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Dates: 24/02/18 - 24/03/18
Days: Saturday 09:30 - 10:30
Sessions: 5
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S60013B08NV
Fees: Standard - £27.50
Concessionary - £27.50

Course Information

Develop your knowledge and experience in dance fitness and make the most of this exercise class as part of a health and wellbeing exercise regime.

What are the overall aims of the course?

To develop and maintain exercise techniques, skills and knowledge to help to develop and maintain physical and mental well-being. To use a wide variety of music as a motivating and expressive element which facilitates whole body co-ordination, tone, strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. The course also aims to promote the health benefits of long term adherence to an active lifestyle through regular participation in exercise at a level suited to the individual and their distinctive needs, aspirations and goals. You will also develop your knowledge of the body and how it works and develop an understanding of the importance of keeping active.

What will I learn on the course?

If you enjoy dancing at a party and you like lots of different types of music, this could be the exercise class for you! You will be taught fun, easy-to-follow, low-impact dance routines to a very wide variety of music from today’s latest chart hits to dancefloor classics, from world music to favourite show tunes. The class will begin with a warm-up, followed by a (low-impact) cardio section; there will then be a toning section (where we use our own bodyweight and small hand-held weights to focus on muscular endurance and strength); and the class will finish with a cooling down section which incorporates standing stretches.

You will learn how to:

Develop your exercise routine to improve:

Body awareness, posture, balance and co-ordination
Cardio vascular fitness
Muscular strength and endurance
Maintain strong bones
Mental well-being (e.g. beating stress).

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session

Are there any entry requirements?

None, this is an All Abilities class and will include a mixed level of ability from physically capable students new to the subject to students who have completed the course before and are happy to work at this level.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

Practical class work, following initial tutor demonstration, explanation and instruction. General class guidance is given by the tutor with some one-to-one guidance where appropriate. Students are encouraged to select a few exercises to practice at home to promote and maintain their development.

Handouts and other materials are available from the tutor or online.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Practical work/activity and performance
Tutor observation
Continuous informal assessment methods are used by the tutor to monitor students’ progress and involve observation, question and answer and discussion activities.

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

Participants are encouraged to work at their own level (which may vary from week to week).

It is advised students prepare for safe practice by not eating a large meal for at least 2 hours before the class, however you may wish to eat something small before the class to provide you with an energy boost.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing suited to exercising; layers are a good idea as you will get warm.

Please wear suitable indoor training shoes; dance trainers are ideal, or other supportive low-heeled soft soled shoes (with non-marking soles). Do not wear running trainers as they have too much grip.

You may like to bring a bottle of water with a secure cap

All class exercise equipment including weights will be provided in the class.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Continue in this Dance Fitness class to maintain your performance level.
Progress to an alternative class at Sutton College or progress to an alternative class with another provider. Please discuss options with the tutor.

What should I do if I have any questions?

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