If you have always wanted to dance, but never got the chance, now is your time! This unique workshop helps those completely new to ballet understand more about the art form, how dance can be used in storytelling and how to convey our emotions and narratives through our bodies. Join me for a tailored, detailed and inspiring introduction to the world of ballet. We will explore the fundamentals of ballet barre and key centre movements. By the end of the session, you will have learnt a short routine inspired by an iconic classical ballet variation. Don't miss out!Detailed description:
Come along and join this unique and personalised online workshop designed specifically to introduce adults to the fascinating world of ballet! We will spend our time together learning and dancing 10 of the steps underpinning this beautiful and timeless art form, performed to some of ballet's most magical and enchanting music. You will have the opportunity to learn how to artistically piece these moves together into a short routine to captivate your audience. You are welcome to record this routine at the end and keep it as the perfect piece of memorabilia to take away with you! In addition to being a brilliant introduction to ballet basics and fundamentals, this workshop is fun and invigorating. You can attend alone or with a group of friends. Experience includes: 45 minutes: Warm up with ballet barre, a series of exercises to tone, strengthen and sculpt the body performed to beautiful classical music 45 minutes: Centre work introducing you to 10 steps that underpin all ballet repertoire and variations. You will establish a solid understanding of the foundations of ballet and better understand how our musicality and artistry helps us to master the art of storytelling and movement 30 minutes: We will then practice combining the steps we have learned to form sequences and dance routines, taking inspiration from iconic ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker 15 minutes: We will close the session with a cool down, using a combination of Pilates techniques and yoga stretches to recentre ourselves and leave us feeling loose, refreshed and energised! Level: This class is perfectly suitable for those with no prior experience of ballet and those looking to enhance their technique and to develop a solid foundation for their ballet practice.
Hi, my name is Gee and I am the founder of London Ballet Classes. London Ballet Classes is an award winning adult ballet school which specialises in providing dance lessons and workshops to adults, from complete beginner through to advanced. I launched London Ballet Classes in 2018 in order to help make ballet more accessible, inclusive and fun. Since then I have introduced thousands of students to this incredible art form and have delivered sessions virtually to students from over 38 countries worldwide! London Ballet Classes has delivered programmes in partnership with professional dancers from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Ballet Black and more. It is my mission to champion high-quality and innovative approaches which meet the specific and unique needs of learning ballet as an adult. In addition to my 10-year background in inclusive dance and producing/programming across the dance and culture scene in London, I am a also a certified yoga teacher, STOTT Pilates instructor and somatic Practitioner. My teaching methodology is holistic yet ambitious and is deeply rooted in the latest discoveries of somatic education and neuroscience. I believe everybody deserves to dance, it is never too late and you are not too old. Come join me!
Learning ballet as an adult can be a daunting and intimidating experience. This is why it's wonderful to have the opportunity to experience it from the comfort of your own home! Learning in a space that is familiar to you helps you to relax and feel at ease. More experienced dancers require space and specialised flooring to execute fast travelling sequences, jumps and turns. But as a Beginner, the primary focus of a ballet lesson is developing our coordination, ballet terminology and our understanding of foundational movements. These are all things which can be worked towards safely from the comfort of your home. A small open space is sufficient and it is preferable to take your lesson in an area which is not carpeted. A chair or clear surface can be used as an accompanying ballet barre.
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Please ensure you are fit and healthy before taking part in this exercise. If you have any medical conditions or previous injuries, you should consult with your doctor before signing up.