TASTER CLASS AND JOINING
THE PBA PILATES TASTER CLASS
This is our portal to a better future, our introduction to a movement discipline that is brilliant at looking after the physical exercise needs of the body and brings with it considerable benefits to the mind as well. Pilates does not distort the body. The natural range of joint movement is respected and encouraged, not forced. The classes are excellent for both stiff and hyper-mobile alike because the emphasis is always upon form and grace of movement between shapes.
Stiff people loosen up and learn how to use a fuller range of movement and consequently tone up more muscles and hyper-mobile people learn control and strength and consequently tone up more muscles. More muscle tone and balance means a happier and healthier you, more energy, better posture and breathing, less fatigue and faster recovery from sports injury as the whole skeleton is supported by muscles working in harmony with one another.
NEW STUDENTS WELCOME
YOU MAY ATTEND A TASTER OR START AN INAUGURAL COURSE OF 10 WEEKS ANY WEEK OF ANY TERM.
Here for your convenience are the dates for our 4 terms of 10 weeks for 2018.
Term 1: Mon 8 Jan - Sun 18 Mar
Term 2: Mon 9 April - Sun 17 Jun (7 & 28 May Bank Holiday to be replaced)
Term 3: Mon 9 Jul - Sun 16 Sept (27 Aug Bank Holiday to be replaced)
Term 4: Mon 1 Oct - Sun 9 Dec
We trust you not to try to book a taster outside of term dates. To sign up for one of our tasters, please read on.
If not in possession of a yoga mat, a 2.5m yoga strap (best purchase 'Yoga-Mad'), yoga brick(not block), and a hand towel, (size is important) PLEASE bring with you:- one large towel, one smaller towel, one long scarf or dressing gown belt and one thick book. We accept the improvised kit for the first 3 weeks of an Inaugural but once you have the real stuff in place you'll feel a great improvement. Storage of equipment is offered at the venue to all students after 10 weeks of attendance (please ask Chris for the marker pen)
Injuries should be reported by text to 07881 494212 no later than 4 hours before class starts. Thank you.
BOOKING A TASTER CLASS WITH PBA £17.50.
PBA Taster Classes are sold to the public in accordance with our 'Terms of Trade and Conditions of Sale of Services to the Public.' These may be viewed in full here, and are designed to protect both the interests of the consumer and the interests of PBA, thereby further protecting the interests of our members. Unless at fault, PBA does not give refunds.
Taster students may use any suitable class (i.e. a class marked up as Taster) the same week of the original booking if unable to attend the class secured (a PBA week runs term-time Mondays to Saturdays incl.)
The Taster, if needs be, can be postponed and re-scheduled, but only once, at the discretion of the director and only within a fortnight of the original booking. Tasters are offered to the public as a means to recruit new members to our school. It is important to make every effort to attend the Taster in the week you have booked.
With any special offer giving 2 Tasters for the price of 1, the 2 Tasters must be taken in consecutive weeks. Likewise with all Special OFFERS the classes are to be taken consecutive weeks.
An Inaugural Course paid for at the end of the Tasters should, under normal circumstances, follow on from the Tasters, or in the case of a pre-booked holiday, re-commence no later than one month from the course purchase. The 10 week Inaugural Course, if purchased without Taster, should also commence within one month of purchase and also run for 10 consecutive term-time weeks. Post-Inaugural, all holidays are covered by our swap-in scheme. Thank you.
By purchasing a Taster or Inaugural Course or Special Offer with PBA you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.
NEW STUDENTS WELCOME.YOU MAY BOOK A TASTER OR START AN INAUGURAL COURSE OF 10 WEEKS ANY WEEK OF ANY TERM.
JOINING OUR PILATES CLASSES AFTER THE TASTER
Step No 1
[To book a Taster Class, please text 07881 494212 or email us] We run our Tasters Thursdays 7.30 - 8.30pm (Absolute beginners) and Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm, Saturdays 2.00 - 3.00pm (those who have had experience of Pilates previously) All held at The Academy Mews Dance Studios. £17.50 paid in advance by PayPal]. All done? We hope you enjoy the Taster. This could be the beginning of life with Pilates…a better, healthier life.
Step No 2
If happy to start an Inaugural course of 10 classes within 3 weeks of the Taster please pay £115 cash at the end of the Taster.
OR if unable to commit for now but then change your mind, or if this method of payment suits you better, please pay £132.50 online at your convenience.
OR if happy with the Taster but due to injury, medical condition or never ever having done a class of this sort before, you may book a second Taster.
OR if familiar with Pilates, loved the class and are ready to go, please pay just £97.50 cash at the end of the Taster and the Taster becomes class No 1 of the 10 week course. WELCOME. ENJOY. All payments made to PBA are governed and regulated by our Terms of Trade. If you would like to look into this please view Section 3 of MEMBERS Area and Terms.
Available to all students having completed 7 weeks of tuition. For as long as you are a member of PBA, you may use our 'swap-in scheme' to cover holidays, illness, family commitments etc. 'Catching up' might mean attending more than 1 class per week for a couple of weeks, at your convenience (time limit one year). That's fine by us. ENJOY! Please note PBA does not give refunds. We have our ‘Swap-In Scheme’ and when appropriate will issue a credit note.
VISITORS TO LONDON
Greetings. If in London for a few weeks or just visiting for a short period and keen to keep up your practice, PBA has 3 classes covering the basics taught in a disciplined and effective manner open to the public, Wednesday 6.30 pm, Thurs 7.30 pm and Sat 2 pm at The Academy Mews Dance Studios, see VENUES. Please check term dates and what to bring with you and if there is still any thing else you need to know please contact teacher Chris Hocking directly on 07881 494212. Please pay in advance using the 'Taster Class' Pay Pal booking form.
Normally we allocate only 2 'Tasters' per a potential new recruit but for a small joining fee of £5 per month you may do as many "Tasters" as you wish during your stay in London. All students in the PBA basic level classes are fully integrated into class activity. Please book all further classes, as you require them, in advance using Pay Pal.
Alternatively, if you wish to attend only the 2pm Improvers class on Saturdays, and this is for everyone whether short term resident e.g. here for a work placement or long term London resident but out of town 50% of the time, or with main residence outside M25, you might consider purchasing a 'PBA Loyalty Card' of 10 term time 2pm Saturday classes for £160, valid for 6 months. For added flexibility there is the option to add the 3pm Sat. Higher Intermediate class for £170. For additional flexibility, to attend either the 6.30pm Wed Elementary or 6.30pm Thurs Intermediate class or both, the fee is £180. In order to attend the 6.30 Mon. Advanced Class the fee is £200. These provisions exclude Special Status classes such as Extensions, Intensives, and Advanced Saturday morning classes. which are charged at the regular Non PBA member rate of £22.50 and £52.50.
In any 6 months we offer 2 terms of 10 weeks, 20 weeks of tuition. Please discuss this with teacher Chris Hocking.