Everybody Ballet provides ballet classes for anyone and everyone; no previous training necessary, just the enthusiasm to do something different.
Our carefully-designed method draws upon classical ballet techniques combined with specific stretching and core strengthening work to help students use their bodies in a healthy, graceful yet powerful way.

Our classes will increase your muscle tone and strength, as well as your flexibility, agility and balance. Ballet builds core strength and stability, and improves your posture, coordination and control, and the emotional value of moving to music is incalculable.

Ballet exercises are set in combinations to music, adding a level of mental exercise that is very different to other forms of fitness. Our students report feeling more graceful and more confident and that their brains get a thorough workout too!

 

Industry-leading tuition

Strength

Flexibility

Lean, strong muscles

Core stability

Improved posture

Better balance

Grace

Coordination

Confidence

Artistry

About Everybody Ballet

Everybody Ballet was founded by Isabel McMeekan, a former ballerina with The Royal Ballet.   McMeekan has developed a set of classes that takes the best aspects of classical ballet and makes it accessible for everyone. Our classes are friendly, unintimidating, holistic and fun. Here at EB, you will learn the basic exercises, stretches and techniques of classical ballet. We can help you look better, feel better, and develop a greater awareness of this beautiful art form.

Who's Involved

 McMeekan is the first person to make the ‘Everybody Ballet’ methodology available throughout London and Monaco. She has strong, enduring relationships with leading ballet companies and vocational schools worldwide. 

Isabel McMeekan

A ballerina with a record of high achievement in the art form, McMeekan trained at Elmhurst and The Royal Ballet School. Her career saw her dance as First Soloist with The Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet. McMeekan has gained The Royal Ballet professional dancer’s teaching diploma. She is currently a Trustee of Amber's fund for The Royal Ballet.

Celisa Diuana

Born in Brazil, she trained in Rio De Janeiro and won a scholarship to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia. After becoming a Prix de Lausanne Apprentice scholarship winner (2003), she joined The Royal Ballet, becoming a member of the company in September 2004. Her warmth, kindness and strong professional experience will provide you with a greater insight and knowledge to this beautiful art form.

Sara Parker Bowles

Parker Bowles is a journalist. She has written about arts and fashion for magazines and newspapers and is currently Associate Editor at Harper's Bazaar. Her involvement with Everybody Ballet began as a pupil. Inspired by EB's mission to bring classical ballet techniques to a wider audience, she is currently acting as a consultant, overseeing all editorial strategy including our brand new magazine "Talking Ballet"

Our classes

Everybody Ballet classes are taught by world-class professional and ex-professional dancers, in an accessible, caring environment to benefit everybody who would like to try ballet, even –
especially! - those with no previous experience.

  • Beginners Class

    For anyone and everyone - no previous experience necessary. The beginner's class will give you a clear understanding of the basic techniques fundamental to classical ballet and improve your knowledge and control of your body. Our classes usually start with some flexibility and core work, followed by exercises at the barre focussing on different areas of the body, and finally moving to the centre of the room for more challenging movements.

  • Intermediate Class

    The intermediate class works at a faster pace and encourages you to try more advanced movements and more difficult combinations. Suitable for those who are now comfortable in our beginners’ classes, and those who have previous experience of ballet.

  • Assoluta class

    A unique class specifically created for 60 year olds and over, involving gentle stretching, core work, barre work and centre practice.

  • Centre practise and Stretching class

    This class is suitable for all levels. A combination of strengthening and flexibility mat work similar to Pilates, followed by ballet away from the barre to build your core stability and fast-track your ballet technique.

  • Masterclasses, Workshops and Intensives

    Our three hour repertoire workshops give you the chance to dance a piece from one of the many well known classical ballets. Expertly taught, this is a unique opportunity to put your class work into practice and build on your artistry.

    Our masterclasses are with current leading ballerinas and dancers and are truly inspirational for all involved.

    Our two day intensives cover flexibility, class, repertoire and pas de deux, a wonderful opportunity to experience the typical working days in a ballet company. 

  • Booking details

    Please email us dance@everybodyballet.com to register for your taster class, drop-in class or block of classes. Payment must be made before the class starts, by cash or cheque payable to 'Everybody Ballet'. 

  • What to wear

    Please wear whatever you are comfortable in – most of our regulars wear some kind of leggings, easy t-shirts/sweats and socks. We can give you advice on which ballet shoes are most suitable for our classes. Please bring water and a mat or towel. Tutus optional....

 
Timetable
Autumn Term 2015
Everybody Ballet Notting Hill
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AY
Beginners Class
7th September-12th October
Mondays 10.30am-11.130am
6 week course
£120
26th October-7th December
Mondays 10.30am-11.130am
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Intermediate class
7th September-12th October
Mondays 1pm-2pm
6 week course
£120
26th October-7th December
Mondays 1pm-2pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Centre practise and stretching class
9th September-14th October
Wednesdays 11.15am-12.15pm
6 week course
£120
28th October-9th December
Wednesday 11.15am-12.15pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Everybody Ballet Shepherd's Bush
The Village Hall, 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP
Assoluta class
8th September-13th October
Tuesdays 12.15pm-1.15pm
6 week course
£120
27th October-8th December
Tuesdays 12.15pm-1.15pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Beginners class
8th September-13th October
Tuesdays 1.15pm-2.15pm
6 week course
£120
27th October-8th December
Tuesdays 1.15pm-2.15pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Intermediate class
8th September-13th October
Tuesday 2.15pm-3.30pm
6 week course
£120
27th October-8th December
Tuesday 2.15pm-3.30pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Everybody Ballet Chelsea
The English National Ballet School, Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road SW10 OQS
Beginners Class
10th September-14th October
Thursdays 7pm-8pm
6 week course
£120
29th October-10th December
Thursdays 7pm-8pm
7 week course
£140
11th September-16th October
Fridays 7pm - 8pm
6 week course
£120
30th October-11th December
Fridays 7pm - 8pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Intermediate Class
10th September-15th October
Thursdays 8.15pm-9.15pm
6 week course
£120
22nd October-10th December
Thursdays 8.15pm-9.15pm
7 week course
£140
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Everybody Ballet Repertoire Workshops, Masterclasses and Intensives
The Royal Opera House, Stage Door, Floral Street, WC2E 9DD
Repertoire Workshops and Masterclasses
Giselle Waltz from Act 1
11am-2pm
Sunday 29th March
£45
Masterclass with Laura Morera
7-8.30pm
Wednesday 1st April
£35
EB two day intensive and Holiday classes
EB two day intensive
9.30am-3.30pm, 10.30am-4.30pm
11th and 12th July
£250
Monday (The Village Hall, Shepherds Bush)
1pm-2pm
13th July, 20th July
£25
Tuesday (The Village Hall, Shepherd's Bush)
6.15pm-7.15pm
14th July, 21st July
£25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Private Tuition
For those of you who would like a more bespoke service, we also offer private or duet classes at Golborne Place, Notting Hill

Private and duet classes focus on you entirely. Discuss with us your needs and goals and we can design a class especially for you, whether it's for those who prefer to learn in a private environment, or those who regularly attend ballet classes and want to focus on a specific area in detail, or even those who want to get a head start before joining a group class. 

Expect to see a speedy improvement in your overall body strength and shape. An hour’s private is £75 per hour, a duet class is £45 per person per hour.

Golborne Place is a west-London studio owned by former principal ballerina and Governor of The Royal Ballet, Monica Zamora, fully equipped and with a beautiful, calming atmosphere. 

 



Email to book at dance@everybodyballet.com
Coaching for Children
We specialise in coaching for children to help prepare them for more formal career training, or simply for the joy of dance, expression and movement.

We have had the privilege of coaching a number of girls and boys of all ages and we have had some outstanding results. Pupils have been accepted into White Lodge, Junior and Mid associates at The Royal Ballet school and many national and international summer schools. Our teaching qualifications,

combined with our extensive knowledge and first-hand professional experience, ensure that our coaching is of the highest standard. We can focus on whatever is required: including technique, pointe-work and repertoire, An hour’s private is £75 and a duet class is £45 p/person, p/hour.

 

Email to book at dance@everybodyballet.com

After a month of EB classes I am feeling fitter and more supple

 —Helen aged 31

I was very apprehensive but they were absolute angels who put me totally at ease...

Ray aged 46

Each class is pure emotion that brightens and comforts the spirit

—Josephine aged 76

My coaching has really helped me strengthen my ballet technique and I look forward to every lesson

—Honor aged 11

Get in touch
 

General enquiries
dance@everybodyballet.com

 Editorial & Press Enquiries
isabel@everybodyballet.com