An introduction to the basics of classical ballet, the concepts of core stability, turn-out, flexibility, posture and placement. Through a fun warm up and barre work, the students will learn basic co-ordination and alignment needed for the centre work at the end of each class.
Each session will allow students to become comfortable with the difficult ballet style and gain confidence.
Our adult ballet classes are taught by former members of Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Tutor: Andrea Tredinnick
Andrea trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, which later became Birmingham Royal Ballet. During her 24 year career (18 years as a First Soloist) she performed in much of Birmingham Royal Ballet repertoire, dancing a variety of principal, soloist and corps de ballet roles including: Odette/ Odile in Swan Lake and leading and soloist roles in ballets by Ashton, Balanchine, Bintley, MacMillan, and in Peter Wright’s productions including the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
She left Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2011 to undertake the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dance Teachers Training Diploma and has since taught as a freelance teacher for Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance, The Centre for Advanced Training Birmingham , Dancexchange, Nicholson School of Dance and RDC Youth Company.
Andrea completed a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2012 and offers mental toughness training and mental skills performance coaching to dancers and athletes.
What’s the 15 minute rule? : You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 15 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
What should I wear? Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings, t-shirts, and vests to most classes.
If you have tap, ballet or jazz shoes, please wear them accordingly. But they’re not essential for beginner levels.
What concessions are there? You can get a concession if you’re over 60, on income support, or in full time education. Please note, you will need proof of ID.
What about accessibility? We work hard to make our classes accessible for all abilities. Please get in touch to discuss how we can best offer assistance for your needs.
I’m aged 16-18. Can I attend adult classes?
We’ve extended adult classes to welcome 16 and 17 year olds working at advanced levels. This is subject to agreement with the class tutor.
How can I get in touch with DanceXchange? We’re on hand six days a week. Got a question? Then please call 0121 689 3170 or email email@example.com
First Timer? If you’d like to attend one of our classes, just turn up on the day. You don’t need to book a place, or let us know you’re coming.