1 hour class
Beginner level - for people with very little previous ballet training or who have taken a baeginner course before.
This drop in class was created for our clients who have taken a beginner ballet course before and now want to slowly progress in their understanding of the technique. The level is created to perfectly bridge the gap between our beginner courses and other drop in classes we offer on our timetables of higher level, such as the Improvers sessions.
Students will revise the basis of the technique and start learning new barre exercises such as fondùs, frappès and preparations for turns. In the centre the exercises will combine more steps and start linking them to create longer movement phrases and travelling across the space.
These sessions are also flexible and perfect for those clients who can't commit to a full dance course, but drop in whenever they are able to!
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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!
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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. Choose things which are not too baggy, though, because it’s important for your instructor to be able to see the placement of your arms and legs. In winter you may wish to start with something warm on top which you can take off as you warm up during class. You will need to wear either socks or soft ballet shoes, but the shoes are not essential, and you can ask Ballet4Life staff for advice before buying them. For the gentleman, a dance belt or an athletic supporter is required. Women with long hair should try to tie it back off the face so it does not distract you whilst moving. Lastly dangling earrings and heavy necklaces are not advised. Bring a bottle of water!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.