1 hour class
If you have always wanted to try ballet, but never got around 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 (dance) every four weeks, giving students the time to develop skill, technique and artistry. Each week we build on what we have learnt and put the steps together to learn a full-length routine inspired by a classical ballet performance. So far have taught variations from iconic ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote! Unlike most dance classes, we aim to develop your individual expression and help you to enjoy dancing, as opposed to just mastering it!
In the coming months, we will learn dances inspired by the following famous variations feel free to search them on Youtube for a better idea of what they entail!
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May – Bluebird Variation from Sleeping Beauty
02nd, 09th and 16th June – Tchaikovsky’s PDD
07th, 14th, 21st and 28th July – Black Swan Variation from Swan Lake
04th11th, 18th and 25th August - Esmerelda Variation
You can attend a single session, alternatively 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!
Is this class right for you?
Suitable for people with no prior experience of ballet or dance
Suitable for beginner students interested in working towards famous variations
Suitable for improver students/those practicing dance for a while but not yet ready to attend an intermediate or advanced class
If you are interested but have more ballet experience/ want more of a challenge, then check out our other classes. We offer a variation class for Improver and Intermediate students every Sunday at The Place, 5 – 6.30pm (suitable for those with more ballet experience, students dancing on pointe, or those returning to ballet after a break).
We also offer a mixed Beginner and Intermediate class on Mondays in West London, 8 - 9.15pm - check out our other listings :)
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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 (bare feet are ok if you are trying ballet for the first time) - Water - Loose clothing - Enthusiasm!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.