1.5 hour class
Join us at The Place, world famous dance studios, for an evening of inspiring movement and work towards learning a famous variation. These classes aim to help those with experience and knowledge of ballet work towards learning famous repertoire and variations from iconic classical ballets.
The classes focus on one variation every four weeks, giving students the time to develop skill, technique and artistry. We teach you the variation, exactly as the professionals do it, so you can challenge yourself and dance to your hearts content! However, for those struggling, we always have a simplified version of the steps, so don’t be intimidated and have a go!
You will learn ballet terminology and steps, but equally important, we will focus on your individual artistry, expression and style. We want you to come to class and dance with us, not just train with us!
So, if you have always wanted to learn some repertoire, at a level suited to your own needs, now is your chance!
Each 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.
Please block book if you want to attend all four classes
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May – Bluebird Variation
02nd, 09th and 16th June – Tchaikovsky’s PDD
07th, 14th, 21st and 28th July – Black Swan Variation
04th11th, 18th and 25th August - Esmerelda Variation
Come along and...
Develop technique and artistry
Learn professional repertoire
Improve posture, alignment, strength and flexibility
Reconnect with your body and mind
Meet like-minded people and have fun!
Is the class right for you?
Suitable for people with prior experience of ballet
Suitable for those wanting a challenge and willing to have a go
Suitable for intermediate/advanced students (you are welcome to dance en pointe)
If you are interested but are unsure if this is the right level for you, be sure to check out our other classes. We have a Beginners Ballet Variation class every Sunday 6.30 – 7.30pm at the Place. If you completely new to ballet or still a beginner, that class is perfect for you!
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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 carefully check which studio in the building we are in
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.