What is it?
Classical Ballet builds strength throughout the whole body and helps improve flexibility. Dance City offers high quality, fun classes with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, without the pressure of exams. You’ll start with a series of exercises at the barre, progressing to travelling movements and sequences in the centre, using a wide variety of music for motivation. Each exercise is created to physically work the entire body, and will also enhance your memory retention. The class is designed to develop many skills including balance, co-ordination, strength and flexibility, muscle tone, stamina and fitness.
Who is it for?
It is designed for adults of any fitness level or ability - no ballet experience necessary.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing, nothing too loose. Ballet shoes or socks.
What do I need to bring?
Something to tie your hair back if you have long hair.
Teacher Jessica Taylor
Jess studied at Dance City, Newcastle for 5 years as part of Gateshead College and Northumbria University, leaving with a degree in Dance Professional Practice. She has always loved working with and teaching little ones, and on finishing her degree went on to teach classes for under 6 year olds. After the birth of her daughter she went on to train as a baby massage instructor and began teaching adult ballet classes. Her classes are focused around the concept that dancing is something that you do for yourself. Whether that's to have fun, to be active or to learn something new, anyone can dance - it doesn't matter whether you're 2 or 102!
If you have any additional needs please let the ticket office know when booking, if you feel comfortable to do so.