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Anjaliom | Classical dance in Paris 19

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The Anjaliom center in Paris is also a classical dance school  for beginners or intermediate adults   according to the Russian Vaganova method .

This method, renowned for its rigour, its magnificent lines and its very expressive  port de bras  , is particularly suitable for adult beginners , who will be able to approach the complexity of the dance classic with a smooth progression without risk of injury. 


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Classical dance lessons for adults

Les cours de danse classique reprendront le 4 septembre 2023

danse classique adulte

Lvl. 1
Introduction to classical dance

and Classic Floor Barre

Premier cours mercredi 6 septembre 2023
(mais vous pouvez commencer en cours d'année!)

Wednesday    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Lvl. 2
Classic dance

Beginner  à


Premier cours mardi 6 septembre 2023

Tuesday   7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

vaganova paris

Agrippina Vaganova   est la pédagogue russe qui a révolutionné la technique de la danse classique.

Find out why the Vaganova method remains the reference pedagogy for most of the great classical dance schools around the world. Read


Discover a brief history of Western classical dance: the birth of ballet and the evolution of classical dance through the centuries.

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In classical dance there are 5 codified positions of the feet. 


Initiation danse clasique
Course levels
Level 1 - Initiation to classical dance and Classical floor barre


  • Who should attend?

This course is for adults  who have never practiced classical dance , even if they have done other dance styles (jazz, modern, etc.), as well as adult students who did ballet as a child

  • Can we register during the year?

It is possible to register throughout the year. 


  • What is the aim of the course?

The purpose of the initiation level is, on the one hand, to physically prepare the student for the very particular work of classical dance, and on the other to begin learning the basic movements of ballet in an accessible and progressive way. .

Physical preparation is vital to approach without fear of injury and to make the first dance exercises accessible, which require specialized flexibility, such as that of the ankles and the posterior and inner sides of the thighs.


  • What am I going to learn?

The first half hour of the course is therefore always dedicated to floor bar , which includes among other things:

  • leg stretches ;

  • the study of the outside;

  • strengthening the abdominal strap and lower back  ;

  • exercises for the flexibility of the feet and ankles  ;

  • shoulder and upper back opening exercises.


In the preparatory course the basics of classical dance are studied throughout the year in a slow progression which facilitates the learning of the basic positions, steps and port-de-arms .

During the first months the work at the barre is performed with  two hands on the bar , to switch to one hand on the bar after about three months. The different exercises at the barre are studied gradually until accomplishing the work of the barre towards the middle of the year.

In practice in the center of the room, after the barre, the barre exercises are repeated without support, so as to develop balance and a sense of space.


Level 2 - Beginner to Intermediate Level

The beginner level is for adult students who have followed a year or more of classical dance on a regular basis in our center or in other structures , provided that they know the progression of exercises at the barre._cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

The beginner course continues the work started with the initiation course with the addition of new steps and ports de bras at the barre and in the center. The rhythm of the exercises also begins to accelerate towards its “final” form and new combinations of steps are studied.


Level 3 - Intermediate Level

The intermediate level is intended for adult students who have followed the preparatory course and the beginner course on a regular basis, or for those who already have a knowledge of the progression of exercises at the barre and in the center of the room .

In the intermediate course the work in the center of the room is gradually refined, with the progressive approach of the specific steps of  the adage  and of_cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ l' allegro   et   l'étude des  tours  (pirouettes) . 

At the bar, the exercises begin to be performed in releve (on the demi-pointe) to increase body posture and balance. 

The  port des bras  complexes are approached in the third year, including the 3rd, 4th and 6th port de bras.

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Practical advice
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the lesson , in order to prepare yourself quietly and to warm up according to the instructions of the teacher.

  • ​ Please_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ make all payments before the start of the course and book your lessons regularly. 

  • Outfit :

    • The ideal outfit for women consists of a cotton bodysuit (long or short sleeves) or a tank top and tights or jogging. For men , a tank top or t-shirt and shorts or joggers will do.

    • On the feet, we recommend ballet slippers in fabric or leather . These can be replaced by simple socks during the first times. To buy your slippers, ask your teacher, who will be able to tell you where to buy them and how to choose them.

    • any clothes that are too loose are not recommended (the teacher will not be able to see the movements and positions). We also advise against outfits that are too tight and uncomfortable.

  • Practice stretching at home , regularly. The flexibility necessary for dancing is built up with daily and rigorous practice and thus avoiding any risk of injury.  

  • Inform the teacher before the start of the lesson of any health problem(s), pain, injury, or if you are pregnant .

  • Tie your hair: ponytail, bun, clips, face and neck free. 

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