Ballet courses for Adult Beginners, Improvers and Returning Dancers + Ballet Floor-barre, Pointe, Repertoire, Men's class & Pas de Deux
Est. 2009 - Celebrating 10 years in 2019
Highlights from our 10th Anniversary Performance at The Greenwood Theatre, London, 14th July 2019
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)
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.
Pointe classes for 3 levels - Beginners, Elementary & Intermediate - plus Variations en Pointe for Advanced ladies
Repertoire is suitable for the more experienced dancer who must also enrol 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 consist of workshops, ballet classes and the opportunity to learn existing, new or reworked classical and neo-classical repertoire.