][accordion id=”accordion6″ title=”When is the payment due?”] The payment is due before the first class of the session.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion7″ title=”I have a different question, what is the best way to ask? “] Write me an e-mail at[/accordion]

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"Divertissement" a new duet by Armando Braswell

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəːtɪsmənt, ˌdiːvɛːˈtiːsmɒ̃/
A short performance, typically a ballet, that is presented as an interlude in an opera or play. A diversion; an amusement.


Divertissement is my new piece for the DanceLab 6 program at Theater Basel. It is a quirky Pas de duex about distraction with great music!


Choreography: Armando Braswell
Interactive Visuals: Permi Jhooti, Tabea Rothfuchs
Costume: Raquel Rey Ramos
Music: Time Trouble, Max Richter, Dean Martin, Nancy Sinatra, Raylo and his Dawgs,
Arrangement and mix: Philip Kannicht


Dancers: Andrea Tortosa Vidal and Jorge Garcia


Performance Dates:

06.06.2014 -Fri 20.00 h Premiere

14.06.2014 - Sat 20.00 h

18.06.2014 - Wed 20.00 h

21.06.2014 - Sat 20.00 h

26.06.2014 - Thu 20.00 h

29.06.2014 - Sun 19.00 h - Final

For more information, check out the Theater Basel Website


Rehearsal photos from Amanda Hilfer

A sample of what is to come...


Armando as Blaubart

[infobox]UPDATE - May 13, 2014: I will be dancing ALL performances of Blaubarts Geheimnis at Theater Basel. See below for the added dates in red.[/infobox]



For those interested, I will be dancing the main role of "Bluebeard" in "Blaubarts Geheimnis" (Bluebeard's Secret) by Stephan Thoss at Theater Basel on the following dates only:

April - 2 - 4


May - 5 - 18 - 26 - 29


June - 7 - 10 - 12 - 17 - 23* - 28

If you were ever thinking, I should see Armando dance in Basel... Now is the time!!!

More info on the production here: Blaubarts Geheimnis It is a good show! Come see for yourself...


*The 23rd is my birthday and my partner's (Judith) birthday also!!!!