Ballet Foundation (Level 1)

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

To book, click here.

Autumn Term Booking Information

Booking opens Friday 19 July at 3pm

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

If you have any questions please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600 or email classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk

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 2019/20

Autumn term
Start: Monday 16 September
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 21 October
End: Sunday 15 December

Spring Term
Start: Monday 6 January
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 17 February
End: Sunday 5 April

Summer Term 
Start: Monday 20 April
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 25 May
End: Sunday 19 July

Please note, not all classes will have the same term dates and half term break. Please ensure to check the individual class information for specific dates.

Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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