Brackley’s school of

Modern Theatre, Tap,

& Jazz Dance

for children & adults

© Copyright Sylvie Essame School of Dance 2021

Classes for Adults

Sylvie’s adult classes are not for absolute beginners, but if you have some dance experience then they might be for you: they are open to all ages and abilities. Whether you have trained recently or last danced many years ago as a child, you will enjoy the opportunity to refresh your skill and keep fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Come along and try them out - find the one that suits you.

There are three terms in the school year, Autumn, Spring and Summer, and fees, currently based on £7.00 per hour, are charged by the term, not the class. If you start after the beginning of a term, the first term’s fees are reduced by the number of classes you have missed; for subsequent terms the full term’s fees are due, even if classes are missed.

In order to keep cash & cheque handling to a minimum, please pay for classes online, if possible. You will find the bank details on your invoice. You could also use the PayPal app on your phone, if you have it, to make a payment to

Please call or email Sylvie for further details.

While her regular classes were suspended during lockdown, Sylvie recorded classes which can be followed at home. Ten of these are available and will remain so as long as they are needed:

Click here for Ballet Barre 1

Click here for Ballet Barre 2

Click here for Ballet Barre 3

Click here for Ballet Barre 4

Click here for Ballet Barre 5

Click here for Ballet Barre 6

Click here for Ballet Barre 7

Click here for Ballet Barre 8

Click here for Ballet Barre 9

Click here for Ballet Barre 10

For those who want to keep up with their pointe work the following music is available:

1 Roll up through feet

2 Relevés 1st, 2nd & 5th

3 Echappés 4th & 2nd

4 Relevés on 1 foot

5 Posé Coupé/picked up Pas de Bourrées

Click here for Jazz Body Conditioning

Precautions   Please enter the lobby one at a time and use the hand sanitizer before coming into the hall, observing social distance at all times.

Adult Ballet

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00

Syresham Village Hall

Intermediate Ballet

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00

Farthinghoe Village Hall*

Adult Tap

Mondays, 7.45 - 8.30

Syresham Village Hall

Jazz Body Conditioning

Monday, 7.00 - 7.45

Syresham Village Hall

Adult dance classes can restart on 17th May, provided that social distancing and hygiene measures are strictly maintained, so we will resume our normal timetable next week.

I know that some of you will still want to keep working at home. There are still 10 Ballet classes and a Jazz Body Conditioning class online from earlier in the year.  They will be available for as long as they are needed. You will find links to them on the right. I do hope you find them useful.

* 7.15 - 8.15 at Syresham Village Hall on Wednesdays 9th & 23rd June and 14th & 28th July.