Silver Swans ballet class improvers

Course Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
Time: 11:45 - 13:15
Location: Keeley Street
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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.
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Silver Swans ballet class improvers
  • Course Code: DDB005
  • Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
  • Time: 11:45 - 13:15
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Abigail Bulfin

Course Code: DDB005

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Tue, day, 23 Apr - 02 Jul '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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What is the course about?

Our Silver Swans improvers classes will continue to work on achieving greater balance, strength and flexibility as well as increasing technical skills in order to achieve more complex movement sequences and choreography. Suitable for learners with at least 1 year of Foundation ballet or Silver Swans experience.

What will we cover?

Silver Swans classes will focus on building the technique and movement vocabulary necessary to develop the expression, musicality and performance skills required to perform these adaptations. Repertoire includes Swan Lake, Coppelia, La Bayadere & Sleeping Beauty Flower Fairies.

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

Recognise a wider range of movement
Use greater flexibility, co-ordination and balance
Demonstrate increased stamina and control of movement
Perform a set dance sequence with more ease and confidence.

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

Silver Swans ballet class improvers is suitable for older leaners 55+ with at least 1 year of foundation ballet or Silver Swans experience.

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?

Group work in a well equipped, modern sprung floor studio with music. It is essential to be ready to start on time.

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, leotards 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 are recommended for the men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own safety and comfort. No jewellery to be worn during class.

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

Sign up for another course or speak to the teacher about other ballet classes that might be suitable for you to explore.

Abigail Bulfin

Abby trained at Central School of Ballet and went on to perform with The London Ballet Company for five years. She has since built up a varied professional career as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. After a back injury threatened to end her career Abby realised the huge positive impact Pilates had on her recovery and went on to train as an instructor with the world renowned Alan Herdman. Abby decided to combine her love of ballet and passion to help dancers train in a safe and healthy way by opening her own Ballet Academy and Pilates studio where she teaches children and adults of all ages. Abby is a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher and is currently furthering her teacher training with The Royal Ballet School. She is also delighted to have returned to Central School of Ballet as a member of the Junior School ballet faculty and regularly teaches on Central’s Summer Intensives and half term courses.

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.