Join An English National Ballet Family Workshop

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What to expect

Are you looking for fun online ballet classes for kids? Want to be able to get involved too? Join the English National Ballet (ENB) for their brilliant family ballet workshops based on Tchaikovsky's masterpiece Swan Lake; a ballet that continues to thrill audiences with its drama, romance and unforgettable score. Professional dance artist Sarah Golightly leads this at-home workshop for young children and families. It's the ideal way to explore dance together!

Sarah will use pictures to tell the story of the world's best-loved ballet, and you'll learn more during the dance itself. These lessons take the format of typical dance school classes, with warmups to begin followed by a ballet class based on Swan Lake. At the end of the class, you will get the chance to get creative and create a little piece of the ballet for yourself. This is also a great way to introduce your child to Tchaikovsky's mesmerising score!

So, no need to wonder if there's a ballet class near you anymore! In fact, your children will be asking when they can officially join a dance school after this awesome session. Whether you're 4 or 85 years old, this is brilliant for getting the whole family involved in dance, and a great way to have fun and build your confidence.

If you're looking for additional dance classes or ballet lessons, the ENB is also offering a Youth Dance Course for older kids aged 14-19 and a Youth Ballet Class for kids aged 11-16.

What you’ll need

  • You don't need any special equipment to take part; just you and some space in the living room. You can use a chair as a barre. Make sure your floor is clear and not slippery, so you can practise safely. Be careful in socks or go barefoot.  
  • Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.

What you’ll do

  • This session is now available to watch on YouTube.
  • This is a family workshop and you will be learning ballet from Swan Lake with dance artist Sarah Golightly.

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The English National Ballet is a classical ballet company founded by Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin. It brings world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on international stages. It is a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and has its much-respected orchestra, The English National Ballet Philharmonic.

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