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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Tracy Burt
  • Course Code W21DNEA09C

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 and will enhance body conditioning in a range of ways. A good level of basic fitness is required. This single-session course will provide a helpful introduction and / or addition to the term length Pilates Mat Work and Body Conditioning courses that run on Tuesday evenings at 18.00. It will also be an ideal preparation for Jazz Dance study at Morley, taking place on Tuesday evenings. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have explored how to gain a stronger core and improved posture
  • Have found out about gaining more effective use of your muscles and muscle memory
  • Have discovered how to enhance body tone and conditioning


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Taught to gentle music to aid muscle memory, exercises will be repeated to re-train the brain and muscles In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. 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.

    Entry requirements

    A reasonable level of fitness is required. However, 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 reasonable 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 conditions or a history of injury. Please inform your tutor if there is any physical activity you have be advised to avoid. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite stretch exercises to share with fellow students. 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 need

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

    What you can do next

    Continue on to the term-length Pilates Mat Work and Body Conditioning courses, progress to Jazz Dance General or try any of the courses offered by Morley’s dance department. Please speak to your tutor for advice about progression at the end of your course. Your tutor may also suggest complementary styles of study from Morley’s exciting provision to enhance your current practice, including dance, music and drama studies. You may also visit our website or contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk