Ballet Adult Improvers

Adult Improvers

Our adult ballet classes are taught by former members of Birmingham Royal Ballet. This class introduces more complex ballet techniques, to further develop strength and stamina.

A faster pace class aimed at those with a basic understanding of the dance style and knowledge of technique wanting to develop your skill.


Tutor: Juliana Moraes

Juliana Moraes was born in Brazil where she started her dance training. In Europe, she attended the Ballet School of Leipzig Opera, Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School between 1995 – 1998. She joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1998 and was promoted to first artist in 2003.

The repertoire she gained at BRB included The Nutcracker (Arabian Dance, Snow Attendants, Leading Flowers), Coppelia, Concerto Barocco, Apollo (Calliope). In 2007, Juliana joined Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, France. She performed leading roles in ballets such as Don Quixote, Tarantella (Balanchine) and Square Dance. Since then, she has been teaching ballet at DanceXchange and Siobhan Collins McCarthy Dance Academy. She has delivered workshops and participated in the Dance Tack project as a freelance artist for the Birmingham Royal Ballet of Learning.


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.

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

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.

But you must fill in a short form before your first class. You can do this at reception when you get here. To save time, you can download a form and email it to

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.

What changing facilities are there? We have large male and female changing rooms (disabled facilities), individual shower cubicles and electrical sockets for hairdryers. We do not provide lockers so please take ALL personal belongings in the studios.

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