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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 3 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Grand Pirouette – Attitude Turns
    08:00
  • Grand Pirouette – A la Seconde Turns
    04:00
  • Grand Pirouette – Arabesque turns
    06:00
Introduction

Welcome to the Grand Pirouette Course.

Course outline

About this course.

In this course we will be covering key grand pirouettes.

Grand pirouettes are some of the trickiest turns to master. The leg is high, extended far from the body making it harder to control and make look effortless.

Using Isabella’s guidance with each turn you will be well on your way to mastering these tricky pirouettes and becoming consistent with them.

Make sure to utilise the studio classes to continue to strengthen areas you may feel weaker such as glutes and backs of legs. A strong body is imperative for these turns.

Course breakdown.
Grand Pirouette – Attitude Turns
08:00

In this lesson, we will be talking about attitude turns. One of my favourite turns to do and one of the most demanding! There’s a lot of co ordination, alignment and muscle engagement involved to get these turns to work and be made to look easy. With these simple tips you will be well on your way to perfecting attitude turns

Grand Pirouette – A la Seconde Turns
04:00

Posture, momentum and placement! That’s the name of the game with these turns. Without proper take off, good and maintained posture, these turns won’t work. Like anything, once you know how, we just have to practice, fine tune and perfect! Let’s go.

Grand Pirouette – Arabesque turns
06:00

The final lesson of our course finishing with arabesque turns. This, I believe to be the hardest turn of all the grand pirouettes. Keeping the leg directly behind, at the correct height whilst having enough force to get around is very tricky! Without a good preparation we won’t be able to do this well. Let’s learn how we can master these turns!

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.

What you’ll learn.
  • How to take off for a grand pirouette
  • How to approach attitude, arabesque and Seconde turns.
  • Exactly what muscles to feel and use
  • Imagery of the turn, the sensation we aim for
  • Key elements which will make you consistent in the turn.
Who is this for?
  • For the intermediate and up level of dancer
  • For the dancer looking to master controlled singles
  • For the dancer wanting to progress to doubles and more!
  • For the dancer struggling with consistency of turns
  • For the student who regularly has these turns in class.
Who is this not for?
  • Not for the complete beginner or beginner
  • Not for the dancer who can’t do simple pirouettes
  • Not for the dancer who can’t follow an intermediate centre
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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