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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 4 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Advanced Pointe Course – Introduction
    05:00
  • Advanced Pointe Course – Lesson 1
    25:00
  • Stronger Pointe Course – Lesson 2
    25:00
  • Stronger Pointe Course – Final lesson
    32:00
Introduction

Welcome to the Advanced Pointe Course.

Course outline

About this course.

Welcome to the Advanced Pointe course!

This course is designed for the advanced student and company member. Designed to really challenge and refine your technique as we test your technical skill in the centre.

Starting with conditioning exercises and feet tips from Isabella, followed by a challenging pointe barre. We then delve into the centre where the real challenge comes with Vaganova exercises Isabella would typically do daily.

If you can achieve these clean and well done you are well on your way to great technique.

Let’s get going!

Course breakdown.

 

Advanced Pointe Course – Introduction
05:00

An introduction with Isabella and her students welcoming you to the course. Isabella and the girls will share their personal preferences with their pointe shoes, padding and sewing along with what’s to come. Let’s begin!

Advanced Pointe Course – Lesson 1
25:00

Lesson 1 of this course will introduce you to key exercises on the floor with the theraband and pilates ball. We will then stand up and do some lower leg stabilising exercises and drills to increase strength of the ankles and calves.

Stronger Pointe Course – Lesson 2
25:00

In this Lesson we will be doing some advanced exercises at the barre one after the other. Challenging exercises such as fondu, ronds en l’air and adagio.

Stronger Pointe Course – Final lesson
32:00

The final lesson. This is where the challenge really kicks in. We will be doing dome technically challenging combinations with turns, grands pirouettes, hops on pointe and more. Finishing with a segment from Grands Pas Classique to really get the strength and  stamina up! Let’s go!

Meet your teacher.

Isabella McGuire Mayes
Founder

​Isabella trained at The Royal Ballet School and then became the first British girl to join the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg at 15 where she studied for 4 years. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia as a soloist and later danced with Eifman Ballet. Isabella later founded BWI  and her podcast helping dancers all over the world both with the physical side of ballet and mental side. Helping you reach your true potential. 

What you’ll learn.
  • Lower leg drills
  • Feet exercises to add to your daily routine
  • Barre exercises to strengthen your technique
  • Centre Vaganova exercises to challenge and strengthen technique
  • find your areas of weakness that you need to work on
  • Gain stronger  pointework!
Who is this for?
  • The dancer already comfortable on pointe looking to advance
  • The dancer looking to have less limitations on pointe, becoming stronger.
  • The dancer looking for stronger feet and lower legs.
  • The dancer who wants to be versatile, having anything given to them and being able to handle it with solid technique
Who is this not for?
  • Not for the beginner dancer
  • If you’ve never been on pointe before
  • for the dancer who has only done some simple combinations on pointe
Pricing.

Each tier has something very special to offer. Let’s dive in and see which plan will suit your needs best taking your ballet to the next level!

pricing
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes.

Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more!

Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Serious
Principal -7 Spaces Available!
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine?

Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her.

Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results.

If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes. Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more! Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Serious
Principal
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine? Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her. Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results. If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
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