Pilates is a physical fitness system of controlled movements, which have the look and feel of a workout. It is designed to improve flexibility, building strength and endurance in the entire body. Pilates puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. In some cases, it has been known to alleviate back pain. There are many different exercises that can be modified to suit a beginner or an advanced student. Your instructor will guide you every step of the way. Because of the balance and strength benefits of Pilates, it is an excellent fitness regime for dancers, especially ballet. That is why Pilates is offered thru the DanceSensations Club.  

Our Instructor


Pictured is Valerie Moore-Colvert, our Pilates instructor.  Her education is in Dance Performance and Psychology, along with certifications in Group Fitness and Pilates.  She has been a dance educator and fitness instructor since 2004.  Valerie has also taught Ballet and Barre classes to children and seniors alike.  With an abundance of patience and smiles, Valerie will guide you through all the steps/movements to meet your dance and fitness goals.  Valerie also teaches our Beginner’s Tap and Gentle Jazz.

Pilates Class Information:

WHERE:  Palm Ridge dance studio.  This class is also available via the “Zoom” app.

WHEN:  Monday and Wednesday – 2:30 – 3:30 PM (all year)  

There are a few mats, stability balls, hand weights, stretch bands and small balls available in the studio, but if you have your own, please bring them along.

Classes are ongoing and registration can be done before the class session.

In addition to Pilates, our Tai Chi class might interest you as well.

COST:  Annual club dues are $15.00.  The fitness classes (Pilates and Tai Chi) are punch-card classes and cost depends on how many punches you want to purchase (16 = $4.00 per class) (8 = $4.50 per class) (5 = $5.00 per class).  The punch-cards have no expiration date.  So, it is basically a pay as you go class.

For further information, email dancescw@gmail.com or call 623-440-9738.