Adult Ballet Classes

Adult Ballet Classes

Simply Ballet was originally created for adults who wanted to learn ballet.  Simple. 

It’s never too late to start learning, start moving to beautiful music, to challenging yourself, and find the fulfillment you always dreamed of.

Founded in 2011, Simply Ballet came about when a group of friends struggled to find a ballet class where they felt at home.  Adult ballet classes seemed to be an afterthought for dance schools, and were not taken seriously by most.  What they wanted were classes where they could steadily progress their technique, learn with purpose, and feel like they were achieving. 

Simply Ballet was created to fill this void.  Since then, Simply Ballet has grown to offer a variety of levels and courses to suit all kinds of learners, however – we still have a special spot for adult ballet.   Carefully constructed classes give you the opportunity to learn ballet at your pace, without feeling like a fish out of water.  A variety of levels means as your journey progresses you can continue moving and achieving.

Why are our Adult Ballet classes different?

In fact in every way Simply Ballet tries to be there for you as an adult learner.

Having a goal and a sense of achievement as your ballet journey progresses is a big part of our philosophy and as such, Examinations and Class Awards can be undertaken through the Royal Academy of Dance.  Through this experience, many adult students have found a sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction in their studies of Classical Ballet.

Adults are also able to participate in the Discovering Repertoire programme.

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Simply Ballet has 5 levels of classes designed to suit wherever you are on your ballet journey.

Introduction to Ballet

Our Introduction to Ballet class is designed to teach you the absolute basics of ballet.  Specifically created so you feel confident from the first time you step into the studio.  Perfect if you want to learn ballet from scratch!

Level 1

For those who have mastered our Introduction to Ballet classes, or those with around 6-18 months previous ballet experience.  This level covers basic ballet vocabulary, and establishes the concepts required to progress further such as spotting and linking steps.  

Level 2

Building on the skills learned in Level 1, this level extends your technique and challenges your growing skills.  It is also a great level to return at if you have danced as a child but have had a break. Assumes at least 2 years of ballet training.

Levels 3, 4, and Pointe

For experienced dancers who have been dancing at a high level regularly in recent times.  Please get in contact with us before booking a trial at this level to determine suitability.

Silver Swans

Aged 55+ (or there abouts…)

Release your inner Swan!  You are never too old for the joy and grace that is Classical Ballet.

Our Silver Swans ballet classes are ballet based lessons designed for older learners.  Dance your way to health and happiness with others just like you in a creative environment.  Licenced and experienced teachers mean you’re in safe hands and classes are an opportunity to have fun and enjoy the sense of wellbeing that dance brings in a social setting.

Although targeted at those aged over 55, there is no upper or lower age limit to be a Silver Swan.

Classes are carefully considered and constructed to help you improve and maintain mobility and balance, flexibility, posture, co-ordination, and to stay active.  Exercises can be adapted to suit your own level of fitness and confidence.  Accompanied by beautiful music, they stimulate the mind and body. 

What better way to get out, be social, and develop new skills with movement and music to keep you active.

Body Conditioning

All Ages

Every body needs a little bit of TLC from time to time, but there’s no need to pay for extra gym memberships or expensive personal training.  Simply Ballet’s body conditioning programs are designed to complement your ballet training, and provide an opportunity for fitness and strengthening outside of traditional gym classes or lifting weights.

A range of classes including Progressing Ballet Technique are available.

Adult Contemporary

Contemporary dance is based on classical ballet technique, but with a more free-flowing and dynamic movement style.  You’ll learn to move, twist, and turn to express emotion and mood through movement.  Floor work and partner work is also involved.

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