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Ballet Summer School

Ballet Summer School

Immerse yourself in our five-day Ballet Intensive Course and learn classical ballet, ballet history and terminology and excerpts from famous ballets. You will also gain experience of being 'en Pointe'.

You will begin each day at our ballet school by building your strength, stamina and flexibility with Pilates based exercises and stretches, before a ballet barre and centre practice. This will help you learn ballet terminology and hone your technique. Additional ballet classes of 'Pointe' work, specific focus classes and a contemporary class, to experience how classical ballet has influenced other dance forms, will all be part of your day. Afternoon sessions will be spent learning Classical Ballet repertory such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle.

We suggest that those looking to take this Intensive Ballet Course have completed a Beginners Ballet Class or have relevant experience.

BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE CONTENT:

During our Ballet Summer School you will:

  • Gain a foundation in Classical Ballet techniques
  • Build stamina and fitness levels
  • Improve posture, balance and understanding of your sense of space
  • Experience dancing 'en Pointe'
  • Focus on specific elements of ballet such as turning (pirouettes)
  • Gain confidence in performance and learning choreography quickly
  • Dance together as a ‘corps de ballet’

Level

This course is open to beginners and will offer a solid foundation in Classical Ballet technique

Styles

Classical Ballet with repertory from some of the best known ballets

DAY ONE

In the first session, you will have an in-depth introduction to Classical Ballet. Each exercise, both on and off the barre will be broken down and repeated. The focus will be on strength, flexibility and muscle mobility. You will have a brief introduction to Pointe and get to know some of the historical background of classical ballet.

DAY TWO

Build on your barre and centre exercises with a focus on balance, posture and coordination. A specific focus on pirouettes will be added and a continuation of the introduction to pointe work. The afternoon will offer a brief anatomy discussion followed by repertory class.

DAY THREE

After your morning technique session, you will focus on pirouettes and a continuation of the introduction to Pointe work. The afternoon will come to a close with some historical background focussed on the repertoire you have been learning so far.

DAY FOUR

After your morning technique session and Pointe work, you will take part in an introduction to Contemporary dance masterclass. Focussing on another dance style will provide you with an insight into alternative dance styles whose roots come from Classical Ballet. The afternoon will offer a talk regarding injury prevention followed by repertory class.

DAY FIVE

The summer school program comes to a close with a review of the repertory you have learned so far. You are welcome to invite friends and family to join us for an informal showing and a chance to discuss your next steps with tutors and City Academy’s Head of Dance.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(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.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(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.

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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