What you will do
1 hour class
This class takes what has been established in Ballet4Life’s Beginner Courses, Beginner Follow-on, and the clients' past training and slightly increases in its levels of difficulty by having longer barre exercise part of the class and more centre movement sequences to memorise, more strengthening exercises, more pirouettes and quicker allegro. There is also the fun of one or two big sequences on the diagonal which incorporates waltzes, turns, and or jumps. It is an excellent class for those who take 50+ Tuesday classes, for those returning to ballet after a long break, and for a perfect compliment to any other dance or fitness class. Remember ballet compliments other dance and exercise training and is a sound base from which to try any movement, physical training, or fitness regimens.
Barre work goes at a quicker pace than the Beginner Courses and Follow-on class. Clients change from one side of the barre to the other more frequently and new steps are introduced to one’s barre exercise repertoire. The sequences are longer and stretching is often given as well. In the centre exercise portion of class clients work on pirouettes in the open and closed direction, small, medium, and large jumps, moving through the space on a diagonal, change of the weight of the body, implementing connection steps that clients have practised in order to build the longer and more varied movement patterns. The teacher advises and helps when there may be difficulty in gaining the understanding of a new step or in practising steps that are especially tricky.
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About your host, Ballet 4 Life
Ballet4Life® prides itself of creating a supportive and friendly environment in which to have a dance class whether you are a retired professional dancer, someone returning to dance classes after many years, or as a complete novice.
At this school they serve all levels from age 16 upwards! The teachers exhibit great care for our clients, understand their individual needs or conditions, endeavour to learn our clients' names and to build trust and a professional relationship.
Ballet4life's speciality is teaching dance to adults and have done this since 2004 whilst building up a solid client base and recognition in the field for great achievement in pioneering adult dance education in the UK!
The teachers also give group and individual feedback in each and every session. Clients are encouraged to work at a pace that is suitable for their needs and perhaps also with pre-existing physical limitations. Ballet4Life offer authentic, thorough and proper classes but deliver them in a fun, engaging, stimulating, fresh way with lovely music, positive comments, and yearly outings to see professional dance performances should people wish to partake.
Ballet4Life also have developed our own methodology and deliver specially bespoke ballet, dance, and exercise for the more mature body! #silverswans #50+ dance! They started this 6 years ago well before the current wave of ballet for the older dancers.
Dance has now been scientifically proven to increase wellness, mental acuity, and general health. Ballet4Life are glad that science has caught up and they cannot agree more with their findings! They also witness on a daily level how important the social aspect of dance is. Many a long lasting friendship has been formed at Ballet4Life!
You don’t need to buy special ballet clothing: leggings and a t-shirt are fine. Wear any comfortable sports clothes which allow you to move without restriction. Bring a bottle of water!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.