Beauty and wellbeing brand This Works has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to launch an 8-week series of ballet-inspired dance classes on Instagram.
Titled ‘A Moving Summer’, the series aims to encourage reconnection with our bodies (and each other) through movement, creativity and self-expression in this ongoing period of uncertainty.
A new class will be posted to Instagram by both @thisworks and @royalacademyofdance each Wednesday at 5pm, culminating in a final extended class on August 19th that will see the previous weeks’ skills come together and offer a chance to ask the dance teachers for their top tips.
The dance classes will be supplemented by blogs and interviews from dance and wellbeing experts centered on taking care of our bodies, focusing our minds and lifting our spirits during these uncertain times.
The free eight-week programme of curated ballet-inspired exercises will be delivered via fifteen-minute classes, which can be done alone or together in support bubbles, as a family, or even online together.
Dr Anna Persaud, CEO of This Works, says: “Recognising that this summer there is so much we can’t control, we have been focusing on how we can ‘rethink summer’, focusing on simpler pleasures and taking care of our minds and bodies. We are delighted to be working with the RAD on this partnership and the opportunity it has given us to share with our audience the sense of ownership, freedom and empowerment we can feel when we reconnect with our bodies and express ourselves through movement.”