For Adults

About the class:

Are you interested in ballet and would like to have a go but haven’t got a clue how to start?

Did you do ballet as a child and would enjoy classes again? 

Are you more advanced but would like to revisit the basics, maybe using your new pointe shoes?

Gillian’s class will teach you all the basics you need and by the end of the class you’ll be dancing! Learn in the safe, encouraging environment of her group. It’s fun and gives your body and brain a new challenge. You will lengthen, strengthen tone and have fun. We begin at the barre and then using the technique you perfected we continue in the centre. You will also learn how to move in time to the rhythm of the music. Newcomers are always welcome and blend into the class easily.

Please bring socks and comfy clothes you can move in that show your ankles – ballet shoes optional. 

Absolutely no experience required, just a love for ballet, the desire to learn and be willing to have a go!

About Gillian Greenwood

Gillian Greenwood began her classical ballet training at age 5 in her local school in Watford “The Star School of Dancing” following The Imperial School of Teachers of Dancing method of training. She went on to study in London with Charlotte Fairbrother, English National Ballet, at Danceworks with Hannah Frost, Pineapple with Adam Pudney and in Los Angeles at Align Ballet Method with Michael Cornell and Bjarne Hecht. She also certified with Body Control Pilates, Reps level 3. 

She teaches Ballet for Absolute Beginners at Academy Mews Dance Studios in Camden. She has her own Mind Body Spirit Pilates business in Chelsea/Kensington. Classes at The Budokwai Judo Club, The Emperor’s Gate Doctor’s Surgery Annexe and surrounding areas of London

Gillian’s advice is “Strive for perfection with the basics and the rest will come”. 

What clients say:

“I’m a member of Gillian’s absolute beginners ballet class and I’d just like to say how impressed I am with Gillian and her teaching. It really is for absolute beginners and Gillian takes the utmost care with every detail and every student in her class

Highly recommended“


“Gillian’s classes are excellent! – beautifully taught and very enjoyable. They really take you from the beginning so that you have a chance to learn the basics thoroughly and to improve.“

Anna Greene

“I’m really enjoying my lunch-time ballet classes and feel that I’ve learnt so much. Gillian’s an excellent teacher, very patient and very knowledgeable. I would recommend coming along and trying one of her classes.”

Susan Munns

Classes at Academy Mews

Dance Studios:

£10 per class 

Thursdays 1pm-2pm

Live on Zoom and at The Academy

You can just turn up and pay but in order to avoid disappointment you could book and pay on the link below. 

Also Private lessons by arrangement at The Academy or on Zoom £65


Gillian also teaches PilatesYoga on Zoom  (& in Chelsea when we get back to normal)

Monday at 11am, 6pm (and progressive 7pm)
Tuesday at 11am
Wednesday at 11am
Friday 1pm (with weights/objects you have in the home)

I will be wearing a mask and it is up to individuals to decide for themselves.  


Contact Gillian directly on 07366 035564

Or email ballet@gilliangreenwood.com

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