The Class

New York City Style Ballet - All Levels

Tuesdays: 7pm - 8:30pm. This class is suitable for all levels and beginners are aways welcome. It has an emphasis on learning ballet for the fun of it and the multitude of health benefits you will enjoy, over being a pure technique class. Class starts with a New York City Ballet Company inspired, easy to follow, warm up and finishes with a mat work section to stretch, tone and increase your flexibility. During the rest of the class you can expect to learn lots of beautiful arm movements from the Cecchetti method as well as pirouettes, jumps and reportoire from famous ballets. For those wishing to work towards pointework there are exercises to strengthen the legs in preparation for the next stage of your training and if you are already 'en pointe' please do bring your shoes along. Introductory class price: £6 Price: £15 Drop in / £12 when paid as part of a course

The Tutor

Charlie Plunkett

As a student, Charlie attended The Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts in Covent Garden. She taught Cecchetti Ballet at Hurst Lodge School in Berkshire and then became the principal teacher of the Tramshed Performing Arts Centre in Greenwich. She now runs various Ballet and Tap classes for all ages at Bird.