LIVE Ballet Classes for Beyond 50s and Beginners with Susan & Elizabeth

Wherever you are in the world, come and join us. Dance a bit, do what you can, and most importantly ENJOY YOURSELF, as we all dance together.

It’s June, it’s midsummer… we just had to do it… we are dancing to Mendelssohn’s music to Shakespeare’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Our Class times and bookings are posted below.


PRICE PER CLASS: GBP £8 | approx. USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14

DURATION: 1 hour. Susan & Elizabeth will stay on for questions after the class.
BONUS: A RECORDING OF THE CLASS will be available via a private link. 
The class is hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing. Please ensure you have downloaded the ZOOM app for access to the class.

On the day, two hours before the class, you will receive an email from us with the unique Zoom Link to access the class.

SCROLL DOWN FOR FAQs or email us if you have any questions or problems booking: balletbasedmovement@gmail.com


JUNE CLASS TIMES & BOOKINGS:

TUESDAY 29th JUNE
This is a SUMMER SPECIAL class with Susan & Elizabeth. We are re-running our first class and dancing to the music of Swan Lake .
9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 6pm SYDNEY
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE
This is a SUMMER SPECIAL class with Susan & Elizabeth. We are re-running our first class and dancing to the music of Swan Lake .
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


JULY CLASS TIMES & BOOKINGS:

MONDAY 5th JULY
REFRESH & REVIEW class with Susan. We work on a selection of the exercises from the month’s classes, and we perfect and dance our variation for the final time. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and for Susan to give corrections.
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


TUESDAY 13th JULY
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet LA BAYADÈRE.
9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 6pm SYDNEY
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


WEDNESDAY 14th JULY
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet LA BAYADÈRE.
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


TUESDAY 27th JULY
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet LA BAYADÈRE.
9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 6pm SYDNEY
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


WEDNESDAY 28th JULY
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet LA BAYADÈRE.
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


FAQs:

1. What is the format of the class? We begin with a warm up to stretch and move the body. Following that, we work through a series of beginners barre exercises. Susan and Elizabeth demonstrate each exercise and then we all do it together with music. After the barre exercises, we move to the center where we dance a variation to the music of one of the famous ballets. The class always ends with a wonderful curtsy.

2. How do I access the Live Class? Book and pay for the class above. 2 hours prior to the class, you will receive, via email, a unique link to the Zoom Platform where the class is streamed. 10 minutes before the class, click on the link and you will enter the class via video and audio link.

3. What is Zoom? Zoom is a video conferencing application that will allow the streaming of our class live via video link to your device. It is free software that you can download onto your computer, tablet or mobile. It is very easy and quick to download. You can watch a step by step guide on how to install Zoom onto your device HERE. And you can download the Zoom application HERE

4. What should I wear? Anything that is comfortable and provides ease of movement.

5. I don’t have ballet shoes, what should I put on my feet? It depends on your floor. Socks, sticky socks or bare feet. We like socks on carpet, and sticky socks or bare feet on wood or tiled floor. TIP: slightly wet the bottom of your socks or ballet shoes for a little bit more grip.

6. I don’t have a barre. Neither do we. A good barre substitute is the back of a chair, an ironing board, a high table, banister, counter top or even a wall.

7. I would like to try the class, but I don’t want to be seen on video. Not a problem – there is an option on Zoom to turn off your camera, so you can see us, but no-one can see you. 

8. Can I just watch the class, and perhaps not dance if I don’t feel up to it? Yes! You are welcome to tune in and observe.

9. Do I have to do the whole class? If you are up for a little dancing but not too much – great! Take breaks. Sit out an exercise or two. Do what works for you. 

10. What is the class recording?  It is the recording of Susan & Elizabeth doing all the exercises that you did in the class. The recording link will be emailed to on the Thursday evening after the class. The recording allows you to practice your ballet in your own time, when it suits you. It is available to stream from a Private Live Class Page. (Please note that there is no recording for the REFRESH & REVIEW class)

11. Will the dogs be joining us? Of course! The dogs are always ready for their LIVE class!

This is your class, and it is about you enjoying your time with us. We’d just love for you to join us in whatever capacity. 

Come and dance with us LIVE.
Susan & Elizabeth

What our Fellow Dancers are saying:

When I was a child I took ballet and tap lessons which I loved.Then as a young adult I took a few classes which went by the wayside when I got married and had a family. Many moons later when the pandemic began and we were in lockdown, I searched for an online ballet class and found Ballet Based Movement to my delight. BBM is everything I was looking for! Susan is a wonderful teacher in her instruction, explanation and demonstration of the dance steps. The selected music always fits perfect with the ballet exercises and dance sequences. Accompanied by her lovely Mother Elizabeth and the two family dogs, the class is so much fun!! I highly recommend it!

-JEAN-

Always fun & encouraging , extremely well structured sessions, building on technique in a progressive, accessible manner. These classes are ideal, regardless of your ballet level (or none!) and you build up a cohesive repertoire that boosts confidence and skill. Definitely recommended – thank you, Susan & Elizabeth!

-LINDE-

These classes are not only enjoyable, but the exercises keep you supple and moving. You can work at a level that suits you, and there is emphasis on working to your body’s ability and enjoying the experience. The web-based classes on their own are really good, but the addition of the on-line classes adds an extra dimension of exercising with other people around the world. Having watched me, my husband decided to join in and has recently joined the on-line classes with me. These classes are for all abilities and we are so glad that I found Susan and Elizabeth.

-ANGELA-