Ballet-Inspired Fitness for Everyone!

Unfortunately all classes are cancelled until further notice. 

UPDATE! I went to see the surgeon at the end of October to discuss having the labral repair surgery done privately with him. Unfortunately he will not do the surgery as he said, although it might give some relief it will not fix the problem and it will very likely happen again. I have hip dysplasia and my whole leg/hip is misaligned, he said he would need to fix that first. The only way forward would be a full hip replacement but as my arthritis is not significant enough and I am fairly young he will not consider that either. I am in limbo really and all I can do is find a cocktail of injections that will give me relief, limit my movement and wait to be put on his public waitlist for hip replacement surgery. 

Two weeks ago I had injections in both my hips (yep, my other one has been playing up since August too!) and I have found some relief. I am doing a lot better and I am able to move and do things without too much pain, so fingers crossed it will last a long time!

I was hoping to resume some sort of a schedule in January but the injections haven't been as successful as I originally hoped and I have good days and bad days. I have an appointment to see my hip doctor on Feb 2 to look at other injections or treatment so I can safely do more things and return to teaching some of my Balletiques classes. 

I will keep you posted. I miss you!

Memberships will continue at the discounted price of $25 CAD /~£14 GBP / ~$18 USD per month (minimum 3 month commitment, with your credit card being charged monthly). The membership option gives you private access to the Members Area on my website where you will find the entire back catalogue of over 500 recorded classes from April 2020 .


Balletiques Fitness Class

Barre Fitness - 25-30 minute classes of barre exercises, that fuse ballet with fitness for a total body workout and a burn from head-to-toe!  
Balletiques Fitness  - 25-30 minute classes of centre exercises of ballet basics combined with classic conditioning movements using your body weight and dumbbells to help build, define and tone your body. 
A full 55-60 minute classes are also available

Silver Swans™ Ballet Class

(55-60 mins)
A low-impact, gentle traditional ballet class designed for the over-55s. These fun, age appropriate classes are set to beautiful classical music from TV and film. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active these ballet classes will put a spring in your step!

Ballet Barre Class

(30-35 mins)
Traditional ballet barre exercises set to classical music from TV and Film, and piano music of popular pop hits. 

Ballet Blast Class

(25-40 mins)
High energy Ballet Blast classes; Ballet HIIT (Cardio / High Intensity), Upper Body Sculpt (Arms / Core) and Lower Body Sculpt (Legs / Bum), and the new Ballet Barre class (a traditional ballet barre exercises to complement the centre exercises we are doing in class)

New Member Special - $1 for your 1st month! 

Click here to get your first month's membership for only $1!

Cancel at any time in that first month.  

Get access to the entire back catalogue of recorded classes.  Do them whenever you want!  That's hundreds of classes for one low monthly fee!

Price reverts to $25.00 CAD/month after your first free month

As featured by the Royal Academy of Dance's "Silver Swans ballet at home" series 

Click here for the link to Sarah's class featured on the RAD website

Try a Short Sample Silver Swans Class

Click on the picture or name to be directed to the video on YouTube

(as featured by the Royal Academy of Dance)

In this first video, you will get to join along with a shorter version of my twice weekly online Silver Swans classes.  

This Masterpiece Basics video contains four exercises which focus on developing ballet fundamentals. This video features:

Love Actually demi-pliés, Poldark fondus, Outlander sways, Downton Abbey petit jetés. 

(If you enjoyed Masterpiece Basics, try Masterpiece Dances)

In this second video, you will get to join along with a shorter version of my twice weekly online Silver Swans classes.  

This Masterpiece Dances video contains four exercises which which incorporate those fundamentals (found in the first video) into fun, short dances. This video features:

Twilight demi-pliés, Tango port de bras, Poldark walks, Outlander hops. 

Can't make the live ZOOM class times? 

No worries, sign up and I will send you the recording of the class for you to enjoy in your own time as many times as you like until the next week. 

Please sign up here to be put on my client list to be the first to know about classes and to get your first class FREE. 

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My Evolved Life - Podcast

As a society we tend to be much more reactive than proactive. We love to procrastinate. We love to put things off. We prefer to cure symptoms instead of prevent them.

This is too often true when it comes to our health. Many of us push it down our priority list in favor of other obligations, only to regret it later on in life.

This is especially true with exercise... 

It's never too later to start. But the sooner you do, the easier it'll be to develop good habits and get ahead of symptoms.

And, we need to start looking at exercise through a wider lens... it's not just about your physical body. Exercise improves your mental health. Exercise makes you a better business owner, a better parent and a better person (think about this one).

On this week's episode of My Evolved Life, I have an incredible conversation with Sarah Stewart (Balletiques), a ballet teacher with a passion for her Silver Swans, about the importance of having a long-term vision on health and why you should start exercising today.

Balletiques & Bubbles

On January 29, 2020, Balletiques hosted an event in support of the Calgary Silver Linings Foundation at Festival Hall.  The Calgary Silver Linings Foundation provides support and builds awareness of eating disorders in Alberta and has the grand mission of building a residential treatment facility here in Calgary.  The event consisted of a mini-Balletiques class with 100+ participants (it was electric!), a silent auction, some local pop-ups including Nourish Sweat Soul, Evolution VN and the Bamboo Ballroom, light nibbles supplied by Jugo Juice, Hula Poke, Crave Cupcakes and Dirt Belly and of course, Bubbles! 

We raised $2,132.55 in the support of the Silver Linings Foundation.  Thanks so much to all who attended and donated, and our Silent Auction donors and winners.  It was a great success.

Watch the official video below of the magical event, and we hope to see you at the next one.

Lolë Brand Ambassador 2020 


I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to be a Lolë Brand Ambassador again for 2020.  I will be teaching a free Balletiques: Barre Fitness class at Devonian Gardens in The Core, downtown Calgary, every Sunday in February 2020 (Feb 2, 9, 16, 23).  The class starts at 11.00 am before the stores are open. Come for a free class, stay for everything else! 

Sign up here

As seen on CTV Morning Live!

My Swans and I had a wonderful time filming with Lane Fraser for CTV Morning Live. 

Watch the full interviews below.

What is Silver Swans™?  Read here.

Balletiques classes provide a total body workout that combines the strength and elegance of ballet with the power and endurance of a traditional workout. 

With over 30 years of experience as a dancer, your expert instructor Sarah, will teach you the basic fundamentals of ballet, while torching calories and having fun.

Everyone is welcome no matter your age, body size or fitness ability.