Workshops & Classes
Join us for a workshop or a class - both are suitable for absolute beginners:
At a workshop you will learn to perform a simple ballet routine ("enchainement") inspired by one of the great classical ballets. You will also learn the structure of a ballet lesson and execute simple barre and centre exercises. You will also understand a variety of ballet terminology and the foundation techniques.
Each workshop will be inspired by one of the ballet classics: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides.
4 hours, including regular breaks and a break for refreshments (provided). We will spend about 2.5 hours dancing, choreographing and performing, about 30-40 minutes sat down talking and learning about ballet, and have plenty of breaks!
Introduction to the workshop
Understand the vocabulary
Warm up our bodies
Simple barre exercises
REFRESHMENT BREAK, including some history and context to one of the ballet classics
Simple centre exercises
introduction the ballet
Learn and perform an enchainement inspired by one of the ballet classics
A 4-hour workshop usually costs about £25, including refreshments, depending on how much it costs us to rent the venue. The price for each workshop is displayed as part of the booking process.
WHAT TO WEAR
You will need ballet shoes (or lightweight trainers, jazz shoes, non-slip socks or even soft pumps) and comfortable clothes (a leotard and tights or leggings are ideal),
f you do bring pumps or shoes, bring socks as well as it is useful to be able to really feel the floor for some of what we do. We do have some ballet shoes you can borrow, but only if you are size 3-5 (let us know if you would like to borrow a pair). Alternatively, Dance Direct sell dance shoes for very reasonable prices.