Ballet for the Cancer Community with The Royal Academy of Dance in partnership with Fireflies.

A beautiful class of ballet, and time for you.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced dancers, classes provide a safe space to escape from your cancer diagnosis or to reflect on it – and you’ll meet and connect with others in a similar situation. Classes take place Mondays in term time from 10:30-11:30 and are free of charge.

Participating in weekly ballet classes after a cancer diagnosis has numerous benefits that can support:

  • a reduction in side effects,
  • a better quality of life,
  • faster recovery times,
  • a reduced risk of recurrence,
  • cancer-related cognitive impairment,
  • the improvement of mood and reduction of stress, and
  • improved confidence.

Meet the teacher

Natalie Hall is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.

In 2019, Natalie received a breast cancer diagnosis and since completing active treatment she studied to become a Personal Trainer and a Level 4 Cancer Exercise Specialist so that she could share the vital benefits she experienced when moving and staying active through cancer.

She founded Fireflies Fitness Community Interest Company to serve the Cancer Community with fitness support for the body and mind and hopes to offer an improved quality of life from the day of diagnosis and beyond through her work.

Meet the Teaching Assistant

Poppy Barnes is a Registered Teacher and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance.

What do you need?

  • Comfortable, light clothing that you can move easily in
  • Water bottle

We will provide:

  • A pair of ballet shoes for you to keep

Please contact Alice Fletcher at afletcher@rad.org.uk to register