Ballet: Beginners

In this Beginners class Nandita will share the basics and foundations of Ballet technique with a healthy and holistic approach encouraging supportive alignment, functionality and efficiency, focus, balance, coordination and strength. You will develop a deeper awareness of your body and in relationship to the space, all whilst moving with musicality! This class is suitable whether you’ve never taken a ballet class before, or perhaps been once or twice and want to refresh your memory.

Full term: £120
Drop in: £12 (subject to availability, from 6pm the day before class)

  • Booking opens from Monday 22 August for Supporters
  • General booking opens from Wednesday 24 August

Coin Street Residents

Coin Street residents can access a discounted rate for this class. To book, first click here to register with Coin Street and then email classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk to receive your booking password.

Meet the Teacher

Nandita Shankardass is one of the few professional female ballet dancers of Indian heritage in the world. Trained at The Royal Ballet School, she was awarded the James Monahan Award and Ninette de Valois Award for her choreographic work as a student. Her career has taken her to perform with Zürcher Ballet, Victor Ullate Ballet, Ballet Black, Scottish Ballet and Compañia Nacional de Danza in a range of classical and contemporary repertoire. Nandita has choreographed for Zürcher Junior Ballet, Ballet Black, as a Young Choreographer for Compañia Nacional de Danza and for tve’s Global Sustainability Film Awards.

Nandita is the founder of Welcome Movement® offering a range dance and movement classes across all ages, backgrounds and abilities. She has taught across the UK, Europe and Asia including Rambert professional class, Ballet Black, Open Ballet and Creative Improvisation classes at Central School of Ballet and Danceworks in London and she facilitates movement for wellbeing for various community groups, projects and organisations.

Her approach to movement is holistic, guided and supported by imagination, sensation and experience to create empowered and embodied ways of moving. In her Ballet and Pointe work classes you will discover and understand a healthy approach to the technique which encourages supportive alignment, functionality and efficiency, focus, balance, coordination and strength to develop a deeper awareness within your body and in relationship to the space, all whilst moving with musicality.

Instagram handle – @nandidevi

Autumn Term

Monday 19 September to Saturday 9 December 2022.

Spring Term

Monday 9 January to Saturday 1 April 2023.

Booking will open for the summer term on Monday 22 August. If you are a Rambert supporter, you can access booking from Wednesday 16 March with a 10% discount- click here to find out more.


People who are over sixty years, in receipt of Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seekers allowance, students, or are disabled are entitled to a 10 % concession discount (with free entry for one carer). To book, please email classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk to receive your discount code. Please note, you will be asked to bring your proof of concession on the first day of term.


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