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Ballet Classes for Adults and Children.

We offer Children’s Ballet classes and Adult Ballet Classes throughout the week at locations in Brighton and Rottingdean.

Our classes are for children and adults of all abilities and age. Children’s classes start from three years and are for boy’s, girls and Teenagers.  We offer examinations and competitions (optional).

We welcome new pupils for children’s ballet and adults ballet at any time during the year so please see our class times below or our individual Children’s or Adults  class lists.

The emphasis of the Bertram School of Dance is the enjoyment of  dance.

CECCHETTI  BALLET CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
We have various classes from Wednesday to Saturday for all abilities for both Children and Adults.  Please contact us to discuss the best class option.

THE WHITEWAY CENTRE ROTTINGDEAN
Wednesday afternoons
The afternoon starts at 2.15pm with an Adult class until 3.15pm. After a short break there are three children’s classes starting with the youngest at 3.30pm.

HANOVER COMMUNITY CENTRE, BRIGHTON
Thursday afternoons
Adults beginner class 
 2.15pm –  3.15pm
2 Children’s classes from 3.30pm – 5pm
Adult ballet class grade 4  5pm – 5.45pm

Fridays Afternoons
Children’s classes
3.30pm – 6.00pm
Adults class 6pm – 7pm

PARK HILL EVANGELICAL CHURCH HALL (NEAR QUEENS PARK)
PARK HILL, BRIGHTON
Saturday mornings
Mature teenagers and adults
9.00am – 10.15am
Childrens  classes 10.15am – 1.30pm
Various classes held throughout the morning.

Phone, text or email to book classes in Brighton or Rottingdean
T: 01273 703328
M: 07963 237516
E-mail wendy@bertramschoolofdance.co.uk

Principal: WENDY TUCKNOTT A.I.S.T.D – A.I.D.T.A

Children’s Ballet

Ballet for Children and Teenagers from 3 Years  

BALLET CLASSES CHILDREN
We have various classes from Wednesday to Saturday for all abilities. Please contact us to discuss the best class option.

THE WHITEWAY CENTRE ROTTINGDEAN
Wednesday afternoons
Children’s classes start with the youngest at 3.30pm then other classes until 5.30pm.

HANOVER COMMUNITY CENTRE, BRIGHTON
Thursdays 3.30 to 5.45 pm Fridays 3.30 to 6.00pm
Childrens Ballet – various classes throughout the afternoon.

PARK HILL EVANGELICAL CHURCH HALL (NEAR QUEENS PARK) PARK HILL, BRIGHTON
Saturday mornings
Childrens Ballet
Various classes held throughout the morning.

 Phone, text or email to book classes in Brighton or Rottingdean
T: 01273 703328
M: 07963 237516
E-mail wendy@bertramschoolofdance.co.uk

 

Principal: WENDY TUCKNOTT A.I.S.T.D – A.I.D.T.A

 

Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet Classes in Brighton and Rottingdean
Ballet is an excellent form of exercise.

Adult ballet classes develop balance and promote emotional & physical well being. Each muscle group is engaged in movement and the brain is used to aid fluid movement, interpret music and memorise steps.

Classical music used in class is both invigorating and relaxing. Ballet is an all win form of exercise and a chance to make new friends.

Men and Women can start adult ballet classes at any age. It can be worrying for some people who think they will be unable to keep up with the class. However, they soon realise how much fun it is and such a great way to exercise. I hope to see you in class soon.

We welcome new pupils at any time during the year. Our classes are for adults of all abilities.

Adult ballet classes, any age welcome

Wednesdays: The Whiteway Centre Rottingdean 2.15pm – 3.15pm
This class is for those who have some ballet experience and beginners. Your experience may have been many years ago or after a short gap with the need to regain strength. The group is very friendly so why not give it a try.

Thursdays: Beginners class,  Hanover Community Centre, Brighton
2.15pm – 3.15pm – New class Starting 4th January 2018
Adult ballet class for complete beginners. I am often asked to teach the basics so for all of you who would like to start slowly with a very patient teacher please book this one. It’s never too late to learn to dance!
Adult grade 4 ballet class 5pm -5.45pm
For those interested in the exam syllabus and improving technique.

Fridays:  Hanover Community Centre, Brighton 6.00pm – 7.00pm
This class is for those who have had ballet training and wish to progress with technique and gain strength. Beginners are welcome.
Ability level moderate. The class is friendly and welcomes new members.

Saturdays:  Park Hill Evangelical Church, Brighton 9.00am – 10.15am
Intermediate foundation Syllabus. This session is for adults and mature teenagers who are strong technically and able to execute the fairly demanding syllabus. Some pointe work included.

Adult ballet improves flexibility, core strength, coordination and posture in a relaxed atmosphere.

Phone, text or email to book adult ballet classes.

Principal: WENDY TUCKNOTT A.I.S.T.D – A.I.D.T.A
T: 01273 703328
M: 07963 237515
E-mail wendy@bertramschoolofdance.co.uk

Cecchetti Ballet

Cecchetti Method 

The Cecchetti method of Classical Ballet offers a complete and well structured system of training which caters for the small child through to the professional dancer. Enjoyment is of prime importance for children who are beginning to dance, so in my youngest classes I introduce the Cecchetti method through nursery rhymes and play. I may for example ask the pupils to make windows with their knees as a way of teaching plies. I also use a variety of different music.

As children move up into more advanced classes the technical side becomes more demanding but children enjoy the tasks set and are happy to progress with more mature exercises. The ballet class is excellent for creating well postured children who become well postured adults. Ballet often contributes in achieving discipline for life and can help children to become more motivated in school work etc. All dance gives an opportunity to develop rhythm and an appreciation of music. Children are guided through Standard and Grade syllabus and are offered the chance to enter competitions and perform in shows.

In all the children’s work a steady build up and safe practice are of great importance. Exercises are created to warm the body gently before more demanding movements are performed.

About Enrico Cecchetti

Founder of the Cecchetti method – and the formation of the Cecchetti Society of which I am a member.

Enrico Cecchetti, was one of the world’s outstanding teachers of ballet. He established the Cecchetti method, a system of passing on the tradition of ballet to future generations of dancers. Born in 1850 his stage debut was with his father as a baby in arms. It was he who later trained him in the rudiments of ballet. Cecchetti went on to learn from the masters of the time, and from his associations with other dancers, artists, and musicians. He gained great knowledge and wisdom, absorbing and applying the theories he learned and then passing them on to many others throughout his life until his death in 1928.

Cyril Beaumont, a world renowned dance historian and friend of Cecchetti said, “What impressed me most about the Cecchetti method of teaching was the way in which each exercise played a definite and planned part in the student’s technical development. There is nothing haphazard about the system, nothing which depended on the teacher’s mood of the moment. There is a definite plan to daily classes.”

In 1922 Cyril Beaumont, with the help of Idzikowski and Cecchetti himself recorded and published The Manual of Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical Dancing (Cecchetti Method). It is an excellent source of information on technique, stance, positions of arms, feet, legs, hands, body, head, port de bras, adages, etc.

Once the manual was finished Cyril Beaumont brought together in London dancers who had studied with Cecchetti. This led to the foundation of the Cecchetti Society in 1922. Its earliest members were Cyril Beaumont, Margaret Craske, Fridericka. Derra de Moroda, Molly Lake , Jane Forrestier, Dame Marie Rambert, and Dame Ninette de Valois. Cecchetti and his wife were the first president and vice president of the Cecchetti Society. From this Society, branches have developed in all parts of the world.

Bertram School of Dance, Ballet for Children from 3 Years, Teenagers & Adults in Brighton and Rottingdean.
Phone, text or email to book ballet classes.
Principal: WENDY TUCKNOTT A.I.S.T.D – A.I.D.T.A
T: 01273 703328
M: 07963 237515
E-mail wendy@bertramschoolofdance.co.uk

Contact

CONTACT

Phone, text or email to book classes in Brighton or Rottingdean
T: 01273 703328
M: 07963 237516
E-mail wendy@bertramschoolofdance.co.uk

Principal: WENDY TUCKNOTT A.I.S.T.D – A.I.D.T.A

 

The Bertram School of Dance – Ballet for Children Teenagers and Adults.