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Ballet Classes - Beginners

Ballet Classes - Beginners

The combination of precision and grace that ballet possesses often lends it to be described as the very foundation of dance.

City Academy’s Beginners Ballet class will leave you with a clear understanding of the techniques fundamental to the art of ballet.  It will also improve your balance, teach you how to move gracefully, and enable you to tone up and develop strong flexible legs.

Whether you want to set the dance floor alight, improve your posture and poise, or simply find a fun way to keep fit, this dance class is a great way to go.

Ballet Skills Development

Our Ballet Beginners Class is perfect for those with little or no ballet experience (or those with only distant memories of taking classes at school).

Exact course content may differ depending on course length and your needs, but topics covered will generally include:

  • Understand posture: and an awareness of your body in space
  • Develop basic co-ordination: of arms / feet / head
  • Learn basic combination of steps: and short, simple choreographies
  • Barre exercises and stretches: including learning each exercise name and meaning
  • Learning footwork combinations
  • Introduction to allegro
  • Introduction to turning

You'll receive friendly feedback throughout the course.

Something to Think About

City Academy will provide any necessary hand-outs and fact sheets, but there may be a few additional costs involved in a ballet class. There's some extra kit you may need to buy. Both men and women will need:

  • Soft ballet shoes and tights / tight fitting clothes (no flared or baggy trousers or tops).  Your teacher will provide information on the best shops / websites from which to buy your ballet clothes.
  • Notebook (optional)
  • It’s hot work, so bring a bottle of water.

Beginners Ballet Course Progression

We offer a 10% discount if you book 2 or more different courses at the same time. To take advantage of this offer, enter the code 2ORMORE when you check out online.


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Adrian Arroyo

Adrian trained at the National Conservatory of Ballet in Spain, in the hands of Mercedes Reguera. He has a Performing Arts Dance degree from Birkbe...

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Anna Walker

Anna Walker trained at Phil Winston's Theatreworks, Blackpool, and completed the Professional Dancers course in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Music...

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James Davies

James has studied extensively in the disciplines of Acting, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Partner dancing, Gymnastics and more...

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Matt Gillett

Matt graduated at Arts Educational Schools, London with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre in addition to a Diploma in Musical Theatre. He previously t...

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Natasha Boyle

Natasha graduated from the Urdang Academy where she trained in Musical Theatre. Her Theatre credits include: Official UK Tour of Back to Broadway, ...

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Paola Napolitano

Paola has trained in ballet, modern jazz, contemporary, contact improvisation and Cuban salsa. Her training  various schools around the world incl...

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Rejane Garcia

Rejane is a dance artist working extensively in Ballet and Contemporary dance. She graduated in classical ballet at the renowned Escola de Danca...

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Tarnya Neil

Tarnya began dancing from an early age, starting her training in Classical Ballet where she obtained a place at the accredited Royal Ballet School ...


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For courses up to 5 classes in length you are welcome to join up to the second class.
For courses over 6 classes in length you are welcome to join up to the third class.

Online & Phone Payments

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office:
City Academy, 51-53 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AE

Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations made within 7 days of booking and before your course starts: full refund
Cancellations made after 7 days of booking but more than 14 days before your course starts: full refund less a 20% administration fee.
Cancellations made after 7 days of booking but less than 14 days before your course starts: no refund.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% discount available

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.


Dominion Theatre, W1

Dominion Theatre, W1

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ


Finsbury Town Hall, EC1

Finsbury Town Hall, EC1

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP


ISTD2, EC1

ISTD2, EC1

346 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ


Moving Arts Base, N1

Moving Arts Base, N1

134 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA


Sadler's Wells, EC1

Sadler's Wells, EC1

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN


The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Italia Conti House, 23 Goswell Rd, London EC1M 7AJ


Wac Arts, NW3

Wac Arts, NW3

Belsize Park,

213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QP.


Westminster Kingsway, WC1

Westminster Kingsway, WC1

211 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8RA



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