Ballet For All Abilities

Ref: C3745929

Enjoy learning to dance ballet to a variety of music with the benefit of improving overall fitness. This course is intended to all levels of experience who would love to learn ballet in a friendly and supportive environment. Improve your fitness, posture, balance and flexibility while dancing to music. Includes barre, centre work an short step sequences. So whatever your age and experience we look forward to meeting you. You will need to have your camera on a t all times.

Course aim

To promote ballet as a fun and fitness activity.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate improved overall fitness, stamina and musicality in completing the ballest class.
  • Demonstrate exercises at the barre to improve core strength, balance and flexibility.
  • Perform a short ballet sequence incorporating steps learnt in class.
  • Recognise steps and movements by their names.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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?

  • Demonstration, question and answer, discussion, group work, observation, individual work, practical work.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • Wear comfortable clothes or exercise clothes. Ballet shoes will be ideal or bare feet but no socks please. For health and safety reasons you must have your camera on at all times during class. You should have enough space that you can move freely and something to hold on to ie a chair.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is compulsory to fill in and return a pre exercise/dance halite questionnaire before your course begins.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Ballet For All Abilities

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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