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 on behalf of MDI. For class information, contact 0151 7088810 / [email protected]
We offer classes for all ages and abilities in our studio, ranging from Beginner’s Ballet to Professional Commercial classes. All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+, unless otherwise stated.
Our studio is at 24 Hope Street. Please press the buzzer for the studio or office to gain entrance. The studio is located on the ground floor, where you can also find an accessible toilet.
Please use the drop down menu to find the class that best suits you - we offer classes for Beginners right through to Professional level. Open Level classes bare for all abilities, but some dance experience is recommended.
Attendance & Registration
ll dance classes are drop-in, and do not follow a structured curriculum. Participants are welcome to start a class at any point during a term, and should never worry about missing a session. If you are new to a class, please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to complete a short registration form. Information collected during registration is required for health and safety reasons only, and will not be shared externally.
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: 0151 708 8810.
Payments & Pricing
Class prices vary, and some are subsidised through our charitable funding. All classes can be paid for on the day in cash (although some ask for payment for a full term in advance, specified on the listing). A number of classes are also available to book online in advance - a "book now" button is clickable where this is the case.
For all classes run by MDI teachers (Beginners & Open Ballet, Beginners & Open Contemporary, Pro Class) you can purchase a 10 Class Card, which can be used across any combination of these classes. Please note that all 10 classes must be taken within one year of purchase, and cannot be used for MDI summer courses.
Our classes follow the academic year, with a reduced timetable during half-term or other holidays for Liverpool schools, and will be highlighted as such. To check school holiday dates, please visit liverpool.gov.uk