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All About Adult Ballet Class

This blog will be all about our Adult Ballet Classes. Are you totally new to ballet and have zero experience? Or have you done ballet when you were younger but stopped and want to pick it back up again? We have many different levels and types of ballet classes for adults. We hope this post helps you choose which class is suitable for you!


 

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS


Who can join?

Adults with zero experience or prior ballet knowledge. For adults who want a fixed course and learn the bare basics of ballet. After completing the course, dancers can join Beginner 1 or the graded class.


About the class

Ballet Fundamentals is a 4-week course that will teach new dancers the basics of ballet technique and terminology.

 

BEGINNER 1


Who can join?

Adults who have completed Ballet Fundamentals or with some ballet experience. Great for adults who learned ballet previously and have taken a long break from dancing.


About the class

B1 is taught at a slow pace with focus on the basics at barre and centre. Exercises are repetitive to develop technique and movement vocabulary.

Steps & Exercises Include: plie, battement tendu, retire passe, releve, grand battement, centre port de bras, balance / waltz, and sautes.

 

BEGINNER 2


Who can join?

Adults who have completed Beginner 1 or with at least 6 months of ballet experience. For dancers who want to build upon their ballet foundation with a medium-paced class.


About the class

B2 builds off the previous knowledge taught B1 with longer exercises whilst also introducing new steps to widen dancers' movement vocabulary.

Steps & Exercises Include: adage, centre practice, waltz, and pirouettes.

 

INTERMEDIATE 1


Who can join?

Adults who have completed Beginner 2 or with at least 1 year of ballet experience. For experienced dancers who seek a fast-paced class with introduction to some advanced steps.


About the class

Steps & Exercises in I1 will be presented in more complex combinations at a faster musical tempo both at barre and centre.

Adage, pirouettes and various allegros, including grand allegro (big jumps) will all be covered.

 

RAD GRADED ADULT BALLET


Who can join?

Dancers who prefer this type of fixed class can join only after completing Ballet Fundamentals. Transition into this class can occur at any of the other Adult Ballet Class levels (Beginner 1, Beginner 2, etc).


About the class

This class is a RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus class with the option to go for examinations in March of every year. Steps and exercises will be taught from the RAD syllabus. Dancers will learn and practice the syllabus over a year’s time to prepare for a graded examination. Examinations are optional for dancers, but highly recommended if joining this type of class.

 

SILVER SWANS


Who can join?

Adult seniors aged 55+ with little to no previous experience of ballet.


About the class

Specially designed for older adult beginners, this class is taught by a RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Silver Swans Licensee. Class is taught at a slow pace to accommodate mature dancers. The structure of this class is on a 10-week term basis where dancers must come every week for class.


Learn more about Silver Swans ballet class from our current students below!

 

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