Courses are available to all on campus and a Sussexsport membership isn’t required to register. The courses are designed to be progressive in nature and allow participants to develop their practice or skill over a block of weeks.

All courses must be booked and paid for in advance. Visit the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex reception, or book your place over the telephone using your debit/credit card. Contact the Sport Centre on 01273 678228 or Falmer Sports Complex on 01273 877125.

Please ensure that you read the course notes.


Basic Ballet: 4pm-5pm

Basic components of ballet technique for co-ordination and suppleness incorporating short dance sequences. A course at both introductory and elementary levels.

Instructor: Wish

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Taster sessions: Monday 27 January and Monday 3 February

Course length: 11 weeks

Start date: Monday 10 February

End date: Monday 27 April

There will be no class on  13 April

Student course fee: £38.50

An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong: 2pm-3pm

An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong over six consecutive weeks.

Instructor: Laura Bolton

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Course length: 6 weeks

Start date: Monday 24 February

End date: Monday 30 March

Student course fee: £21


Ballet Pointe: 4pm-5pm

Graduation from basic ballet course, or equivalent, required. This course is for those who have previously danced on pointe as well as those who are currently dancing on three quarter pointe and are preparing to go on pointe.

Instructor: Wish

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Course length: 13 weeks

Start date: Friday 31 January

End date: Friday 1 May

There will be no class on 10 April

Student course fee: £45.50


Ballet Intermediates: 11.30am-12.30pm

This course offers the user a step between the basic ballet and ballet pointe work courses.

Instructor: Wish

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Course length: 12 weeks

Start date: Saturday 1 February

End date: Saturday 25 April

There will be no class on 11 April

Student course fee: £42.00

Taster sessions

Unsure if you want to sign up for a course? You can sign up to one of our taster sessions to see if a course is for you. Each taster session is priced at £3.50 for Sussex students. Please note that signing up to a taster session does not guarantee you a place on the course. Please note that taster sessions are unfortunately unavailable for Ballet Pointe and Ballet Intermediates, due to the additional weeks in the course length.


If you find you have a lecture or commitment that clashes with a course that you have signed up for, we will give you a full refund providing you let us know at least 24 hours before the course commences.

Course notes

  • Drop-in sessions are not offered on courses.
  • Courses will be cancelled if there are insufficient numbers, so please book in advance to ensure that the course you are interested in runs.
  • Once you are signed onto a course, please come to reception before each session and ensure that your name is ticked off the course register.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and if you have any injuries or problems then discuss these with the instructor before the class.
  • Do not arrive late for a course as the warm up is a vital part of the session and helps prevent injury. Entry to the class will be denied if you are more than 10 minutes late.
  • We ensure that all teachers are fully qualified and experienced. However, all participants take part in any activity at their own risk.