Ballet Beginners

When and Where

9 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020 (16.5 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 10:30 - 12:00
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Marianne Rouvier-Angeli
Course code

What you will learn

Basic foundations of technique, including the five positions and practise of barre and centre-work exercises. For students new to ballet study or for those wishing to consolidate basic foundations.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Explore the flow and expressiveness of classical ballet
  • Demonstrate safe ballet technique
  • Perform exercises with little direction
  • Use different rhythms within technique exercises

Class format and activities

Your tutor will provide practical demonstration and verbal description of movements and technique. You will learn through group and individual correction and encouragement to build your enjoyment of dance and ballet. Each session will work on the execution of ballet steps and enchainment, starting at the barre and moving through to centre work and jumps. You will learn to use your body in a safe way using classical ballet technique. This will help you to gain a greater understanding of how to use your body within technique and its use for the enjoyment of moving.

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.

Entry requirements

A good level of fitness is advised. No previous ballet experience needed.

What you need to know before you enrol

You should have a good level of fitness.

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 and/or close fitting T-shirt/Vest; Tights and/or leggings and/or close fitting tracksuit bottoms; ballet shoes. Men and women must wear suitable dance support.

What you can do next

At Morley College, you will find dance classes in many styles, including classes at varying levels, which are available as part of the Morley College curriculum. For course information, do have a look at The List (our new-look course guide), on the Morley College website or contact 020 7450 1832 / 1837.