Ballet for Adults - Mixed Ability (Seacourt Hall) - Spring

Course code: ZCXS400P

Subject area: Exercise

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 8:15pm


20th Apr 2021 - 6th Jul 2021

Seacourt Hall

Contact details

01235 555 585

Ballet dancing seems to be the one that people most admire. perhaps this is because of the huge MYTH surrounding classical dance which is that, unless you learn it from a very young age, you can't participate, other than as a spectator. This is absolutely untrue. It is for everyone.

This course will explore all the basics of Ballet and allow you to fully understand and perform these to a good level. Each week you will learn the basics of steps, including the terminology and correct execution, and then develop these throughout the lesson into all other areas of Ballet. Not only will you be physically challenged, but also mentally by remembering the terms and how to perform them. Mostly it will be a fun environment where the focus is to give everything a go and have an inclusive and non-judgemental community in class.

It's an excellent way to keep fit. You will appreciate the wonderful, graceful posture that regular classes gives you. Get your dancing slippers on and give it a try. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Each week there will be a different focus and therefore by the end a further understanding of the elements ballet will have been gained, e.g. use of turn out. Each lesson will begin at the barre, where you will focus on developing the basics of plies each week. From here, you will delve into other barre exercises including Tendus, Releves and Rond de Jambe. You will then go in the centre to focus on either Port de Bras or Adage. From here you will focus on Allegro and cater the type of allegro back to the lesson aim. Each week you will either finish with a cool down including Balances and Port de Bras, or a light stretch.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 16.02.2021

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Continue the mixed ability Ballet course for next term. Alternatively try Yoga or Exercise to music.
Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.75

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £54.45
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £54.45

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
There will be no assessments or exams within the course. You will be able to observe yourself each week through the mirrors in the room and thus correct yourself if needed. The Tutor
will also give you feedback throughout each lesson and correct you as you are doing the exercises.