English National Ballet’s Ballet Active
English National Ballet’s on-demand video platform hosts a wide variety of ballet-based online classes for all levels and abilities. Whether trying ballet for the first time, rediscovering a passion for dance, maintaining your ballet practice or just looking to build fitness at home, English National Ballet’s BalletActive has something for everyone.
Building on the popular series of classes which ENB made available online during the UK’s first lockdown, BalletActive offers an even wider variety of classes from beginners to advanced level. The classes are especially designed for those participating at home and in smaller spaces, giving people the opportunity to actively engage with ballet-based exercise from home with a monthly or annual subscription..
The recently launched ‘Beginners Ballet’ series with English National Ballet dancer Sarah Kundi covers the basics of ballet, introducing first to fifth positions and starting at the barre. There are improver to advanced level Ballet Masterclasses run by the Company’s ballet master Renato Paroni de Castro and ballet mistress Mayumi Ganley, advanced level classes with ENB’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, Barre Fit classes, a contemporary series which explores the core fundamentals of contemporary dance, a beginners series for young people and much more.
Also available on BalletActive is a range of yoga, meditation and strength and conditioning sessions available to complement ballet practice and help to build ballet strength.
All classes on the BalletActive platform are pre-recorded, with new classes added periodically. New classes this month include seated workout classes for those with limited mobility, aimed to improve a range of motion, developing coordination and musicality, and a contemporary series with Alleyne Dance, a multi-disciplinary dance company based in London. An exciting Flamenco series with dancer and choreographer Jose Agudo is coming soon.
Participants can give BalletActive a try by signing up for a 7-day free trial at https://active.ballet.org.uk.
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