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Dance the Classics

Dance the Classics

Learn exciting ballet repertoire from iconic ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, with the opportunity to showcase your work to friends and family in an informal studio setting. Discover the inner workings of a ballet company with the chance to perform in smaller groups as a duet, trio or quartet.

This course is suitable for anyone who has taken a Beginners Ballet Course teaching an ensemble piece of classical ballet which focuses on dancing in unison, synchronising movement within a group, and perfecting timing and pattern formation.

There are three modules which can be taken as stand alone blocks or each one in turn. Each module progresses with block one focusing on group ensembles and block two looking at duets, trios and quartets. Block three covers solo work, developing each dancer’s confidence to perform as an individual.

In this course you will build upon your existing ballet technique, develop your performance skills, and learn to dance exciting choreography in unison.

Dance the Classics Course Content

Topics covered will generally include:

  • Learn classical ballet repertoire from renowned ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty
  • Develop musicality, timing and pattern formation
  • Understand how to dance collectively as a group and move in unison
  • Gain confidence in memorising and performing choreography in small groups
  • Build upon ballet knowledge learning the inner workings of a ballet company
  • Learn to dance in ensembles, quartets, trios, duets and solos
  • Build confidence to perform in ballet

 

Block Two: Giselle

One of the most romantic ballets in the Classical Ballet repertoire, heartbreak and betrayal are at the core of the story where love transcends death in the afterlife. With phantoms who are haunting in their movements, supernatural armies, and a tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness, this is a beautiful classic.

You will focus on pieces with pas de deux (2 dancers), pas de trois (3 dancers), pas de quatre (4 dancers), and pas de six (6 dancers).

Block Three: Sleeping Beauty

One of the most well known Classical Ballets, performed by every major ballet company across the globe. Based on the fairy tale, the synopsis remains true to the tale of magic, evil, true love and the kiss that is proof of that union.

You will focus on the fairy solo pieces from Act 1:

  • Candide - Fairy of Purity
  • Coulante - Fairy of Vitality
  • The Breadcrumb Fairy - Fairy of Generosity
  • Canary - Fairy of Eloquence
  • Violente - Fairy of Passion
  • The Lilac Fairy - Fairy of wisdom

The Benefits of Ballet

City Academy ballet tutor, Georgia Heighway, writes about why taking up ballet in your spare time could just be the best thing you ever do. Ballet has a great number of physical, mental and social benefits.

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

You are welcome to join the course up to the second 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, 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 of your original course 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

You are welcome to join the course up to the second 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, 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 of your original course 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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