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Adult Ballet and Dance Fitness Classes in St. Albans

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Ballet Improver Level

Ballet Improver Level

These classes are for those who wish to refresh their technique and revive their love of ballet having taken classes as a child or adult. The classes focus on understanding the core principles of ballet, including basic ballet positions, terms and movements that will help you to improve your posture, co-ordination and strength.

Mondays & Tuesdays

Ballet Mixed Level

Ballet Mixed Level

These classes are for those who have some previous experience of ballet or who have progressed from my Improver Level class and will have different levels of exercises and enchaînments to suit those with less or more experience. They are a great way to improve on ballet technique, core strength and muscle tone.

Thursdays

Ballet Advanced Level

Ballet Advanced Level

These classes are for those who have previous experience of ballet. They are more challenging and work at a faster pace and you will learn more advanced combinations of exercises, pirouettes, allegro and enchaînments. They are a great way to stimulate the mind and body and understand the physicality and musicality of ballet.

Mondays

Ballet Beginner Level

Ballet Beginner Level

These classes are for complete beginners who wish to try ballet for the first time and for those who wish to go right back to the basics of ballet and refresh their technique.

This is a special in person 6-week course at the studio to teach you the basic principles of ballet and give you enough experience to be able to join one of my Improver Level ballet classes in the future. Join us to begin to revive your Adult Ballet journey!

Fridays

Ballet Body Conditioning

Ballet Body Conditioning

These classes are for everybody and no previous ballet experience is required. I teach a mix of class styles working on improving core stability, strengthening and lengthening of key ballet muscles, posture, weight placement and alignment used in ballet, alongside cardio-building exercises and stretching sequences to improve flexibility. Whilst ballet is at the heart of these classes everyone will benefit from a Ballet Body Conditioning class, as it is a complete body workout!

Fridays

Private Classes

Private Classes

I offer private coaching, pointe work classes and audition preparation classes if you have a specific goal in mind and would like a class to focus entirely on you, your needs and aspirations.

Weekend Workshops

Repertoire Workshops

Throughout the year there are various Ballet Weekend Repertoire Workshops available, which I run with Tierney Heap who is an incredible First Soloist of The Royal Ballet Company. Tierney is a Guest Teacher at Ballet Revival and you can find out more about her illustrious career on my Teachers page! These Workshops are split into two different level groups an Improver group and Advanced group to ensure everyone has the best day and works to their own personal level. During these workshops we teach a full ballet class, learn amazing repertoire from current ballets performed by The Royal Ballet Company and enjoy a nice long stretch session at the end of the day. They provide everyone who attends the Workshop day an opportunity to see what life in a ballet company is really like and to experience first hand the complete joy of dancing in a real ballet!

These weekends are great fun and full of all things ballet!

Tierney Heap
Tierney Heap
Tierney Heap

Ballet Revival OnDemand

Ballet Revival OnDemand

Join my Ballet Revival OnDemand Membership and take part in ballet classes in your own home!

The pre-recorded ballet barre classes are a selection of Mixed Level classes with adaptations provided throughout the class for those with more or less experience. There are a couple of Basic Ballet Barre classes to join in with should you wish to slow things right down with a more simplified class to really improve your technique and an Express Ballet Barre if you are short on time! I have also recorded a number of tutorials, which break down specific exercises to practice separately after one of your classes. Finally there is a “Core de Ballet” abs routine to really fire up those ballet abs and back and a couple of stretch sequences to do should you wish to have more of an intense stretch session after your chosen ballet class.

To find out more information and to access the membership go to Ballet Revival OnDemand Login/Register

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Ballet Revival Beginners Online Course

My Ballet Revival Beginners Online Course is perfect for complete beginners who wish to try ballet for the first time and for those who wish to go right back to the basics of ballet and refresh their technique. I have carefully created a set of pre-recorded beginner ballet barre classes that you can follow along to at home to begin your Adult Ballet journey.

I believe that a good, solid foundation of technique is vital for all ballet dancers but especially for beginners as once this is formed the benefits of ballet will be seen for years to come. This course is based on completing in the home and includes exercises for ballet barre, port de bras in the centre, and bonus videos of stretch sequences and a “Core de Ballet” Ab routine to really fire up your ballet muscles!

Timetable

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Mondays

Ballet Improver Level
7.15 – 8.15pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Mondays

Ballet Advanced Level
8.30 – 9.30pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Tuesdays

Ballet Improver Level
10.45 – 11.45am

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Thursdays

Ballet Mixed Level
11.45 – 12.45pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Thursdays

Ballet Mixed Level
8.30 – 9.30pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Fridays

Ballet Beginner Level
7.30 – 8.30pm

Ad-hoc 6-week courses throughout the year

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Fridays

Ballet Body Conditioning
8.00 – 9.00pm

Held once a month at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Taster Classes

Come and try any of my ballet classes for just £6.00 or a Ballet Body Conditioning class for £12.00. Contact sarah@balletrevival.co.uk for booking of taster classes.

Drop-In

Drop-in classes are £13.50 per ballet class subject to availability. Contact sarah@balletrevival.co.uk for booking of drop-in classes.

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What to Wear

Please wear whatever you feel most comfortable and can easily move. Most of my regular dancers wear leggings and t-shirts. Ballet shoes are not required initially and socks or Pilates socks with grips on the bottom are fine. If you continue on a long-term basis, I recommend buying a pair of split sole canvas ballet shoes. Tutus and leg warmers are optional…!

Ballet – What’s the Pointe?

Ballet classes are a fantastic revival for the whole body. Ballet will help to improve your posture, muscle tone, strength and overall flexibility. My classes will also help to build coordination, core stability and confidence and are extremely sociable classes with wonderful like-minded people who love all things ballet! Ballet Revival classes are designed to teach you all aspects of ballet practice, including basic ballet exercises, technique and stretches in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Join me at the home of all things ballet and revive or begin your Adult Ballet journey!

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What's the Pointe?

My Story

My Story - Sarah Briscoe

I trained at the Royal Ballet School, gaining a Professional Dance Diploma in Classical Ballet. Whilst at the school I was chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet in “The Sleeping Beauty” at The Royal Opera House. Upon graduation I joined the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, performing as the lead ballet dancer. I then joined English National Ballet for two seasons of their ‘in-the-round’ productions of “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Romeo & Juliet”.

Drawing on my performing experience, I bring a passion and love of dance to the studio. I continue to expand on my teaching skills with regular workshops at the Royal Academy of Dance. I am a fully qualified Sleek Ballet Fitness Instructor, Progressive Ballet Technique Instructor and DDMIX Dance Fitness Instructor and hold qualifications in both Dance Fitness for Adults and Exercise to Music, awarded by EMD Academy, endorsed by The Register of Exercise Professionals and Sport England.

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ballet (noun) : Classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity

dance (noun): A series of movements and steps that are performed to music