The Point
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Adult Ballet with a Twist!

Did you know that alongside the live performance programme in our theatre, we also run a packed programme of activity in our dance studio including a busy schedule of weekly dance and theatre classes, open to beginners and advanced level participants?

On Wednesday evenings, we run a friendly and welcoming Adult Ballet class suitable for those who dance regularly or who are returning to ballet after a break. Run by our dance tutor Madison Burgess, this is a mixed ability class and although some ballet experience is advisable, there is an emphasis on warmth and supportiveness.

Originally from Canada, Madison is a dance artist, choreographer, fitness and dance teacher currently based in Chichester. Since graduating from York University’s BFA Dance programme in 2016 and completing her MA in Performance at the University of Chichester in 2021, Madison has had the privilege of teaching across the globe, alongside her professional performing career. She currently teaches ballet and contemporary dance at The Point and University of Chichester, as well as Pilates and barre for Chichester based fitness studios.

Madison’s passion for dance began at the age of four and since then she has loved making it her fulltime career! This passion runs through the classes she teaches.

So, what makes this Adult Ballet class different to others? Here’s just a few of things you can expect…

  • Madison teaches a new class repertoire every six weeks, to keep both bodies and minds working
  • With each new class, comes a newly curated accompanying playlist
  • Due to Madison’s training, you can expect a classical ballet class with a contemporary twist
  • This is a light-hearted, bubbly and open class

And what do our current participants say about the class…

Wednesdays are my fav night of the week because I absolutely love my ballet classes with Madison. She gets the level spot on and her creative choreography fits to any ability. I’m so glad that I’ve found a local adult ballet class which suits my ability and is also very fun!

 

“Madison is an excellent teacher. She is friendly and very talented. The classes are fun, have been great for fitness and have promoted great improvements in all of our dancing.”

“I look forward to ballet each week it's a friendly and fun class Madison is so encouraging.” 

“I really love Madisons ballet class I think her choreography, lesson plans and music choice makes the class really fun.”

“Adult ballet at The Point is truly a highlight of my week. Madison runs a highly energetic yet accessible ballet class for all abilities. She has such a talent at making everybody feel welcome so if you are struggling with confidence or are nervous at joining a new class, this is definitely one that I would recommend.”

The new term of classes begins on Wednesday 13 September at 7.50pm and costs £38 per half term / £68 for the full term.

New starters are very welcome, but please contact alex.cameron-watts@eastleigh.gov.uk before booking so that we can talk through your experience and support you joining the class.

Adult Ballet Class 

Contact

The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE
Email: thepoint@eastleigh.gov.uk and pointeastleigh@gmail.com
Phone: 023 8065 2333