Level Beginner, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Ballet Short
Courses, Ballet Foundation Semester
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.
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! This class is for adults aged 16 and over.
If you have never done any Ballet before we encourage you to enroll in an Introduction to Ballet short course with us prior to attending the Beginner Ballet class.
Please discuss with your teacher if you feel you are ready to progress up to the next level.
This 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. This class is for Adults aged 16 and over.
Our Wednesday 7:45pm Ballet Level 1 class will be livestreamed for our online participants, but will not be recorded.
For the more experienced Ballet dancer, this class will challenge your endurance, musicality and coordination with longer and more complicated sequences at the ‘barre’ and throughout centre practice. Ballet Level 2 will give you an excellent opportunity to stretch and strengthen while maintaining and improving your ballet technique.
This class is suitable for students who have been dancing for more than 5 years. This class is for Adults aged 16 and over.
Our Friday 9am Ballet Level 2 class will be livestreamed for our online participants, but will not be recorded.
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. This class is for Adults aged 16 and over.
Condition your body and refine your Ballet technique in this one hour Barre class. Focusing solely on exercises at the Barre, strengthen and develop posture, alignment and coordination.
This class is for Levels 1 to 3. More experienced dancers will be extended further within each exercise. Advanced students can wear pointe shoes after consultation with the teacher.
Fee: $110 for 4 classes
This 4 week introductory course to ballet will give the adult dancer a basic but fundamental understanding of classical ballet technique. The class is designed to investigate and understand key elements of ballet; including posture and correct alignment, positions of feet and arms, foot articulation, outward rotation (turn out) plies and simple sequencing – primarily at the barre.
This course will focus on giving the participant a smooth and integrated progression to the Ballet Beginner class with a solid groundwork of the basics of ballet technique.
It is recommended that this course be taken prior to, or in conjunction with, attending the Ballet Beginner class if you are new to the world of Ballet.
|Mon 17 April — Mon 8 May||8:00pm — 9:30pm||Book Now|
Fee: $395 for 16 classes
A 16 week program designed to give the absolute beginner a strong and solid foundation in Ballet technique. This course will cover posture and correct alignment, positions of arms and feet, foot articulation, outward rotation, plies and simple sequencing. Learn the terminology and technical requirements of Ballet as you work with a core teacher across the semester. Focus on barre skills and as you progress throughout the 16 weeks, work towards centre work as you learn dance phrases which involve the full body in motion. This course will build your confidence and instil a passion for Ballet.
|Mon 15 May — Mon 28 August||6:15pm — 7:45pm||Book Now|
At Sydney Dance Company our Ballet classes are taught in the classical style using correct terminology and encourages artistry through disciplined and stylised movement. The class starts with a thorough warm up with exercises at the barre followed by work in the centre incorporating both slower combinations which focus on strength and balance and faster combinations focusing on stamina and the ability to remain light on your feet.
Beginner level is for those with limited dance experience who have a basic understanding of Ballet terminology. Level 1 is for dancers with 2-3 years of attending Ballet classes.
Some people like to attend the Beginner Ballet classes even though they are quite experienced. This could be because they wish to develop and refine their foundation technique. It could also be because the teacher or the timing suits them or they have an injury which means they need to take an easier class. However, the class will always be at the level advertised not aimed at the more experienced people in the studio.
We do not have a class specifically for dancers on pointe. However, you are able to wear your pointe shoes in Level 3 classes after consultation with the dance teacher.
You don’t have to wear ballet shoes. You can simply wear socks turned down at the heel so you have greater grip. You can purchase basic ballet shoes for $15 at the reception desk.
We do not have a dress code. However, we recommend having your hair off your face and wearing form-fitting clothing to enable the teacher to see the line of your movements.
Ballet contains a lot of bending and jumping. We recommend avoiding this style if you are experiencing joint pain or are recovering from a knee injury.
We always recommend starting at a Beginner level to ease yourself back into your practice and ensure you prevent any injuries. You can speak to your teacher any time about advancing to a higher level.