Classical Ballet is characterised by a standard vocabulary of steps, poses, and graceful movements including pointed feet, rising, jumping, stretching and spinning. It is strengthening, disciplined and stylised. The class starts with exercises at the barre followed by work in the centre of the floor.
Ballet classes range from Beginner to Level 3. This class is for adults aged 16 and over.
Levels: BeginnerThis class is for adults aged 16 and over. A beginner level class for dancers in their first few years of Ballet. In a friendly, relaxed and well-structured atmosphere practice the foundations of classical ballet including the positions, alignment, lines and co-ordination required for basic ballet. The class starts with exercises at the barre followed by work in the centre of the floor. Ballet is perfect for improving core strength, posture, grace and muscle tone! If you have never practiced Ballet before, we strongly recommend you enrol in one of our Introduction to Ballet Short courses, click here for more details. Please discuss with your teacher if you feel you are ready to progress up to the next level. , Level 1 This class is for Adults aged 16 and over. This beginner/elementary class is aimed at participants with a good knowledge of basic ballet technique who wish to progress from our Ballet Beginner Level. You should have a strong postural alignment and be ready to learn more complex steps and sequences. You will learn more advanced turning and jump combinations and begin to link steps together from the barre to the centre. Please discuss with your teacher if you feel you are ready to progress up to the next level. , Level 2This class if for Adults aged 16 and over. This intermediate class is for participants with a strong knowledge of Ballet technique or those ready to advance from Level 1. Be challenged by longer and more complicated sequences at the barre and centre and gain confidence performing the more complex adage, pirouettes and jump combinations set for this level. This class has live piano accompaniment. Please discuss with your teacher if you feel you are ready to progress up to the next level. , Level 3This class is for Adults aged 16 and over. This advanced class is a challenging and more advanced class for those really confident in their understanding of ballet technique and principles. Develop your ballet vocabulary, musicality and artistry. This class is suitable for students who have studied full-time ballet, students who have completed RAD Adv or similar syllabus, ballet teachers, and professional and ex-professional dancers. The class has live piano accompaniment. , Introduction to Ballet CourseThis four-week introductory Ballet course will give you a basic but fundamental understanding of Classical Ballet technique. Ballet teacher Cathie Goss has developed this course especially for Sydney Dance Company. No experience required.