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What is BWI?

BWI is an online dance training platform that allows anyone to learn from Isabella McGuire Mayes and soon to be others. Isabella is a Vaganova graduate, the first British girl to join at 15 and graduate top of the class. Previously Pro soloist ballerina and now full time and dedicated ballet coach helping many dancers worldwide reach their goals through the BWI platform.

BWI offers classes, courses, live classes, 1:1 lessons, and bespoke plans to suit your goals and supports any age or level from BEG to PRO. Learning from a dancer of the best school in the world.

An example of each category would be:
Classes – Ballet classes, workouts, stretch classes. Hundreds of classes to help you gain strength, flexibility and master your technique!

Courses – Including Variations, beginner pointe, advanced pointe, beginners basics, pirouette course and many more. In depth courses to help you fully understand how to execute specific ballet steps.

Plans – Ready made plans such as “ Beginner flexibility” or “advanced toned ballerina” Plans are designed to take the decision paralysis out of it and help you have a plan towards your goals.

Bespoke Plans – Bespoke plans come under our top principal tier which includes personal interaction and consultation with Isabella. Isabella assess’s your needs, understands your background and works with you helping you achieve your goals on a 6 month or yearly basis. We’ve had fantastic results with this tier.

Live Group classes – available to drop in or free as part of your membership. Live weekly classes with Isabella and more trainers which builds a sense of community and allows you to get personal attention from Isabella and her team. Classes range from ballet to pilates, yoga, stretch and more! Suitable for all levels

1:1 lessons – Isabella offers private lessons for all levels both online and in person to help you reach your goals. Head to the 1:1 lessons page under LIVE for more details.

The structure and content of the online classes/courses are developed together to achieve healthy and efficient learning/results for all skill levels.

Who is this for?

All BWIs films offer educational and inspirational content for everyone ranging from beginner ballet student to pro ballerina.

We consider the content particularly relevant for these groups of people:

ADULT HOBBYISTS – From beginner to more advanced. All classes are created to help the dancer improve their limitations and build their foundations, knowledge of ballet and skill set, helping them to advance as the dancer they want to be.

DANCE STUDENTS – From beginner to advanced, all classes are created in such a way to help the student advance within their training. Potentially in their school they are told they need to work on things. That’s where we come in! Helping them achieve their goals.

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS – Pro ballet dancers are expected to be at a high level. Being in a company a while they can sometimes lose motivation. With our classes, courses and guided plans, we can help you keep growing and moving in the right direction.

TEACHERS – The content of the classes is designed to have an educational impact. The lessons are thought out in a didactic way and are already used by many teachers and schools on our platform to pass on this vital knowledge to their students. We can organise a special offer for people from schools and educational institutions who are looking to bulk buy memberships. Please contact us via our contact form here to enquire!

What is included in the memberships?

Our memberships are in three tiers:
Corps, Soloist and Principal

Corps includes

  • Access to all online classes in the studio
  • Access to all live classes online

Soloist includes

  • Everything in Corps
  • Access to online Courses
  • Access to ready made plans

Principal Includes

  • Everything in soloist and Corps
  • 1:1 call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • Bespoke plans in 2 levels each month
  • Direct video, message or email communication with Isabella for feedback
  • Discounted offerings to 1 day workshops
Can I drop in if I don’t have a membership?

You can drop in to Live members classes and purchase a spot however this is a membership platform and for the online study/courses you can certainly have a 14 day trial so you have plenty of time to decide if you want to learn with BWI on going which we will hope you do.

Where can I watch?

You can sign in on any device, phone, tablet, laptop or PC and watch the classes at your own convenience, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

Can I do these classes at home?

Our classes are very diverse and suitable for all kinds of locations. For example, the Hip manifestation stretch and Beginner Barre is very suitable for home (simple exercises that you can do regularly at home).

Other classes are better suited in a dance studio ( Advanced Centre for example)

However, we always recommend that you skim through the classes or watch the courses at home first, as the content is very packed and it’s best to understand all the information, how much space it needs as well as tips first so that you can apply them to your next training session with us.

Are the classes “live”?

The classes in the online studio, courses and plans are pre recorded classes, However we offer LIVE weekly classes under Members Live Classes which are weekly with Isabella and other expert teachers.

How often are new classes added?

New classes are added every month. These include ballet classes, workouts, stretch classes, and/or in depth courses.

Which age/level is BWI for?

BWI has a variety of classes spanning all levels. While some classes are geared towards specific levels (i.e. Beginners Basics Course ) there is something for everyone in each and every class. Isabella teaches in a way that is both accessible to children, students and informative for young-adult and adult students making ballet make sense and remain accessible. Our classes are designed for beginner all the way up to pro.

What will I learn?

With BWI, you have the opportunity to learn from a renowned public figure in the ballet world and graduate from the best school in the world along with other leading experts in the future. You can learn technical skills in a follow-along format, ranging from ballet classes to stretch and workouts, or in depth courses with informational follow along content helping you full understand how your body works in order to execute difficult ballet movements such as extensions and fouettés along with many more.

Do I need any equipment to start?

For ballet classes while we recommend a barre it’s not completely necessary at the very start. For the workout classes you will be advised what you will need in the description of the class. If unsure of where to purchase the equipment such as bands and pilates balls, feel free to contact us on [email protected]

How much does it cost?

The memberships range from £30 – £75 a month with the yearly plans offering 20% off the annual fee. Depending on your tier, you will get unlimited access to your tier and all new content as they launch within that tier. Payment will be taken from your account every month/tier depending on the membership you signed up with on the date of sign up.

You can try the first 14 days and get a full refund if you don’t like it. (Full money back guarantee!)

How does the guarantee work?

Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible.

If BWI isn’t for you, then you can simply request a refund within 7 days of the date you purchase your subscription, and we will give you a full refund.

How can I cancel?

If you don’t want to continue, you can simply cancel your membership through your account page and your membership will not renew.

Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.

If you have questions or problems, please contact us, we’re happy to help!

How Can I contact you?

For general enquiries, email us at [email protected]

Please note that while we are active on Instagram all member enquiries do need to come through via email for us to guarantee that we will be able to help!

For all other enquires, please visit our contact page.

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