Ballet is about art, but it is also about life. Classical Ballet technique was established centuries ago in the courts of Europe, and it has been evolving ever since as dance teachers, artists and researchers refine approaches to training and add to the vocabulary of steps and movements that are unique to the ballet discipline.
Ballet dancers are fit, strong and flexible, and they are lifelong students. They take class every day of their lives to keep in shape, to maintain the quality of their style and technique, and to enjoy the community of other dancers. To be able to perform at the best of their ability, dancers need focus, commitment and a capacity for hard work.
The creation of a Ballet starts with an idea or a movement which is nurtured, tried out, modified, tried again, talked through, tried again, refined, practiced and presented, then reflected upon and finally remembered.
Ballet is exciting to do, and to watch.
Ballet for Kids
Learning ballet from an early age is particularly beneficial as young children are far more receptive than adults. Students will be taught in a relaxed and fun environment developing, rhythm, musicality and good posture whilst learning the basics of Ballet.
Learning ballet can also help to develop children’s gross motor skills and confidence as the classes also work towards learning a dance for concert or examination.
Ballet for Adults
It’s never too late to start learning ballet!
Our Adult Ballet classes are designed for adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are open-ended and tailored to the needs of the students in each class – exercises are progressive week after week. Transition from one level to the next can occur once you feel prepared.
Taking part in an adult ballet class is good for your body, as well as your mind. Beside promoting cardiovascular fitness and good posture, ballet is very enjoyable by people of all ages.
Starting ballet can happen at any age, just keep your expectations realistic and dance for the love of it and your own self-development. Follow your passion and try a ballet class today!