Adult Ballet Classes

What is Ballet

Ballet is a low impact dance based system that focuses on core strength, flexibility, posture and muscular imbalances. Ballet can be traced back to the early Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to lavish events, especially wedding celebrations, where dancing and music created an elaborate spectacle. Today Ballet is known worldwide as a beautiful artform involving movements that create beautiful lines of flexibilty, strength and mobility of the body.

What to expect.

The Thornbury Clinic is proud to be working with International Choreographer and performer Isobel Powell. Isobels classes are held in the Cossham hall in the Armstrong Building, Chapel St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ. They involve the teaching and perfecting of ballet moves to help keep both the body and mind strong and healthy. All classes will involve a gentle warm up followed by a series of movements to music that will be expertly taught. At the end of the class there will be a gentle stretching routine to make sure you leave feeling energised, healthy and supple.

Who is it for?

Adult Ballet is available to anyone who would like to keep their body and mind healthy whilst learning or perfecting their existing ability to perform Ballet. Isobel will cater for all ranges in the class meaning that it really is open to everyone. It is a fun and relaxing way to start your day and it will leave you with a healthy mind / body connection. .

When are they available?

Currently Isobel teaches a class on Wednesday morning from 9am-10am. The class is held in the Cossham hall in the Armstrong Building, Chapel St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ.


Isobel Powell
Dance Instructor

Isobel is one of the owners of The Thornbury Clinic and runs Adult Ballet classes to help with flexibility, mobility and well being, along with being fun!

Alongside her work with The Thornbury Clinic Isobel is an international performer and choreographer. She is responsible for choreographing large scale cirque productions and dance acts for prestigious contracts that are performed worldwide. Closer to home Isobel works for vocational dance collages to both improve technique along with individuals fitness and flexibility.

Isobel holds a BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre performance and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. In the past Isobel has performed as a soloist with the National Youth Ballet, was an Associate of The Royal Ballet School and was awarded the ISTD young dancer of the year at age 12. She currently teaches her own professional tap and jazz workshops for dance students and professionals throughout the South West as well as teaching at leading vocational colleges.

Alongside her work in dance and health Izzy enjoys running, working out at the gym and looking after her little boy Jackson.

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