Ballet PLUS Online

23 Jun 2021



60 minutes

An invigorating class aimed at those with a basic understanding of the dance style and knowledge of technique, who are wanting to further develop their skills. The class will look at the importance of understanding the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. There will be an emphasis on the ‘how’ and ‘why’ we do particular steps, delivered in an engaging and artistic way. Suitable for those working at an intermediate/advanced level.

The class will take place via ZOOM. You will be emailed your Zoom link no later than 2 hours before the start time.

Class booking will close 2 hours before the start time

Note: If you engage in our online dance class, you agree that you do so at your own risk; are voluntarily participating in these activities; and assume all risk of injury to yourself. DanceXchange and the tutor take no responsibility for any personal loss or injury caused whilst participating in this class


Choose a date and time...

Wed 23 Jun 21

Online Class FAQs

Please pre-book and pre-pay for your class online via our DX online booking system

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions. Please fill in a registration form if you are new to DX.

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service.  Once you have booked onto the course, all information and instructions will be emailed to you. We recommend you read the information offered on Zoom, and ensure you have the ability and confidence to use the service before the workshops commence.

Yes. You will need a strong Wifi connection for the best experience. Using an ethernet cable to ‘hard wire’ your internet into a computer could offer further stability and speed.

We recommend that you use a device with the largest screen available. A desktop or laptop is ideal (phones and tablets can be too small to see clearly) Some people may be able to mirror their computer screen to their TV for an even better view.

All participant’s have the choice to have their cameras disabled throughout. You will only be able to see tutor and any participants in the class who choose to have their camera on. You will be asked to mute your mic throughout the class.

Participants will be able to  talk directly to the tutor for the Q&A at the end of the session or you can type you comments and questions directly to the tutor.

Wear what you would normally wear to a dance class. Appropriate clothing that you can move easily and safely in. Trainers or dance shoes – we do not recommend dancing in socks or bare feet, even on carpet. Remove all jewellery, and tie up long hair off the face.

We understand that space is going to be limited. Choreography will be designed to keep routines as compact as possible. However, it is important that your space is clear and tidy. Please consider potential risks, choose an appropriate space and remove any hazards. We also know pets can get excited when you’re dancing and want to get involved, but please keep them away to avoid tripping.

Note: If you engage in our online dance class, you agree that you do so at your own risk; are voluntarily participating in these activities; and assume all risk of injury to yourself. DanceXchange and the tutor take no responsibility for any personal loss or injury caused whilst participating in this class

Key Information

60 minutes
Full Price: £6.00
Special Offers
Get 4 classes for £20 if you buy in one transaction
Suitable For


This event is streamed live through our secure DanceXchange Zoom channel and you will be given a link to follow when you purchase your ticket.  The link will be sent approximately 2 hours before the class.  


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Jenny Murphy

Ballet Advanced Tutor

Born in Hull, Jenny Murphy trained at the Royal Ballet School joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2001.  She has performed a broad repertory, nationally and internationally, including the classics, 20th century works and new pieces by leading 21st Century choreographers. Throughout her dancing career, Jenny also choreographed several pieces that were performed by company dancers.

In the summer of 2006 Jenny achieved the Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma through the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2007, at the University of Birmingham, she graduated with a MA degree, and continued studying for an MPhil Research degree in Dance, which was completed in 2013.

She has also completed the ‘Progressing Ballet Technique’ course and is qualified as a Postural Stability Instructor to deliver falls prevention classes to those who may be vulnerable.

In 2007, Jenny retired from full time dancing and joined Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Learning Department.  Throughout her time with the department Jenny delivered on many creative, technique and repertoire workshops/ projects in education and community contexts throughout the UK and touring venues nationally and internationally. Some of the most notable being the Birmingham Royal Ballet ‘Dreams’ projects, where local auditioned participants perform BRB’s productions. To date this includes, David Bintley’s Cinderella (2017), Sleeping Beauty (2018) and Swan Lake (2020).

In 2013 Jenny became a freelance dance artist alongside bringing up her two young children. She continues to work with all ages and abilities to make ballet and its repertoire accessible often with a strong emphasis on teacher training and development. She also offer one to one coaching sessions across all ages and abilities. Her work has included; Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet School as an Associate teacher and as an Inspire tutor, The Royal Opera House, DanceXchange, Royal Academy of Dance, English National Ballet, Centre for Advance Training and Aesop.

Jenny has taught for DanceXchange, mainly the adult advanced ballet classes,  since 2006. She has also previously taught on the CAT programme. However this will be the first Zoom class she has delivered for DanceXchange!


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