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Gentle Ballet Movement Classes

  • Tuesday, May 03, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • 8 sessions
  • Tuesday, May 03, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom
  • 20


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Come and join mother & daughter team, Elizabeth & Susan from Ballet Based Movement. Their classes focus on the joy of ballet and moving to beautiful music. They are gentle, and fun, allowing the body to improve in strength, mobility, and balance, while nourishing the mind, the heart and the soul.

The class begins with a gentle warm up and stretch. It then moves to the ballet barre exercises. These are basic ballet moves that help to align the body, and build strength and control. The exercises are done to beautiful, carefully selected music. During the barre work, Susan builds on each exercise so that by the end of class, without even realizing it, you have learned all the steps required to do a very short dance sequence.

The benefits of ballet are numerous, not only does the body improve in strength, control, endurance and stability, but the cognitive and mental wellbeing that comes from dance is well documented. (You can read about the benefits of ballet here.

If you have ever wanted to learn ballet, or if you did ballet a while ago and would like to return to it, this is the class for you. Come and dance with Susan & Elizabeth.

If you want an idea of what the class is like, here is a little teaser:

Cost for the 8-session class is $121.00. The deadline to register is May 1. 

Come fulfill your ballet fantasy or just try a new form of exercise!


What do I wear to a ballet class? Anything comfortable that you can move in.

I don’t have ballet shoes, what do I put on my feet? It depends on your floor. Socks or sticky socks are good for carpet. Sticky socks or bare feet are good for wooden or tiled floor. You will find what works for you and your floor, so try things out.

What do I use for a ballet barre? A good barre substitute is the back of a chair, an ironing board, a high table, banister, counter top or even a wall. Anything that is stable that you can hold on to.

How much space do I need for class? Susan & Elizabeth understand the constraints of dancing at home. If you have enough space to take a step forward, back, and side to side, that is perfect, and all the space you will need.

Do I have to get down onto and up off the floor? No. There is no floor work. All the ballet is standing, either holding on to the barre, or free standing.


Please consult your doctor before beginning this or any other fitness program. Exercise is not without risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. By engaging in these exercises, you agree that you do so at your own risk, and assume all associated risk of injury.

The Zoom link for this class will be sent one day in advance of each class.  Guests are welcome.

Questions? Contact Bobbi at FitC at info@friendscentercity.org or 267.639.5257.

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