Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 126 Conc £48 Full £224 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 PD1230
Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 PD2230
Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 PD3230

What will the course cover?

Building on what you have learned so far we will cover technique, musicality and performance quality. Practice and improve traditional steps and learn new combinations.

Who is the course for?

People who want to develop their Ballet dancing skills beyond basics.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You will need to have completed Level 1 Ballet or have attended ballet lessons for at least two years. An understanding of ballet technique, for example: posture, use of turnout, foot-work, placement of arms. Knowledge of ballet steps and terminology such as; demi-plié, battement tendu, battement glissé, battement fondu, rond de jambe, adage, développé, arabesque. grands battements, allegro, pirouette, and ports de bras. Knowledge of the five positions of the legs and the arms.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Demonstrate a good understanding of accurate posture, turnout, alignment, placing, and footwork when performing ballet exercises and sequences. Perform a full barre - including some use of demi-pointe - that requires strength, balance and coordination. Perform an adage that may include the following: arabesque, attitude, développé, promenade, posé to demi-pointe, temps lié, and pas de valse, among others. Turns – Accurately demonstrate the action and co-ordination for pirouettes en dedans and en dehors, and posé turns. Perform a single pirouette on at least one side. Allegro - Petit allegro, allegro and grand allegro. Perform jumps with correct co-ordination, use of demi-plié and the feet. Perform steps such as: glissade, jeté, assemblé, sissone and pas de chat. Have confidence to perform a sequence in groups of 3 or 4 people. Memorise and perform a 2 minute sequence of steps. Correctly identify the names of the ballet steps that we do in class Dance with a sense of musicality using suitable qualities and dynamics of movement in relation to the steps and the music. Perform ballet sequences with a sense of performance, use of focus, expression, and projection.

How is the course organised?

A weekly class that focuses on learning, repeating and improving the ballet exercises taught in class. Class will start at the ballet barre and progress into the centre. Exercises and sequences will be taught at a faster pace than in Level 1 classes will focus on learning new steps and dance sequences.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Remember the exercises and sequences from week to week. Try to retain and remember any feedback.

How will my progress be assessed?

Tutor observation with verbal feedback in class, and written feedback in your Learning Journal. Each learner will have their own Learning Journal and Individual Learning Plan in which they make notes and reflections to help chart their progress.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Higher level ballet classes or other dance courses.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

There are no other costs. Please bring: Footwear - Ballet shoes with elastic or ribbons. Or jazz shoes if you don’t have ballet shoes (not jazz boots or jazz trainers though). Clothes - Leotard, vest top or t-shirt. Leggings, tights or dance/sports trousers or shorts. Hair must be tied back if long. Please remove loose jewellery such as necklaces, earrings (studs are allowed) and bracelets. Bring a plastic bottle of water or similar.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.