Ballet

Adult Ballet Classes & Lessons - Courses in London

Ballet classes at City Lit are the perfect way to gracefully strengthen all your important muscle groups, whatever your age or ability. Our ballet classes take place in our modern dance studios in Covent Garden in the daytime, evening or at weekends.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Classical ballet: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. Classical ballet: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Ballet at the barre: online
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    An online barre class from the comfort of your own home. The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners. This course is online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  4. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    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 practising.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  5. Silver Swans ballet barre
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    Adapted for older learners our Silver Swans® ballet barre classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. Ballet barre practice improves posture, strength and flexibility, focusing on the placement of the body and co-ordination. This class is suitable for those looking for a new way to exercise in a fun, relaxed learning group.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  6. Ballet at the barre
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Floor barre: general level
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    Floor barre is a wonderful conditioning programme for everyone, regardless of age and ability. Work through all the important muscle groups while safely supporting the body on the floor. All levels welcome.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Silver Swans ballet class improvers
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This improvers course will focus on expanding existing knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary and is designed to enable you to learn and execute more varied and complex movement sequences. There is an emphasis on delivering ballet technique to facilitate healthy joints, flexibility, movement quality and core strength.



    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s and the improvers course is suitable for older leaners with at least 1 year of foundation ballet or Silver Swans experience.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Ballet pointe: beginners
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    This short course offers you the opportunity to get introduced to pointe work at a pace that allows you to understand how to execute the basic exercises correctly. Working with correct alignment and safely are a focal point and to address any issues and concerns you may have. To get the most out of this course you should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 6 to 12 months.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  10. Men's ballet
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Wimpress
    Perfect if you've never taken a ballet class before, or if you did ballet as a child and want to return. This men’s ballet course provides slow and fun training in how to use your body correctly, with a focus on correct placement, stance and posture.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  11. Ballet body conditioning
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    Ballet body conditioning combines specifically sequenced exercises including elements of barre, floor work and centre practice and is designed to complement studies in ballet and acting. Ideal for those who already have good physical awareness and have studied a dance discipline at a basic level.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
  12. Silver Swans ballet class
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  13. Classical ballet: improvers 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    We will continue developing ballet technique through barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have been practicing for some time and have a strong grasp of techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  14. Classical ballet: improvers 1
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00

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