It's never too late to learn to dance and our adult classes, from beginners up to advanced level, are a great way to keep fit and improve posture and flexibility in a social atmosphere.
If you wish to fully grasp the basics of ballet then we recommend that you enrol on one of our 10 week Ballet Courses (highly recommended for complete beginners). This will guide you through the key principles in a relaxed and informative class providing you with a sound knowledge of the basic classical technique, movement vocabulary, coordination and confidence needed to progress on to level 1 of our drop-in classes.
|Adult Ballet 3||Intermediate / Advanced||19.00 - 20.30|
|Dancing for the over 55s||Ages 55+||10.30 - 11.30|
|Pilates course||Mixed ability||12.15 - 13.15|
|Adult Ballet 2/3||Intermediate||18.45 - 20.15|
|Adult Ballet 2||Improvers||19.00 - 20.30|
|Adult Ballet Course||Beginners||19.15 - 20.15|
|Adult Ballet Course||Beginners / Improvers||18.00 - 19.00|
|Adult Ballet Fitness/Fusion||Mixed Ability||19.00 - 20.00|
|Adult Ballet 1||Beginners||19.00 - 20.15|
Whether you are a beginner or a professional dancer we have a class for you. Ballet classes will improve your fitness, help you tone up and improve your flexibility and posture.
These classes are designed to get you moving and your heart pumping. A combination of ballet, Pilates and cardio, Ballet Fitness blends body toning, posture and alignment work, flexibility exercises with cardio in a fun and energetic class.
Dancing for the over 55s
Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something different our gentle Ballet exercises will keep you moving in this social and friendly class. Open to anyone 55 and over – no previous experience required.
Body Control Pilates teacher Viki Westall-Eyre has been qualified for over 10 years. Pilates improves your posture, strengthens your core, is effective in relieving back pain, helps rehabilitation from injury and improves athletic performance.
Download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.
For all classes and courses participants must pay a yearly £5 registration fee.
- Adult Ballet Classes £6.50 per class (£5.50 for student card holders)
- Adult Ballet Courses £65 per course (10 week term enrolment only)
- Pilates £85 per course (10 week term enrolment only)
Classes run on a drop-in basis. Payment for classes is made on arrival but we ask dancers to book a place in the class beforehand by calling 0113 220 8000. Bookings can be made from 10am on Saturday mornings for the week. Places in adult classes will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
What to wear
Clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim please. Footwear is dependant on each dance style but on the whole we recommend that students have bare feet or flat ballet shoes.