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Susan the S in S&J Talk Ballet her comments after Saturday 27 January Beginner Improver Ballet and Beginner Pointe Class with Mark Kimmett

It was lovely to see some new faces at the 11am class at Arts Ed yesterday and all age groups were well represented. There were six of us for the pointe class which is lovely, but there is still plenty of room for more dancers to join in, so if you are curious, do give it a try.  On the subject of pointe, I would love to hear views ( negative or positive ) on the different brands of the pointe shoe. I have heard that the Gaynor Minden shoes are the best, but are very expensive at nearly a £100 a pair! It seems a lot to pay for a 30-minute class once per week for an old amateur. I do need to get some new pointe shoes and the shop that I purchased my current pair have moved to the north of England, so I am looking for any suggestions anyone may have.


Photo: Susan in Mark's Beginner Pointe Class Copyright Ballet4Life, All rights reserved
Susan of S&J talk Ballet #silverswan Her thoughts on Saturdays Beginner Improvers Class


I hope everyone has enjoyed their first week back after the break! I certainly enjoyed being back and didn’t find it as difficult as I had anticipated. Sadly, there were quite a few regular faces missing from Saturday’s class with Mark Kimmett and the subsequent pointe class. I do hope that they have not been struck down by one of the many ‘bugs’ that seem to be circulating. It was lovely to see some new faces in the class though and hope they become regulars. 
For anyone wishing to purchase new dancing attire, many of the outlets including Bloch have still got sales on. Lastly, Happy 14th Anniversary Ballet4Life!

Photo copyright of Ballet4life and may not be reproduced with prior permission Saturday Beginner Improvers Ballet with Marl

and more from J for Julia of S & J Talk Ballet! Our very own #silverswan



 Best wishes for 2018 to all you budding dancers out there! 


Susan and I are really looking forward to getting back to the ballet barre!!
There are now two new exciting classes to enjoy this term. The Beginner Follow-on Class is at 10.15 am starting this Monday, 8th January at the large light dance studio at St Peter's Hall in Chiswick. ( Southfield Road, London W4 1bb- E3 bus stop out front ) This is also Ballet4life's 14thAnniversary so the day and week will be filled with celebrations, special offers, and new visitors to the studio! Can't wait!
This new class will be taught by Chris as well as the new General Exercise Class starting Saturday 13th January at 11 am at the Arts Educational School, 14 Bath Road, London W4 1LY, near Turnham Green Station. Chris is a friendly and accomplished teacher and is very welcoming to all!

So hopefully we can all tick exercise off our 2018 to do list!!.. Best…
S for Susan of S & J Talk Ballet Our very own #silverswan!

Happy New Year to one and all. I am hoping that this year will be a great year of dance for us all!
I personally am going to set myself some realistic dance goals that I hope I can achieve. It seems such a long time since I last took part in a dance class but I have tried to keep active over the break so I hope my body does not complain too much after the first class. There are so many classes to chose from and it would be good to try something new, the GeneralLevel Contemporary Class on a Wednesday morning led by Mark looks interesting.  I am trying to get my husband to try the new Exercise Class on Saturday at 11am with Chris at Arts Ed but I do not know how successful I will be!
It would be wonderful if more people tried the Pointe Class at Arts Ed on Saturdays. The class is only 30 minutes long, but is fun and builds on the techniques taught in the previous class. Mark is a very encouraging and supportive instructor w…
Photos: Copyright Ballet4life Master Classes with Donna & Alina
S & J of S & J Talk Ballet are back! Happy 2018 everyone!
Our very own pair of #silverswans are ready to get back to the barre next week!

J for Julia has this to say about the end of last term's Master Classes:


Two Excellent End of Term Master Classes
The Ballet4life Autumn Term ended on a real high as the students were treated to two amazing Master Classes! The first of these splendid classes was given by former Professional Dancer, Director and Founder of Ballet4Life, Donna. The room was full to the brim with enthusiastic students who knew they were about to challenge and improve their dancing skills!.... They were not to be disappointed as all were delighted by taking part in such an uplifting joyful and fun class. Donna's calm, expert teaching gave her students much confidence which I'm sure will continue into their classes next term!...

Next was a unique class taught by Alina Luts, who hails …