In this ballet-inspired exercise class, we'll use the basics of classical dance technique to train the body to stretch, grow and hold itself with power and control.
I'll lead you through a series of exercises that bring together ballet, pilates and HIIT training. Some will make your muscles burn, some will make your heart race and some will slow you right down. Expect jumps, squats and planks. And pirouettes, arabesques and jetés.
These classes are open to absolutely anyone - whether you always wanted to give ballet a go, but didn't get the chance as a child. Or you trained for years and miss the burn (but not the exams).
It’s a follow-the-leader style class, so if you’ve never done a ballet class in your life, you’ll be fine. Just follow me! (Seriously, you’ve got nothing to worry about!).
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in - leggings and a top will do the job. And if you've got ballet shoes and a yoga mat, great. If not, no worries at all.
Dance is about feeling good. So we put a special emphasis on making sure people feel comfortable and welcome in our classes (expect a lot of laughter!). And that everyone leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
We offer a range of dance and fitness classes across Bristol all week. If you'd like to try another class, or look at other venues or days - have a search. We've got Lyrical Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet Barre Fit, Musical Theatre, Lyrical Ballet, Burlesque and Tap classes at the following venues.
The Big Act on Mondays
Bristol Grammar School (The Owen Room and The Sports Centre) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Hamilton House and The Island on Fridays