Who We Are

Welcome to Ballerinas Why Not?! ("Bailarinas Por que Não?!", known by its Portuguese acronym “BPN”), a dance school and wellness space exclusively for adults who are interested in taking on exciting new challenges. The school aims to break taboos imposed by society about body image, age and limitations. Inaugurated in 2015 by journalist, teacher and amateur dancer Cláudia Bengtson, BPN initially attended a group of women determined to fulfill their dream of being ballerinas despite the common notion of being “too old” or "out of shape".

Today, with diverse activities that include not only dancing but also classes that promote physical and mental wellbeing, BPN is proud to bear the hallmark of welcoming and understanding adult students of all ages to share in the love of dance!

BPN is not a school that will train professional dancers, but we strive for excellence in teaching. We are committed to achieving results while respecting each student’s unique pace and learning needs.

At BPN, YOU are the star, and we can’t wait to welcome you in our dance school!

Mission

Awaken and revive, among adults, the dream of dancing in a unique and welcoming environment that also promotes well-being.

Purpose

We promote dance and a physically active lifestyle as a path towards personal fulfillment, higher self-esteem and improved health.

Values

1) Love
2) Acceptance
3) Respect
4) Professionalism
5) Excellence

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Our classes

Because the road
of life is long...

Our teachers

ADULT BALLET PROJECT

Because dreams don’t grow old...

Our space

Our facilities are modern, spacious, and designed with the comfort of our students in mind. The space features two separate, well-lit dance studios with full-wall mirrors and bars. Our changing rooms are decorated and equipped with showers. Our cozy café, the Café das Bailarinas, offers a range of snacks and drinks for our dancers to enjoy before or after classes, and is a perfect space to socialize and make friends. You can also check out the BPN-exclusive merchandise on offer at our small boutique. Check out our gallery below, or come visit us for a tour in person!

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“At BPN, affection, professionalism and technique go hand in hand.”

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