Live Stream Ballet ClassesSignature BBM Classeslevel 2for beyond 50s & beginners

Our Signature BBM Classes are a Level 2 Class. It assumes a small knowledge of ballet. This is beginner & returner level for older adults.

For Absolute Beginners, try our Level 1 Class

Each month, we learn and dance to the music from one of the famous ballets, with choreography inspired from the ballet and adapted to our level.

Duration: 1 hour. Susan & Elizabeth will stay on for questions after the class.

Recording of the class will be available on Thursdays via a private link for 4 weeks.

The class is hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing. The Zoom link will be emailed to you two hours before the class.

Email us: balletbasedmovement@gmail.com

JULY & AUGUST 2024 CLASS TIMES & BOOKINGS:

Take advantage of our All Classes Bundle offer for our MONOTONES II Classes in July & August (GBP£35  approx. USD$45  | EUR€42 | CAD$62 |  AUD$67)

Or buy the single pay-as-you-go classes (GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17)

SINGLE PAY-AS-YOU-GO CLASSES:

WEDNESDAY 24th JULY 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet JEWELS with music by FAURÉ

Times: 6pm UK | 1pm Eastern (USA & Canada) | 10am Pacific (USA & Canada) | 7pm Central Europe

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

MONOTONES II ALL CLASSES BUNDLE – END OF JULY & AUGUST CLASSES

Access to 8 x MONOTONES II livestream classes and 4 x class recordings.

TUESDAYS on 30th July, 6th, 13, 27th August 2024 –  9am UK | 10am CENTRAL EUROPE | 6pm SYDNEY.

WEDNESDAYS on 31st July, 7th, 14th, 28th August 2024- 6pm UK | 1pm EASTERN TIME (USA) | 10am PACIFIC TIME (USA) | 7pm CENTRAL EUROPE.

* NOTE: no classes on the 20th & 21st August *

DURATION: 1 hour. Susan & Elizabeth will stay on for questions after the class.

A RECORDING OF THE CLASS will be emailed to you on the Thursday and will be available via a private link for 4 weeks.

GBP£35  approx. USD$45  | EUR€42 | CAD$62 |  AUD$67

SINGLE PAY-AS-YOU-GO CLASSES:

TUESDAY 30th JULY 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 9am UK | 10am Central Europe| 6pm Sydney (Australia)

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

WEDNESDAY 31st JULY 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 6pm UK | 1pm Eastern (USA & Canada) | 10am Pacific (USA & Canada) | 7pm Central Europe

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

TUESDAY 6th AUGUST 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 9am UK | 10am Central Europe| 6pm Sydney (Australia)

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 6pm UK | 1pm Eastern (USA & Canada) | 10am Pacific (USA & Canada) | 7pm Central Europe

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

TUESDAY 13th AUGUST 2024

🎉4th BIRTHDAY CLASS🎉

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 9am UK | 10am Central Europe| 6pm Sydney (Australia)

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST 2024

🎉4th BIRTHDAY CLASS🎉

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 6pm UK | 1pm Eastern (USA & Canada) | 10am Pacific (USA & Canada) | 7pm Central Europe

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

** NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF THE 20th & 21st AUGUST **

TUESDAY 27th AUGUST 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 9am UK | 10am Central Europe| 6pm Sydney (Australia)

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST 2024

SIGNATURE BBM CLASS with Susan & Elizabeth where we dance to the ballet MONOTONES II with music by ERIC SATIE.

Times: 6pm UK | 1pm Eastern (USA & Canada) | 10am Pacific (USA & Canada) | 7pm Central Europe

GBP £10 | approx: USD $12 | EURO €11 | AUD $18 | CAD $17

Frequently AskedQuestionsget all the answers

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.

How do I access the Live Class?

Book and pay for the class above. 8 hours prior to class, you will receive, via email, a unique link to the Zoom platform where the class is streamed. We then send out a reminder email with the link 2 hours before class begins. If you book closer to the time of the class, we send you the link within 10 minutes of booking. You can book class up to 1 minute before class commences. When you are ready to join the class, click on the link and you will enter the class via the Zoom video and audio link.

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

What should I wear?

Anything that is comfortable and provides ease of movement.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on the Thursday 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.

Will the Zimmi, the dog be joining us?

Of course! Zimmi is always ready for his 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

readWhat Our DancersAre Saying my balance is so much better

JAY ANN

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.

SUE

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!

CAROLYN

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!

MARIANNE

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.

LINDA

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!

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