Children’s online exercises
For little ballet dancers stuck at home, we have compiled exercises to keep you fit and practising.
These are ballet conditioning videos for different levels (some ballet experience is necessary, these are not exercises for beginners), suitable for either female or male identifying dancers. The workouts are taught by Jane Tucker, RAD Registered Teacher and teacher for the Academy of Northern Ballet. All the music is composed and played by Robert Sudall.
The videos include cardio warm-up, floor exercises for strength and flexibility, foot exercises and floor barre exercises.
NEW! We’ll be adding a new exercise each week for the next six weeks. This week it’s Stretches for each Grade.
Click ‘Read more’ on the relevant grade below to view the video.
Children's online exercises: Primary – Grade 2
Children's online exercises: Grades 2-4
Children’s online exercises: Grades 5+
Born in West Yorkshire, Jane Tucker undertook her early training with the Northern Dance Centre and completed it at Central School of Ballet and Northern Ballet School. Jane began her professional career with Hong Kong Ballet in 1994, returning to her roots but joining Northern Ballet Theatre in 1999. Jane gained Distinction for the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma at the RAD, London in 2002 and has since accumulated extensive teaching experience in Australia and the UK. She is currently a teacher for the Academy of Northern Ballet and has also coached boys for the West End production of Billy Elliot.
Robert Sudall is an organist and jazz pianist, with a musical outlook of unique scope and ambition. After pursuing a classical music education at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Robert began to form his own jazz trio in 2008, and in 2015 Robert established his new band ‘Motion Complex’. In 2011, Robert self-released his debut EP ‘Candescence’ followed in the autumn of 2012 by the release of ‘Silently Evolving’. Robert is in extensive demand as an accompanist and has performed organ and piano for many choral societies across the Yorkshire district. In 2017, Robert was enrolled on to the staff at Northern Ballet to work as a rehearsal pianist for the company.