Armando Braswell Ballett Dienstag Photo by: Kostas Maros

 Introducing a Ballet class in Basel, with live music.

For ALL levels and ALL body types.

Lead by Juilliard Graduate and Ballett Theater Basel soloist, Armando Braswell and his team of quality guest artists.

Class Information

Classical dance with its precise rules is a great training opportunity for physical posture and movement. 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 2017 Session. January 3, 2016 – June 15, 2017

Tuesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Thursday Classes



Rolling Registration

The registration is rolling so there is no specific closing date, but the class does usually fill up quickly, so I would encourage you to reserve a place as soon as possible if you’re interested in joining.


30 CHF per class for the 60-minute class

35 CHF per class for the 90-minute class

Community Membership

However please be aware that in the interest of consistency and in order to create a more “community-feeling” amongst our members, Ballett Dienstag is operated as a membership-type class and not “pay-as-you-go”. This means our members pay for the entire session and the membership is not refunded or lowered due to classes missed. We offer 5 make-up classes

To sign up, please send an email to:


A fun class to learn classical ballet – even for people who never danced ballet before. I remember burning a lot of calories in this class and how it improved my posture – would have continued if it weren’t for the time. I love the guest teachers and pianists too – I was always taken away from the mundane. You think you’ll never ever learn how to dance classical ballet at your age and that classical ballet is boring? Try Armando’s class and you’ll know why I rated five stars.


Best dance class in Basel – Armando is such an inspiring teacher and the live pianist adds so much value! Guest teachers from the Ballett Basel company are a special treat. Definitely worth trying, also for less experienced dancers.


Direct, honest, human, competent, professional and unique. These are the words we have to use when we think about Armando’s dance class. With fun, heart, charm and open minded he „moves“ his students throughout the dance floor. With his motto „everybody is able to dance“ he always has a skillful and sensitive way of finding a suitable level for his class. He finds adequate movements to challenge every dancer.

–Carmen and Luciana

The team

Armando Braswell
Armando BraswellDirector

Armando Braswell is a soloist dancer and international guest teacher from New York City. Armando received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the Juilliard School in 2006. Shortly after Armando moved to Europe to dance with Ballet Theater Munich. In 2007, Armando became a founding member of Gauthier Dance at Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Germany. In August 2012, Armando moved to Basel, Switzerland to join the Basel Ballet as a soloist. Throughout his career, Armando has been fortunate enough to perform in ballets by many great choreographers. Aside from his dancing career, Armando has established himself as a guest teacher in high demand and continues to teach classes and workshops all over the world.

Armando founded Ballett Dienstag, as a community where ballet dancers of all levels and all body types could have a place to have quality ballet classes with live music.

Lisa Braswell
Lisa BraswellAdministrative Director
Marcella Maiese
Marcella MaieseAdministrator
Paula Naeff
Paula NaeffAdministrator
Andrea Tortosa Vidal
Andrea Tortosa VidalThursdays Ballett
Ayako Nakano
Ayako NakanoThursday Ballet
Maria Bugova
Maria BugovaPianist
Bruno Raco
Bruno RacoPianist
Janiv Oron
Janiv OronDJ FEBBRE (Goldfinger Brothers)

The Braswell Arts Center

Braswell Arts Center


The NEW home of Ballett Dienstag

@ the Braswell Arts Center.

Austrasse 19

4051 Basel, Switzerland

Braswell Arts Center

Our Studio Locations

We have three studio locations in Basel. The Tuesday classes are at the QuBa Quartierzentrum. The Thursday ballet classes are at the Danzschuel Uff Dr Lyss

and the Jazz class is at the Langer Saal at Unternehmen Mitte.

Unternehmen Mitte

Langer Saal 4th floor

Gerbergasse 30, 4052 Basel

Thursdays Classes

Quartierzentrum Bachletten

Bachlettenstrasse 12
4054 Basel

Tuesday classes

Danzschuel Uff Dr Lyss

Kornhausgasse 7
4051 Basel

Thursday Ballet classes


All Ballett Dienstag members receive a 10% discount at The Basel Dance shop, Fujin Sushi Bar, Laetitia Steckler Massage, Sweets by Lisa and I love Sushi Markthalle, when they present their Ballett Dienstag membership card and a valid form of ID.

All Ballett Dienstag members receive a 20% discount at Référence Coiffure, when they present their Ballett Dienstag membership card and a valid form of ID.

All Ballett Dienstag members receive a 10% discount on drinks at Milschhüsli, Bollwerk, and Cafe Con Letras, when they present their Ballett Dienstag membership card and a valid form of ID.

All Ballett Dienstag members receive a 20% discount on your order at DELAYON Clothing and accessories, The discount code is in the members only section.

We are so happy to announce that Ballett Dienstag is now a member of the Tanz Vereinigung Schweiz. This means that depending on your health insurance, you could get money back for training with us! Receive up to CHF 600 per year as part of the health promotion program by training with Ballett Dienstag, now a course leader recognized by SWICA. Other insurances are coming soon!

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