Silver Swans classes
Free online ballet exercise classes, designed to get the older generation moving to the music at home.
From experienced dancers to those that don’t know their plié from their pointe, older learners of any ability are invited to try out free Silver Swans classes. Shared in manageable bitesize videos, viewers can work on these during the week before moving onto the next exercise. Classes are lead by RAD teacher and Silver Swans expert practitioner, Sarah Platt.
You can now find a list of teachers currently offering online classes on our Become a Silver Swan page.
As with any form of physical exercise, you are taking part at your own risk, and should only do those activities that you consider safe for your own body and the space in which you are working. It is important that you understand any existing conditions you may have that may preclude you from doing any of the suggested exercises presented. If in doubt, please consult a medical expert before participating. Please make sure you have read any instructions, carefully taking note of any advice on age appropriateness or any necessary prior experience.
It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a suitable and safe area, free of obstacles, in which to participate. We suggest an area of at least 3 metres by 3 metres. Make sure that the floor surface is suitable to work on and that you have footwear appropriate for that surface. If you are holding onto an object for balance, please make sure that is it extremely stable. As we are working remotely, we are unable to give personal feedback.
- Before you begin, remember that it is vital that you warm up before and cool down after any exercise session.
- If something hurts stop immediately! These exercises should not cause pain or discomfort. Every ‘body’ is different, and you should work within your limitations.
- Please take things at your own pace. As this is an online activity, you can pause, stop, and restart whenever you need to. You may also modify exercises so that they do not push the extremes of your capabilities.
If you’ve enjoyed taking part in these online lessons, please consider making a donation to support our work.