The Course will be taught by Karen Stringer ANATD, MNATD, FNATD - Director of The Russian Ballet School in Cambridge. Karen specialises in teaching adults and believes strongly that everyone should have the chance to dance and learn a new skill. The course is open to beginners or those with some experience. The level will be tailored to the group but all classes will follow the same structure and include exercises at the barre to warm up the body. Centre work will include exercises and combinations of steps, followed by a group dance. Dances may include national, historical or folk dances. The aim is to increase fitness, strength, balance and poise. Karen expects everyone to have proper ballet attire, which can be purchased from International Dance Supplies online. You may wear leggings and t shirt for the first lesson, but if you decide to continue you need to wear the proper clothing, all of which has a purpose in ballet. Note: There is an additional fee of £58 to pay for the tutor, payable on application.