Adult ballet

Ballet is not just for professionals. Any one can do it. I was lucky enough to be invited to photograph for a couple of days on an adult amateur ballet course earlier this summer. These are not kids who do summer school every year, they are normal people with full time jobs - doctors, teachers... even a geologist! I admire their dedication in leaping out of their comfort zone - they could be on a beach in Majorca but instead they are working hard at their hobby.

 Their outfits were a big part of their day and I decide to do a blog based on them as they looked so great! Ballet Style knows - you can walk the walk but do you have the look....?! 

Loving Holly's use of colour here. The matching cardie with leotard is so cute and the nude skirt blances it off.  Cardie - http://m.boden.co.uk/  Leotard -  http://www.yumiko.com

Loving Holly's use of colour here. The matching cardie with leotard is so cute and the nude skirt blances it off. 

Cardie - http://m.boden.co.uk/ 

Leotard -  http://www.yumiko.com

Anita, Naomi and Vanessa draining their legs with an array of ballet footwear !  Vanessa's Boots -  http://uk.blochworld.com

Anita, Naomi and Vanessa draining their legs with an array of ballet footwear ! 

Vanessa's Boots -  http://uk.blochworld.com

Tony in an all black ensemble. Ballet shoes -  http://uk.blochworld.com

Tony in an all black ensemble.

Ballet shoes -  http://uk.blochworld.com

Sarah in a cosy jumpsuit in between classes.  

Sarah in a cosy jumpsuit in between classes.  

Yasmin looking very chic and on trend with a striking red top and headband. 

Yasmin looking very chic and on trend with a striking red top and headband. 

Sabina in a thick knitted scarf with a floaty floral skirt. 

Sabina in a thick knitted scarf with a floaty floral skirt. 

Great use of colour from Zoe.  Skirt -  http://www.designedbyalice.co.uk

Great use of colour from Zoe. 

Skirt -  http://www.designedbyalice.co.uk

Some really fun skirts worn by Jess and Tracy. Super colourful !   Skirts - https://m.facebook.com/balletmafialondon/

Some really fun skirts worn by Jess and Tracy. Super colourful !  

Skirts - https://m.facebook.com/balletmafialondon/

Not for the faint hearted but Thomas wears his tiger stripes with confidence! Unitard - made by Thomas himself- Diamond Flamingo !  Boots -  http://bbooties.eu/Home.php

Not for the faint hearted but Thomas wears his tiger stripes with confidence!

Unitard - made by Thomas himself- Diamond Flamingo ! 

Boots -  http://bbooties.eu/Home.php

A striking catsuit worn by Gill. Appreciating those gorgeous mesh panels.   Catsuit -  http://www.sweatybetty.com

A striking catsuit worn by Gill. Appreciating those gorgeous mesh panels.  

Catsuit -  http://www.sweatybetty.com

Yoshi wearing matching jacket and leg warmers, in some dynamic stripes.  Jacket and leg warmers -  https://www.chacott-jp.com

Yoshi wearing matching jacket and leg warmers, in some dynamic stripes. 

Jacket and leg warmers -  https://www.chacott-jp.com

Amazing shout out to Henry St Clair ... (my husband, haha !)   who provides these summer/easter courses - showing that ballet is not just for professionals but for everyone ! 

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