BALLET MASTER CLASSES
En Avant Ballet offers exciting ballet master classes often taught by leading professional ballerinas and male dancers, giving you the unique opportunity to learn from experts in the ballet world.
Past guest ballet teachers from The Royal Ballet include Principal ballerinas Mara Galeazzi and Yasmine Naghdi, Principal Guest Artist Thiago Soares, Principal Character Artist Thomas Whitehead, First Soloist dancer Claire Calvert and Soloist dancer Nicol Edmonds.
Upcoming Master Classes
Allegro Master Class
The most exciting part of ballet class, a favourite of Karis's but often the most dreaded by adult dancers!
Petit and grand allegro is the culmination of all your barre and centre work during your ballet class and the moment to really enjoy moving through the space with control and ease. During this Master Class you will learn the intricacies of footwork within petit allegro (small jumps), use of body weight and floor pressure to help build strength, accents, take off and landings as well as different ways of using the music can assist with artistry and movement dynamics. You will also be given strengthening exercises for your lower legs and feet, core and back in order to help you achieve your jumping goals!
This Master Class is suitable for Improver/ Intermediate level adult dancers.
Sunday 2nd June
All deposits are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend a Master Class you're welcome to use your deposit as credit onto another event within 12 months of the original purchase.
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“HUGE THANK YOU for the FABULOUS Pas De Deux master class. It was an amazing experience and I have always wanted to try a Fish Dive – now I have done it! There is still life in the old boy yet!”
Ray Wheaton, former Page of Chambers to HM The Queen
“It’s a privilege as an adult to be given the opportunity to learn from such talented professional dancers. Nicol Edmonds gave a master class in the truest sense of the word: it was a positive challenge for the mind and body to take familiar movements and try new combinations at a professional pace – all in keeping with En Avant Ballet’s uniquely fun and friendly environment.”
Gemma Ellis, Digital Manager at Channel 5
Past Master Classes
3rd February 2019 - Pirouette Master Class
9th December 2018 - 'Tutus and Tinsel' Christmas ballet class
26th August 2018 - 'Class then a glass' Summer ballet class
29th July 2018 - Pointe Work Master Class
20th May 2018 - Adage Master Class
21st January 2018 - Pirouette Master Class – check out some footage from the class here
26th February 2017 - Beginner Pointe Work Class with Royal Ballet first soloist and En Avant Ballet guest teacher Claire Calvert
19th February 2017 – Boys Ballet Master Class with Royal Ballet soloist and En Avant Ballet guest teacher Nicol Edmonds
20th September 2016 – Ballet Master Class with Royal Ballet Principal ballerina Mara Galeazzi
25th October 2015 – Ballet and Romeo & Juliet Repertoire Master Class with Royal Ballet Principal ballerina Mara Galeazzi
25th May 2015 – Ballet and Repertoire Coaching Master Class with Royal Ballet Principal Yasmine Naghdi.