OUR CLASSES

 

At BBA we offer a structured training in a fun and supportive environment. All boys aged between 4-17 yrs are welcome and encouraged to try a class with us whether they are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner. We will allocate the student to a class level suitable, depending on factors such as age and current grade of ballet/experience in dance.

The classes we offer are of a specialist structured programme, tailored to the male ballet dancer, with the opportunity to focus on male ballet technique and choreography.
Our boys-only classes, taught by a male teacher, are designed to progress the boys with a good understanding of male ballet technique and develop the attributes required for that of a male ballet dancer.

Our termly classes run on a fortnightly basis.

BBA Worthing ballet classes are taught by Mr Alex Cowie A.I.S.T.D DDE RBS Dip. Alex trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School White Lodge and Upper School, before embarking on a successful and distinguished career as a male dancer.
Alex is an experienced dance teacher and his qualifications include Ballet Teaching Diplomas in both ISTD’s DDI (Level 3) and DDE (Level 4/5). He is also a qualified and experienced Sports Coach in football, cricket, gymnastics, hockey and netball, working with primary school children across Sussex.

BBA Worthing Contemporary Classes are taught by Mr Samuel Strange.
Samuel is a Freelance Contemporary dance teacher and the founder of Samuel Strange Dance Company.
He has trained in a wide variety of styles of dance, his passion being in ballet and contemporary. Samuel has performance experience as well as teaching experience, to various age groups and abilities, and has created his own choreographic work.Samuel holds a Bachelor Honours Degree in Performing Arts – Dance from the University of Chichester.

In addition to our termly classes, we host frequent boys only dance workshops in other genres of dance with guest teachers.

Primary Ballet 4yrs +

With the emphasis being on fun, and with the use of props, ballet movement is explored through mime and storytelling. Boys are invited to engage in ballet using their imagination through roles such as pirates, soldiers, superheroes and princes! Starting a ballet class is a great way to encourage fitness and develop confidence. In the primary class boys will learn the basics of ballet movements and technique, along with developing a sense musicality, rhythm and timing.

Junior Ballet 7yrs+

With a continued emphasis on fun, in this class boys will begin to progress from basic to more complex steps, at the same time developing their strength, flexibility and musicality. As well as providing a great style of exercise, this class will benefit the boys with a good understanding of ballet technique.

Intermediate/Senior Ballet 11yrs+

On this exciting journey through ballet, and in this dynamic and challenging class, the boys will further develop their ballet technique and performance skills, alongside continually improving their strength and flexibility. Ballet provides a core technique that will also enhance performance in all other styles of dance.

Contemporary Classes 4+

Incorporating elements of lyrical Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance, contemporary dance is an exciting fusion, allowing students to work through emotional and powerful routines.

All our classes currently run at Dance House Studios in Worthing on Sundays during term times.