Category: Dance

REVIEW: Flex TV

THE BASICS: Flex TV offers social home fitness in the form of a subscription service to an online portal that runs live classes throughout the day, and you attend them via your computer screen. Classes range from short HIIT sessions to yoga and dance, all available for you to do in your own home (or wherever you choose to sweat). It’s nice to know there … Read More REVIEW: Flex TV

REVIEW: Pole Fitness, Gymbox (with Chantal Wood, Pole Fitness)

I’d dabbled with Pole Fitness as a student back in my early 20s, and we’d been peeked at through shut curtains and complained about by members of staff. It was a shame because I really enjoyed it, and it made my legs and core incredibly strong. My re-introduction came in the form of an invitation from founder Chantal to come and try out her … Read More REVIEW: Pole Fitness, Gymbox (with Chantal Wood, Pole Fitness)

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REVIEW: Groove Cycle

THE BASICS: Hidden within the hallowed grounds of what’s now known as Third Space in Canary Wharf, Groove Cycle is a large spin studio in the main gym. Classes have a strong element of dance and moving to the beat. Music was pop-py and uplifting, and it did feel like we were in some sort of carnival-spinning fusion. £16 per class, changing rooms are … Read More REVIEW: Groove Cycle

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REVIEW: Yotopia- Hot Ballet

It’s 7.30am and I’m trying to remember what a plie is supposed to look like. Our incredibly serene teacher Lizzie is calmly instructing us through a series of elegant ballet positions, all of which make my muscles shake. The bead of sweat trickling down my back indicates to me that I’m probably not going to be a ballerina when I grow up. Nevertheless, this dabble with … Read More REVIEW: Yotopia- Hot Ballet

REVIEW: Seen on Screen Fitness- Sweat and Stretch Double

THE BASICS: “Dance Like a Star” Seen On Screen Fitness promises. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Think; dance teachers to the stars, feeling like you’re auditioning for FAME but actually getting a right proper workout in the process. It’s easy enough to follow if you’re uncoordinated, but challenging enough to make you feel like you’re performing in a musical. Their classes take … Read More REVIEW: Seen on Screen Fitness- Sweat and Stretch Double

REVIEW: JeKaJo 

THE BASICS: JeKaJo. What on earth am I on about?! It’s dancing, plain and simple! Allow me to explain….The brain child of founder Tanya Bright, the word JeKaJo means ‘Lets Dance’ in Yoruba, a Nigerian tribal language. It combines music genres and dance styles from Afro-Beats, Hip-Hop, RnB, Soca, Reggae and Dancehall. There are some absolute CLASSICS during the class! Sessions are held in … Read More REVIEW: JeKaJo 

REVIEW: Central School of Ballet, Adult Absolute Beginners Class

THE BASICS: An actual proper ballet class at an actual proper ballet school, where you can indulge your inner 5 year old girl. Adult beginner classes are available at the Central School of Ballet several nights of the week (here’s the timetable)- this particular class is for people who have never held a barre before in their lives. All sorts of shapes, sizes and … Read More REVIEW: Central School of Ballet, Adult Absolute Beginners Class

REVIEW: Barrecore Kensington Studio Launch Weekend

THE BASICS: Barrecore Kensington is OPEN! And I tried a Barre Mixed class out for size in these new surroundings! It was a challenging, graceful, flowing fusion of dance, pilates and yoga. All three disciplines are incorporated, and you’ll find yourself doing press-ups as well as ballet barre poses and light weight work during the hour. £28 per class (first class for new students … Read More REVIEW: Barrecore Kensington Studio Launch Weekend

Happy Healthy Hoops

*Bree moved back to Australia where Happy Healthy Hoops is going strong!* THE BASICS:  Happy Healthy Hoops offers an hour of tummy toning, arm defining and torso wiggling at Portabello Green Fitness Club with instructor Bree. £10 per class, Sundays 3.30pm, other classes in Kentish Town and Warwick Avenue also available throughout the week THE BITCHES: Carly THE CLASS: I was late to start thanks … Read More Happy Healthy Hoops

Victor’s Lab, Capoeira

*Victor’s Lab has now closed but Baris is still teaching Capoeria in other establishments!* THE BASICS: Capoeira- a Brazilian form of fluid movement that blends martial arts, acrobatics and dance to the kind of rhythmic music that captures your soul. This class was taught by Baris. It was held at a the gorgeous Victor’s Lab. The studio is the kind of South East London warehouse … Read More Victor’s Lab, Capoeira

Gogoyoga, “FUSION” with Kathryn

THE BASICS: Fresh over from Canada where FUSION is already known, this class is “rooted in Yoga, informed by Pilates and inspired by dance”- an hour of all three combined, in a class of constantly flowing movement. FUSION was invented by Amber Joliat of Misfit Studio (one flight to Toronto to try this studio out immediately please!) The lovely Kathryn Griffiths is the only … Read More Gogoyoga, “FUSION” with Kathryn

REVIEW: SuppaJump, Kangoo Jumping

THE BASICS: Welcome to one of the only Kangoo Jumping classes in the whole of London-  Suppajump with the lovely Carolina. Think a cross between an aerobics and a dance class, with the added twist of wearing boots with 8 inch springs on the bottom of them! Trust me on this one- prepare yourself for an hour of springing around a dance studio like an … Read More REVIEW: SuppaJump, Kangoo Jumping

Marawa The Amazing & Fitness Freak, Hula Class Special

THE BASICS:  A pop-up, two day hula hoop extravaganza in Shoreditch Town Hall, run as a collaboration between Fitness Freak and the lovely Marawa The Amazing (this is the lady who you may remember as an extreme hula hooper on Britain’s Got Talent- what a job title!) THE BITCHES: Carly, Laura and Emma (across the other side of the hall!) THE CLASS: A call … Read More Marawa The Amazing & Fitness Freak, Hula Class Special

Pulse Dance Studio, Zumba with Onyeka

THE BASICS: So, I have known about Zumba for a few years now, but never tried a class. What makes it different from a normal salsa or street dance class exactly? I knew it was a latin-infused dance, and so I was pretty much just relying on my genes to make me good at it! I thought I best wikipedia it (the height of … Read More Pulse Dance Studio, Zumba with Onyeka

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