Specialised Classes with Holistic Ballet
Venue: Online or at The Mews, London, E3 4TS
Dates: see below
Before making your payment, please read the terms and conditions.
These special-themed classes focus on a particular area of ballet technique, except for the studio Pilates class, which helps to condition your body to be able to work more efficiently in your ballet classes.
Even if we are working online, I can watch you intensely and point out individual and common mistakes.
The class is interactive and you can ask questions.
Additionally, you will be able to re-watch the class with the recording that will be available for three days after the class.
Or, if you cannot attend live, you can catch up in your own time.
The semi-private classes, with a maximum of six students (plus Herbert my cat), further provide adjustments and modifications for the level you are at.
The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging as we are all struggling together.
16th September Masterclass: How To Train When Injured
In this month's masterclass, I will provide tips on how to modify your training routine to accommodate an injury.
The masterclasses are 75 minutes classes that will allow us to spend more time on specific elements and to answer questions you may have.
These in-depth sessions are designed to delve into specific topics, allowing you to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills.
Please email me what you are currently struggling with that we could address in this class.
This class is included in your subscription and is also available as a single class.
30th September: Another Turnout Class
Turnout, the most requested topic in ballet training. Join me for more insight and inspirational exercises to achieve your optimal lateral rotation.
This class qualifies for a discount if you bought a subscription. If you did not receive the discount coupon in an email please email me.
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Holistic Ballet class at The Mews
What to expect:
video footage (online)
focusing on alignment and technique
emphasis on the subject of the individual class
connection with like-minded people
Qs & As
The concept of 'General Level' Classes
'General level', in my opinion, means all but complete beginners should be able to participate and benefit from the class. Therefore, the combinations need to be for the most part simple in choreography, but as my teacher used to say 'Simple does not mean easy.'. What does this look like practically?
If we take an example of a battement tendu exercise, depending on which stage you are in your ballet training, you work on different aspects:
absolute beginner: remembering the combination
beginner: learning that a tendu is brushing a straight leg out and in whilst pointing the foot
advanced beginner: improving the coordination of the gesture foot whilst keeping the pelvis still
intermediate: concentrating on the gesture foot and leg, the alignment of the standing leg, pelvis, and spine
advanced: all of the above, plus core, upper body, and arm positioning, musicality
professional: small cues of all of the above but mainly feeling (rather than thinking) the integrity of the movement
Please note that Herbert the cat will be in the studio. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.