Adult Ballet Classes at Danceworks
Where and When
Danceworks: 16 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TN
Thursday 6-7pm £8 |
Sunday 1-2:30pm £9
Thursday 7-8pm £8 |
Friday 7:30-9pm £9
Sunday 2:30-4pm £9
Thursday 8-9pm £9
No booking necessary. Just turn up, register at reception and pay the teacher before the class (cash only).
There is an additional Danceworks membership fee payable at reception: £5 Thursdays/ £3 Sundays, or £9.99 - £14.99/ month.
If it is your first time at Danceworks, you will have to register before the class at reception. Arrive a bit early in case it is busy.
adult ballet class at Danceworks
Franziska teaches weekly classes from beginner to advanced level at Danceworks since 1998. She is known for her thorough teaching style, her patience and her believe in the ability of her students to improve regardless of their age and physical pre-requisites. Her knowledge in Anatomy, Yoga, and Pilates makes her training highly effect and safe.
“ I admire your teaching approach, and to be quite open, was surprised how it helped me advance more than expected this year, even if not attending as regularly as I would like to, not to mention that I find the classes extremely enjoyable.” Anastasia
intermediate adult ballet class at Danceworks
The Ballet Students
There is no "typical" student. Franziska's adult ballet classes are attended by men and woman who hold stressful jobs or run a busy household, by young students, ex-dancers, and the elderly.
If you have never done any ballet before do let the teacher know before class. Your first ballet classes may feel strange at first and be a bit overwhelming but allow at least three classes until feel more confident and are better able to follow what the teacher is asking you to do.
What to Wear
There is no particular dress code, some students prefer to wear traditional ballet attire* and even pointe shoes, whilst others prefer to wear a t-shirt, leggings (shorts or tracksuit bottoms for men) and socks.
* traditional attire:
• ladies: leotard & tights for the ladies (popular yet pricey brands are Yumiko for leotards and Zarely for tights)
• men: unitards or male tights & fitted top for men
You want to look tidy and without too much jewellery as this may fly off or you or others can get caught and hurt by it.