Silver Swans™ Ballet Classes for 55+

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 full length class for free - sign up at the Zoom links below.

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.

Silver Swans™ Ballet Classes

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!

Mondays (Online ZOOM class)

10.00 am (MDT), 12 noon (EDT), 5.00 pm (UK-BST)

Monday May 17 - SIGN UP HERE

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Thursdays (Online ZOOM class)

10.00 am (MDT), 12 noon (EDT), 5.00 pm (UK-BST)

Thursday May 20 - SIGN UP HERE

Try a Short Sample 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.

What is Silver Swans™ ?

Silver Swans™ is developed by the Royal Academy of Dance. This ballet program is based on research into dance practice for older learners and classes can only be taught by Silver Swans™ Licensees. Silver Swans™ teachers are trained specifically to teach a range of abilities (seated or standing) and ages over-55, but you're free to join us whatever your age!

These open, accessible and low-impact classes are set to beautiful classical music from TV and film. Sarah uses bold, inspiring pieces from Bridgerton, Outlander, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and Poldark in addition to traditional favourites such as Swan Lake and Coppélia. Classes are for both complete beginners and experienced dancers. These fun, educational classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination, cognitive ability and energy levels.

Most importantly, these classes are an opportunity to have fun, expand your social circle and enjoy the sense of well-being that dance brings.

If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active these ballet classes will put a spring in your step!


Improve your dance-life balance!

The health benefits of dance are well documented. Scientific research shows that 75% of the factors affecting the quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle while only 25% are hereditary. Research often puts dance ahead of other physical activities in the variety of health benefits that it brings. There’s no excuse for not being more active, whatever your age, and dance can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and higher quality of life.


9 ways in which dance can improve your life:


• Dance increases your energy levels

• Dance classes are a great way to expand your social circle/meet new people

• Dance can help reduce stress and support weight loss

• Dance can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

• Dance slows aging by improving the immune system

• Dance can help diminish the symptoms of depression

• Dance improves balance, resulting in fewer falls later in life

• Dance increases cognitive ability by promoting new connections in the brain

• Dance can enhance your sense of well-being and confidence


Are you looking for a new way to keep fit and active? Have you always wanted to learn ballet but never got to do it when you were younger? Do you want a fun class that is specifically designed for the over-55s?

Silver Swans™ may just be what you are looking for.

Try a FREE online class to see if it is right for you.

Do you want to try a traditional barre class with exercises specifically designed for you in mind? Do you want to learn ballet but with the support of a barre ( chair, stool or counter top will do), so you can concentrate on the technique and not have to worry about your balance? Exclusive to Members only, the new Ballet Barre classes may just be for you. These videos feature traditional barre exercises set to music from TV and film to complement centre exercises we are doing in class.

Membership gives you:

  • Two online Balletiques Fitness classes per week (Live and the recordings)

  • Two online Silver Swans class per week (Live and the recordings)

  • New weekly Ballet Blasts (30 minute high-intensity workouts with specific focuses; Ballet HIIT (Cardio / High Intensity), Upper Body Sculpt (Arms / Core) and Lower Body Sculpt (Legs / Bum) and the new Ballet Barre (traditional ballet barre exercises set to music from TV and film)

  • Access to the entire Balletiques back catalogue of videos since April 2020

All for just $52.50 CAD / ~$42.00 USD / ~£30.00 GBP per month. Purchase HERE.

Last classes will be on Monday June 28. As always there will be a break from live classes during July and August. For those with memberships, they will be paused at this time but you will still have full access to the Members Area and all the videos for free. Live online classes (and hopefully some in-person classes!) will resume in September, when your membership will be reactivated.

Do you have questions? Please call Sarah on 403-909-1962 or email sarah@balletiques.com.

Class Highlights

Click HERE to Sign up for a FREE class!

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall discusses the benefits of dance with Darcey Bussell and Angela Rippon

Videos

Prime Times

Ballet Class keeps seniors on their toes - Page 8

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Improve your dance-life balance - Page 18-19

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