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Adult Ballet and Dance Fitness Classes in St. Albans

No need to have danced before, just the enthusiasm to do something new!

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My Classes

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 & Fridays

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 Body Conditioning

Ballet Body Conditioning

These classes are for everybody and no previous ballet experience is required. They are great all-round conditioning classes to improve core stability, posture, weight placement and alignment used in ballet in a floor-based class. Ballet Body Conditioning is a complete body workout!

Fridays

Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Throughout the year there are ballet weekend workshops, which are held over two days and consist of looking at ballet technique in more detail, ballet body conditioning, a Sleek Technique class, flexibility training and learning repertoire from a ballet. It is a great fun weekend, full of all things ballet!

Beginners Ballet Course

Beginners Ballet Course

The beginners ballet course is perfect for complete beginners who wish to try ballet for the first time and for those who want to go right back to the basics of ballet and refresh their technique. These courses run in 6-week blocks on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year.

Sleek Technique

Sleek Technique

Sleek Technique is a fun, effective workout based on authentic ballet technique that will give you a lean, shapely dancer’s physique, which has been created by two ex-professional dancers. The principles of the class are to create Length, Strength, Fluidity and Flexibility and whilst Sleek is ballet-based, it requires no previous dance experience.

DDMIX Dance Fitness

DDMIX Dance Fitness

DDMIX stands for ‘Diverse Dance Mix’ and is an exciting dance fitness class created by ex-Ballerina and former “Strictly Come Dancing” judge Dame Darcey Bussell and top choreographer and performer Nathan Clarke. These classes include lots of routines from different dance genres and eras.

Ballet Revival

Private Classes

I also 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. Contact sarah@balletrevival.co.uk for more details and booking.

Timetable

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Mondays

Ballet Improver Level
7.30 – 8.30pm

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
8.30 – 9.30pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Fridays

Ballet Mixed Level
11.45 – 12.45pm

Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2

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Fridays

Ballet Body Conditioning
8.00 – 9.30pm

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 £5.00 or a Ballet Body Conditioning class for £12.00. Contact sarah@balletrevival.co.uk for booking of taster classes.

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Drop-In

Drop-in classes are £12.50 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 muscle tone, strength and overall flexibility. 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.

Sleek Technique is a fun, effective workout based on authentic ballet technique that will give you a lean, shapely dancer’s physique, which has been created by two ex-professional dancers. Victoria was a First Soloist of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Flik had a hugely successful career working in the West End, theatre and movies. Whilst Sleek is ballet-based, it requires no previous dance experience.

DDMIX is an exciting dance based fitness class created by ex-Ballerina and former “Strictly Come Dancing” judge, Dame Darcey Bussell and top choreographer and performer Nathan Clarke. The class includes all different dance eras and genres from Bollywood to Charleston and everything in between!

No need to have danced before, just the enthusiasm to do something new!

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 also a fully qualified Sleek Technique 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