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Ballet Foundation (Level 1)

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Not quite ready for Swan lake’s 32 fouettés? Well, why not try ballet Foundation instead.

A supportive class that’s perfect for exploring barre work, centre work, jumps and travelling sequences at a steady pace. We recommend that you have some dance experience before attending; 1 year of ballet training or a full term of Rambert’s Ballet Beginners class.

  • Increase your coordination and agility
  • Improve your knowledge of ballet
  • Develop your musicality

Full term enrolment (12 weeks): £160.00

Autumn Term Dates 2019

Start: wk of Monday 16 September
Half term: wk of Monday 21 October
End: wk of Sunday 15 December

Note some classes have different half-term or other breaks, and different term end dates – check on booking page for details.

Meet the Teacher: Joshua Barwick

Where did you train / study as a dancer / teacher?
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.I began teaching throughout my career in the various companies I have danced for. I have and continue to teach various outreach programmes, summer schools and workshops throughout the UK as well.

Describe your most inspirational teacher
I have two teachers that have been paramount throughout my career so far:
– Deirdre Chapman (The Royal Ballet)
– Antonia Franceschi (New York City Ballet)
Both of these teachers have guided me throughout my career by helping refine my technique, push me outside my comfort zone, and keep my body as healthy as possible through safe practise. I owe an awful lot to them both.

How would you describe your teaching style in three words?
Fun, structured, engaging.

How would you describe your class and what can people expect from a class with you?
One of my big goals for my class is that the participants enjoy themselves and we have a laugh all together. I structure the class so that whether you are a beginner or intermediate you will be able to find something to challenge you. Working on a strong technique foundation is a priority for me alongside moving across the space, trying new steps and simply enjoying being able to dance!

What is your favourite Rambert work?
Ghost Dances, by Christopher Bruce
The 3 Dancers – by Didy Veldman



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