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Why Silver Swans®?
The Royal Academy of Dance was established in 1920 and is internationally renowned for its childrens' graded and vocational examination system. Following a successful trial of Silver Swans® classes in London, it was initially rolled out to just 120 teachers across the world.
Our Silver Swans® classes in Bury were part of the initial pilot scheme, and we were the first to offer Silver Swans classes in Lancashire. We have over 60 Silver Swans® attending ballet classes each week ranging from complete beginners to ex-professional ballet dancers.
Maybe you enjoyed ballet as a child and would like to bring back those happy memories? Perhaps you always wanted to dance but never had the chance to? Or you're just looking for an alternative way of keeping fit? Silver Swans® is run at a pace that is appropriate for everyone and offers a fantastic way to make new friends.
Silver Swans® classes are more than just an adult ballet class; we also learn simplified repertoire from a famous ballets.
Are classes only for the over 55s?
Although Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, if you feel that this is the right class for you then please get in touch, whatever your age. There is no upper age limit and classes are open to both men and women.
What should I wear?
For classes, you can wear anything that you will feel comfortable and can easily move around in, whether that's trousers and a top or ballet leotard and skirt (please note: no denim). We do recommend that you wear ballet shoes for classes but, should you feel that you need to wear a small heel with your shoes, ballet teaching shoes or jazz shoes are recommended. Long hair should be tied back securely, please, and we advise no loose jewellery.
What are the details of your classes (e.g. cost, venue, times)?
Classes are held at Blackford Bridge United Reformed Church on Manchester Road in Bury. At Blackford Bridge URC, for those requiring it, there is also a hearing aid loop in operation at this venue. Please contact us for further details of times, availability and cost.
Our Silver Swans® classes are taught by a fully-qualified ballet teacher and Silver Swans® Licensee (please see About Our School). We are very privileged to also have a professional pianist accompany our classes.
For class times, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. Please note that classes do not run as a drop-in and pre-booking is essential – please contact us for availability as class numbers are limited.
I have a few health problems – does this mean I can't join?
The Royal Academy of Dance have carefully designed the Silver Swans® classes in order to make it accessible for all. It must be emphasised that Silver Swans® classes are gentle ballet classes and so are run at a very slow and easy pace. You can take the class according to how you feel on the day – and should you feel the need for a short break or to sit down and watch, we won't mind!
However, it is always recommended that you speak with your GP or healthcare professional before starting any exercise programme.
Are you offering official Silver Swans® classes?
Our Silver Swans® classes are run and taught by a Silver Swans® Licensee. Silver Swans® Licensees have undergone specialist training through the Royal Academy of Dance in order to receive their license. As a mark of an official Silver Swans® Licensee, always look out for the logo.
"Specially designed for older learners, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels.
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