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Specialised Classes with Holistic Ballet

Venue: Online or at The Mews, London, E3 4TS

Level: general

Dates: see below

Before making your payment, please read the terms and conditions.

Class Benefits

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.

Online 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.

 

Studio Classes

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.

Upcoming classes:

ONLINE

16th March Masterclass: Pas Failli

Pas failli is an important preparatory or transitioning step in ballet, particularly during allegro but also the centre work. It can be difficult to execute properly if one is not familiar with the movement.

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.

2nd March: How To Stretch

Many of us wish to have more flexibility due to natural tightness, injuries, or stiffness caused by ageing. Even those with hypermobility can face issues with tight muscles.

Learn how you can safely and effectively increase your flexibility, allowing you to enjoy more freedom of movement and improved mobility.

These classes qualify for a discount if you bought a subscription. If you did not receive the discount coupon in an email please email me.

The Mews

currently, no classes are scheduled

Holistic Ballet class at The Mews

What to expect:

 

  • video footage (online)

  • focusing on alignment and technique

  • individual corrections

  • 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.

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