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.
And it's taught by Deborah Sims, who used to coach the Royal Ballet - teaching credentials don't come any better than that.
Given Deborah's extraordinary skill at encouraging adult beginners, you don't need to have any previous dancing experience to join in. 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.
So if you think your chance to dance has passed you by, this is the class that'll change your mind.
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...
"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 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
"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
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!
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:-
In the center:-
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