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In-person beginners 1 class taught by Claire at Churchill College Dance Studio, Thursday 1830-2000


Extra class covering the same content as the Monday beginners 1 class. 


The class is in the downstairs dance studio at Churchill.  To find this walk towards the main steps at the entrance to the college, but miss them and take the path to the right.  Go up the few steps under the bridge, and the door to the studios is on your right hand side.  The door needs to be opened by a Churchill member, so if you're late for the class please message me on FB or call on the number in your payment confirmation e-mail and I'll let you in.


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. You can wear socks for your first few lessons, but if you decide to carry on with ballet it's best to get some flat ballet shoes, in leather or canvas, with elastic straps rather than ribbons.


The capacity of the class will be 10.  Masks will not be required during the class, but in the common areas of buildings please follow any venue policies.  If you are not comfortable with an in-person class you may prefer to attend an online class.

Information for NHS Test and Trace purposes will be requested at the end of the booking process.


  1. Do not attend class if you are awaiting a coronavirus test, you are currently required to self-isolate for any reason, or suspect you may have coronavirus symptoms, including but not limited to:
    1. High temperature
    2. A new continuous cough
    3. A loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell
  2. If you develop symptoms or are confirmed Covid positive after attending a class, please report the case to ballet@cusu.cam.ac.uk so that we can take appropriate action. Your identity will remain anonymous and no personal details will be released to any club members.
  3. Stay informed on current UK guidelines by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
  4. Report accurate and up-to-date contact information on class sign-up forms. This will be crucial to conducting track and trace measures if necessary.
  5. Follow all CUBC Covid guidelines and teacher instructions. You may be asked to leave if you are not adhering to the CUBC Covid guidelines
  6. Arrive to class in your dance attire, as changing facilities may not be available.
  7. Bring a water bottle with you to class 
  8. If you are a high-risk or vulnerable population, or you are in contact with someone who is, consider attending one of our virtual or outdoor classes rather than our in-person classes.
  9. Only attend classes which you have pre-booked using the ticketing system.
  10. For the safety of all our students and teachers, please adhere to government guidelines regarding Covid in your daily life, as well as during our classes.



Location: Downstairs Dance Studio, Churchill College


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Description Date Start time End time Availability Places
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In-Person Beginners 1 14-10-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 2
In-Person Beginners 1 21-10-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 3 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 28-10-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 1 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 04-11-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 5 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 11-11-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 5 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 18-11-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 7 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 25-11-2021 18:30 20:00 closed 6 £6
In-Person Beginners 1 02-12-2021 18:30 20:00 closed full £6