If you’ve always wanted to learn ballet but have felt too intimidated, 2019 is your year to kick off your fear!

Basic Ballet For All Bodies is an inclusive class for adult beginners and those returning to dance after a long break and wanting to engage in pleasure and play of movement, without all the trimmings. Come learn the language of ballet–pliés, tendus, dégagé–in a fun and relaxed environment. Practice (and master) some simple and elegant choreography. It promises to be a gentle and pleasurable way into fitness for your mind and body.

Taught by celebrated dancer, choreographer and experienced teacher Sara Porter, it’s a fun approach to dance technique to encourage healthy alignment, build strength, extend flexibility, develop clarity and articulation in movement, while working at a slow and gentle pace. The class incorporates clear technical form, employing humour and humility to find movement that feels comfortable and comfortably challenging.

Basic Ballet For All Bodies starts on January 16th at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw St). Find out more and register here.