My Classes, Timetable & Booking

    Ballet Improver Level

    These classes are for those who wish to refresh their technique and revive their love of ballet having taken classes as a child or adult. The classes focus on understanding the core principles of ballet, including basic ballet positions, terms and movements that will help you to improve your posture, co-ordination and strength.

    Ballet Mixed Level

    These classes are for those who have some previous experience of ballet or who have progressed from my level one class and will have different levels of exercises and enchaînments to suit those with less or more experience. They are a great way to improve on ballet technique, core strength and muscle tone.

    Ballet Advanced Level

    These classes are for those who have previous experience of ballet. They are more challenging and work at a faster pace and you will learn more advanced combinations of exercises, pirouettes, allegro and enchaînments. They are a great way to stimulate the mind and body and understand the physicality of ballet.

    Ballet Body Conditioning

    These classes are for everybody and no previous ballet experience is required. They are great all-round conditioning classes to improve core stability, posture, weight placement and alignment used in ballet in a floor-based class. Ballet Body Conditioning is a complete body workout!

    DDMIX Dance Fitness

    DDMIX stands for ‘Diverse Dance Mix’ and is a new and exciting dance fitness class created by ex-Ballerina and “Strictly Come Dancing” judge Dame Darcey Bussell and top choreographer Nathan Clarke. The classes include routines from different dance genres and eras. Getting fit and exercising has never been more enjoyable!

    Private Classes

    I also offer private coaching, pointe work and audition preparation classes if you have a specific goal in mind.

    Workshops and Courses

    Throughout the year there are intensive ballet weekend workshops and complete beginner courses available to enjoy the full ballet experience!

    Mondays

    Ballet Improver Level
    7.30-8.30pm

    Ballet Advanced Level
    8.30-9.30pm

    Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2.

    Tuesdays

    Ballet Improver Level
    10.45-11.45am
    Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 1.

    Thursdays

    Ballet Mixed Level
    8.30-9.30pm

    Held every week at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2.

    Sundays

    Ballet Body Conditioning
    10.00-11.30am

    Held every month at The Pilates Workshop in Studio 2.

    What to Wear

    Please dress in whatever you feel most comfortable and can easily move. Ballet shoes are not required, just a pair of socks.

Ballet – What’s the Pointe?

Ballet classes are a fantastic revival for the whole body. Ballet will help to improve your muscle tone, strength and overall flexibility. Ballet Revival classes are designed to teach you all aspects of ballet practice, including basic ballet exercises, technique and stretches in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

DDMIX Dance Fitness classes are new to Ballet Revival. DDMIX is an exciting and new dance based fitness class created by ex-Ballerina and “Strictly Come Dancing” judge Dame Darcey Bussell and top choreographer and performer Nathan Clarke. The class includes all different dance genres from Bollywood to Charleston and everything in between! Getting fit and exercising has never been more enjoyable!

No need to have danced before, just the enthusiasm to do something new!

My Story

I trained at the Royal Ballet School, gaining a Professional Dance Diploma in Classical Ballet. Whilst at the school I was chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet in “The Sleeping Beauty” at The Royal Opera House. Upon graduation I joined the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, performing as the lead ballet dancer. I then joined English National Ballet for two seasons of their ‘in-the-round’ productions of “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Romeo & Juliet”.

Drawing on my performing experience, I bring a passion and love of dance to the studio. I continue to expand on my teaching skills with regular workshops at the Royal Academy of Dance. I am also a fully trained DDMIX Instructor and hold qualifications in both Dance Fitness for Adults and Exercise to Music, awarded by EMD Academy, endorsed by The Register of Exercise Professionals and Sport England.

Sarah Briscoe

Happy Dancers

ballet (noun) : Classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity

dance (noun): A series of movements and steps that are performed to music