Ballestics was born from an idea that it’s creator, Jamie Thomson had whilst delivering one of his modern ballet classes. Wouldn’t it be great to get more people excited about ballet – this new form of ballet that has evolved and is so breathtaking and exhilarating. If only people everywhere could feel how exciting and energetic it is, the physical and psychological benefits it gives, they’d simply love it.
And so that is what he set out to do.
After having taught dancers of all abilities for over ten years he started to create a class that used the basic elements of ballet to shape something that everyone could engage with. It produced an uplifting workout that not only worked up a sweat but that also had an explosive grace unlike any other dance workout.
Ballestics was born!
For a non-professional dancer, the technical rigor of a ballet class can sometimes appear too challenging, feel unattainable and more often than not, be very dry and boring.
But Ballestics isn’t training you to be a professional dancer!
You want to burn calories, lift and tone your body, dance and be inspired, and ultimately have a lot of fun, so that’s exactly what you’re going to do!
Unlike a formal ballet class there’s no stopping and starting in Ballestics. You learn the steps as you dance them, allowing you the chance to work up a sweat and get your heart pumping. And we don’t start at the barre, there’s no propping yourself up in Ballestics, allowing you the chance to move more freely. The basic ballet moves like plie (bend), tendu (stretch), jete (jump), port de bras (movement of the arms), give your muscles a full-body workout that’ll help you lengthen your body and tone everything up. Each track is specially choreographed, and like any good workout has lots of repetition, giving you the chance to master the moves whilst giving your muscles the workout they need. Set to a pop soundtrack you’ll instantly recognise, you’ll stretch, bend and soar your way to a stronger, healthier, happier you.