1.5 hour class
If you have always wanted to try ballet, but never got round to it, now is your time! Join this class for an evening of inspiring movement and work towards learning a famous variation. Left, right and centre, we are bombarded with the idea that dance is something that we have to start young. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Dancing is something that is natural to each and every one of us. It is healing, rejuvenating and invigorating, so give it a go!
These classes aim to help those completely new to ballet to understand more about the art form, how dance can be used in storytelling and how to convey our emotions and narratives through our bodies. The classes focus on one variation every four weeks, giving students the time to develop skill, technique and artistry. Unlike most dance classes, it aims to develop individual expression and help people to enjoy dancing, as opposed to just mastering it!
If you have always wanted to learn some of repertoire, at a level suited to your own needs, now is your chance.
18th Nov , 25th Nov, 02nd Dec, 09th Dec: During these classes you will learn the iconic Odette Variation from Swan Lake. The variation will be taught over the course of 4 weeks, however, you are welcome to join a single session as a drop in if you prefer.
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan and 03rd Feb: Learn the Lilac Fairy variation from Sleeping Beauty
10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb and 03rd March: Learn the Queen of Dryads from Don Quixote
24th Mar, 31st Mar, 07th Apr and 14th Apr - Paquita, 4th variation
Details of variations to be taught from mid April on wards will be added shortly!
Hope to see you there!
please book a block booking to attend all four classes.
Come along and...
Develop technique and artistry
Learn simplified versions of professional repertoire
Improve posture, alignment, strength and flexibility
Reconnect with your body and mind
Meet like-minded people and have fun!
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About your host, London Ballet Classes
Gurdeep is passionate about helping more people access the benefits of dance and movement, no matter their age or experience. She started her own ballet journey at age 19, in a small, drop-in beginner class and eventually went on to complete all ballet grades and undertake vocational work. Gurdeep is currently studying for her Advanced 1 RAD exam and will shortly commence her Teacher Training.
Gurdeep's love for ballet has led her on a journey of assisting ballet classes for over 5 years and assisting with inclusive dance programmes, including SLIDE and Icandance. She is passionate about making ballet more accessible to adults who have always wanted to learn but never had the chance. It really is never too late!
When Gurdeep was learning she found it hard to find drop-in classes that really nurtured adults and developed technique in the same way as children’s classes or pre-professional training programmes did. She was lucky to find a studio who was willing to enter her into exams but a lot of her learning was also done alone, studying the body, muscles and the best ways to improve. She loves helping other people realise they can achieve so much with their bodies and inviting them to enjoy the beauty of moving to music. It is certainly possible to learn as an adult, to progress and most importantly to enjoy yourself. Everything she has learned she is passionate about sharing. Having started ballet as an adult beginner, she can recall the difficulty of learning terminology, steps and understanding. It is this that helps her to connect with students and explain things in simple and related ways.
Walking into a ballet class was the best gift Gurdeep gave herself, trying something new will develop your self-esteem and confidence and bring you joy.
What to bring: - Ballet shoes if you have them (bare feet are ok for your first class if you are just trying it out) - Loose clothing - Water - Enthusiasm! - Classes are held in The Place in London, which is fully equipped with changing facilities and showers. Please note the location varies and we teach in several dance studios across Central London, please contact a member of the Obby team if you are unsure of where to go
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.