Ballet is a graceful and physically challenging dance that is practiced worldwide. Well-known pieces are Swan Lake and Nut Cracker.

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During the beginners ballet course you will learn the basic techniques of this dance, including the basic posture, the positions of the feet and arms and the first exercises at the barre such as plie and tendu. The class consists of exercises at the barre, in the center and travelling exercises. You will focus on training the right coordination, strength, flexibility, body awareness and gracious movement.

The beginners course is perfect for you if you have no experience at all in this type of dance. In seven lessons you will learn the basics of this dance. After completing this course, you can move on to the next level, intermediate. If you feel you have not yet mastered the basics, you can of course register again for the beginners course.

 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Lisa van der Hoeven

Lisa van der Hoeven graduated from the bachelor Dance in Education at Codarts Rotterdam in 2014. In 2020 she will graduate from her master Educational Needs where she has focused on the pedagogical aspect of teaching. Since 2014 she worked for many different companies such as Codarts Rotterdam and VAK Delft teaching in styles varying from classical ballet, contemporary dance, allround dance to Brazilian zouk. She also created choreographies for multiple dance schools in contemporary ballet. 

The focus in her class lies on creating a better understanding of how your body works.

During the intermediate course, you will learn movements such as the ‘ronde jambe’ and ‘fondu’. The exercises at the barre and in the course room are more technical and the pace of the lessons is faster than in the beginners course. During these lessons, the movement combinations will expand while remaining focused on the specific dynamics of ballet.

The intermediate course is perfect for you if you have followed the beginners course at X or have already gained 6-12 months of experience in this dance elsewhere. The content of the course varies per course and can therefore be followed several times.

 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Lisa van der Hoeven

Lisa van der Hoeven graduated from the bachelor Dance in Education at Codarts Rotterdam in 2014. In 2020 she will graduate from her master Educational Needs where she has focused on the pedagogical aspect of teaching. Since 2014 she worked for many different companies such as Codarts Rotterdam and VAK Delft teaching in styles varying from classical ballet, contemporary dance, allround dance to Brazilian zouk. She also created choreographies for multiple dance schools in contemporary ballet. 

The focus in her class lies on creating a better understanding of how your body works.

During the advanced course Ballet you will learn the more complex ballet movements such as ‘pas de basque’. At the barre you will continue working on your posture and technique. You will also explore different turns and jumps. More complex ballet movements will be combined in this course.

The advanced course is perfect for you if you have more than a year's experience in this type of dance. The content of the course varies per course and can therefore be followed several times.

 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Lisa van der Hoeven

Lisa van der Hoeven graduated from the bachelor Dance in Education at Codarts Rotterdam in 2014. In 2020 she will graduate from her master Educational Needs where she has focused on the pedagogical aspect of teaching. Since 2014 she worked for many different companies such as Codarts Rotterdam and VAK Delft teaching in styles varying from classical ballet, contemporary dance, allround dance to Brazilian zouk. She also created choreographies for multiple dance schools in contemporary ballet. 

The focus in her class lies on creating a better understanding of how your body works.