Ballet courses for Adult Beginners, Improvers and Returning Dancers + Ballet Floor-barre, Pointe, Repertoire, Men's class & Pas de Deux

(London-based)

 

spring term: 7 january - 30 march 2019

Enrolment is now open

Autumn term ends 1st December 2018
 

Click on the black buttons below to see details of all courses and levels

 

Serena's Adult Beginners Ballet Courses are specially designed to build week by week, encouraging confidence and a sense of achievement in an enjoyable atmosphere. There are 4 levels of Beginner courses (Beginners, 1, 2, 3 & Beginner-General).

The Improver Levels progress from the Beginner Levels and cover more complex elements of Ballet including more pirouettes and faster allegro including beats. There are 3 levels of Improver courses (Improvers 1, 2 & Improver-General)

 Ballet for You Advanced  Photographer: Sara  Location: SPACe, Hoxton

The Advanced Levels are ideal for the more experienced and skilled dancers who have had vocational training. Adv 1 is taken without the barre and covers things like grand pirouettes, brise’ vole’, cabrioles and jete’ elance, working on strength, technique and developing artistry. There are 2 levels of Advanced courses (Advanced 1 & 2)

Men’s Class is dedicated for men with a minimum of 3 years structured ballet training and who are at Improvers 1 Level at a minimum. This one hour class is taken without the barre with a focus on men's allegro and pirouettes.

Serena's Ballet Floor-Barre consists of exercises based on Ballet steps performed lying and sitting on the floor. It's an ideal way to prepare and maintain the body for Ballet - strengthening, lengthening & toning, whilst increasing flexibility.

 Ballet for You Pointe  Photographer: Danielle Cowan  Location: SPACe, Hoxton

Pointe classes for 3 levels - Beginners, Elementary & Intermediate - plus Variations en Pointe for Advanced ladies

Repertoire is subject to enrolling in the preceding Improver 2 course.

Pas de Deux and Variations en Pointe is reserved for Advanced level ladies although men who are in Beginner and Improver levels are welcome to enrol on the pas de deux course.

Holiday Intensives are for students who are competent with Beginners Level 3 material and above to have the opportunity to learn repertoire.


I have learned more in 11 weeks with Serena than I have in a year of classes elsewhere
— Sally, 31, London Bridge
Outstanding teacher who takes adult dancers seriously; a well structured course.
— Josh, 34, Wandsworth
Serena’s Ballet For You is an absolute gem... I dare say the best adult ballet classes in London!
— Irina, 37, Morden
I enjoyed every minute of the performance, from the rehearsals to the day itself!
— Nathaniel, 39, Hoxton
Serena’s approach is thoughtful to each individual; she teaches with consistency and allows a systematic building-up of skills and confidence.
— Hester, 32, Stoke Newington
This course has probably been the best teaching I’ve experienced, just the right balance of being challenged and achieving. It feels so good to be dancing again! Thank you so much Serena!
— Hannah, 28, Hackney
 
 

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