What you will learn
For students with some previous experience in classical ballet and / or a minimum recent completion of at least two terms of beginner level study at Morley College. This course is intended to serve the needs of those who are consolidating beginner-level skills and who are beginning to improve towards a wider range of proficiency. A good level of fitness is required as this course is more technically challenging.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- demonstrate good ballet posture
- demonstrate a range of basic ballet vocabulary
- demonstrate basic positions of arms and legs and basic alignment
- practise exercises at the barre, in the centre and en diagonal
- practise shorter turn and jump variations
Class format and activities
Barre work, Centre practice, Port de bras, Adage, pirouettes, Petit allegro, Simple turns en diagonal, jumps.
In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Some previous knowledge of basic positions and vocabulary with one year’s recent experience. A reasonable level of fitness is required to
gradually build up stamina and strength. Commitment to attend class regularly and punctually.
What you need to know before you enrol
A reasonable level of fitness is required to gradually build up stamina and strength. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns or a history of injury and inform your tutor of any physical activity you have been advised to avoid.
Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.
What you will need for your class
Leotard/t-shirt, legging/tights, soft ballet shoes with split sole, dance support for men, ballet skirt for women, hair should be tied back. Please do not wear jewellery or watches.
What you can do next
To carry on at beginners level for at least 2 more terms.