Everybody Ballet provides ballet classes for anyone and everyone; no previous training necessary, just the enthusiasm to do something different.
Our carefully structured classes draw upon elements of classical ballet combined with specific stretching and core strengthening work, leaving the body and mind feeling invigorated. Who knows, it might just change your life....

Industry-leading tuition

Greater strength

Improved flexibility

Leaner and elongated limbs

Stronger core stability

Improved posture

Better balance

Greater grace

Improved coordination

Artistry and confidence

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 and Scarlette, are the first people to make the ‘Everybody Ballet’ methodology available throughout London and Monaco. They have 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.

Karis Scarlette

Scarlette trained at The Royal Ballet School and throughout her career regularly performed with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. Scarlette’s qualification in Ballet Education Practice, from the Royal Opera House, focuses on ballet education through schools. She has previously taught at The Royal Ballet School and is now a full time tutor and partner at Everybody Ballet.

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 divided into three parts: 20 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises, 20 minutes barre work and 20 minutes centre practise.

  • Beginners Class

    For anyone and everyone, no previous training necessary. The beginner's class will give you a clear understanding of the basic techniques and postures fundamental to classical ballet.

  • Intermediate Class

    The intermediate class follows the same Everybody Ballet formula, but works at a faster pace and encourages you to try more advanced movements. 

  • Assoluta class

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

  • Workshops and Masterclasses
    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 leading ballerina's and dancers and are truly inspirational for all involved.

     

  • 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....

  • Holiday classes / Booking details

    Due to popular demand we are now holding additional group classes in the holidays to keep you on your toes.

    To book any class or course please bring cash or cheques made payable to 'Everybody Ballet', payments must be made before the class starts.

     

 
Timetable
Spring Term 2015
Everybody Ballet Notting Hill
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AY
Beginners Class
5th January-9th February
Mondays 1pm-2pm
6 week course
£120
23rd February-23rd March
Mondays 1pm-2pm
5 week course
£100
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Everybody Ballet Shepherd's Bush
The Village Hall, 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP
Assoluta class
6th January-10th February
Tuesdays 12.15pm-1.15pm
6 week course
£120
24th February-24th March
Tuesdays 12.15pm-1.15pm
5 week course
£100
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Intermediate Class
6th January-10th February
Tuesdays 2.15pm-3.15pm
6 week course
£120
24th February-24th March
Tuesdays 2.15pm-3.15pm
5 week course
£100
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop In
£25
Everybody Ballet Covent Garden
The Royal Opera House, Stage Door, Floral Street, WC2E 9DD
Beginners Class
7th January-11th February
Wednesdays 6.45pm-7.45pm
6 week course
£120
25th February-25th March
Wednesdays 6.45pm-7.45pm
5 week course
£100
9th January-13th February
Fridays 7pm - 8pm
6 week course
£120
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Intermediate Class
7th January-11th February
Wednesday 8pm-9pm
6 week course
£120
25th February-25th March
Wednesday 8pm-9pm
5 week course
£100
 
 
Taster Class
£20
 
 
Drop in
£25
Everybody Ballet Repertoire Workshops, Masterclasses and Holiday Classes
The Royal Opera House, Stage Door, Floral Street, WC2E 9DD
Repertoire Workshops and Masterclasses
Nutcracker 'snowflakes' workshop
11am-2pm
Sunday 14th December
£45
Masterclass with Lauren Cuthbertson
7-8.30pm
Friday 19th December
£35
Holiday Classes
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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

 This west-London studio is owned by former principal ballerina and Governor of The Royal Ballet, Monica Zamora. Private and duet classes focus on you entirely, your needs and goals.

 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.

 



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 Isabel and Karis 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