My name is Ingve Groven, I have been a professional ballet dancer for
15 years in different ballet companies in Germany and Austria.
Through my career I have been teaching ballet. In the beginning only in
schools in the cities I was dancing, later I have concentrated my
teaching activities on advanced students and professional dancers in
For the last two years I have been working on a project trying to give
advanced ballet students and professional dancers and aspiring
professionals a chance to get easier access to ballet class independent of
their schedule, and more important, independent of the offer, or lack of
places to go and train where they live
I have now managed, in co operation with the ballet company at the
opera house in Graz, and a film production company in Norway to put up a
beta version of how I imagine ballet dancers and advanced ballet students
can get additional access to ballet training in the future.
Initially I planned only to offer full classes and technical studies,
but it seems like people are used to shopping baskets and single
studies, so I've made both.
So far only one class is online, but three more full updates have been
produced and will go online the next months.
This project is NOT intended to replace the work with a personal
teacher. It shall be an additional and supplementary offer.
I grew up in a small village in Norway. I traveled almost two hours
every day to go to ballet class. This was not the biggest problem. The
problem for me was during the times when the schools where closed. I
wanted to train but could no get new input.
My skills as a dancer was not high enough to "teach myself" but I had
enough knowledge to train alone if someone would give me the exercises.
So there I was: at home, with space, with time, but no class.
I hope to close this training vacuum.
Not all ballet dancers and ballet students live in New York, London,
Tokyo or Paris with more than enough training offers.
I would like to have your opinion on this idea, as one of the biggest
ballet communities on the net.
Any critic or or opinion will be received with gratitude.
If someone wants to review the full class and write about it, please
contact me off list.
The site can be found at: