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Ballet Classes - Beginners

Ballet Classes - Beginners

Ballet is the perfect discipline to develop posture, alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination and grace.

If you are new to Ballet then our Ballet Classes for Beginners are the perfect way to start your journey. These ballet lessons are also suitable for those of you seeking to refresh your skills.

Our Beginners lessons provide a fun introduction to Ballet. They will cover basic ballet principles in a supportive environment. Ballet terminology will be explained and demystified. The classes will cover barre work, centre practice, allegro (jumps), pirouettes (turns) and some choreographed phrases.

The course is available in two different formats: weekly evening sessions taken over a number of weeks, or a one full-day intensive introduction to ballet.

The classes are held in central London dance studios and are suitable for absolute beginners.

BALLET CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS CONTENT

Exact course content may differ depending on the duration of the course, your individual needs and those of the group. However, topics covered will generally include:

  • Establish basic ballet vocabulary and the purpose of each exercise
  • Develop strength, flexibility and better posture
  • Improve coordination
  • Broaden awareness of the body in space
  • Put techniques into practice by mastering simple choreographic phrases

You will be given friendly feedback and support from your tutor throughout the course.

Not sure what to wear? Don't worry! We've got you covered with our definitive guide on what to wear to a ballet class.

A few words from our students

Shona

I started beginners ballet this year at the age of 48 and after 3 rounds of beginners, I now feel ready to move up to improvers.

Lucinda

AMAZING. Can't wait to take improvers! Very professional and overall exceptional teacher. I've learnt so much!

Jan

Great teacher. Brings a joy to the experience of ballet as well as explaining technique in an understandable way for beginners.

Alexandra

The teacher could not have been more in tune with the class. We did so much more than I was expecting to and the day went SO quickly!

Gillian

Iconic location and the tutor was brilliant! Took the class a really long way in a short space of time. Very encouraging.

Khadisha

Very relaxed environment with individualised training. It was lovely to have a tutor who believed in our ability.


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29 May Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place £80.00
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7 Jun - 12 Jul Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2 £160.00
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The Benefits of Ballet

City Academy ballet tutor, Georgia Heighway, writes about why taking up ballet in your spare time could just be the best thing you ever do. Ballet has a great number of physical, mental and social benefits.

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29 May Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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13 Jun - 1 Aug Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Paola Napolitano WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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19 Jun Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie Sadler's Wells, EC1 £80.00
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22 Jun - 10 Aug Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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7 Jul - 8 Sep Thu 20:20-21:20 10 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £160.00
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19 Jul - 23 Aug Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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21 Jul - 8 Sep Thu 18:15-19:30 8 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Acland Burghley School, NW5 £160.00
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3 Aug - 14 Sep Wed 19:45-21:10 7 weeks David Murley West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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8 Aug - 3 Oct Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks (no class 29 Aug) Julian Nichols Mountview, South London £160.00
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13 Aug Sat 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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15 Aug - 10 Oct Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks (no class 29 Aug) Paola Napolitano WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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24 Aug - 12 Oct Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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6 Sep - 11 Oct Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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11 Sep Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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17 Oct - 5 Dec Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Julian Nichols Mountview, South London £160.00
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25 Oct - 29 Nov Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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26 Oct - 14 Dec Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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9 Nov - 21 Dec Wed 19:45-21:10 7 weeks David Murley West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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12 Nov Sat 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
29 May Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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7 Jun - 12 Jul Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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13 Jun - 1 Aug Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Paola Napolitano WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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19 Jun Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie Sadler's Wells, EC1 £80.00
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22 Jun - 10 Aug Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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7 Jul - 8 Sep Thu 20:20-21:20 10 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £160.00
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19 Jul - 23 Aug Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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21 Jul - 8 Sep Thu 18:15-19:30 8 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Acland Burghley School, NW5 £160.00
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3 Aug - 14 Sep Wed 19:45-21:10 7 weeks David Murley West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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8 Aug - 3 Oct Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks (no class 29 Aug) Julian Nichols Mountview, South London £160.00
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13 Aug Sat 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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15 Aug - 10 Oct Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks (no class 29 Aug) Paola Napolitano WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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24 Aug - 12 Oct Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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6 Sep - 11 Oct Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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11 Sep Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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15 Sep - 17 Nov Thu 20:20-21:20 10 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £160.00
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21 Sep - 2 Nov Wed 19:45-21:10 7 weeks David Murley West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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22 Sep - 24 Nov Thu 18:30-19:30 10 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Acland Burghley School, NW5 £160.00
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17 Oct - 5 Dec Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Julian Nichols Mountview, South London £160.00
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24 Oct - 12 Dec Mon 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Paola Napolitano WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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25 Oct - 29 Nov Tue 19:30-21:10 6 weeks Lydia MacKenzie Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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26 Oct - 14 Dec Wed 18:20-19:35 8 weeks Aneta Zwierzynska Sylvia Young Theatre School, W1 £160.00
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9 Nov - 21 Dec Wed 19:45-21:10 7 weeks David Murley West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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12 Nov Sat 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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4 Dec Sun 10:00-15:30 1 day Lydia MacKenzie The Place, Euston £80.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

BALLET SUMMER SCHOOLS

Our adult Ballet Summer Schools focus on classical ballet techniques, you will also learn ballet history, terminology and excerpts from famous ballets and experience being ‘en Pointe’.

WHAT'S NEXT?

After this course we recommend progressing onto Ballet - Improvers 1, and then onto our more advanced Ballet courses - Ballet Improvers 2 and our Ballet Dance Company.

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