Ballet for Fitness and Fun

Ref: C3742365

This course is for everyone who has a passion for dance and Ballet and would like to learn in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. The classes will help improve fitness, flexibility, strength, balance, core stability and poise. Classes will incorporate Barre work, Centre work, short step sequences and the chance to learn a Ballet routine. All classes will have an element of fun and fitness. A variety of music will be used throughout the course .

Course aim

To promote Ballet as an activity for adults as a fun way to stay active and healthy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Suitable for all levels, no experience essential.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Show an increase level of fitness
  • Demonstrate exercises at the Barre to improve flexibility
  • Demonstrate exercise in the centre which will help improve core stability and poise
  • Have an increased awareness of musicality
  • Be able to perform a short ballet sequence incorporating steps learnt in class

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Appropriate footwear is recommended,, Ballet Shoes or soft sole footwear and comfortable clothing that allows movement. Water.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Not essential but watching Ballet on T.V, Internet may be usueful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Ballet for Fitness and Fun


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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