Simple online ballet exercises for Beyond 50s and Beginners
We have provided full sequences of beginners ballet exercises for you to follow along to in your own home. Choose which exercises you would like to do, grab a chair and go!
Where to begin?
If you are brand new to ballet, we recommend you begin at our very first Series, Ballet 1. Do it a few times over a couple of weeks. Once you feel familiar with the moves and the music, move on to Ballet 2 and apply the same approach. You can move sequentially through each Ballet Series or pick and choose the one you like the most and practice practice practice. The most important thing is to enjoy it!
If you need more instruction on each exercise, you will find instructional videos below each Ballet Sequence.
The format of our instructional videos are as follows:
1. Susan demonstrates the exercise.
2. Susan corrects the technique with Elizabeth.
3. Elizabeth and Susan do the full exercise to the music.
What to wear?
Anything that is comfortable and helps to move.
Socks, bare feet, or sticky socks – whatever works for you and your stability level. Elizabeth likes sticky socks. Susan likes socks or bare feet.
When to do the exercises?
Anytime. Whenever you have a spare 20 minutes and feel like moving your body.
The more you do, the more you gain. Do what works for you – you can do the exercises once a week or once a day. Elizabeth has built up from doing them twice a week to daily, and she finds she gets the most benefit out of a daily routine.
Basic Ballet Positions
Please consult your doctor before beginning this or any other fitness programme. Exercise is not without it’s risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. By engaging in these exercises, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and assume all associated risk of injury.