Classical ballet: beginners

Course Dates: 15/01/24 - 18/03/24
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practicing.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

Course Code: DDB044

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Mon, day, 15 Jan - 18 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 0413

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What is the course about?

This is a practical dance class. You will learn the basic technique of classical ballet which includes; correct posture, specific placement of the body and fundamental exercises within short routines. You will also gain greater strength and flexibility. The class will follow a traditional structure of barre and centre practice.

What will we cover?

The topics follow a traditional teaching structure of barre, centre practice, adage and allegro work. Barre work helps to improve posture, alignment and flexibility. Centre work will work on co-ordination, improving stamina and at the same time understanding the basic technique and style.
These elements will be taught using a range of ballet exercises and combinations and will lead to increased awareness and ability with regard to co-ordination, balance, rhythm, dynamics and musicality. We will use this learning to practise a range of short dance enchainment’s (combinations). You will become familiar with the standard French vocabulary used in ballet.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Perform a range of basic and compound steps.
Develop improved co-ordination and body alignment.
Recognise improved strength and stamina
Use and appreciate the music and its function.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

A beginner’s dance class isn’t just for newcomers. In any beginner’s dance class there will be student’s from all types of backgrounds. We all have different learning techniques and paces. If your first class seems overwhelming and you can’t get it the first time, don’t worry: dance is heavily reliant on repetition so it will happen. We want you to learn and to have fun so just give it your best and keep coming back!

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This class is tutor led. Teaching will include practical class work, discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness. The standard French vocabulary will be introduced and used. No work is required outside of class.

HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. Tights, leotard or clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly. Ballet shoes either canvas or leather with elastics. Jock straps should be worn by men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own saftey and comfort. No jewellery to be worn during class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Classical Ballet Beginners or improvers, Ballet at The Barre and Floor Barre classes.

Giovanna Lamboglia

Giovanna began her training in Brazil but is now based in London working as a freelance dancer and teacher. Founder of Dance Connections Agency Giovanna helps dancers to achieve their dreams in the competitive world of dance. No stranger to competition Giovanna has competed internationally including 2015 American Dance Competition USA (Top 15 with Variation and Highest Score with Pas Deux); 2012 7th Helsinki International Ballet Competition Finland; 2013 Youth America Grand Prix NYC Finals USA and 2011 Silver Medallist at the International Dance Seminar in Brasilia Brazil. As a soloist and guest artist Giovanna has performed for the Albany Berkshire Ballet; two tours of The Nutcracker, dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dewdrop. Soloist with Ballets de France in Toulouse, France and with Canada´s Ballet Jörgen. In New York Giovanna secured a scholarship to complete the American Ballet Theatre National Teaching Curriculum Diploma providing her with opportunities to teach and lead international masterclasses for students across the world from France to India.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.