Group ballet and online ballet classes
Available in Addington and Bearsted near Maidstone, from Adult Ballet and Ballet Workout
Deborah is a professionally trained classical ballet dancer, she danced professionally in France with the Rouen Opera and Ballet Company. An Associate of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and holds an ISTD diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
Learn more about Deborah.
I originally trained in 2001 with the New York City Ballet on their ballet workout programme. I have developed the programme and created my own bespoke ballet workout. The workout involves standing ballet warm-ups, balance, use of light weights and squats. I also include standing and seated stretches and floor work; focusing on legs, abs and general strength. There is a standing centre which includes basic ballet exercises again focusing on strength, power and balance. We finish the class with jumps, for cardio fitness.
I offer various adult ballet classes throughout the week. Ballet basics focuses on technique, placement and posture. Intermediate ballet focusing on technique, dance quality and centre practice. Ballet barre and stretch to help improve flexibility. There are many options throughout the week. I hold Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing teaching qualifications. I trained at the Northern Ballet School and Pineapple Dance Studios. I danced professionally with a French ballet company and with a variety of modern dance groups.
I offer: Adult Ballet
10.00 - 11.15 - Intermediate Ballet
11.15 - 12.30 - Improvers Ballet
11.00 - 12.15
In addition to my daily classes at 10 am, I offer recordings of all online classes. With a recording you can dance at a time of your choice and pause the recording to practice certain steps, it is a very flexible option.
A popular choice is my 15 minute express ballet boot camp. It is a recording that offers flexibility; 15 minutes is usually manageable to fit into a busy schedule. They are changed every month so you get a variety of exercises. The charge is £9.99 for the month.
An hour long ballet workout
With this workout you may see some of the following benefits:
Learn to walk tall, by pressing your shoulders down, elongating your torso and stretching out the spine.
Exercises that can help towards sculpting and strengthening your legs.
A variety of controlled abdominal exercises targeting the tummy
Keep the grey matter working
Give the brain a workout too!
Glutes (max and min) will be working hard throughout the class.
Class Timetable and venues
Ballet class fees
All online classes are £8.00.
Group lessons at Addington and Tudor Park are £10.00.
All fees are payable half termly - pay as you go price on request.
When you initially try the classes you are able to pay on a weekly basis until you are happy that this is the workout for you!
Class available Bearsted
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Tudor Marriott Hotel
Classes available Addington
10.00 - 11.15 Intermediate Ballet
11.15 - 12.30 Improvers Ballet
10am - 11am
11.00 - 12.15
Addington Village Hall
A recorded online 15 minute express ballet workout is also available upon request.
Both Tudor Park Hotel and Addington Village Hall have ample parking which is free of charge.
1-2-1 private online Zoom class and now in studio too
I offer private lessons via Zoom, £20 for half an hour that are bespoke and tailored to your requirements. We can work on any elements of ballet technique that you are looking to improve. We will discuss your requirements before the class commences so that you get the maximum benefit from your private one to one session. Whilst working on Zoom for the past year and a half, I have seen dancers turn from cygnets in to swans!
The progress has been amazing with improvements in strength, posture and their understanding of ballet techniques. I love teaching these lessons and to see the enjoyment the dancers gain from their achievements is so rewarding. They can then bring their newly acquired knowledge to their group class and are able to work hard on improving their technique and dance artistry. I have been delighted with the positive feedback.
What to wear and bring
Leggings, yoga or jazz pants
Bare feet or socks are fine for your first class. No trainers are to be worn, as they are not helpful for pointing your feet. Jazz shoes, jazz boots or ballet shoes are best.