On Sunday March 3rd we opened our doors to over 30 boys for our official launch day, which gave children the opportunity to try out any of the four classes on offer.
Parents were able to observe some of the classes and both boys and parents were given the opportunity to meet the team to learn more about the academy and the benefits of boys only ballet classes.
The day was a resounding success. The primary class boys had the opportunity to choose a superhero costume from the prop box at the end of the lesson and dance in role. The junior and senior classes were well attended with lots of talent evident and providing plenty of inspiration for the younger boys. In addition to the ballet classes, an energetic group of boys, some from local football teams, took part in the sports training class, where ballet training techniques are taught to help enhance performance in other sports.
The classes are taught by Alex Cowie, a professional male ballet teacher and sports coach. He began dancing from the age of six, trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School White Lodge and then it’s Upper School. His combined qualifications and experience as a professional dancer, teacher and sports coach provide a great opportunity for the boys at the academy to learn classical and contemporary ballet as well as ballet technique based sports training. Alex states “Ballet is very beneficial for boys, and for those who take part in team sports, it helps to develop and improve numerous skills such as strength, balance, speed, agility, flexibility as well as mental focus “.
The Boys Ballet Academy is passionate in its aim to provide a fully inclusive, supportive and enjoyable setting for boys who love to dance and for those who take part in sports. We welcome enquiries and new enrolments.
Taster classes are available. The new term starts on Sunday 10th March.