English National Ballet has launched BalletActive – a new online series of classes ranging from beginner to advanced level.
The pre-recorded classes are designed for those participating at home and in smaller spaces and builds on the popular classes which ENB made available during the UK’s first lockdown.
The Beginners Ballet series with ENB dancer Sarah Kundi covers the basics of ballet, introducing first to fifth positions and starting at the barre.
There are improver to advanced level Ballet Masterclasses run by the Company’s ballet master Renato Paroni de Castro and ballet mistress Mayumi Ganley. Advanced level classes are led by ENB’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo.
Ballet Active also includes Barre Fit classes; a contemporary series which explores the core fundamentals of contemporary dance; a beginners series for young people and a range of yoga, meditation and strength and conditioning sessions available to complement ballet practice and help to build ballet strength.
All classes on the BalletActive platform are pre-recorded, with new classes added periodically.
New classes this month include seated workout classes for those with limited mobility, and a contemporary series with Alleyne Dance, a multi-disciplinary dance company based in London.
An exciting Flamenco series with dancer and choreographer Jose Agudo is coming soon.
The classes and exercises are available with a monthly or annual subscription, priced at £9.99 cancel anytime or £99.99 for the annual.
Participants can give BalletActive a try by signing up for a 7-day free trial at https://active.ballet.org.uk.