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What people think of us...

“I started ballet classes with Saltaire Swans 2 months ago with the aim of improving my general fitness after several years of living with chronic health problems. 


Ever since my first class, ballet on Tuesday mornings plus practice in between, has become an important part of my life in more ways than I had imagined. 


I can already feel the change in my physical fitness, balance and strength. In addition, Sammy’s teaching, full of support and compassion, as well as her brilliant ballet wisdom and practice, has enabled me to start gaining some confidence and belief back in myself in other areas of my life, after some really difficult times. “


Thanks so much for being so great 💚


K. Shepherd


"Sammy is cheerful and encouraging, the music is delightful and the dancing makes me feel gently stretched, better balanced and almost graceful. I go home feeling uplifted and energised".

- Maggie 


"Sammy's classes are a joy. Never having done ballet before it has been a great move for mind and body ! It's been great fun learning new things with a knowledgable, supportive teacher and class".

- Liz 


"Sammy's classes have many benefits. They're clearly good for your body but also good for your brain and your soul. Dancing together is joyous !"

- Gill 


"Ballet with Sammy...It's always a time to enjoy exercising your body in a non-competitive way with lovely people of a similar mind. Sammy makes the class fun and our bodies feel stretched, toned and much more graceful".

- Angeli 


"Always lifts my spirits ! I come out feeling swan like !"

- Helen


"Never done ballet before, came at the age of 63 ! Just love it and Sammy makes it fun !"



"Such good fun and excellent for balance. I hate it when I can't go !"



"This is the class I’ve been waiting for all my life!"

- Gill 


"Fun, Exhilarating !"



"A joyful hour of dance and music under the tutelage of an empathetic teacher".
- Pam


"Since joining this class all my aches and pains have gone. Lovely teacher and excellent exercise whether you are young or old"
- Annabelle 


"Whether you have never danced before or have always danced but are now older, its perfect. Excellent teacher, great music and lots of fun."
- Patsy 


"Sammy is a fabulous teacher- she creates a great atmosphere in her class- she’s always encouraging, good- humoured and unfailingly kind !"
- Suzanne 


"I've had balance issues for several years now and needed to do something more than the physiotherapy exercises to improve.  This ballet class does just that.  Sammy and the Gang are fabulous, approachable, friendly, encouraging and warm.  I've enjoyed the class from the word "Go" and don't want it to stop."   



"I was a little apprehensive as I have never set foot in a ballet class before but had no need to worry. Sammy is encouraging and her love for dance and music is infectious.  My posture and balance is improving, co-ordination and balance getting better - and it's fun!"



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