Learning ballet is a beautiful journey that can keep you fascinated for a lifetime. But to maintain that fascination, it helps if you can keep learning and developing as the mystery of ballet continues to unfold for you. Printed versions can be collected from one of our studio locations.
Have you always dreamed of taking ballet classes but now feel like it's too late? Do you feel like you are too old to get into a leotard and ballet slippers? Although professional ballerinas start at an early age, it's never too late to learn ballet.
To dance is to live! Most adult ballet beginners are exactly that: professional adults—lawyers, doctors, teachers, bankers—who live extremely busy lives and do not have the time to take regular ballet class. What they lack in aptitude and suitability is more than compensated for by their open minds and willingness to try their best.
Book a class. Our adult classes are accompanied by live music and are offered from beginner to advanced level. A waiting list for November — February is now available. Please note, if a space becomes vacant during the September — November period, the place will be offered to those on the waiting list.
I have never tried Zumba, but the news is satisfying. I have always enjoyed the notion that ballet is the most challenging of physical endeavours. Meanwhile our teacher, Lizzie, adjusts my hips, my face growing as pink as the walls.
Learning ballet as an adult is a chance to return to our bodies, to be true beginners again. It's an escape from work stress, a departure from overscheduled lives and a way to build confidence that you, too, can learn a new skill. It also happens to be true.
If you feel too old to learn ballet, let me tell you why you are not. Learning ballet as an adult can be better than learning ballet as a child. Read the following reasons why.
Our six-week Adult Ballet Classes are taught by current and former dancers of The Australian Ballet and will have you performing the perfect pirouette in no time. In Melbourne? Take classes in the studios our dancers use during the day. More info.
Ballet is often thought of as an activity primarily enjoyed by children, teenagers and young adults — however, ballet can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Adult ballet is popular because of its many benefits, and it attracts a wide range of people. Some may have danced as a child or might even be ex-professional dancers.
T aken to see The Nutcracker aged five, I disgraced myself by standing up in the auditorium and shouting "I want to be a fairy too! More than 30 years later, I assumed I was too old to try again, so it is a happy surprise to discover that you can learn ballet at any age — even after most professional dancers have long since retired. Attending a beginners' class for adults at Brighton Ballet SchoolI discover that thwarted childhood ambition is a common theme. Until last year, Diane Braid, 51, a physical therapist, had never done ballet.