Beginners Ballet will be delivered as a Hybrid class both via Zoom and in-person. This page is for anyone wanting to attend via Zoom. Please visit our class timetable if you would like to attend in person.
Beginners Ballet is ideal for those who have never danced before, or have a small amount of experience. The class focuses on learning basic classical ballet technique, including correct posture, positioning of the feet and arms, and developing muscle strength and flexibility.
The class starts with exercises on the barre focusing on alignment and developing muscle strength. An easy stretch then moves us onto centre work (in the middle of the studio, away from the barre), focusing on control, balance and travelling steps.
Taught at a basic level, this class teaches beginners’ technique to prepare you to move onto the open level class when you’re feeling ready.
This class is led by Helen McCarron
Click here to book. Use the coupon code: CONCESSION if you are a student, retired or unemployed to receive our discounted rate.
Classes must be pre-booked. No drop-ins during this time.
Practicing at Home
Please make sure you have plenty of space to practice safely and comfortably. Take a rest or a water break any time you need one. If you are practicing yoga or pilates please back out of any postures that bring you pain or discomfort, take a rest and come back to the class when you are ready. Your teacher will give you any additional instructions or advice at the start of your Zoom.
We have new processes and measures in place to keep you safe. Please read our Studio Guidelines before booking.
We're based at 24 Hope Street, with Studio 1 on the Ground Floor, and Studio 2 on the first floor. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
What to Wear
Leggings and t-shirts or other comfortable clothes are perfect for most classes. Some classes recommend specific dance shoes, but otherwise bare feet is fine. Check with us in advance if you are unsure.
Payments & Pricing
Studio classes are run by MDI and some are subsidised through our charitable funding.
Some classes run right through term breaks, others take time out. Please check the website to find out when your class is running.
All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated).