Adult Ballet Classes in London

Find adult ballet lessons in London. Currently lessons are available in Greenwich, Blackheath & Eltham areas

Angelina Jandolo Dance School regularly teaches adult ballet classes in London, currently giving weekly term-time classes in the South East of the city. Beginner, intermediate and pointe lessons are all currently available.

Each of our friendly and enthusiastic ballet teachers have trained professionally in internationally renowned conservatoires going on to perform at national and international levels. The classes are syllabus-free, but every year we offer the opportunity to take exams through the globally-recognised IDTA for those who wish.

We keep the lessons at a sustained pace – you’ll get a workout as well as learning ballet techniques. Classes are built to help students progress, but are challenging too: both complete beginners and those with existing experience will learn and grow as dancers while keeping fit and social.

Click the relevant button below to find adult ballet classes in London – just choose your area! (Classes are £8.50 each, paid by half-term)

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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Adult Ballet Classes in London

Payment Details

We are offering a trial class billed as a one-off payment of a single class. After the trial class, all fees are paid per half term.

For example, if you would like to try adult beginner ballet:

The trial class would be a single payment of £8.50. Then, the five weeks left in the half term would be billed for £42.50.

You can pay cash for your trial directly to the dance teacher or via bank transfer at least 24 hours before your class. Please use this account:

Account Holder: Angelina Jandolo
Sort code: 60-09-16
Account number: 73767700

We also allow you to make up any missed classes on a different day of the week during the same half term

Should I take ballet, tap or contemporary classes, and what is the difference?

Ballet refers to classical technique which has been developed since the 15th century, using precise and highly formalised set steps and gestures.

Contemporary is a more recent form of dance –  although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance.

Tap dance is of course the style that you’ll know best from the west end, but we tap to all sorts of music, from showtunes to modern pop!

The three classes are quite different in format, and ultimately which you prefer is down to your own personal preference.

Do you teach adult ballet and contemporary classes to complete beginners?
Yes. We currently teach beginner ballet classes in Greenwich and Kensington & Chelsea – click on the buttons further up the page to find the relevant timetable depending on where you are based. We additionally teach a beginner contemporary class in Greenwich.
Can I take ballet and contemporary exams?
Our school is IDTA registered, and every year around June we offer all ballet students the opportunity to enter the for an exam relevant to their grade. It is not mandatory, but has proven to be very popular, as students are able assess their progress and feel a sense of achievement.
If they choose, adults will prepare for a ‘medal test’, which consists of a few dances that the whole class will learn over the Spring term.
IDTA is recognised by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET),  and more information can be found on the IDTA website.
There is currently no board offering contemporary exam grades.
What are the differences between your beginner, intermediate and pointe classes?
Beginner classes are suitable for anyone who has had no previous experience, or for those who are returning to classes after a long break.
Intermediate classes are for anyone who has previous experience of dancing or has attended the beginner class for a while and would like to take their technique to the next level.
Pointes classes are more advanced, and are only open to people with previous dance experience at an intermediate level. The shoes worn in this class are reinforced at the tip to allow the wearer to stand on their toes.
Will I need any specific clothing or equipment for ballet or contemporary lessons?
For Ballet:

 

 

If you are a beginner, you are very welcome to attend the class in socks and any sport clothes you feel comfortable moving in.

We recommend not wearing anything too baggy, to allow the teacher to see and correct the posture if necessary.

We also recommend wearing ballet shoes if you wish to carry on with a regular practice, and have an affordable uniform for ballet and contemporary, which can be ordered from teachers.

For contemporary:

For contemporary we recommend wearing clothes you feel comfortable moving in. Class is taken bare foot.

Can I take private ballet or contemporary lessons?
We do offer private lessons if you are unable to come to our group lesson or wish to deepen what you have been learning in class.

 

 

Our private lessons generally take place at the Greenwich West Community and Arts centre (141 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA) at a time and day of your convenience, weekends included. We charge £60 an hour and could look for alternative venue if you wish.