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: Jose Alves

Start Date: 3rd August 2023

End Date: 24th August 2023

Length: 4 weeks

Fee: full price £66

Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-19:30

Teacher: Juan Rodriguez

Start Date: 7th September 2023

End Date: 26th October 2023

Length: 8 weeks

Early Bird fee: £130 (ends 18th august)

Fee: full price £144

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30-13:00

Teacher: Jose Alves

Start Date: 7th October 2023

End Date: 9th December 2023

Length: 10 weeks

Early Bird fee: £162 (ends 1st September)

Fee: full price £180

Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-19:30

Teacher: Juan Rodriguez

Start Date: 2nd November 2023

End Date: 14th December 2023

Length: 7 weeks

Fee: full price £126

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