Ballet Guides for Adults Dancers

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.

We’ve discovered that many adult dancers don’t want to sit exams, but they still want to learn and progress as dancers.  That’s why we’re developing our own ballet syllabus for adult dancers, and a series of ballet guides that can support you on your journey, and give you a system for progressing from one level to the next.

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Ballet guides - level 1 learning guide

Level 1 Learning Guide (for absolute beginners)

A digital download of the Learning Guide for Ballet, Level 1, by Move Through Life Dance Studio, designed especially for adult dancers.

It is a 67 page illustrated guide

A roadmap for your journey as a ballet dancer so you can:

  • Take control of your own learning
  • Learn ballet faster & progress to the next level
  • Make sense of the French terminology
  • Understand why we do each ballet exercise
  • Make the most of your ballet classes
  • Gain a deeper understanding of ballet

Who it is for

  • Anyone who is participating in or completed our Introduction to Ballet course
  • Any beginner adult dancer who wants to know what is covered in our Introduction to Ballet course
  • Any beginner adult dancer, no matter where you take class, who wants to be in control of their own learning and progress

What’s included

Comprehensive outline of each step in Level 1: what it is, why we do it, and how to do it.

  • Includes positions and directions, barre exercises, centre exercises
  • Plus broader elements of ballet like technique, musicality and rhythm, memory, and safe dance practice
  • Self assessment checklists for each section to help you progress to the next level

Each barre and centre exercise in the guide includes:

  • Translation and pronunciation of the French term
  • How to do the exercise, with illustrations
  • Why we do the exercise
  • Expectations for that level
  • Technique tips

Specifications:

  • 67 pages
  • full colour, illustrated guide including photographs for each step
  • you can download the full guide or download sections in low, standard or high resolution

Investment

Digital Download (PDF): AU$20 (+GST)
Printed in black and white, spiral bound: AUS$35 (+GST)
Printed in colour, spiral bound: AUS$55 (+GST)

Printed versions available

Printed versions can be collected from one of our studio locations.  If you need the guide postage, postage & handling will be added.

Printed in Black & White, spiral bound

AUD$35 (+10% GST)

Printed in Colour, spiral bound

AUD$55 (+10% GST)

Ballet self assesment checklist - Level 1

Level 1 Self Assessment Checklist (for absolute beginners)

A digital download of the self assessment checklists for Ballet, Level 1, by Move Through Life Dance Studio, designed especially for adult dancers.

What’s included

An outline of what you need to know and be able to do to progress into our Level 2 Ballet class.  It will also give you a good grounding to go into any ongoing beginner ballet class and hold your own.

  • positions of arms and feet, and directions of limbs and movement, and body facing
  • exercises at the barre and in the centre
  • key elements of technique, rhythm and musicality, memory, and safe dance practice

Who it is for

  • Anyone who is participating in or completed our Introduction to Ballet course
  • Any beginner adult dancer who wants to know what is covered in our Introduction to Ballet course
  • Any beginner adult dancer, no matter where you take class, who wants to be in control of their own learning and progress

Specifications

  • 11 pages
  • Full colour
  • Available as a full colour PDF (843KB)

Investment

AU$5.00 +GST

Complimentary for all Silver, Gold or Platinum members of Move Through Life Dance Studio

Move Through Life Dance Studio offers dance classes to adults of all ages in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, dance conditioning/stretch, and mature dance.  We pride ourselves on offering you a place to indulge your love of dance, whether you’re a complete beginner, had a long break from dance, or danced all your life.  Our classes have a broad mix of ages, and our philosophy is that you are never too old to dance, it is never too late to start, and you can dance forever!

If you have any questions, get in touch with Jo on 0402 070 021 or email jo@movethroughlife.com.au

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