Ballet Foundation (Level 1)

For those with some experience of ballet technique; this class uses barre and centre work, jumps and travelling sequences to continue to develop participants skills and understanding of the basics of ballet practice. This class will improve posture, flexibility, musicality and strength in a fun and supportive environment.

Class level: Suitable for participants with a basic understanding of ballet technique and/or at least one year’s dance experience. Or those who have attended our Contemporary Beginners course. Please note this class is not for complete beginners.

Full term enrolment (12 weeks): £160.00

Booking Information

Online enrolment for the Autumn term has now closed but there are limited places still available. Please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600 to book your place.

Booking options are not the same for all classes, and options are always subject to availability.

Online enrolment for Spring term opens on 5th November.

Meet the Teacher: Joshua Barwick

I started my training at 11 years old with my local dance school DM Academy in Bradford. I then went on to train with David Nixon and Yoko Ichino at Northern Ballet’s Academy in Leeds before moving at 16 to Birmingham to study for 3 years at Elmhurst – School of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

First memory of dance
I think my first memory of dance was when I was about 12 and I took part in the local production back in Leeds of Mary Poppins! It was the whole combination of the music, dance, costumes and the theatre that got me hooked and kept me in the business!

Most inspirational teacher
I actually have a couple of teachers that I love and owe an awful lot to!
Yoko Ichino – When I started training with Yoko at Northern Ballet’s Academy I was very new to ballet and she taught me everything I needed to know to audition for schools and to have a healthy career. Yoko had an incredible career as a global ballet star so to train with her and take on board her corrections and advice was a privilege.
Deirdre Chapman – Deirdre has been a guest coach of mine for the past 4 years since I joined Rambert. Her career was also an incredible one ranging from ballet companies around the world to actually dancing for Rambert before moving to the Royal Ballet. Deirdre’s class is pure technique and she doesn’t miss a trick, but she is incredibly
helpful, supportive and a huge inspiration for me.

Class Programme Term Dates 2018/19

Autumn term (12 weeks)
Start: Monday 17 September
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 22 October
End: Saturday 15/Sunday 16 December

Spring Term (12 weeks)
Start: Monday 7 January
Half Term: Saturday 16th February – Sunday 24th February (inclusive)
End: Saturday 6/Sunday 7 April

Summer Term (12 weeks*)
Start: Tuesday 23 April*
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 27 May
End: Saturday 20/Sunday 21 July
*Monday classes will commence on Monday 29 April

Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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