Ballet Classes in English
The Center is Berlin's only School of Performing Arts & English. We offer extra curricular ballet classes for children, teenagers and adults and we love ballet! Ballet is the basis for many different styles of dance. At the Center you will be taught by professional dancers and trained ballet teachers – and in English. Join a great international English-speaking crowd!
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Class Descriptions & Requirements
for adult classes
Ballet Beginners 1
This class builds on beginning ballet steps. It teaches basic steps, vocabulary, and technique and will allow you to gain a good understanding of basic ballet.Barre and center work include various routines designed to increase strength, mobility, and correct placement. This is the perfect class for your first months (up to a year) of ballet training. Some previous ballet experience needed.
If you have never danced before we recommend our Introduction Course. Ballet shoes and appropriate dance wear required.
Ballet Beginners 2
A beginning-level classical ballet class suitable for those with previous experience in ballet. As we move forward with our technique in Beginners 2, we are able to utilize our knowledge through choreography and variations.
To join this class you should be familiar with the following steps: all 5 positions (both arms and legs), demi plié, grand plié, relevé, rond de jambe, grande battement, développé, sous-su, pas du bourrée.
Join a friendly, non-competitive ballet class that will help you improve your technique and build up strength. Previous ballet experience, ballet shoes and appropriate dance wear required.
This class is a full 90 minute intermediate ballet class designed for those with several years of ballet experience. Exercises and combinations are longer, faster and more complicated. Having a deeper understanding of ballet technique in intermediate, we are now able to utilize what we have learned through choreography and variations.
To join this class you should be familiar with the following steps: frappé, rond de jambe en l'air, changement and échappé, pirouette en dehors, pique turns, tombé, glissade and grand jeté.
Join a friendly, non-competitive ballet class that will help you improve your technique and build up strength.
Several years of previous ballet experience, ballet shoes and appropriate dance wear required.
Introduction to Ballet
This 6-sessions course is an introduction to ballet designed those who have not done ballet before and would like to give it a try. It focuses on posture and correct placement of feet, legs, hips, spine, shoulders and arms. You will learn ballet vocabulary, positions and basic steps and jumps. Classes include basic barre and center work.
Ballet shoes required. (You may start off with thick socks.) If you don't have a ballet leotard yet, please bring tight fitting leggings and T-shirt.