Meet Us at the Barre?
We came across this article about unground ballet classes in Iran that's fascinating:
Dancing for pleasure is illegal in Iran. Hopefully the recent lifting of sanctions in Iran means that this might change in future. It's a reminder of how fortunate we are that we can dance.
I recently attended an adult ballet class at our base, the Dance Centre in Llandrindod Wells. Led by Sara Poulson, who runs our in-house ballet school the hour long class is aimed at adults of any ability and experience as is only £4.
Sara is adept at juggling the varied abilities, providing two versions of exercises to cater for all. With its emphasis on strengthening and lengthening muscles in limbs and core it's a great option for those whose dodgy joints makes cardio difficult!
I had not expected the class to be such a stress-buster, but the gorgeous music, graceful movements (or attempts at!) and friendly group meant the hour flew by and I left feeling happy and energised.
The class runs on Mondays weekly from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and you can just drop in.
Hope to see you at the barre!