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
Pirouette Master Class
Join us for another Pirouette Master Class, as requested by you!
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about one of ballet's most exciting movements. During this master class you will have the opportunity to practice all en dehors and en dedans pirouettes in the center, discover the tips and tricks used by professional dancers, discover how to spot, use your body to produce power and momentum as well as learning some of the most commonly seen travelling steps such as chaines and pique turns.
This master class is suitable for dancers with previous ballet experience. Not suitable for complete beginners.
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Back to Basics! Beginner Ballet Master Class
If you are eager to begin ballet classes or have already started and would like to go back over the basics again to strengthen your knowledge, this master class if for you!
Join us for a detailed introduction to classical ballet where you will learn all about the fundamentals of the technique including posture and correct use of turn out, muscles and alignment awareness, port de bras (movement of the arms), primary movements involving steps executed at the barre and how these link together to form enchainments in the center, help with musicality and artistry as well as discovering historical and cultural influences on classical ballet and how these are used in the context of choreography.
Sunday 31st March
£30 - pay your deposit now!
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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
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.