Ballet Beginners

The perfect class for those getting started or revisiting ballet as an adult!

This class will focus on alignment, the Foundation of ballet technique & movement quality – recommended for students that are absolute beginner ballet dancers or adults returning to ballet after having learnt as a child. Our beginner level will work on correct posture and basic positions of arms and legs. You will learn to identify the right muscles to move the body and use the music’s rhythm.

Our ballet classes are about how your body moves naturally in everyday life and how that natural movement transfers to ballet. You don’t need a minimum understanding of basic ballet vocabulary. This class is also an excellent option for those looking to challenge themselves and increase their ballet technique (if any previous experience). This class will focus on technical strength, coordination and movement quality.

Beginners – no experience needed. Discover ballet technique and its benefits together through barre practice.

Veronica Corveas

Corveas started her training at the School of Ballet of Pinar del Río and finished at the National School of Ballet, in Havana. In 1996 she won the First Award at the Dance Contest organized by the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC). After graduating in 1997, she began to work with the Ballet Nacional of Cuba as a Principal Dancer and travelled to America, Europe and Asia dancing Giselle, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Paquita’s grandpas. She has performed the principal roles of the historic Cuban repertoire like Rítmicas by Iván Tenorio, Dionaea by Gustavo Herrera and El Reto (The challenge) by Hilda Riveros. In 1998 she was invited to dance in the ballets of the opera Aída at the Arenas of Verona Festival, in Italy. In 2003 Corveas played the leading character in Carlos Acosta’s Tocororo, fábula cubana at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, in Birmingham in 2004 and in Austria, Italy and Hong Kong in 2005. She has also been invited to the Festival “Mujeres en la Danza” (“Women in dance”) in Quito, Ecuador (2006) and the International Ballet Festival in Cali, Colombia (2008). During 2014 and 2015, she danced with Carlos Acosta in the show Cubanía at the Convent Garden Theatre in London.

Since 2015 she has been part of the cast of Acosta Danza. She has performed in ballets by Goyo Montero (Alrededor no haya nada); Alexis Fernández (Maca) (De punta a cabo), and Carmen by Carlos Acosta. She was part of the show “A Classical Farawell” by Carlos Acosta. In this program, she danced To Buenos Aires, by Gustavo Mollajolli, and Majísimo, by Jorge García, in countries like United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

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What to wear & ADF studio rules:

The Ballet Studio rules:

  • Please remember that there will be rehearsals and another class in the studio outside your scheduled rehearsal/class, so please make sure everything is cleared away each day before leaving.
  • Please don’t leave anything in the studios when you are not there.
  • Attire for ballet classes should be loose and comfortable to allow a full range of movement. We also recommend wearing ballet slippers (demi-pointe ballet shoes). Socks are not allowed. No outdoor shoes or trainers when rehearsing are to be worn in the studios. Either ballet shoes or bare feet are acceptable (unless otherwise stated).
  • You cannot use any electrical equipment onsite unless our technical team has first checked it, there is equipment in the studio to play music etc.
  • Please don’t put anything on the piano or the fireplace (studios 1& 2). Do not move or sit on the piano.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the studios, except water in plastic bottles with a secure cap.
  • No high heels are allowed.
  • No smoking.
  • No rosin. No talcum powder.
  • When leaving, turn off all sound equipment and lights.

If you find a rehearsal area is in a condition that is cause for concern, i.e. damaged or needs cleaning, please report this to the reception or a member of the ADC staff.

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