Absolute Beginners Ballet in Camden

Are you interested in ballet and would like to have a go but haven’t got a clue how to start?

Did you do ballet as a child and would enjoy classes again? 

Gillian’s class will teach you all the basics you need and by the end of the class you’ll be dancing! Learn in the safe, encouraging environment of her group. It’s fun and gives your body and brain a new challenge. You will lengthen, strengthen tone and have fun. We begin at the barre and then using the technique you perfected we continue in the centre. Please bring socks and comfy clothes you can move in that show your ankles – ballet shoes optional. 

Absolutely no experience required, just a love for ballet, the desire to learn and be willing to have a go!

Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, Camden, NW1 OAD.

Thursdays 1-2pm starting 12th September.

£10 Introductory drop-in price.



Gillian Greenwood began her classical ballet training at age 5 in her local school in Watford “The Star School of Dancing” following The Imperial School of Teachers of Dancing method of training. She went on to study in London with Charlotte Fairbrother, English National Ballet, at Danceworks with Hannah Frost, Pineapple with Adam Pudney and in Los Angeles at Align Ballet Method with Michael Cornell and Bjarne Hecht. She also certified with Body Control Pilates, Reps level 3. 

She teaches Ballet for Absolute Beginners at Academy Mews Dance Studios in Camden, Floor Ballet at Virgin Active Chelsea and her own Mind Body Spirit Pilates business in Kensington at The Budokwai Judo Club, Baden-Powell House and surrounding areas of London. 

Gillian’s advice is “Strive for perfection with the basics and the rest will come”. 

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You are welcome to wear socks and leggings, however once to know you will be coming regularly you may wish to look at ballet shoes and clothes:

Capezio is my favourite shop – I suggest you go to the shop to try on, especially ballet shoes, the staff are very helpful.



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