Course Summary

Beginners Ballet Classes in the Heart of Melbourne

Rosemary Robenn, experienced adult ballet tutor, will take you on a journey from basic techniques involving exercises in barre work, body strengthening, centre practice, poise, flexibility and fitness through to an understanding of movement with music, improved deportment and body placement, and an appreciation and understanding of classical theatrical dancing.


Ballet Teacher Rosemary Robenn

Rosemary Robenn is passionate about teaching ballet, and about sharing what she has learnt in her almost 50 years of teaching experience. Rosemary began teaching when training with BBO examiner Pamela Shield in Sydney after leaving school. In 1970, she joined Qld Ballet Company for a schools’ tour of Coppélia, which is where she met her husband, NZ dancer Waynne Robenn.She has operated her own ballet schools in NSW and Tasmania, choreographing and producing several full length ballets. In 1986 she gained her RAD teaching certificate during the several years she taught for RAD examiner, Prudence Bowen. In 2003-2004, Rosemary was invited to teach at Kondo Ballet Studio in Japan, which was an amazing experience for her. She has been back several times since living there, to guest teach. After returning from Japan, Rosemary held the position of Senior Teacher at Elancé Adult Ballet School in Melbourne for 12 years. For the past 2 years she has been working as a freelance teacher, teaching both adults and children. As part of her philosophy that the joy of ballet should be available to everyone, she is developing an innovative program for blind students and has found working with them an inspiration. She is really enjoying working with the adult students at the CAE as she continues to develop more effective ways to teach adult beginners.

Course Sessions

Monday, 3rd February - 7 classes

Session ID HWA32601C
3 Feb - 23 Mar 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$295 / $280 (conc)
Rosemary Robenn

This course is for anyone who wishes to experience and learn the art of ballet at an adult level.

It is designed to teach classical ballet from the very beginning. It covers barre work and a series of exercises, each of which has the function of strengthening certain parts of the body in preparation for centre work. Centre practice incorporates part de bras, adage, pirouettes, and allegro studies.

This course is excellent for improving posture, flexibility and fitness as well as an understanding of anatomy through the practice of ballet.

The class is held in CAE’s dance studio at 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Soft ballet shoes required

 Our adult classical ballet classes take place in our city dance studio

By the end of the course, you will have:

* Improved deportment and body placement
* Improved flexibility and coordination
* Understanding of movement with music
* Appreciation and understanding of the art of classical theatrical dancing

As this can be on-going, participants are encouraged to do this class more than once.

Last updated: January 29, 2020 04:30pm