Dance - Ballet - Beginners

Course intent

Ballet is an excellent way of staying supple and improving your strength and balance. Each session you will be stretching and bending all your limbs and joints, strengthening your core & posture whilst remembering the moves and bringing it all together to music.

This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to learn or re-learn Ballet from a basic level within a small sociable group.

What will we cover?

You will learn basic ballet steps, moves and travelling sequences. You will practise both barre work and floor work.

Our courses build on past learning, week by week, to develop new abilities. You will find your own progress much easier if you attend every lesson.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Your Health & Wellbeing

It is ideal for people wanting to improve strength & flexibility in all joints but particularly back and lower limbs. It is excellent for maintaining good balance, good posture and staying supple.

Your Prior Knowledge & Abilities

This course is designed for those with no prior experience of Ballet or those with fewer than six months’ experience of ballet lessons. As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

You should wear form-fitting clothing so the tutor can see the lines of your body to check posture and alignment - nothing too baggy.

Bare feet are an option for this course for your safety ballet shoes are recommended, not trainers. Your feet need to be visible. Your tutor can recommend the best ballet shoes for you if you wish to purchase.

You will also need drinking water. No additional costs, unless you want to invest in ballet shoes.

What can I do when I finish the course?

The Beginners course runs for a full academic year, and you are encouraged to re-enrol in the following term, from September to January to April.

We also run Improvers and Mixed Abilities courses

Alternatively, we have other dance and other fitness courses which may complement this course. Look at Surrey Adult Learning website or telephone Customer Services 0300 200 1044 to find out more.

Additional information

If you are joining a course that starts in January or April, you should be aware that the basics would have been covered in greater depth in the September term. The tutor will ensure you are able to follow the class and progress at your own speed.

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol, please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team, who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

How to enrol

You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.

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Details

  • Day: Tuesday
  • Start date: 10 Jan 2023
  • Time: 8:15pm to 9:15pm
  • Cost: £97
  • Location: Guildford centre
  • Sessions: 11 sessions
  • Tutor: Nicole Saunders
  • Course code: QHES215NZA
  • Places: Call 0300 200 1044