Youth Dance Course — May Half-Term

25 — 29 May
Each class is 60 mins

Join ENBYouthCo Creative Director, Choreographer and Dance Artist Richard Bermange for an exciting week of dance for young people aged 14 – 19!

Each day at 3pm on English National Ballet’s Facebook and YouTube channels, we will stream a 60-min dance class to help you keep active, maintain technique and express your creativity.

Richard has assembled a team of dynamic and highly experienced Dance Artists to lead a creative course that incorporates technique, fitness, musicality and conditioning, as well as creative tasks in both classical and contemporary styles.


Monday 25 May at 3pm BST: Classical Technique with Richard Bermange
Richard will lead a ballet class beginning with barre and moving into the centre, with a focus on building upon technique and practising safely at home.

Tuesday 26 May at 3pm BST: Contemporary Technique with James Müller
Drawing on his years of experience with Richard Alston Dance Company, James’s progressive technique class explores musicality and phrasing with precision and playfulness. The class is Cunningham-based with elements of release work.

Wednesday 27 May at 3pm BST: BalletFit with Lucy Lowndes
Lucy will focus on honing strength and alignment through Pilates, and will then lead a ballet barre in order to demonstrate the application of this technique in ballet practice. Remember to have a towel or yoga mat handy for this class!

Thursday 28 May at 3pm BST: Classical Creative with Louise Bennett
Louise will begin by leading an intermediate-level ballet warm up focusing on finding strong supporting legs and freedom in the upper body. This will be followed by a short introduction to Louise‘s creative process for developing choreographic work.

Friday 29 May at 3pm BST: Contemporary Creative with Naomi Cook
Naomi will lead a contemporary class that includes opportunities to explore creativity as a dancer. The release-based class will encourage participants to continue to travel in space and with weight, despite working in potentially confined dimensions. The class will offer a few simple ways for dancers to work creatively with movement. You can find the music used in Naomi’s class on our Spotify channel.

Bonus episode at 4:30pm BST: Chat with the Artists
Hear from these five Dance Artists in conversation as they discuss their training, careers so far, advice for their younger selves and for up-and-coming dancers, and learn how they’re coping and staying creative and active in lockdown.


We hope you enjoy watching or participating in these online classes. When participating in any exercise or fitness programme, there is the possibility of physical injury. By taking part in these online exercises programmes, you confirm that you have read and understood the Online Exercise Terms and Conditions. You understand that you exercise at your own risk.

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Creative Team

Richard Bermange

Course Leader and Dance and Teaching Artist
Lucy Lowndes Artist Headshot

Lucy Lowndes

Dance and Teaching Artist
Naomi Cook Headshot

Naomi Cook

Dance and Teaching Artist
Louise Bennett Headshot

Louise Bennett

Dance and Teaching Artist

James Muller

Dance and Teaching Artist