When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23DNED05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

A class for dancers returning to Ballet, or those more mature learners who are coming back to Ballet. The class is for those that have had at least 1 year experience in ballet technique at an elementary level. The class will follow the traditional structure of a ballet class. A good level of fitness is required to take part in this class. Students are advised that for all intermediate and advanced level courses they must seek departmental advice prior to enrolment to assess appropriate level. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the flow and expressiveness of classical ballet
  • Demonstrate safe ballet technique
  • Perform exercises with little direction
  • Use different rhythms within technique exercises


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Your tutor will provide practical demonstration and verbal description of movements and technique. You will learn through group and individual correction and encouragement to build your enjoyment of dance and ballet. Each session will work on the execution of ballet steps and enchainment, starting at the Barre and moving through to centre work and jumps. You will learn to use your body in a safe way using classical ballet technique. This will help you to gain a greater understanding of how to use your body within technique and its use for the enjoyment of moving. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

    Entry requirements

    You will need a level of experience in ballet. This could be as a currently studying student on any other ballet course or having danced in the past. You will need enthusiasm for dance and a basic level of fitness and mobility.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You should have a good level of fitness and mobility. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health conditions or a history of injury. Please inform your tutor if there is any physical activity you have be advised to avoid.

    What you need

    Leotard and/or close fitting T-shirt/Vest Tights and/or leggings and/or close fitting tracksuit bottoms; ballet shoes Men and women must wear suitable dance support

    What you can do next

    Continue to the next term of Ballet Regenerate. Your tutor will be able to assess if you are ready to progress on to a higher level, as well as suggest complementary styles of study to enhance your current practice, including music and drama studies. You may also visit our website or contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk