Work Out Like A Star in Doha

Ballet is the latest fitness trend sweeping Tinseltown - join the craze with a class in Qatar
ByLindsay JudgeFriday , 14 February 2014
Work Out Like A Star in Doha

Ballet is a top way to keep in shape. The traditional form of dance is having its moment and it’s guaranteed to give you that toned, slimmed-down body you’re after, as well as being great fun! 

Ballet came back on the scene a few years ago when Natalie Portman pirouetted onto our screens in Black Swan, but it’s since taken a back seat… until now. Miranda Kerr and, surprisingly, Mick Jagger have revealed it’s the secret to their tiny waistlines, while ‘Muscles from Brussels’ Jean-Claude Van Damme trained in ballet for years, later using moves he’d learned to help Kylie tone her famously pert derrière.

Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before – you won’t be expected to give your own rendition of Swan Lake! The latest classes combine stretches and barre exercises with yoga. Read on to find a class near you. 

The ballet training Natalie Portman did to prepare for Black Swan helped keep her super-fit! Pics: Getty 

Where To Turn Ballerina in Doha

Adult ballet classes are available in Doha at Al Gheed’s Ballet Center and Doha Dancers at the Yama Yoga Studios. 

INFO: QR100 for one hour trial, QR800 one month, Al Gheed’s Ballet Center, Lagoona Mall, 4413 1389,; QR450 for eight week course, Yama Yoga Studios, Garvey’s off Salwa Road or Asas Towers, West Bay, 6617 5802,