Course Summary

Classical Ballet: Beginners Barre is designed to teach classical ballet from the very beginning. Fundamental ballet movements and basic ballet principles will be explored and explained. The course covers basic ballet barre work, through a series of exercises, each of which has the function of strengthening certain parts of the body, in preparation for centre work. These will be studied at a very basic level, with an emphasis on developing correct motor patterns and alignment. Steps and movements are drawn from Primary and Grade 1 ballet levels, but the exercises are designed for adult bodies.

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A barre is a stationary handrail that provides support for people during various types of exercise. Barres are used extensively in ballet training and warm up exercises, where such exercises are commonly referred to as barre work.

An introduction to the techniques of barre work.

There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

For those keen to explore and develop barre techniques.