What you will learn
An Introduction for anyone interested in acquiring classical ballet skills taught in a unique way, especially for those who like an alternative approach to learning a classic technique. Working to a variety of music from classical, piano to jazz, this is the best place to start your journey into a classical training; movements demonstrated and explained with precision and clarity. Successful course completion should lead to progression to Beginners 1.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Adopt ballet posture and placement of the body
- Move using the 5 basic ballet positions using both feet and arms
- Improve flexibility, co-ordination, stamina and strength
- Perform exercises in time with the music
- Have an understanding of the traditions of classical ballet
Class format and activities
Barre work, centre work and travelling sequences from the corner.
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.
A good basic level of fitness. Commitment to attend all sessions
What you need to know before you enrol
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health conditions or a history of injury. Please inform your tutor if there is any physical activity you have be 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
Soft ballet shoes
Appropriate dance support for men and women
Ballet skirt for women,
Hair should be secured or neatly tied back.
What you can do next
Beginners ballet course.
The dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course ballet and dance study provision. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website, call the Dance Dept on 020 7450 1832 or email email@example.com for more information.