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Odiham District

Ballet for Fitness

Status: Active, full but can join waiting list
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When: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
Every Wednesday in term time: 12:30 - 1:30.
Venue: Ridley Hall
Cost: Approx £6 per session payable by term, in advance



It’s a well known fact that dancing is excellent for both physical and mental well-being.

Ballet is an excellent form of exercise because it helps with balance, flexibility, spatial awareness and is also a great memory booster. It’s an all round improver of strength and general health.

The class begins with a very light-hearted warm up in the centre and this is followed by barre exercises which focus on posture, technique, core strength and working both sides of the body equally.

We then move into the centre of the room. The aim of the centre work is to build on steps learned at the barre then put them together to form short sequences which can then be incorporated into little dances where a real sense of performance is achieved.

We work hard but have fun, always encouraged by our tutor, Judy McDougall’s, kind words.

Sadly we are not in a position to take new members at the moment but if you are interested, please enquire and you can be placed on our waiting list. We will always invite you for a taster class to see if you like it, before making any commitment.

We are all of differing abilities but we always come away with a real sense of achievement and have good fun learning the steps and ballet technique.

“Judy’s classes are a delight, each session allowing us to make gentle progress as we learn new steps accompanied by a wonderful selection of music.”

“The enforced break has highlighted how much I miss the fitness aspects of this enjoyable ballet class”

“Judy’s ballet sessions are such fun and imaginative. They keep us in good shape both physically and mentally.”

If you would like to be put on the waitlist, contact the Group Contact above.

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