Ballet for Beginners

Autumn term 2023, Ballet and stretching for improver adults. BOOKING IS CLOSED.

Monday: Ballet and stretching for improver adults
Time: 7.30pm-8.45pm
Start: 11.09.23
Duration: 10 weeks (No class on 30.10.23)
Fee: €110  (It is CDETB policy that refunds are only issued if a course does not form. Before booking, please see our terms and conditions page).
Notes: Non-slip socks or ballet shoes. Comfortable clothes – leggings and a t-shirt are great or ballet clothing if you have it and plenty of water. All courses are subject to a minimum number in order to proceed. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be offered on a first-booked, first-served basis and a waiting list will then be created. You will be contacted in this event.


Ballet for Beginners

This class is suitable for improvers. An improver will be familiar and secure in the basic vocabulary at the barre and in the centre. You will continue to work and develop these fundamentals while developing strength and coordination. Each class will start at the barre. You will then move into the centre of the room and transfer the barre work into the centre and also work on pirouette technique, adage, and the three different types of allegro – petit, middle, and grand. The focus will be on coordination and posture. You will finish class with a stretch and cooldown. This class is suitable for all ages and is wonderful for men and women. All are welcome to learn in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment.

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About your tutor: Laura Macken

Laura trained at the National College of Dance and danced professionally with Dublin City Ballet. She was a founder member of Irish Modern Dance Theatre. She has also worked for Dance Theatre of Ireland and Coiscéim Dance Theatre. Laura has danced nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Laura is a regular teacher for Dance Ireland’s professional dance programme. She teachers company classes and has taught for John Scott Dance and Coiscéim Dance Theatre. Laura is also an accomplished choreographer and has her own company, Laura Macken Dance. She has received Arts Council funding to choreograph neoclassical work. She has just completed research, with Arts Council bursary support funding, on a new dance piece called Anecdotes and this will develop and be performed in 2024. Laura holds a B. Sc. in counselling and psychotherapy from Middlesex University (2023) and an M.A. in dance from the University of Limerick (2017).

Laura Macken

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