ADULT CLASSES

ADULT CLASSES

BALLET CLASSES FOR ADULTS:

Ballet classes for beginners

These classes are offered to students who wish to be initiated in the ballet technique.

 

Ballet classes for intermediate students

These classes are based on the RAD vocational graded syllabus (Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate level).

 

Ballet classes for advanced students

These classes are based on the RAD vocational graded syllabus (Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Solo Seal) and on Discovering Repertoire, a classical ballet performance programme, which provides a flexible structure for the development of technical, musical and performance skills in ballet based on adapted choreography from well-known classical repertoire.

 

Professional ballet classes

These classes are given by guest ballet teachers with a professional ballet background.

 

Contemporary dance for adults

The class starts with a gentle warm-up and continues with different sequences based on modern and contemporary techniques. The course’s development focuses on floor work, improvisation, transitions around the space, and interaction with other dancers.

The students are guided and encouraged to find their own expression qualities throughout the course, and apply them to a choreographic piece studied during the last part of the class.

 

Private lessons (available upon request)

These classes provide students with the opportunity to improve their ballet technique and to take part in ballet repertoire classes. These classes are accompanied by classical music and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

 

WORKOUT CLASSES:

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Core & back workout classes

Our core & back workout classes start with exercises from a classical ballet class and end with floor barre (full body workout with floor mat) and Pilates. Workout classes are the ideal workout to increase strength and flexibility whilst developing the long, lean muscles and graceful posture of a dancer. It incorporates the elegance of ballet into a fitness class and focuses on giving the student a full body workout as well as the possibility to learn the fundamentals of ballet technique.

These workout classes combine ballet with Pilates, body conditioning, floor barre and stretching techniques.

Classes begin with ballet work at the barre (warm up and strength), progress into center exercises (legs and arms workout), and culminate in floor-work (legs, back, arms, abs and core strength). Stretching exercises are held at the end of the class.

These classes are accompanied by selected styles of music from classic to contemporary, chosen specifically for each group of exercise. Workout classes last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Stretching & endurance 

Stretching & endurance class through Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative program designed to train dancers to improve their ballet technique, flexibility and strength. These classes are for students of all levels and aim to give students a full workout in order to achieve a toned dancer’s body. The classes consist of a wide variety of exercises, using small and big Pilates balls, that will lengthen and stretch the body, slim the legs, strengthen the core, and tone up the muscles. These classes are accompanied by selected styles of music from classic to contemporary and last approximately 60/90 minutes.

 

Stretching & flexibility

Stretching & flexibility classes are for students of all levels. These classes intend to lengthen and stretch the body and to realign the posture. Classes are accompanied by selected styles of music from classic to contemporary and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Barre workout and pointe work

Barre workout and pointe work classes are for students having an intermediate or advanced ballet level. These classes begin with classical barre and continue with workout and stretching exercises at the barre. The second part of the class starts with pointe work at the barre and progresses with center pointe exercises. These classes are accompanied by classical music and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Barre workout for beginners

These classes are designed for beginners. Classes begin with classical barre and continue with workout and stretching exercises at the barre. These classes are accompanied by classical music and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Full body workout with floor mat (floor barre)

Full body workout with floor mat classes are aimed at students of all levels.

These classes give students a full workout in order to achieve a sculpted dancer’s body. The classes consist of a wide variety of exercises on the floor aiming at intensively working the legs, back, arms, abs and core. Stretching exercises are held at the end of the class. These classes are followed by selected styles of music from classic to contemporary and last approximately 90 minutes.

 

Ballet for pregnant women

Semi-private and private classes upon request.
These classes are aimed at pregnant women. Classes begin with classical barre and continue with workout exercises at the barre (legs and arms). Barre and floor stretching exercises are held at the end of the class. These classes are accompanied by classical music and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Silver ballet workout (+ 55 years old)

Semi-private and private classes upon request.
These classes are designed for women over 55 years old. These classes begin with classical barre and continue with workout and stretching exercises at the barre. The second part of the class starts with ballet workout exercises at the center and progresses with floor barre. Stretching exercises are held at the end of the class. These classes are accompanied by classical music and last approximately 60 minutes.

 

Pilates ballet

Pilates ballet classes are aimed at students of all levels. Pilates ballet classes are designed to workout the whole-body and to strengthen the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles.

Pilates classes take place on the mat and its method is ideal as a compensation for everyday ballet training, for rehabilitation after injuries and in general to improve the dance technique. Pilates ballet classes last 60 minutes.

 

Arms & back workout (semi-private and private classes upon request)

Our arms & back workout classes are designed for students of all levels and no ballet knowledge is required. These classes are meant to improve the posture (alignment of our spine and pelvic girdle) and strengthen our back. These classes are ideal to increase an optimal core postural alignment. Classes are accompanied by selected styles of music and last 60 minutes.

 

Gyrokinesis – GYROTONIC® method (semi-private and private classes upon request)

Theses classes are designed for students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of their body’s posture and alignment.

Our certified GYROTONIC® trainers will apply those principles in a series of exercises in combination with stretching and breathing exercises to help the body prepare for deeper strenghtening exercises.

 


“I started ballet since 12 and dropped my ballerina dream when I turned 18. I found Maria Ana’s school after moving to Luxembourg and decided to pick dancing again. I have been taking her ballet and ballet workout classes now for 3 years. She helped me rebuilt my confidence in dancing and further improved my ballet techniques. Maria Ana is truly inspirational and motivating. She also helped me get into great shape!”

Phyllis