Advice on booking for adult classes
Our adult class programme is popular, and class sizes are capped to ensure that all participants can dance safely and have an enjoyable experience. Many classes therefore regularly sell out. These booking procedures may help to ensure you can attend the classes you want. Note that all children & young people classes are available only as enrolment for the full term, and this advice page is for adult term-time regular classes only.
Enrolling on a full course before the start of term is the best way to ensure your place in class each week. Your place is secured until five minutes before class begins, when it is released to others (unless we are notified in good time that you are running late).
If you prefer not to enrol on a course, perhaps so you can mix ‘n’ match classes, you can purchase a carnet card (cards and class spaces are subject to availability). Carnet cards have many benefits over drop-in, including enabling you to attend a larger range of classes in the same week/term/academic year, at a cheaper cost, plus an earlier reservation time.
You can purchase more than one carnet card in a term, available to purchase at specific times dependent on availability, and they’re valid for the entire academic year.
The only classes excluded from the carnet card offer are: Contemporary Professional class which is drop-in only; Contemporary Beginners class and all Mercury Movers classes which are course-only classes; and the free classes Dance for Parkinson’s and Dance for Dementia.
Booking classes with your carnet card
Carnet card holders are advised to request a place on the day of their chosen class by emailing classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk. Alternatively, you can chance arriving for a class to sign in, and we’d recommend doing so at least 15 minutes before the start. Places are subject to availability. For a morning class, please feel free to email the evening before and we’ll respond as soon as possible, but do plan to receive a place as although this is not guaranteed it is highly likely (this may change).
Drop into a class
If you wish to chance dropping in for one of our classes you may book your place in person just before it begins, subject to availability.
This drop-in option, without a carnet card, is available for the following classes only:
Body Conditioning with Pieter Symonds: Mondays 8.45am
(also available as 10 or 12-week enrolment or using a carnet card).
Yoga with Pieter Symonds: Wednesdays 8.45am and Thursdays 8.45am (both days are also available as 10 or 12-week enrolment or using a carnet card).
Professional class: Tuesdays 9am – drop-in is the only option for this class so please just turn up on the morning, at least 10 minutes before start of class.
If your chosen class is already fully booked when you arrive, we can add you to a standby list for that session, and if there is space due to enrolled participants not attending we’ll be able to offer the corresponding number of people the opportunity to join the class. The headcount occurs in the studio five minutes before the start of class.
If you have any queries please email us: classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk.