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Central School Of Ballet

About Central Nights

Central's adult classes provide a fun and satisfying way to improve muscle tone, flexibility and co-ordination as well as improving dance technique. The classes are run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Sundays. Our professionally-trained instructors tailor sessions around individual class needs, so whatever your age or ability there's a class for you.

All classes cost £9 each, we are unable to offer discounts on multiple classes.

All classes take place at Central School of Ballet, 10 Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell Road EC1R 5EG. The nearest tube stations are Farringdon and Chancery Lane. Buses 243 and 55 stop right outside.

Available Courses

  • Ballet classes (Different levels of difficulty including Absolute Beginner)
  • Contemporary dance classes
  • Jazz dance class
  • Contemporary African
  • Pilates into Ballet

Please see below introductions to just some of our teachers and classes.

Nicky Ellis- Contemporary (General/Intermediate) Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.45

Nicky's class is dynamic, challenging both physically and mentally and above all energetic. The class is suited to people who have some experience with dance, are keen to question and understand principles of movement, be pushed and above all enjoy themselves.

The class incorporates multiple styles of contemporary dance and a diverse range of music. From guilty pleasures, to world music, blues to electronica there is something to suit all tastes.

Yalckun Abdurehim - Pilates into ballet Mondays 7.15-8.30pm

This dynamic movement inspired Pilates class aims to help you improve the body's flexibility, endurance, strength and to prevent, dance and sports injury.

Denzil Bailey – Ballet (General/ Intermediate) Tuesdays 7.00-8.30pm

Denzil performed with English National Ballet for 10 years, touring the world and in 2001 became the founding Ballet Master of Ballet Black with Cassa Pancho. Denzil teaches for dance companies such as Rambert, Ballet Black, Random, Neo Ballet, Tavaziva alongside teaching at Central School of Ballet, Danceworks, The Place, London Studio Centre, Middlesex University, London Theatre School and Pineapple. Denzil will be teaching at Central Nights on Tuesday evenings, we can’t wait for you all to enjoy his expertise and enthusiasm for dance.

David Kierce - Ballet; Absolute Beginners, Beginner Improver and Intermediate/Advanced

Absolute Beginner - Tuesday 7.20pm, Thursday 7pm Sunday 11.00am Perfect for people who have never done a ballet class before. Or people who did ballet as a child and would love to get back into it! You learn from the start, with an easy guide to how to use your body correctly. With a focus on posture which helps with every day life and self confidence. The class is fun and uplifting perfect for all ages!

Beginner Improver - Perfect for people who have taken ballet for a year! This class is designed to take you further in ballet technique! Less time is spent on the barre, more time in the centre. Focusing on moving across the floor turning and jumping. This class is fun uplifting and perfect for all ages!

Irène Wernli – Contemporary Jazz Tuesdays 7.15-8.30pm and Sundays 1-2.30pm

A journey through the dynamics and phrasings of Contemporary Jazz, focusing on alignment, flexibility, strength and musicality. Using elements of ballet, hip hop and contemporary dance, the class is a fun and enjoyable environment for all levels.

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