BALLET for MATURE MOVERS
A class for those 50 years young and over!
A class specifically designed for those over the age of 50, taking into consideration any age related conditions.
A safe and friendly environment.
Enhances: cognitive function, coordination, balance, strength, mobility.
A way of keeping fit and healthy without having to go to the gym.
Move to beautiful music whilst getting fitter.
Classes are adaptable, just speak to your instructor.
Ballet is a fantastic way to exercise, without feeling as though you are exercising at all. Ballet for Mature movers has been created with the older adult in mind. Based in classical ballet, it utilises exercises to enhance the five pillars of health and well-being:
The class begins with strengthening exercises to get the muscles ready for action, we then move through a classically based barre and finish in the centre with motifs set to music from Carmen, Swan Lake and many more.
1930 - 2030
Nancy Potter House, Exercise Studio
OTTERY ST MARY
Tuesdays 1430 - 1530
Scouts Hut, Winters Lane EX1 1AT
The Unitarian Church Dance Studio
First Taster session £5
Block booking Cycle £28 = 4 weeks [£7 per class] *EXM LED (£32 = 4 weeks)
*Missed sessions cannot be carried forward, sorry for the inconvenience.*
Drop in £8
Payments accepted: cash, cheque or BAC’s [please request for details].
Q: I have never done ballet before, can I still attend?
A: Yes! Absolutely, this is a beginner friendly class.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Please wear clothes that are comfortable for you to move in. Leggings and a long top are preferable so that the instructor is able to see your legs to ensure your carrying out the movements correctly and safely.
Q: What shoes should I wear?
A: For your first session you can either wear grippy socks, plimsoles or barefoot. If you decide you would like to continue with the class, great! You can the purchase a pair of ballet shoes directly from your instructor or buy them from a shop. The closest shop is Thomas Moores in Exeter.
Q: Is the class safe for me?
A: Prior to beginning the class your instructor will ask you to fill out a Physical Activity Questionnaire e and provide you with a form detailing the nature of the class and the potential risks involved. It is up to you to then decide if it is something you feel safe taking part in.
That being said, the class has been specifically designed with the needs of older adults in mind and has adaptations for each exercise. Your instructor is also professionally trained in dance and qualified in working with chronic conditions.
Q: What time should I turn up?
Please turn up 10 minutes early to each class for changing, signing in and any questions. It's preferred you arrive 15 minutes before your first session as theres a lot of form filling!
Please drop us an email with any queries, we are happy to help.
Book your place today!