Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class by London Ballet Classes - dance in London
Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class by London Ballet Classes - dance in London

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class

by London Ballet Classes

8 reviews
8 reviews
This class is a unique opportunity for new/experienced dancers to challenge themselves to learn repertoire from professional ballets

Ballet Class

1.5 hour class

Beginner

Camden WC1H

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class
by London Ballet Classes
1.5 hour class
£15 per person
4 session block
£55 (8% off) per person
8 session block
£105 (12% off) per person

Classes

1.5 hour class

Evening

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

Details of variations to be taught from February 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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Sun 13 Jan, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 20 Jan, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 27 Jan, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 3 Feb, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 10 Feb, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 17 Feb, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 24 Feb, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY
Sun 3 Mar, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Camden, WC1H 9PY

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!

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Anonymous
13 Nov
I really enjoyed the class, the instructor was very attentive and professional. The class was a little harder than I expected for a beginners class but I think it is better that way as i got a better work out and in the long run will help speed up progress - totally recommend going to this regularly.
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Anonymous
18 Nov
I greatly enjoyed this ballet class, particularly due to the teacher’s good instruction. She breaks down the common mistakes of each move (for example the placement of your weight), which leads to a fast improvement, as well as give every student specific tips. Definitely one of the best ballet class in London!

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Anonymous
13 Nov
I really enjoyed the class, the instructor was very attentive and professional. The class was a little harder than I expected for a beginners class but I think it is better that way as i got a better work out and in the long run will help speed up progress - totally recommend going to this regularly.
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Anonymous
18 Nov
I greatly enjoyed this ballet class, particularly due to the teacher’s good instruction. She breaks down the common mistakes of each move (for example the placement of your weight), which leads to a fast improvement, as well as give every student specific tips. Definitely one of the best ballet class in London!
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Anonymous
18 Nov
The teacher was incredible. The venue was perfect for the class size. The class was unique and a lot of fun.
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Anonymous
18 Nov
London Ballet Classes are really fun and inclusive, with the focus being on the enjoyment of dance. The teacher was herself an adult beginner years ago, and therefore really understands both how to teach technique to beginners, but also the importance of encouraging individual artistry and enjoyment. The choreography and music is really beautiful. What’s also unique and clever is that the barre and centre work throughout a class is all choreographed with a particular classical variation in mind, and the last portion of the class involves putting together the steps and learning the full variation. I know of no other classes in London that offer this.
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Anonymous
19 Nov
I was nervous attending my first adult ballet class as a complete beginner but this class had a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where I was able to learn and meet others at the same level as me. The teacher was professional and had a great technique but also approachable and encouraging. I will be returning to this class and recommend this to others. This has really sparked my interest in ballet further and helped me feel more confident that it is something I can pursue even as an adult.
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Anonymous
24 Nov
I really enjoyed my class with Gee Gee. She is a great teacher and made the lesson really fun and easy to follow. I have been going on a weekly basis and there is always a great mix of people of all abilities who are made to feel welcome and given the correct level of support/guidance based on their ability. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to have a go at Ballet
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Anonymous
24 Nov
An great class for ballet. I felt very welcome in my first class, and while struggling a little bit with the more advanced moves I still felt like I learned something after just one class. Gee-Gee is a great teacher, and I will definitly come back.
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Anonymous
3 Dec
The class was amazing!! Barre was a bit challenging with different tempos, but the teacher clearly instructed 'how to use the right muscle', and combined the exercises at the centre choreography. Everyone was at different level, but the teacher showed different versions so that everyone enjoys the same music and dances together. She is also very inclusive and friendly, so I definitely recommend this class to someone who is looking for a ballet class, where you can feel welcomed. She believes that everyone can achieve their maximum if they work on the right ballet muscle, so never feel bad about yourself that you never had a chance to learn ballet when you were young, but come to the class and follow the teacher's workout method! She is strict (but not too much), so there must be a gain from this class.

Class location

Camden
Studio 7
The Place, 17 Duke's Road
WC1H 9PY
London

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Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class by London Ballet Classes - dance in London

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.

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Notes

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.

Requirements

18+

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet Class
by London Ballet Classes
1.5 hour class
£15 per person
4 session block
£55 (8% off) per person
8 session block
£105 (12% off) per person
1.5 hour class
from £15 per person