SILVER SWANS AT HOME
Due to our current situation, we are bringing ballet to your living rooms!
Our online classes are streamed live on Zoom. They are available for non-members and on a pay as you go basis.
SILVER SWANS® - BALLET CLASSES IN READING FOR OVER 55'S
*PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO COVID-19, ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*
Tuesdays, 12pm, Cotswold Sports Centre, Downs Way, Reading RG31 6SL
Thursdays, 1pm, Tyndale Baptist Church Hall, Cressingham Road, Reading, RG2 7JE
Thursdays, 6:30pm, Birch Copse Primary School, Wittenham Ave, Reading, RG31 5LN
ABOUT SILVER SWANS®
Silver Swans ballet follows a traditional ballet class structure. It's a gentle and relaxed class, making it a great place to socialise and meet new people. The class is designed to move at a slower pace with adaptions made depending on our students' capabilities, so it’s ideal for all levels of experience and physical abilities.
Silver Swans classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels, no matter how old you are.
Our Swans may participate in the whole class holding onto the barre or sat down if they need to. Many of our current students have found the class to improve their previous pains and injuries.
WHEN AND WHERE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the classes affected by Coronavirus?
Yes. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes have been postponed until further notice. Hopefully, we'll all be back to normal soon, and the classes will resume when it is safe to
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 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
£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 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.
WHAT OUR SWANS HAVE BEEN SAYING
"Last week I hobbled into class having pulled something in my leg to answer the front door the previous day. I carried out the class as best I could and was thrilled that afterwards, I could walk normally again. I am sure if it hadn’t been for Silver Swans I would still be hobbling around a week later!"
"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"