Silver Swans ballet class

Course Dates: 25/02/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 13:00 - 14:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Kate Scott

Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.


What is the course about?

The Silver Swans course is an introduction to ballet principles with an emphasis on learning specially adapted repertoire from some of the most popular 19th & 20th Century ballets in a fun, enjoyable and accessible way.

What will we cover?

Silver Swans Classes will focus on building the technique and movement vocabulary necessary to develop the expression, musicality and performance skills required to perform these adaptations. Repertoire includes Swan Lake, Coppelia, La Bayadere & Sleeping Beauty Flower Fairies.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Recognise a wider range of movement
Use greater flexibility, co-ordination and balance
Demonstrate increased stamina and control of movement
Perform a set dance sequence with more ease and confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners or those with some previous ballet or dance experience.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Group work in a well equipped, modern sprung floor studio with music. It is essential to be ready to start on time.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You
are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. Tights, leotards or clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly. Ballet shoes either canvas or leather with elastics. Jock straps are recommended for the men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own safety and comfort. No jewellery to be worn during class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Sign up for another course and discover a new ballet! or speak to the teacher about other ballet classes that might be suitable for you to explore.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/07/2019)
I haven't enjoyed myself so much in years. A welcoming inclusive class for people of all abilities. The tutor is excellent.
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Review by Kit / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
I would encourage them to take it if they appreciate ballet. The teacher is inspiring and knowledgeable, warm and kind.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
This is a lovely course to begin or refresh your ballet dancing as an older participant. It's challenging both physically and mentally, but the teacher adapts it really well to the students' levels and abilities and the atmosphere is friendly and fun.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
This is a very enjoyable class with an excellent teacher
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Review by Derry St / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
I have never done ballet before, I am in my sixties and it is very good. The teacher is great.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/03/2019)
I would recommend
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Review by AC / (Posted on 15/02/2019)
If you have always wanted to try ballet, or haven't danced for a long time, and think it's too late, think again! This is a great class with an excellent specially trained teacher who will get you into the basic techniques and practising towards an adapted excerpt from a classical ballet right away. Everything is adapted to the older body, so no need to fear !
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/02/2019)
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Course Code: DDP207B

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 25 Feb - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £55.00
Concession: £42.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.