What classes do we offer?
A class where you can learn or re-learn basic ballet steps, in a relaxed environment. This class is not only a way to learn new skills but also an excellent way to tone up and build core strength. Learn ballet repertoire, barre, centre and corner work at your own pace, or push yourself with weekly challenges!
This class is also designed for beginners but follows a set ballet syllabus allowing you to focus on improving your skills right from Grade 1. This class is for those who are committed to expanding their knowledge and progressing their technique. We follow the IDT syllabus and learn set exercises incorporating fundamental ballet steps. One of the benefits of this class is that you have the option to enter formal exams and gain qualifications. However, exams are not a prerequisite and there is no pressure to perform if that is not what you wish. No prior dance experience is required to join and you may learn at your own pace.
This class is for students who have a minimum of 1 year prior dance experience- either with us or elsewhere and wish to pursue pointe work. In the class you will begin with a number of core, leg and feet strengthening exercises to build up your demi pointe. Then when you are ready, and it is safe to do so, you may progress on to pointe shoes (unless already trained in pointe).
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Carmel is very positive and loves what she does. This shows through and is very encouraging. I had been looking for adult ballet classes for a while and am very happy to have found something local to me and so enjoyable. A great workout. Lovely people.
Carmel makes the lessons tailored to everyone’s ability, so there’s never anything you can’t do. One of my favourite things is seeing how my ballet develops with time. In addition, the ladies at the adult ballet class are so lovely and friendly, not only are the classes great exercise but also great for seeing some friendly faces. If anyone has ever thought about trying ballet or getting back into it, I’d highly recommend the adult ballet classes at Winchester City Dance.
I started adult ballet a few months ago as a complete beginner and had no idea what to expect. However, I was immediately put at ease, Carmel is a fantastic teacher, very patient with a great sense of humour but will also work you hard to get the best out of you too! The classes are perfect if you just want to do it for fun but there are options if you want to do exams as well... although I think it will be a while before I’m ready for that!
I have been going to the adult ballet classes for over 2 years and love it! The classes have a friendly, light-heartened atmosphere and Carmel's teaching style is great-it doesn't matter being (like me) a complete novice to ballet. I always end up leaving the class feeling that bit better having had fun whilst at the same time learning something new and challenging!