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

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

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


SEPTEMBER CLASS TIMES & BOOKINGS:


MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
REFRESH & REVIEW class with Susan. Our warm up and barre work will be to a selection of exercises from the month and we will have a final chance to perfect our dance. There will be time for questions and corrections.
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


OCTOBER CLASS TIMES & BOOKINGS:

PLEASE NOTE: CLASS TIMES IN AUSTRALIA HAVE SHIFTED DUE TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME CHANGES

TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet CINDERELLA
9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 7pm SYDNEY
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14

CLASS TIME IN AUSTRALIA IS ONE HOUR LATER THIS MONTH


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


TUESDAY 19th OCTOBER
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet CINDERELLA
9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 7pm SYDNEY
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14

CLASS TIME IN AUSTRALIA IS ONE HOUR LATER THIS MONTH


WEDNESDAY 20th OCTOBER
Signature BBM Class with Susan & Elizabeth. Our dance is to the music from the ballet CINDERELLA
6pm UK | 1pm EST| 10am PST | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE
GBP £8 | USD $12 | EURO €9 | AUD $15 | CAD $14


MONDAY 25th OCTOBER
REFRESH & REVIEW class with Susan. Our warm up and barre work will be to a selection of exercises from the month and we will have a final chance to perfect our dance. There will be time for questions and corrections.
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

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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-

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how creaky your body feels or you have never danced before. I had gone through both a knee and a hip replacement and thought that it would be a struggle. But I needn’t have worried as not only is this is great exercise, Susan and Elizabeth make it such fun. I guarantee you will feel the health benefits but more importantly you will really enjoy it!

-LINDA-

Each Ballet Based Movement session is so uplifting and enjoyable, a wonderful activity to look forward to. As a bonus, my shape has changed for the better, my bingo wings have tightened and my overall strength has increased, a brilliant thing to be part of.

-MARIANNE-

I LOVE the classes. Susan is a wonderful teacher. Her warmth and enthusiasm reach through the computer screen! I have benefited mentally and physically from classes and love the fact that the recordings give me chance to practise in between classes. I feel stronger, more supple and my balance has improved (something I never thought could happen at 63!) I have loved getting ballet back into my body and my soul. Thank you Susan, Marina and Elizabeth!

-CAROLYN-

I have noticed not only my core strength returning, but also my deportment has improved dramatically.  No more slouching and definitely have found myself standing beautifully erect with tummy tucked in, first position, in the queue in Sainsburys!

This class is a real winner – Susan and Elizabeth  are the most engaging and highly personable tutors, as is the other favourite daughter Marina, who is very capably in charge of technical support.   So, if like me, you need to get moving but want to have a good laugh and fun along the way, you need to check out Ballet Based Movement, I really cannot recommend them highly enough.

-JAY ANN-

I have so enjoyed the Ballet Based Movement ballet classes.  Susan is a brilliant teacher and the music she chooses is just wonderful. Having danced a lot in my life, BBM has brought me nothing but joy, especially in the lockdowns.  I am more flexible, have better core muscles, and know that ballet is improving my osteoporosis. To be able to access the recorded classes is an extra bonus so I can dance whenever I feel like it!
A superb find!

-SUE-

Susan and Elizabeth’s Ballet Based Movement videos never fail to uplift my spirit and fill me with joy. I consider this class one of God’s sweetest gifts during the pandemic, when so many other activities were canceled. As a woman who has been visually impaired since birth, I went into my first class wondering if I would be able to see everything and keep up. Would I spend the entire hour feeling awkward? At least no one would see me if that happened. Instead I felt like I was being led by a patient encouraging friend. Ballet has helped me grow in confidence and become physically stronger than I’ve been in ages. I’m a writer, so I do a lot of sitting and often have pain in my neck and shoulders (a hazard of low vision), but ballet is improving both. I have recommended this class to several of my friends and will continue to. Thank you, Susan and Elizabeth!

-JEANETT-

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