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Online beginners 1 class taught by Matt, Mondays 1930-2100

Zoom stream of the beginners 1 class taught by Matt

Designed for those with very little or no experience of ballet. Never danced before? Or maybe you gave up when you were five? This class is for you. Come and enjoy the inclusivity of our club and join us in spreading the idea that anyone can dance.  

Things you will learn in this class include: Ballet posture, turnout, 1st and 2nd positions, basic port de bras, demi plié, battements tendu, degagé, jéte, and fondu, passé and retiré, cou de pied, arabesque positions, relevé, développé, tombé and temps lié, pas de bourré, balancé, spotting, chaîné turns, simple sautés, and stretching and strengthening exercises.  

 

If this is your first ballet class then feel free to wear whatever's comfy! If you're starting ballet for the first time we'd recommend leggings, cycle shorts, shorts or tracksuit trousers, with a comfortable t-shirt. 

 

For virtual classes, you are responsible for your own personal risk assessment.


Each person taking part should assess the activity and decide if it is suitable for them, with regards to their ability, fitness, and personal surroundings.

  1. You are required to perform your own risk assessment of your dancing space. Consider:
    1. Are your floors safe for dancing?
      1. Use caution on slippery floors
      2. Repeated jumping on hard floors can cause pain in the shins and knees
    2. Is your barre secure?
    3. Is the area around you clear?
      1. Be mindful of furniture, walls, uneven flooring, and housemates
    4. If necessary, how will you acquire medical assistance?
  2. Only perform steps you are comfortable with
    1. Don’t do a step at home if you wouldn’t do it in the studio.
    2. Do not do pointe at home if you are a beginner or if your floors are not suitable
    3. You can adapt steps to your level!
      1. Example: If you’re not comfortable turning, you can do a balance instead. If you’re not comfortable doing a step on demi-pointe, you can do it on flat. Ask your teacher for suggestions or alternate steps.
  3. Due to safety concerns there will be NO VIRTUAL BEGINNER POINTE CLASSES. Do not do pointe at home if you do not have any experience en pointe.
  4. If you have slick floors, consider purchasing a home practice mat like this one: https://www.danceandstage.co.uk/home-practice-dance-mats
  5. If you have space, you could also consider purchasing a home barre, like this one: https://www.newitts.com/beemat-studio-ballet-barre
  6. Mute yourself during class
  7. Click on “Speaker View” to enlarge the teacher’s window and/or "Pin" the teacher's video.

If this is your first ballet class then feel free to wear whatever's comfy! If you're starting ballet for the first time we'd recommend leggings, cycle shorts, shorts or soft tracksuit trousers, with a comfortable t-shirt. 

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Online Beginners 1 11-10-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 17 £1
Online Beginners 1 18-10-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 22 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 25-10-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 01-11-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 23 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 08-11-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 21 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 15-11-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 22 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 22-11-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 29-11-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 06-12-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 13-12-2021 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 03-01-2022 19:30 21:00 closed 24 £2.50
Online Beginners 1 10-01-2022 19:30 21:00 closed 25 £2.50