Adult Ballet Wimbledon

General Level : Thursday 8.25 - 9.25pm 

in Studio 2, Nuffield Health, Wimbledon or on Zoom

Intermediate Level: Thursday 7.25 - 8.25pm 

in Studio 2, Nuffield Health, Wimbledon or on Zoom

Garner Academy of Dance

WE'RE EXCITED TO BE BACK IN THE STUDIO (AND ALSO ON ZOOM) FROM 20/05/2021!  You can choose to take part either in the studio or remotely via simultaneous Zoom. 

Enrol in a ballet course with professional dancer/teacher - Ben Garner.  Ballet is an exquisite artform to enjoy, study and discover. Courses help tone, increase fitness and develop posture, balance, flexibility and coordination. Ben’s classes are taught in a welcoming, fun and non-competitive environment.  

GENERAL LEVEL BALLET (Studio & Zoom classes) is suitable for both beginners who are entirely new to classical ballet and students returning after many years away from the art form and wishing to ease back into ballet. You will learn and revise the basic steps and terminology both on and off the barre. Much content of the class is differentiated to accommodate the differing levels of experience of the students. Classes always end with enjoyable, choreographic combinations which are guaranteed to send the students home on a high.  

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BALLET (Studio & Zoom classes) is suitable for dancers with a few years of experience.  If you have experienced any of the dance association syllabi (e.g. RAD, ISTD, IDTA, BBO etc.) then the level of this class could be compared to 'Intermediate'.  Exercises at this level will be longer and less repetitive and a greater range of steps will be studied. The classes end with choreographic combinations to develop dance and performance quality.

The classes run almost every week of the year - apart from the latest exceptions:

28/10/2021 - no class

04/11/2021 - no class

23/12/2021 - no class

30/12/2021 - no class

17/02/2022 - no class

Highly recommended course! Ben Garner is a superb dancer with high expectations for his students. The atmosphere is friendly and progress is visible every lesson.

Catherine Morin
Adult Ballet

Ben Garner ARAD, Dip PDTD, AISTD

BEN GARNER

Professional dancer and teacher

Ben is a professional dancer and has over 25 years of teaching experience dating back to helping his mother run her school – the Joy Nicholson Studios in Manchester.

Ben’s professional career as a ballet dancer included working with 3 British ballet companies – Lewis London Ballet Company, Ballet Creations of London and Adonais Ballet Company. During his career as a dancer in musical theatre he was in the cast of 8 West End productions including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang. His film and TV appearances include the Phantom of the Opera film, Blue Peter and the Royal Variety Show.

He has taught at vocational dance schools including Rambert School of Ballet, Tring Park School for Performing Arts, Guildford School of Acting, Urdang Academy, Young Dancers’ Academy and Stageworks Studios. He has been the Company Manager and most recently the Marketing Manager of the award-winning English Youth Ballet. 

Location

The classes take place in Studio 2 of Nuffield Health Gym.  It is a beautiful dance studio with sprung floors, mirrors and barres. When you arrive at reception please mention that you are there for a ballet class in Studio 2 and you'll be shown through. 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BALLET 

Thursdays 19.25 - 20.25

GENERAL LEVEL BALLET 

Thursdays 20.25 - 21.25

Address

Nuffield Health Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QB.