We offer energetic and carefully designed ballet classes from beginners to professional levels, for young people, individuals, couples, the retired and the elderly.
Teacher Ania Straczynska.
Adult Beginner Ballet – Thursdays 7.30-8.45 pm (ELT Baptist Church)
For the strict beginner, or the dancer who are returning from a long break, we start this class at the barre with a warm up that takes you through the basic foundations of the ballet vocabulary and ballet exercises repeated in the center. The class adds flexibility to the body, coordination, poise and musical awareness. Simple steps in the center of the room (dance steps in the middle and across the room), challenges the use of floor, balance, pirouettes and their will be small sequences across the floor.
Adult General Ballet – Thursdays 6.15-7.30 pm (ELT Baptist Church)
This class is for the student who have done ballet for a period of time and who would like to be challenged. The class also fits the professional dancer who would like to keep a good base and technique. The class challenges the body through a variety of exercises at the barre (technical warm-up) and in the center that pushes the student towards more complicated steps. There will be adagio work, pirouettes and allegro that increases the students sense of dancing ability and vocabulary and push to open the body further.
Concessions apply to Adults over 60 years of age and students; please scan in appropriate documentation to the email at the top of the page. Many thanks.
Spring Term Courses (14 weeks)
Dress: Ballet wear or any clothing you feel comfortable in that shows your lines. For the right fit it is strongly advisable to buy your first pair of ballet shoes in Covent Garden Drury Lane or shops in the surrounding streets. Ideally full suede sole shoes. Canvas shoes can be washed. Some prefer leather shoes. See our list of retailers.
First Dance Tuition
Private lesson designed to make couples shine on their wedding night. The lesson is informal and prepares the couple in an relaxing environment for their first dance. Some couples may require more than one lesson. Please do contact us for further info.
Duration: One hour