‘‘What’s so special about Lady Bay Ballet?

There’s a passionate commitment to ballet, beautiful music, excellent teaching and a belief that everyone can make progress. Classes start and end on time, and every minute of the lesson is packed with enjoyment. As an adult beginner, I had tried other classes but found nowhere like Lady Bay Ballet.

Mrs Cave doesn’t just show you what to do: she explains how, with individual attention and lots of tips to improve technique.

I love all the classes, but pointe class most of all. Words can’t really capture the magic of working on pointe: you just have to try it!’’

Mary

‘‘Having returned to ballet in my 50’s a dream goal for me was to get back en pointe. I was thrilled when Katie introduced an adult beginners pointe class. Her emphasis on strengthening exercises and technique is wonderful. Class mates are lovely and we have a lot of fun learning together.  I absolutely love it and am so excited about continuing to develop this skill under such expert tuition’’.

Jin

‘’I came back to ballet 30 years after my last class. Lady Bay Ballet immediately made me feel welcome and reminded me why I loved ballet so much in the first place.

The ballet classes are carefully designed, taking into account all abilities and Mrs Cave is great at explaining all technical aspects and encouraging students to ask questions and learn at their own pace.

Most of all I enjoy the pointe classes; a carefully thought out selection of exercises strengthen your feet and ankles and with every class you can feel yourself improve. Mrs Cave keeps a close eye on all students to ensure exercises are executed correctly and safely. These classes are a combination of hard work and fun and are hugely rewarding!

Classes are a combination of ages and abilities and the atmosphere is really friendly and supportive.

I love going to Mrs Cave's classes and eagerly look forward to them every week. They've helped me get fitter and stronger both physically and mentally, while having lots of fun at the same time. Can't recommend them enough!!".

Themie.

I’m completely new to ballet and came to Lady Bay Ballet as it was something different to normal retirement hobbies. I really enjoy Katie’s class, it’s a good challenge mentally and physically and helps me stay active and flexible.  It also gives me a real sense of achievement and it feels creative, you can really bring something of yourself to the movements.”
     Jacqui

 


"It's been great coming back to ballet. I've danced most of my life in theatre productions and Katie's classes are really helping develop my core strength and balance. I like the way she encourages us to feel into the movements and steps. Of all the classes I've done over the years Katie's has done the most to deepen my understanding of classical ballet technique in an interesting and fun way."
     Amanda

 


’’Don’t dilly dally,
Join us at the ballet
The class is great fun for everyone,
Our senior girl is ninety one

Once I could dance but you’d never know,
I can’t raise my arm now or stand on my toe,
But working with Katie is rewarding and fun
She helps me forget that I’m now ninety one

I totter along at the end of the line
The music is charming, the friendliness fine,
I stagger and stumble but what does it matter
At least I can think that I’m not getting fatter

I sometimes look back with a lot of regrets
To when I could turn and pirouette,
I stagger and stumble but what does it matter
At least I can think I’m not getting fatter.

     Honour