With most of us now house-bound for the majority of the day, finding new ways to exercise is the top of many people’s list of priorities. With outdoor exercise limited to one outing a day, English National Ballet School trained dancer Sarah De-Feu, aka The Ballet Coach, is making exercising indoors that little bit easier for everyone by streaming live ballet sessions online for free.
Utilising YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live, Sarah is leading multiple sessions a week for people of all ages to follow along to. There’s ‘Little Ones Ballet’ aimed at ages 3-5, ‘Adult Ballet Stretch’ classes and even a ‘Grandmas & Grandpas’ weekly session.
People are loving following along with The Ballet Coach’s online classes. One person commented on Instagram, saying: ‘Thank you so much my girls loved this today it started out day off beautifully, they have been missing their classes and this made them so happy to be able to take part in something they love xx.’
Another wrote: ‘Not sure who is more excited about this… Me? Or my children? ?! Thank you x.’ Which just goes to show that The Ballet Coach’s classes really are for everyone.
And if you miss a session, don’t worry as they’re all accessible afterwards on her channels. For a sneak peak of Sarah’s classes, check out her Adult Ballet Stretch class from 25th March.
With many people looking to fill their newfound free time by learning a new skill or hobby, why not make yours ballet? If you’ve always wanted to release your inner ballerina and have a go but have been too embarrassed or nervous to join a group class, this is the perfect introductory route into learning the classical dance from the comfort and privacy of your living room.
Likewise, if you’re a budding dancer already (or have one in your home), this is the perfect way to keep up your practice without having to spend a penny. And plié.