Ballet Improvers - Drop-in

Ballet Improvers

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About the Class

£11 (£9) / 10-class pass £95 (£85)
Be the star of the barre!

Join us for our Ballet Improvers sessions and learn the iconic Ballet rudiments against the beautiful backdrop of dusk. We’ll help you build confidence, poise and balance.

Suitable for those who have some experience in Ballet or equivalent.

Teacher: Matthew Hawkins

Summer 2024 drop-ins will open for bookings at 12:00 on Monday 1 April

Meet the Teachers

Matthew Hawkins

Matthew trained at Royal Ballet School but switched to contemporary dance to broaden his horizons.

His switch saw him become a founding member of Second Stride and Michael Clark dance companies. He also presented his own work and studied Cunningham technique at source.

During his career he has been awarded Jerwood Choreography prize, a Dance Artists Fellowship from Arts Council England, a Herald Angel award and Professional Development/Choreographic Futures support from Creative Scotland.

Matthew's teaching experiences include open classes in Contemporary technique at London's Pineapple studios (1986-99), technique and choreography workshops at CNDC (Angers, France, 1991-2004) and guest teaching with Rambert and Random Dance Companies.

At Dance Base he has taught students of all levels and capabilities including professionals, beginners, elders and those with special needs.

How to prepare

Wear comfortable clothing, nothing too baggy, as your teacher needs to be able to see your posture, and wear soft ballet shoes.

You are not required to have dance uniform of leotard and tights, but you are welcome to wear them, if you wish.

Don’t forget your bottle of water.

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