Schedule & Booking

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Fall 2022 Schedule

Weeks 43-49

Mondays

Level 2 (Advanced Beginner)

1700-1830 (CET)

6 Weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Pre Pointe Class

1845-1915 (CET)

6 Weeks, 600 kr in person (300 kr online)

Level 1 (Absolute Beginner)

1930-2045 (CET)

6 Weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Wednesdays

Level 2/3 (Intermediate)

1700-1830 (CET)

6 weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Beginner Pointe Class

1845-1915 (CET)

6 weeks, 600 kr in person (300 kr online)

Level 1 Absolute Beginner

1930-2045 (CET)

6 weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Thursdays

Online Gentle Flow Yoga

1700-1800

6 Weeks, 1200 kr (600 kr online)

Level 3 (Intermediate/Advanced)

1830-2000 (CET)

6 Weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Intermediate Pointe Class

2015-2100 (CET)

6 Weeks, 600 kr in person (300 kr online)

Fridays

Level 2 (Advanced Beginner)

1700-1815 (CET)

6 Weeks, 1200 kr in person (600 kr online)

Unlimited Online Classes

8 Weeks, 2000 kr

Please note, any classes missed during a term do not carry over to the next, but can be made up in another class within the same term either in person or by joining via Zoom.  In the event the teacher must cancel, a full refund will be made to the student.

Online appointments by Smoothbook

At Ballet Gothenburg, classes are small and semiprivate which gives each student the best chance to advance according to their own desire and ability.  We work slowly, repetitively, and meticulously through each level learning the breakdowns and common faults of each step and position.

What do you need before your first class? 

There is no dress code, rather gentle recommendations.  I want you to show up feeling comfortable.  Students are encouraged to wear form fitting clothes such as yoga pants or running pants and a tshirt or leotard and tights.  If you have not visited Dansbutiken for soft ballet slippers before your first class, please bring socks to wear.

Which class is right for you?

In Adult Level 1, we begin exploring a classical ballet barre and basic center work and it’s variations with focus on musicality and principles of placement, turnout, and épaulement (shouldering), port de bras (carriage of the arms), adagio (slow movement), as well as breakdowns of basic turns, small, medium, and big jumps.   This class is for absolute beginners.  What do you need?  Comfortable, form fitting clothes and a towel.  We begin barefoot or in socks so no need to purchase shoes until after a few classes.

Adult Levels 2 & 2/3 takes what was learned in Beginner Ballet and begins exploring turns more deeply as well as syncing small simple jumps (Petit Allegro) and larger jumps (Grand Allegro).   This is a great place to start for those coming back after previous training.

Adult Levels 3 & 3/4 builds and layers more on what we have already learned in Levels 1 & 2.  Longer, more intricate combinations with more advanced footwork and use of port de bras are introduced.

Pre Pointe Class is a class for students interested in dancing on pointe one day.  Begin your pointe journey here through gentle stretches and strengthening exercises to prepare the feet and body for pointe work.  All levels are welcome, even absolute beginners!!  This class helps strengthen the feet, ankles, calves, turnout muscles as well as back and abdominal muscles.  The whole body needs to be strong for pointe work so come ready to work.  What do you need?  A towel, small, firm ball for foot massage, and a theraband.  You can purchase here…..

Beginner Pointe Class is a class for students learning the fundamentals of pointe work.  In general students are required to take a minimum one and a half to two years of ballet class 2-3 times per week before joining this class, but this is determined on an individual basis.  The first entire year is focused on barre work with two hands on the barre.  This class is by invitation.

Intermediate Pointe Class takes what we learned in Beginner Pointe Class and begins to explore exercises with one hand on the barre as well as simple exercises in the center.

Progressing Ballet Technique or PBT is Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) “is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.”  Read more about PBT’s inceptinon and dive a little deeper in my interview with the founder and my mentor, Marie Walton-Mahon in our blog through link here What do you need?  Comfortable form fitting clothes (barefoot) as well as a yoga mat and a few other items that you can purchase here…

The yoga ball size you need depends on your height.  When you sit on the ball, knees should be bent at a 90-degree
angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor.
Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.  Here are is a guide….

  • Under 4’8″/142cm -> 45 cm ball
  • 4’8″ to 5’3″/142-160cm -> 55 cm ball
  • 5’4″ to 5’10″/160-178cm -> 65 cm ball
  • 5’10” to 6’4″/178-193cm-> 75 cm ball

Character Class is “a style of ballet deriving inspiration from national or folk dances, or interpreting and representing a particular profession, mode of living, or personality.  What do you need?  A small space, character shoes or sneakers, a fan, and a calf length skirt.

Gentle Flow Yoga is a slow, gentle, stretchy and strengthening class to gently open the body and relieve aches and stress.  It’s the perfect compliment to ballet classes.  What do you need for Gentle Flow?  A yoga mat or towel (if practicing at home with me) as well as two large towels and two firm pillows.

Virtual Classes are live via Zoom as well as recorded in  a private FB group.  Please note the times of our virtual classes reflect the times of each class above.