Ballet class with Kenta Kura

A ballet class designed to provide helpful tips for improving coordination, weight transfer, posture and the use of breath.


  • 1 Class
  • Suitable for 14+

In this ballet class, Kenta will guide students through a series of exercises designed to improve coordination and weight placement. Students will learn about the importance of posture and alignment and how the use of breath relates to the flow of the movement.

What you will learn

  • How coordination can assist in the transference of weight
  • How the use of breath creates flow
  • How to maintain correct posture and alignment.

Your Tutors

Kenta Kura

Ballet Teacher

Kenta Kura was born in Hokkaido, Japan.

At 16, he joined The Royal Ballet School on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship and graduated into The Royal Ballet in 1997. He was a Soloist and danced many varied soloist and principal roles.

While a dancer with the Company he participated in projects such as Chance to Dance with the Royal Opera House’s Learning and Participation department.

After completing The Royal Ballet School Teacher Training Course, Kenta retired from The Royal Ballet in 2014 to take up the position of Ballet Teacher at The Royal Ballet School. In 2024 after close to a decade of teaching with the School, Kenta joined K-BALLET ACADEMY and K-BALLET SCHOOL as the newly appointed Director.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

This class is recommended for students aged 14+ and reflects the training given to students aged 14-15 studying at The Royal Ballet School. The class is not suitable for beginner students, students with limited experience or students under 11 years old.

For this class, we recommend that:

  • Students are studying a syllabus delivered by a recognised classical dance awarding body, or if attending full-time vocational training, are studying at Intermediate vocational level or above
  • Students have a good to excellent knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary
  • Students can execute a secure double pirouette and maintain extensions in adage at 90 degrees and above
  • Feet and ankles are strong, secure and able to stretch well
  • Students have good flexibility
  • Allegro can be executed with a clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
  • Students undertaking pointe work should be confident in executing basic pointe exercises.

What do I need to participate?

These classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/parents ensure that:

  • The student meets the technical standards required for the class
  • Any apparatus used for a barre is stable and safe
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student cannot fully execute an exercise, they should either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student is able to clearly hear the teacher’s verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student is appropriately dressed to safely execute a dance class. Soft ballet shoes should be worn for ballet, not pointe shoes. Bare feet, socks or suitable shoes should be worn for contemporary and Pilates
  • The student’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The student is fit and well in order to take part.

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