When and where

Mondays, 10am
Vibez Dance Studios, Woodley, RG5 3JP

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Tuesdays, 12pm
Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst, RG31 6SL

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Wednesdays, 1pm
The Dance Studio Reading, Reading, RG30 1DZ

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Thursdays, 1pm
Earley St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, RG6 1EY

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Thursdays, 6:30pm
St Mary's & All Saints Primary School, Coley Park, RG1 6DU

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Fridays, 10am
Thatcham Parish Hall, Thatcham, RG18 4JP

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About Silver Swans

Silver Swans with Sonia Brown are fun and friendly ballet classes aimed at over 50s. We follow a traditional ballet class structure comprising of barre work, centre practise and repertoire (a dance).

It's a gentle and relaxed class, making it a great place to socialise whilst improving your mobility, posture, and coordination.

The class is designed to move at a slower pace with adaptions made depending on our students' capabilities, making it ideal for all levels of experience, ages and physical abilities.


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What our Swans have been saying

"I love Silver Swans, in my head I am a prima ballerina! Although reality is somewhat different! Having never danced before I have found it a joy and really look forward to the session, my balance is much better and I swear muscle tone improved. Best thing ever."

"Sonia is delightful and a great teacher. The physio and I have been working to strengthen muscles around my hip for months. In the 5 weeks I've been a Silver Swan, the improvement has been amazing! I leave every class walking taller and smiling... smiling for the rest of the day as the class is such fun and so uplifting"

"I’d like to thank Sonia for a fabulous class that brought back the joy of ballet that I’ve missed for too many years"

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to bring to my free trial?
Please bring a bottle of water.

What should I wear?
There’s no need for you to invest in a leotard and tights when attending Silver Swans (unless you want to!) Just come in clothes you can move comfortably in such as leggings or tracksuit bottoms.

For your trial class; bare feet or socks are fine so that you are able to feel the floor and work through the feet. I would recommend, however, if you do sign up for Silver Swans With Sonia Brown, to visit our fantastic local dancewear shop, Dancia International, where they will fit the shoes correctly for you. There are some dodgy shoes on the internet, and ballet shoe sizing varies dramatically so having them professionally fitted in person will save you time and money. Dancia International's details can be found below. Sonia's recommendation would be a leather or canvas split-sole ballet shoe (snug-fitting), but cheaper alternatives are available if preferred.

Dancia Reading, 36-38 Prospect Street, Caversham, Reading,
RG4 8JL Tel. 0118 9478123


Booking and payment

£7 per class (one hour). Payment is on a termly basis, expected by the first lesson of term.


Each student is entitled to ONE free trial. Should you decide to continue Silver Swans ballet classes With Sonia Brown, it is expected that you reserve your space in class by paying in advance for the remaining lessons of that term by the following class.


Unfortunately, I cannot accept cheques and I do not offer refunds for missed classes.

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