Ballet Intermediate

When and Where

24 Apr 2020 - 3 Jul 2020 (13.5 hours, 9 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 19:00 - 20:30
Morley College London Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Mercedes Mompo-Pico
Course code

What you will learn

A 90 minute advance technique class, Ballet: Intermediate focusses on developing strength, movement vocabulary and musicality. The course suits those who wish to challenge their capabilities under professional supervision.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Maintain turn-out and placement at the appropriate level for your physique
  • Demonstrate balance and control during adage sequences
  • Perform a range of steps, including balanse, pas de basque, pas de bourree
  • Understand the elements of a pirouette (arm and head co-ordination, spotting, etc)
  • Perform enchainements with musicality
  • Develop stamina, co-ordination and alignment
  • Reduce stress and/or enjoy movement
  • Work with concentration in a supportive atmosphere

Class format and activities

A set barre foloowed by port de bras, adage, allegro and simple batterie steps
Preliminary study of pirouettes (arm and head co-ordination)
New ballet vocabulary at intermediate level
A greater awareness of alignment, musicality and stance
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

2 years of recent ballet study are recommended. A good level of fitness and mobility. Commitment to attend class regularly and punctually. If you have concerns about the physical demands of this course, please seek medical advice and inform the tutor about any activities you have been advised to avoid.

If you are a current student you will have received an email alerting you to this. If you are new to this course please select 'Ask a Question' and the curriculum department will contact you.

What you need to know before you enrol

Students will be expected to work to their own personal best. Stamina will be developed with regular class attendance

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

Tights, leotard, ballet shoes worn with elastic and/or ribbons. Leg warmers, towel (optional). Dance support for men, ballet skirt for women. Hair must be secured before class. No large bracelets or sharp jewellery which may cause injury to you or someone else.

What you can do next

Further Ballet Intermediate classes.