8 Week Absolute Beginners Ballet Course | 13th July – 31st August

About the Workshop

START DATE: 13th JULY 2021

END DATE: 31st AUGUST 2021

DAY: TUESDAYS

STUDIO: 3

TEACHER: Caleaf Henson

TIME: 18:30 – 20:00

PRICE: £128

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is for absolute beginners regardless of their level of fitness, previous dance experience or lack of it. You may have regretted giving up as a child, or are just looking to improve your posture, muscle flexibility and all-round health with one of the most disciplined forms of exercise. Classes will be  relaxed and informative providing a sound knowledge of basic technique. The course will have great benefits such as Improving coordination, posture, toning the body, strengthening and lengthening of muscles and musicality.

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Course content will include (but not limited to):

  • Posture and placement work
  • Improve core strength
  • Basic steps
  • Turning
  • Footwork combination
  • Improve muscle tone in a long lean elegant way
  • Improve flexibility, all while dancing!
  • Barre work with basic easy to follow exercises to focus on correct technique
  • Centre practice, including:
  • Port de Bras
  • Adagio
  • Waltz
  • Allegro

Min Age requirement: 16 +

Open to both men and women.

We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the dates before committing to this course.

FOOTWEAR & CLOTHING

Please bring along ballet shoes and clothing that you can move freely in. If you do not own a pair of ballet shoes we recommend Capezio in Covent Garden  where you will receive a 15% discount if you let them know you are on a Danceworks course.

Teacher Bio

Caleaf Henson was born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania. His early training started at Chester Performing Arts Center.  Then at the age of fifteen he furthered his professional training with “Touch of Class” Dance studio, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and the “Broadway Dance Center” in New York City.Caleaf has performed in various stage/live performances including, So You Think You Can Dance on Fox TV, The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, Dracula, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Carmina Burana and various National competitions. He has worked with several dance companies including, Brandywine Ballet Company, Dance Del Bello Ballet Company, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and OPUS1 Contemporary Company. His professional career also includes special guest performer for the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Associations) conventions in LA and NYC as well as the Miss Connecticut pageants. Caleaf has set productions and musicals including West Side Story, Addams Family, Spamalot, Fame and is currently a dancer with the Lion King Musical UK Tour.