Sat, 07 Apr|
Beginners Ballet Workshop, Portslade
Learn to perform a simple ballet routine inspired by one of the great classics. No experience required. Suitable for those who always wanted to try ballet but never felt brave enough, or who haven't danced since childhood. Relaxed format. £15, including refreshments.
Time & Location
07 Apr 2018, 13:45 – 17:45
Portslade, Dance Station, Unit 4, 57 North Street, Portslade, BN41 1DH
About The Event
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 3 hours dancing, choreographing and performing.
- Introduction to the workshop
- Understand the vocabulary
- Warm up our bodies
- Simple barre exercises
- LUNCH, including some history and context to one of the ballet classics
- Simple centre exercises
- introduction to the ballet
- Learn and perform an enchainement inspired by one of the ballet classics
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),
If 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.
Standard (incl refreshments)
tea/coffee and light refreshments provided.
Bring a Friend SAVER! Admits 2
Bring a friend and save! This ticket entitles 2 people to attend the workshop, saving £5.