As of this term Low-Impact Tap is two years old!
Where has the time gone? But haven’t we achieved so much?!
We now have 6 Low-Impact Tap classes across Berkshire. If you’d like to join us please get in touch at WithSoniaBrown.com!
We’re so excited to be shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award but with only 5 days left to vote, we really need your help!
We’re a considerably smaller, newer company than our competitors! Low-Impact Tap was set up mid pandemic (Sep 2020) while my Silver Swans and Advanced Tap classes have spent almost half their operation time online in lockdowns … and yet we have achieved mighty things!
If you enjoy following our antics on social media, are in support of the low-impact dance cause, know someone who attends one of our classes, or if you attend a class yourself PLEASE VOTE 🙏🏻
Super easy, no data entry. Click the link below, scroll to ‘Sonia Brown’ (near the bottom), and click ‘Submit’!
Voting closes THIS FRIDAY!
Thanking you so so much! ❤️
It's time to have your say - voting for the People's Choice Award is OPEN! 🎊🎉
The People’s Choice Award recognises an individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the dance industry throughout the last year, and is decided by you! Congratulations to all of those who were nominated!
VOTE NOW: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PeoplesChoiceAwardODUK2022
Voting closes on 16 September
DANCE DANCE DANCE! Our new course of classes begin THIS MONDAY 12th SEPTEMBER! 🕴🏼🕴🏼🕴🏼
🌟Silver Swans Ballet
Starting at the beginning of term/course really is the best time to join us as you won’t feel like you’re playing catch up. Everything is explained step-by-step… meaning newbies are very much welcome! 👐🏻
Join us for some uplifting dancing in a super friendly atmosphere!
For our full timetable please visit WithSoniaBrown.com/timetable
⭐️ HAVE FUN, FORM FRIENDSHIPS, and FEEL FABULOUS ⭐️
We really need your help in just 3 clicks! 🙏🏻❤️
We’ve been shortlisted for the One Dance UK People’s Choice Award which is a HUGE achievement considering the names we are up against!
It would mean the world to us to make it to the finals but as a fairly new school with one owner/teacher plus a helpful mum, and with a much smaller reach, we’re going need every single vote we can get!
Please help us by popping a vote via the link below, clicking ‘Sonia Brown’ (near the bottom), and press ‘Submit’. No data entry. That’s it! 😃
We’re doing it for the low-impact and over 50s dancers!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Awwwe this is so lovely!!! ❤️
🎉 Nominated for The Inspiration Award, sponsored by McDonald's is Sonia Brown
Low-Impact Tap & Advanced Tap with Sonia Brown 💃🏼
The nominator writes: “Sonia immerses herself into the whole community and makes us over 50s+ feel good again teaching tap and ballet”. 🌟
👉 porawards.co.uk 🏆
A BIG well done to our dancers in the Aldermaston and Wasing Show today! 👏🏻
After a month or two off of performances it felt great to get back out and dance for a fabulous audience of smiley faces 😃
Well done everyone! Especially Robyn for picking up the choreo so quickly so that she could perform with her mum today ❤️🌟❤️
Thank you for having us 😘
Catch us on the boards tomorrow!!
We’re dusting off our tap boards and ballet skirts ready for our performance at the Aldermaston and Wasing Show tomorrow!! Woooo!!
Come on down to The Old Mill at Aldermaston to see us dance at 3.15pm in the main arena.
There are lots of traditional competitions taking place throughout the day including a MASSIVE RUBBER DUCK DERBY!!! 🐥
Hope to see you there! 😃
It’s official! We have been nominated and shortlisted for the One Dance UK People’s Choice Award! 😃
Even making the final THREE would mean the world to us as we have worked so hard to represent a traditionally overlooked sector of the dance industry; the over 50s and low-impact demographic.
How many times have you heard people say they’re too old to dance, they’re body won’t allow them to, or they had to retire from professional dance in their early 30s? The choice is usually either jumpy, spinny general dance classes or to move straight to chair-based. What about the gap in between?(I could go into a detailed rant about socially constructed pressures and ideologies but won’t… 😂).
WELL NO MORE!!!! 🤜🏼
Our dancers enjoy our classes as they’re not patronised and we highlight all the amazing dancing we CAN do, rather than what we can’t.
So please, if you can spare 5 seconds, and three clicks (one on the link, one on ‘Sonia Brown’ near the bottom of the page, and one on ‘submit’) you’d be doing the over 50s/low-impact sector a HUGE SERVICE ❤️🌟❤️🌟
Voting closes 16th September!
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Yes!!! BALLET & TAP classes for those needing a GENTLE alternative!
If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to take to the ‘barre’, to dance like Astaire, or perhaps return to dance after a long period, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!
The great news is, in ‘Dance with Sonia Brown’ classes there’s no pressure to be “perfect”. Our bodies aren’t identical and so neither should our dancing be! If we need to alter something to work for you (level of difficulty, range of movement, more balance support) then that’s what we’ll do! 🙌🏼
The wonderful thing about our classes is that everyone comes for the same reason -to have fun, form friendships and make themselves feel fabulous… learning some new steps and improving fitness are just additional bonuses! 🌟
We have classes across Berkshire, from Woodley to Newbury, daytime and evening.
Do come along for a one-off class to see if it’s for you! You might surprise yourself and you’ll DEFINITELY walk away with some new friends! ❤️
🌟 Please visit WithSoniaBrown.com for more details of our Silver Swans Ballet and Low-Impact Tap classes 🌟
WAHHH WE’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED! PLEASE HELP!
Eeeeeee! We’ve been shortlisted for the One Dance UK People’s Choice Award! Thank you everyone who nominated us!!! ❤️
We’ve had a crazy year what with all our 13 performances in fields and theatres, coming out of the final lockdown and growing to a 200 student school, organising dance events for Thatcham Town Council , raising money for Ukraine and Chance to Dance Stars CIC, performing in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, hosting our own social events for our students, getting on the ITV news, my name on a FGW train, a regular guest spot on BBC Berks Coffee Club, a Gold Community Award from Thatcham Council, all while trying to be a better dance teacher by studying a Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Dance! This would really mean the world to have all this recognised through this award.
Asking very very nicely, pretty please would you mind popping me a quick vote via the link. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
You just have to tick ‘Sonia Brown’ and press submit! Super easy and no writing involved! We would be sooooo grateful!
Thank you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thatcham Town Council Dance Reading Thatcham Parish Halll Chance to Dance Stars CIC
WHAT A LINE UP! If you’d like to join our wonderful ensemble of dancers get in touch today!
We specialise in 3 classes…
🦢Silver Swans (Low-impact, beginner ballet)
🌟Low-Impact Tap (Beginner level)
💥Advanced Tap (High-impact, for experienced dancers)
Classes are held in…
WOODLEY: Vibez Studios
EARLEY: Earley St Peter’s
CEMETERY JUNCTION: Read College/St Barts Theatre
COLEY PARK: St Mary and All Saints Primary
TILEHURST: Cotswolds Sports Centre, Dance Reality Studios
THATCHAM: Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham Parish Hall
NEWBURY: Newbury Rugby Club
See our full timetable at WithSoniaBrown.com/timetable
Wow this summer term has flown by! Well done to all our hard working dancers and congrats to those who’ve just completed their first term with us! 🏅
We’re taking two weeks off before returning in the autumn for a 6 week course.🍁
Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone! 😆
Double Shuffle Timesteps? In beginner LOW-IMPACT TAP? How could it be?! 😱
Have a watch of our adapted Timesteps. Definitely our flashiest step yet! My amazing students learnt these so quickly too! 😎
Ta-da!! And just like that, as the weather starts to feel a little autumnal, we’ve reached the last week of term! 🍁
Quite a few of our classes are fully booked/nearly there due to our dedicated summer attendees, plus some lovely newbies!
SOOOO if you’d like to join us when we return 12th September, get in touch today to reserve your spot!
Our next course of Low-Impact Tap begins 12th September! Get in touch for…
👉🏻 exercise without realising you’re exercising 😉
👉🏻 steps explained from the absolute beginning
👉🏻 alternative adaptions offered if needed
👉🏻 a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere
👉🏻 and a giggle with our fabulous returning students!
✨ Have fun, form friendships and feel fabulous at Low-Impact Tap: where JUMPS ARE BANNED! ✨
➡️ For more info please visit withSoniaBrown.com ⬅️
It would be lovely to meet you! 😄
Photos from Silver Swans with Sonia Brown's post
We’re having a Dance with Sonia Brown social! 🧺
If you’d like to join us for a PICNIC IN THE PARK this Sunday 14th August, please do come along! No need to book, just turn up on the day with a picnic and your preferred seating choice… and maybe some shade ⛱
Hope to see you there! 😃
OH-yeh!!!! Look at my lovely line up of ladies in their 42nd Street routine! 👯
They NAILED our horrible ending of speedy ‘Reverse Double Timesteps’ topped off with back to back ‘Double Virginia Essences’! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
They are just FAB-U-LOUS! 🎉⭐️🤩
Tune in today! 👂🏼🎧📻
It’s a COFFEE CLUB Wednesday! ☕️
Catch me on BBC Berks radio at 11am today doing what I do best… having a natter! 📻
“I had been looking for a tap class like this for years, resulting in considering getting a train into London to take part in a more advanced tap class! As if by magic, Sonia came along and my search was no more.
Advanced tap is the perfect recipe of sociable, challenging, a workout and a giggle! We are a gaggle of tappers of all ages who come together to tap to the same beat (and laugh together when we ultimately get it wrong!)
Sonia is mindful of our differing levels and manages this by repeating more tricky parts and between classes posting step-by-step videos for us to rehearse.
Come along and try it. We would love to see you!”
-Kate, Advanced Tapper ⭐️
⭐️SUZIE Q’S ⭐️
Low-Impact Tap stylee!!
Last term my dancers NAILED their hardest step yet! “Suzie Q’s”… but not as they’re typically known!
Have a watch to see how to perform our adapted step at home!
Good luck! 😄
Yippee!! Our new term begins TOMORROW!🎉
Things you may like to know:
🕺🏻We offer Silver Swans ballet, Low-Impact Tap and Advanced Tap dance classes for adults
🕺🏻This term/course is five weeks long
🕺🏻If it’s your first time, you can pay-as-you-go for £8 to see if you’d like to sign up
🕺🏻We let our enrolled members float between classes to ensure they don’t lose out due to holidays, illness or childcare
🕺🏻The routines are brand new but will be repeated in the September term (Silver Swans and Low-Impact Tap), so you’ll be getting a head start!
🕺🏻Booking is easy! Just select the class via the forms on our website: withsoniabrown.com
HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR SOME SIZZLING SUMMER STRUTTING! ☀️