other classes 

other classes

Ballet with Jessie

Silver Swans Ballet 

A ballet class for the Over 50’s. Suitable for those with little or no experience of ballet. A great way of maintaining a good core, stretch and strengthen muscles, and improve posture.

Beginner/Improver Classical Ballet

For those who have little or no experience in ballet but want to learn correct classical techniques, or for those who want to brush up on their basic techniques. You will be introduced to the ballet terminology and learn the positions, basic barre and centre exercises, jumps and turns. This will lead into learning a short classical ballet variation.

Do I need to book?

Booking isn’t necessary, however you are more than welcome to contact Jessie to book or for more info on 07427778611

What should I wear?

We do not have strict dress code. If you feel uncomfortable wearing tights and a leotard, you can come in your yoga/gym gear. Make sure you wear something that allows you to move freely and not too loose. If you do not have a pair of ballet slippers, please wear a pair of socks to start with until you are happy to invest in a pair.  Your hair should ideally be tied back off the face.
These two new classes can be attended separately or together as they deliver different benefits.

What are the benefits of ballet?

Ballet training targets many different parts of the body. The arms, legs, stomach muscles, feet and ankles are all strengthened and toned. Practicing ballet regularly can improve posture and balance, resulting in a long, lean, elegant figure. You will notice the physical benefits of taking up ballet within a few weeks of regular attendance at a class but the feel-good effects of a lesson will be apparent almost immediately!  In addition to a physical workout, ballet is an excellent exercise to make you feel good.

Zumba with Lynsey

Zumba Gold

A modified Zumba class for active older adults, beginners, or those looking for a lower intensity class. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

There are many health benefits of Zumba (see below) but I also like to emphasise that it has great psychological benefits – Enhanced self esteem, general feeling of well being, empowered & enhanced quality of life, and it can also reduce depression, stress and anxiety. This is a great sociable class with the opportunity to dance, party, & have fun!

Do I need to book?

No booking needed, however you can contact Lynsey for more information on 07877211798

Is Zumba Gold specifically for the over 50s?

Zumba Gold does appeal to the over 50’s due to the class being a lower impact, however it is also suitable for those who are less agile or co-ordinated, or would feel more comfortable at a lower level.

What are the health benefits of Zumba?

Zumba Gold is an excellent way of exercising without even knowing it and has so many possible benefits to your health.

– Improved cognitive function (from learning new steps and moves)
– Improved motor control and performance (practice, practice, practice)
-Improved range of motion, overall strength and flexibility
– Improved bone density
– Increased caloric expenditure
– Improved ability to perform pain-free activities of daily life