Adult Ballet Classes
Ballet begins at any age
Ballet is often seen as something that you have to start early or not at all. Fortunately, this isn't the case, and our adult ballet classes in Carlisle are made to suit all levels of ability, age and experience. Whether you're an absolute beginner who has always wanted to give ballet a go, or someone who danced in the past and has missed having ballet in your life, we have a class for you.
Our adult ballet programme is very popular, and we have daytime and evening classes to choose from. The sessions are always fun, and you'll learn ballet techniques as well as improving your body conditioning and strength. Your weekly ballet class can be that time in the week when you focus on something just for yourself and switch off from everyday life.
Neither age, size, nor ability should stop you from enjoying a ballet class. It doesn't matter if you can't touch your toes or execute a pirouette, when you join our friendly adult classes you’ll be joining a relaxed and welcoming group of people who also have an interest in ballet. It's never too late to fall in love with dance!
If you're looking for a fun dancing class for adults, we'll be delighted to welcome you to our studio in Carlisle and guide you on your ballet journey.
Ballet Classes for Adults
Join one of our popular ballet dancing classes for adults at our studio in Carlisle. Though you can join at any point during the year (between September and July), we don't run 'drop-in' classes. Instead, you’ll focus on building your work from the previous week so that you can always see your progress. We think this way is much more enjoyable and rewarding!
Class sizes are relatively small, with a maximum of 12-16 people per lesson. This allows teachers to give attention to every individual, as well as the group as a whole. You’ll find a calm, safe and encouraging space during lessons, so you can relax and enjoy spending the time doing something you love.
Ballet for Beginner Adults
Our adult beginner ballet classes are very popular! They're perfect if you’re a complete beginner, danced as a child, or have had a long break and are returning to dance classes. Wear whatever you find comfortable to move in, and come along for a taster session or two if you're not entirely sure.
Adult Improvers Ballet
This improvers ballet class is a good option if you danced as a teenager, are returning to dancing after a short break, or are moving up from the beginner's class. We’ll spend time fine-tuning your technique and doing more advanced work.
Adult Improvers Ballet
This improvers ballet class is a good option if you danced as a teenager, are returning to dancing after a short break, or are moving up from the beginner's class. We'll spend time fine-tuning your technique and doing more advanced work.
For those of you who are fairly experienced and want to continue to improve your technique and maintain your skills, our experienced dancers’ classes will help. Work on improving your existing skills and perfecting your technique.
A calm, gentle class focussing on alignment, control and flexibility to support ballet training and general health.
We know that coming to a brand-new class, especially if you've never tried ballet before, can be a bit unnerving. That's why all new students can pay weekly for the first couple of classes, giving you the chance to see whether the class is right for you before you sign up.
Once you've signed up, payment is due on the 1st of each month. You can manually pay this via bank transfer, or set up a standing order so you never miss a payment.
A one-hour class is £9 per person. You can read more about our fees here.
Ballet Shoes, Dance Wear and Accessories
All of our adult ballet classes are relaxed, and you don't need to wear anything particular to take part. As long as you're comfortable and easily able to move, then you're good to go. However, if you would like to buy ballet shoes or anything else, we sell these at the studio. You can browse when you visit or get in touch to ask about available items.
Not Sure Where to Start?
We know it can be a bit daunting to start something new, or to return to ballet if you haven't danced in many years. We are very happy to meet with you or have a chat over the phone to discuss which of our ballet classes is best for you and to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to arrange a time to visit the studio and meet the teacher, or arrange a phone call, you can contact us here. We'll make sure you feel comfortable and ready for when you start your first ballet class.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're considering starting adult ballet in Carlisle, then you might have a few questions. We've answered the most common here, but you can always get in touch if you can't find the information you need. We'll be very happy to help.
Wear whatever makes you comfortable, as long as you can move in it. We have a shop that sells dancewear, but you're just as welcome in bare feet or socks, t-shirts and leggings.
Not at all! Ballet is a great way of improving your flexibility if you want to, but you don't need to be able to touch your toes or lift your legs high to enjoy our classes.
If you can get yourself to the class, then you're young enough to take part! Our adult dance classes are for everyone aged 18 and up. Everyone does things at their own level and we have a mix of ages across all of our adult classes.
If you can get yourself to the class, then you’re young enough to take part! Our adult dance classes are for everyone aged 18 and up. Everyone does things at their own level and we have a mix of ages across all of our adult classes.
We encourage you to try not to skip lessons, but there are obviously some times when you might be ill or have other commitments. You can catch up the following week, but please be aware that we can't refund you for missed classes. See our Terms & Conditions.
You don't necessarily need ballet shoes for our classes, but if you would like to buy some, we sell them at our studio shop.
Before moving on to pointe work you must have reached the required level with your dancing and have the correct alignment and strength to be able to go en pointe safely. We can help you work towards this, though please do be aware that pointe work isn’t possible for everyone.