***Please note – this is a video subscription, not a live class***
WHAT TO EXPECT
This class allows you to experience the elegant moves of ballet focusing on alignment, posture and coordination.
The class begins with barre work to warm up and to practise the techniques and positions needed for centre work. The second half of the class moves into the centre to practise a mixture of turns and small allegro (jumping) moves. The class ends with a slow stretch on the floor.
If you join us for Ballet, you can expect a fun class. You improve your posture and co-ordination whilst becoming stronger, more flexible and improving your wellbeing. You will learn the French terminology for ballet moves, and each move will be explained in English too.
IS THIS CLASS FOR YOU?
All levels of experience will enjoy this class, whether you’ve danced before or not. Any ability can join and there will be options to modify an exercise to make it more simple or difficult – so you can adapt this class to suit your own ability.
The Tutor will go over each exercise in detail before performing it with the music. They will also demonstrate each exercise with the music for you to copy if you would like the extra help.
“My advice… DO IT! Everyone has to start somewhere and the reason you do a class is to learn, not because you are expected to know it all already! It is so much fun and amazing how quickly you improve your co-ordination and ability to remember the moves. It’s an incredibly friendly and fun class.” – Gail Lister, Ballet Tutor.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CLASS
You should wear anything that you feel comfortable to move in and that is non-restrictive e.g. leggings or workout gear. Some of our class attenders like to come in tights and a leotard, while others are more comfortable wearing a t-shirt and gym leggings. Don’t worry if you don’t have ballet shoes – you can dance with bare feet!
Make sure you have water to hand, it’s important to stay hydrated. You will need a clear, safe space around you – remember to check for low ceilings and lighting above you before jumping. You’ll also need a secure surface to use as your barre, such as a kitchen counter or a chair.
Before you join the class, you may wish to look up the basic ballet positions of the feet and the arms. Please make sure you read our Safe Practice at Home Checklist, click here to download now.
“I’m really enjoying ballet while the classes I usually do are on hold, it’s good fun and the next best thing to actually being in the studio.”
You will have access to the class recordings until 12.00pm on Friday 19 February, 2021.