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Anjaliom |   course   Adult Classical Dance in paris 19

Dance class classic 

for adults and amateurs
with Piccarda di Montereale

The Anjaliom center in Paris offers  ballet lessons for adult beginners  or amateurs   according to the Russian Vaganova technique .

Class schedule 2019-20

Initiation and



Monday    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Course on registration

Wednesday   6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Course on registration



danse classique adulte
Questions and answers
  • How to register?
    Use the " REGISTER " buttons on this page. Registration is free . All payment must be made separately, on site, or online on the SHOP page .
  • What are the course prices? How to buy online courses? 
    Go to the PRICES page   to find out the  prices, the terms of purchase and   payment .
    It is also possible to buy courses and membership cards directly online on the SHOP page.

  • Who can take the course ?
    The course is designed both for absolute beginners and for those who practiced dance in youth. 
  • Are there age limits ?
    No, the course is open to everyone from 18 years old.  
  • Do you have to be flexible to practice dance ?
    No, the practice of dance already includes many stretching exercises to find, or regain,  good elasticity.
  • What is Vaganova  method?
    It is the Russian method that has created and continues to create the greatest stars of classical ballet.  The Vaganova system works scientifically on the integrity of the body to create a strong center of balance_cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ and stable, on which artistic movements will find a good base of support.  It is an excellent method for training beginners in general for the simplicity of execution and efficiency at the muscular and postural level.
    Go to the page dedicated to the Russian Vaganova technique .
Course levels
Introduction to classical dance  (1h30 or 1h15) 

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


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.


The first half hour of the course is therefore always dedicated to floor work , which includes among others :

  • leg stretches_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_;

  • 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 given throughout the year in a slow progression which facilitates perfect learning of the basic positions, steps and port-de-bras .

During the first months the work at the bar is executed avec  two hands on the bar , to move to one hand on the bar at the end 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.


Beginner level   (1h30) 

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 form “ finale ” and new combinations of steps are studied.


Intermediate Level  (1h30) 

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 progressively 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 en relevé (sur la demi-pointe) to increase body posture and balance._cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

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

Anna Tsygankova
Ancre 1
cours de danse classique adulte
Ancre 2
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 present your subscription card, sign the attendance sheet and make any payment before the start of the course. 

  • Clothing : any clothing that is too loose is 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. The ideal outfit consists of a cotton bodysuit (long or short sleeves) or a tank top, tights and dance shoes in canvas 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.

  • 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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