Interview with Sam

I have booked a free taster class; what should I wear?

Please wear something you feel comfortable and can move in, for example, leggings, a t-shirt and trainers for fitness classes and Jazz or Ballet shoes for dance classes, alternatively socks will be fine. You may want to bring a bottle of water and an exercise mat if you have one (exercise only), if not, one will be provided.

I'm nervous as I've never been to a dance or fitness class before; will I be ok?

Absolutely! Many of my current members had never done a dance or fitness class before and there are usually other new members like you in the group. Remember, we all have to start somewhere, and each and every class member has been in your position before, so there is no need to feel nervous, you will soon begin to feel part of the group.

I have an injury; will I be ok?

It is important that you fill in a registration form before your free taster class to let your instructor know of any injuries or health issues. Classes are multi-level and you will be given different alternatives to work to your own ability. You will also be encouraged to let your instructor know during the class if any exercise does not suit you and an alternative will be provided.

If you have high blood pressure, are on medication or are recovering from an operation we advise you to speak to your GP first and get their consent to participate in this type of exercise.

I am overweight; will I be ok?

You will be absolutely fine and will soon find that it is a brilliant way to help you become a healthier weight and more confident with your body. You are not alone and the majority of the people who start my classes want to lose weight. If you are medically obese then you should check with your GP before making changes to the level of physical activity that you are currently doing.

I have no coordination; will I be ok?

Yes! The good thing about all of our classes is that it doesn't matter if you aren't co-ordinated and no one will mind or care if you get the moves wrong. The purpose of doing these classes is to improve your co-ordination, which is a skill that can be developed over time, so be patient with yourself in your first class. If you just keep moving and are able to laugh when it goes a bit wrong, you will find you are not on your own. I teach this stuff week in and week out and I still go wrong!

Do I need to bring anything to my free taster class?

A bottle of water.
An exercise mat if you have one (Ballroom Fitness, Core Strength & Stretch & Tone only).
A small towel for sweat if you want.

Is there parking available?

Yes, lots of parking.

How do I get there?

For information on where to find us, please visit the "Contact Us" page on our website.

Are there changing facilities?

Yes, there are changing rooms and showers available at The Howard Venue.

I want to come every week; how much is it?

The best thing to do is to come along to your free taster class first and after class discuss suitable options with your instructor. In the meantime, feel free to check out our “getting started” page for more information. If you have any other questions or concerns don't hesitate to get in touch by email.

How long do your classes last for?

Between 30 and 60 minutes.

As an adult I have never danced before but want to try something new; are your classes appropriate for me?

Yes! We offer classes at different levels and no matter what experience you have had we will find a class to suit you!

I used to dance when I was younger and want to start classes again; have you got classes that will suit my needs?

Yes! We have lots of Adult students who have come back to dancing for a number of reasons, fun, fitness or they simply miss dancing! If you want to go back to basics you can try out our Ballet Fitness or Ballroom Fitness class. Why not try out several classes to find out which class suits you best?

I really think I would love your classes, but I have a few more questions; can I contact you?

Of course, please email me at or call or text me on 07712 588385 and I will be happy to have a chat and answer any of your questions!