Ballet DVD / online class for Adult Beginners:

Learn all the classic ballet steps in just one hour, whatever your age

Do you think you're too old to do a ballet class?
Do you feel too self conscious to join a class at your local studio?
We can put you in a 'virtual' ballet class where you'll fit right in.
Designed precisely for people like you, our real ballet lesson will teach you all the ballet basics.

  • The classic positions of the feet and arm without being too technical or demanding
  • Exercises at the barre and in the center
  • 10 different steps from the very simple tendu to the more challenging pirouette
  • Classic steps such as the plié and arabesque
  • A variety of music and tempos
  • Feet strengthening and posture exercises
  • Correct class etiquette tips
  • The finishing touches, like the correct head positioning, and a curtsey
  • Class length: 1 hour
  • DVD format: NTSC Region 0 (suitable for all)
  • Shipped worldwide from the USA
  • OR instant access (download or stream) via Vimeo

DVD $34.98
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Ballet + Modern DVDs bundle

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Buy Ballet for Adult Beginners and Modern Dance Workout -
it's a complete introduction to classic and contemporary dance for just $52.47

Ballet + Modern DVDs bundle

Buy one DVD, get one half price, plus free shipping.   Buy Ballet for Adult Beginners and Modern Dance Workout - it's a complete introduction to classic and contemporary dance for just $52.47

Your first adult beginners ballet class

Say goodbye to fear of embarrassment, and hello to beautiful ballet steps that you can master easily. 

You get

  • A full one hour class of REAL people - not rehearsed, this is like being in the class
  • All the famous steps including the ballet barre and classics like the pirouette and arabesque
  • Taught by Deborah Sims, who used to coach the Royal Ballet - teaching credentials don't come any better than that.

Ballet is superb exercise for everybody and you don't need to have any previous dancing experience to join in.

So if you think your chance to dance has passed you by, this is the class that'll change your mind. 

You don't need to have taken lessons as a kid, and you don't need to be a certain weight, shape or size to dance along.

You just need this one DVD to get you started...

About your ballet class

Ordering your ballet DVD

It's simple...  Place your order by clicking the Add to Cart button.
You can pay using PayPal or any debit or credit card if you don't have a PayPal account.

Shipping is FREE for orders over $50. 
Otherwise, standard shipping is $4.30 for tracked shipping to all USA addresses,
or non-tracked AirMail to most international destinations. 

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Order instant access via Vimeo

To access your online class, once you click the Purchase button you'll be asked to create a very basic account with our partners Vimeo.  It's super quick.  Just enter your e-mail address and create a password.  That's it.  Then Vimeo will take you straight to the payment processing - PayPal, credit and debit card payment options are all available and secure.  You'll be in your virtual dance class in mere moments.

What makes this ballet DVD the best to get me dancing? 

Because it's REAL.

It's a real class, with real pupils. 

It's exactly what you can expect if you go along to a good ballet class for adult beginners.  A mix of abilities, weights, ages and fitness levels amongst the pupils, and a kind, caring and knowledgeable teacher who manages to bring out the best in each of them.

This class will give you all the basic information you need to start ballet dancing with confidence.

It really is the best place to start. 

And how else could you be taught not only by a teacher from the Royal Ballet, but at a time and place that's totally convenient to you?  This is how...

Meet your new ballet teacher

Guiding you through your class is one of the world's finest teachers of adult Ballet, Deborah Sims, who has taught at the Royal Ballet School in London.

You simply won't find a better teacher to introduce you to learning ballet.

Watch this clip of her in action as she guides her pupils through a barre exercise to warm the hips...


"I honestly thought my dancing days were behind me.  And I certainly didn't think that a 1 hour DVD would change my mind, but it arrived yesterday and it's terrific.  I can't tell you how liberating I'm finding it, attempting Ballet.  As you so rightly say on the site, I would never have had the courage to just bowl up to a class.  I've just done your class and WOW!  It feels just wonderful." Debbie - Australia

"I think that dance and fitness DVDs can be a bit phoney.  Everybody in them can always do all the steps perfectly and they are always tiny slim little things who have obviously been dancing for years.  It makes me feel a bit worse about myself.  But now I've got your DVD and it's actually got real people in it.  They don't always get the steps perfectly right, but I actually find that encouraging.  You say that it's just like being in a real class, and it actually is.  I'm really glad I found it."  Carolyn - New Jersey

"Wow, excellent teacher" Kaat - Germany

"A great find" Alice - Seattle

"Highly recommended" Sylvie - London

"Fabulous!" Christopher - New York

"Now that's a good teacher" Julia - Pasadena

"I thought the DVD sounded like a good idea, ordered it, received it promptly, and then never played it.  I know that sounds silly, but I just never got around to playing it.  Then one of my friends told me that she had signed up to do adult beginners ballet lessons at the local fitness center, and did I want to go?  I said no.  I did want to ballet dance, but I didn't have the confidence.  Then I eventually played your DVD.  If only I'd done it earlier!  It made me feel great!  I could do all of the moves pretty well.  Everything was explained so clearly.  It felt really empowering.  Next time they run that adult ballet class, I'm going to be the first to sign up, no nerves at all.  Thank you so much."  Sheena - Miami

Ballet class tips

You don't need any special clothes, shoes or equipment to do this class.
Just wear something comfortable and put on a pair of socks to prevent cold feet.
And have a chair back that you can rest your hands on to help support you for the ballet barre exercises.
That's it - that's really all you need.  So clear yourself a space to dance in, turn off your phone and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of ballet.

Ballet class for adult beginners

Am I going to lose weight doing this?

Anything that gets you up and out of your armchair, that raises your heartbeat even just a little, will burn more calories than doing nothing.  And the more strenuous exercises towards the end of the class will get your blood pumping, no doubt about it.  Will you suddenly lose 5 pounds after doing the class once or twice?  Nope.  No class will do that, but you know that already.  What ballet will do is introduce you to working your whole body, deeply and thoroughly.  Done regularly, it is one of the best all round exercises and you will lose weight by ballet dancing often. 
BUT - this class, in fact most good quality dance classes - can make you look as though you've instantly dropped a few pounds in a matter of minutes.  How?  By encouraging you to stand correctly.  Good posture instantly make you look a little taller and a little more trim.  So there you go.  It's dancing's secret weapon and will make you feel fabulous.

Isn't it better just to go to a real class?

Yes.  In many ways it is.  It's only in a class that a teacher can see you perform the moves and can therefore correct you if necessary.  And can encourage you personally.  BUT, not all teachers will bother to correct you and not all teachers will encourage you.  In fact, in many classes, your teacher won't speak to you personally at all.  You also run the huge risk of feeling embarrassed or even humiliated if you can't keep up with the class or worse, if the teacher singles you out for criticism (although, only poor teachers do this).
Doing our class first will teach you all the basics so, if you do decide to join a local class, you'll get a great boost of confidence from knowing a few of the steps and positions.  There's simply no replacement for confidence from knowledge and you'll get all that from this one class.

Is it full of perfect ballerinas?

No, just the opposite.  This class is a very accurate example of exactly who goes to a beginners ballet class.  There are some complete beginners in it - people who have never, ever been in a ballet class before, not even as a kid.  Then there are a couple of people who have been in classes when they were much younger and can vaguely remember a few of the steps.  And there are a couple of people who've done quite a bit of ballet, one of whom hasn't been to a class for years and another who is returning to ballet after a long illness.  So there's a real spread of ability, along with a clear mixture of ages, weights, shapes and fitness levels.  This is exactly the mix you're likely to see an average beginner's ballet class.

Do I have to have learnt as a kid?

Not at all.  You need no prior knowledge of ballet at all to be able to join in.  Teacher Deborah gives you absolutely all the information you need to feel fully involved in the class.

Do I need special shoes?

No, just a pair of socks on your feet are absolutely perfect for this, along with some comfortable workout wear, like jogging pants and a t-shirt.

Do I need a ballet barre to do this class with?

No.  All you need is the back of a chair - something you can gently rest your hand on for a little bit of additional support.  That's it!  No special shoes, clothes or equipment required.

Am I too old for beginner's ballet?

No.  Just no.  Deborah has had people in their 80's join her beginners' classes.  So whether you just want to give ballet a try, or if you plan to reach intermediate level, and attend vigorous classes part of your health and fitness routine, this is the perfect place to start.

Exactly what steps are taught?

In this order, the steps in the class are as follows

At the barre:-

  • A posture check and feet stregthening exercise
  • Plié
  • Battement tendu
  • Battement glissé
  • Assemblé soutenus
  • Grande battement

In the center:-

  • Basic central positions exercise
  • Pirouette
  • Jump
  • Traveling step
  • Finale (curtsey)

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Go to Online Ballet Class

via Vimeo

DVD Format: NTSC   Region 0     Running time:  63 mins     Soundtrack:  English, Stereo    

Order your Ballet for Adult Beginners class here



Go to Online Ballet Class

via Vimeo

DVD Format: NTSC   Region 0     Running time:  63 mins     Soundtrack:  English, Stereo    

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