Pilates Mat Work to Music General

When and Where

23 Apr 2020 - 2 Jul 2020 (10 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 12:30 - 13:30
Morley College London Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Tracy Burt
Course code

What you will learn

Fundamental Pilates core strengthening exercises aimed at improving and correcting posture. Taught and worked to gentle music to aid muscle memory development. The aim of Pilates is to re-train the brain to recruit the right muscles to perform each movement. Repeating the same movements slowly in control using the same muscles over and over again will make it a reflex arc. In this class the focus is on how the body performs movement. Some previous experience necessary

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • General postural awareness with focus on the spine.
  • Breathing techniques.
  • Core stability including deep abdominal muscles, lower back muscles and pelvic floor muscles
  • Mobility exercises to improve joint mobility & Co-ordination.
  • Simple movements performed with body alignment and with use of core strength.

Class format and activities

Practical floor/mat work. Exercises are performed to gentle music to aid regular breathing and patterning
In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Some previous experience in Mat work; yoga; Pilates etc. Adaptations and modifications of exercises will be offered to suit different levels of ability.

What you need to know before you enrol

Students will need a degree of concentration, a good level of fitness and mobility and the ability to work alongside a range of adults.
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns or a history of injury and inform your tutor of any physical activity you have been advised to avoid.

Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

What you will need for your class

Comfortable clothing, Leotard, tights, leggings or tracksuit bottoms. Water

What you can do next

Continuation of same course
Other exercise or dance courses at Morley College.
Tutor to give information as required at end of course