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

Taster sessions: Monday 4 and 11 February

Course length: 9 weeks

Start date: Monday 18 February

End date: Monday 29 April

Please note there will be no class on 22 April

Student course fee: £31.50


Trapeze Beginners: 4pm-5pm

You will learn skills on the trapeze, rope and silk with a qualified aerial practitioner and in a supportive environment. A great way to keep fit, develop strength and de-stress whilst having fun.

Instructor: Milo

Venue: Dance Studio

Taster sessions: Tuesday 5 and 12 February

Course length: 11 weeks

Start date: Tuesday 19 February

End date: Tuesday 7 May

Please note there will be no class on 23 April

Student course fee: £60.50


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

Course length: 13 weeks

Start date: Friday 8 February

End date: Friday 10 May

Please note there will be no class on 19 April

Student course fee: £42.00

Swing: 5pm-6pm

Lindy Hop is the earliest form of Swing Jive. It can be danced to almost every style of music and has an emphasis on improvisation. Other Swing era dances include Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues.

Instructor: Lizzie

Venue: Dance Studio

Taster sessions: Friday 8 and 15 February

Course length: 11 weeks

Start date: Friday 22 February

End date: Friday 10May

Please note there will be no class on 19 April

Student course fee: £38.50


Ballet Intermediate: 11.30am-12.30pm

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

Instructor: Wish

Venue: Dance Studio

Course length: 12 weeks

Start date: Saturday 9 February

End date: Saturday 4 May

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, 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.