By Ann Cattermole
I have been passionate about dance since I was around 5 years old. I attended ballet, tap, modern, jazz & acrobatics classes as a child. I abandoned all forms of dance and exercise in my late teens and only returned to it whilst studying for my university degree in London. I attended some dance/exercise style classes at Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden which I believe to this day enabled me to achieve a First Class (Hons) degree and control my weight gain which had accumulated whilst I had been sedentary.
“To provide the ultimate exercise class experience. I want to share my passion for fitness & dance and provide a fun, supportive & positive environment for adults of all ages & skill levels.“
“For my participants to have fun, learn, feel challenged, be inspired, feel important, be successful & feel part of the fitness family environment that I aim to achieve. As a result, I hope they will want to attend on a regular basis year after year and enjoy a happier, healthier & fuller life.“
Inspired by the TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and created by two of the ex-professional dancers Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe. No partner is required and each month the class focuses on one Latin and one Ballroom dance. After a warm-up, the individual steps are broken down and practiced in sections, alternating between the two dances to create an interval training effect. Towards the end of the class the steps in each dance are added together to form final routines before a cool down and stretch. A full selection of video tutorials are available in the ‘members only’ section of the website.
A fun & upbeat choreographed cardiovascular class with a variety of options provided for you to work at your own pace. Benefits include: fat burning, improved stamina, energy, circulation, flexibility, stress reduction, lower-body strength & tone.
A total body sculpting class designed to improve shape, muscular strength, balance, flexibility, posture & functional movements. A variety of exercises are performed each week using a selection of equipment.
The Burgess Hill Academy, Burgess Hill
St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill
All classes need to be booked & paid for in advance. New members are required to pay for six classes in advance followed by one in advance thereafter.