Ballet Courses for Absolute Beginners ( Level 1 ) 

Danceworks offers progressive ballet courses at four levels.
Level 1: Absolute beginners | Level 2: Beginners | Level 3: Improvers | Level 4: Intermediate

Please note that places are limited. We run all of our courses in small groups to ensure each individually receives personal attention.

Danceworks Absolute Beginners Ballet course offers a complete first-time introduction to ballet. This course is ideal for someone who has never done ballet before or may perhaps have done it in the past but needs a complete refresher. Ballet used in the right way has many benefits. It can correct bad posture, give you strength and flexibility so that you can move with ease through your day-to-day life, and improve your coordination. We will ensure that you have a solid foundation after the ten weeks so that you can achieve all of this. Taking a course like this is great preparation for taking open classes. You will be working with the same teacher and the same group of people from beginning to end in an environment where you can feel safe and confident to try new steps and explore movement, ask questions, and have fun.

What you can expect to learn from the Absolute Beginners Ballet course: A basic understanding of barre work, using the correct terminology, and achieving the perfect body placement in:

• Pliés
• Battement Tendus
• Battement Degagés
• Rond de jambe a terre
• Adage
• Grand Battements
Centre work, incorporating all the steps learned at the barre:
• Centre Practice
• Basic moving steps en diagonale
• Petit allegro

Our Ballet Courses are carefully constructed to allow you to develop your ballet skills at a suitable pace. This will ensure that you will avoid injuries and will feel very confident to progress to a more challenging level after the completion of the ten weeks. Our teachers at Danceworks are all very qualified and they have a great deal of experience. They will make sure that you feel satisfied in your progression in ballet while enjoying every step of the journey.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 18:00-19:30

Teacher: Juan Rodriquez

Start Date: 30th March 2023

End Date: 18th May 2023

Length: 8 weeks

Fee: full price £132 / early bird £118.80 – ends 19th March

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11:30-13:00

Teacher: Mariana Gomes

Start Date: 8th April 2023

End Date: 10th June 2023

Length: 10 weeks

Fee: full price £165 / early bird £148.50 – ends 19th March

Please note that we are unable to offer credit or refunds for unattended classes.