TWISTERS

Active Classes for Children in Ealing

We are well known for our patience and understanding. We welcome children of all abilities. Stimulating and fun classes for 6 months to young teens.

Our class timetable
Monday 16th April - Monday 9th July (last day) |
Half term - Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June |
All classes 40 minute £70 per term unless listed as 1 hour class, £77 per term
For a full range of classes in Acton and at Elthorne Sports Centre follow this link

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9:30 am
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Monday
Monday
Twisters 1

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways. Check availability

Twisters 2

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

Gymkids

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include • Warm up song/activity • Small hand apparatus • Team work • Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc. • Equipment circuit • Stretch

Ballet ages 8+ (1 hour)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a more advanced class for girls with a lot of experience. We now take ballet more seriously and work hard on technique and perfecting a variety if steps. At this stage girls should have a very keen interest in ballet and be prepared to work hard.

Ballet (1 hour) 12+
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is the most advanced class for girls aged 12 and over. We also have a point work section in this class for those who wish. Girls must have had experience for several years to join this class and it offers not only a challenging ballet class but also fitness, flexibility and also socially a group if girls who love to dance.

Tuesday
Tuesday
Ballet 3-4

From three years onwards children can come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

Twisters 2

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

Gymkids

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include • Warm up song/activity • Small hand apparatus • Team work • Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc. • Equipment circuit • Stretch

Dance Drama ages 3-4

The sessions begin with a song to encourage participation in a variety of movement and dance to bring story books to life! We carefully select stories to suit all temperaments and devise ways to encourage the children's imagination and creativity. The stories gradually unfold to music. Songs, words, movement, dance and our wide variety of small and large colourful equipment all play a part in involving children in the magic of books. Your child could sail away, fly on a magic carpet, become a bird, a fish, a lion, a dragon, a policeman a 'wild thing', playing the role of many story book characters, all in a 40 minute session! During the term we cover several stories, at the end of each term you can come to see your child 'perform' the latest story at a demonstration class.

Ballet 3-4

From three years onwards children can come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

Gym 1 ages 4-5

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class. Check availability

Gym 2 ages 6-7

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Body Blitz for adults
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Body Blitz classes lift, tone and firm up all the right bits. You will look good and feel great. The class suits all abilities, combining high and low impact moves, toning and stretching.

Wednesday
Wednesday
Twisters 1

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways. Check availability

Dance Drama ages 3-4

The sessions begin with a song to encourage participation in a variety of movement and dance to bring story books to life! We carefully select stories to suit all temperaments and devise ways to encourage the children's imagination and creativity. The stories gradually unfold to music. Songs, words, movement, dance and our wide variety of small and large colourful equipment all play a part in involving children in the magic of books. Your child could sail away, fly on a magic carpet, become a bird, a fish, a lion, a dragon, a policeman a 'wild thing', playing the role of many story book characters, all in a 40 minute session! During the term we cover several stories, at the end of each term you can come to see your child 'perform' the latest story at a demonstration class.

Twisters 2

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

Gym 1 ages 4-5

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class. Check availability

Gym 2 ages 6-7

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Swing Fit for adults
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Thursday
Thursday
Twisters 1

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways. Check availability

Twisters 2

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

Gymkids

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include • Warm up song/activity • Small hand apparatus • Team work • Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc. • Equipment circuit • Stretch

Tappers and Boppers age 5-6

Tappers and Boppers age 5-6

Ballet ages 5-6

A natural progression from baby ballet. This class is also fine for beginners who are keen to learn. We cover all basics and use a variety of music and props to express ourselves through music and movement. I always choreograph a lovely group dance to perform at the end of term. Ballet wonderful for posture, musicality and discipline.

Ballet (1 hour)
4:55 pm - 5:55 pm

This is a mixed age and ability class for those with ballet experience. We cover a broad range of steps and I like to push the children to challenge themselves. As well as improving technique I encourage performance skills and gaining confidence.

Street Jazz/Tap (1 hour) 11+
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A fun energetic class for boys and girls full of a mix of dance styles. Each term the children learn many dance steps and techniques and put these into practice in several dances which they will be proud to show you at the end of term.

Body Blitz for adults
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Body Blitz classes lift, tone and firm up all the right bits. You will look good and feel great. The class suits all abilities, combining high and low impact moves, toning and stretching.

Thursday at St Thomas's
Thursday at St Thomas's
Tappers and Boppers age 6-8 at St Thomas's

Held at St. Thomas’s, Boston Manor Rd

Tappers and Boppers age 6-8 at St Thomas's

Held at St. Thomas’s, Boston Manor Rd

Tap+Jazz ages 8-11

At St Thomas's, 182 Boston Rd, London W7 2AD

Tap+Jazz ages 8-11 at St Thomas's

At St Thomas's, 182 Boston Rd, London W7 2AD

Friday
Friday
Stretch/workout (torture) class for adults
9:30 am - 10:40 am

A good warm up followed by yoga, core work and all over stretching. A crèche is provided for this class so no excuse!

Ballet 3-4

From three years onwards children can come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

Ballet 2-3 (with parent)

Ballet 2-3 (with parent)

With parent or carer. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child.

Ballet 3-4

From three years onwards children can come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

Saturday
Saturday
Body Blitz for adults
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Body Blitz classes lift, tone and firm up all the right bits. You will look good and feel great. The class suits all abilities, combining high and low impact moves, toning and stretching.

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Our Gym Classes

Twisters 1
Age 1-2 years

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways.

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Twisters 2
Age 2-3years

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

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Gymkids
Age 3-4 years

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include
• Warm up song/activity
• Small hand apparatus
• Team work
• Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc.
• Equipment circuit
• Stretch

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Gymnastics
Age 4 -Teens

We run gymnastics classes that cover all age groups. The classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes.
At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

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Our Ballet Classes

Twisters ballet begins at 2 years of age when we invite you to stay with your child as they take their first ballet steps. From three years onwards they come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

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Dance

Dance Drama Age 3-4 years

The sessions begin with a song to encourage participation in a variety of movement and dance to bring story books to life! We carefully select stories to suit all temperaments and devise ways to encourage the children's imagination and creativity.
The stories gradually unfold to music. Songs, words, movement, dance and our wide variety of small and large colourful equipment all play a part in involving children in the magic of books. Your child could sail away, fly on a magic carpet, become a bird, a fish, a lion, a dragon, a policeman a 'wild thing', playing the role of many story book characters, all in a 40 minute session!
During the term we cover several stories, at the end of each term you can come to see your child 'perform' the latest story at a demonstration class.

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STREET JAZZ / TAP DANCE Age 5-7 years

A lively, fun class for children who love to dance. The 40 minute session includes a mix of tap and jazz dance, singing and cheer leading.
All are welcome so come along and have a try.

STREET JAZZ / TAP DANCE Age 7+ years

A fun energetic class for boys and girls full of a mix of dance styles. Each term the children learn many dance steps and techniques and put these into practice in several dances which they will be proud to show you at the end of term.

STREET JAZZ / TAP DANCE Age 11+ years

A fun energetic class for boys and girls full of a mix of dance styles. Each term the children learn many dance steps and techniques and put these into practice in several dances which they will be proud to show you at the end of term.

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Louise O’Flaherty: 0208 840 4452

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“Thanks so much to all of you for the wonderful show last week. We were so proud to watch Anushka and all the girls in baby ballet - you have done wonders with them and we were amazed at their confidence and energy. Thank you for the opportunity you have given my daughter and most of all it was clear to the audience that everyone on stage was having such fun - what more could we ask for! So glad she had the chance to be part of this professional and brilliant show. ”

Jaishree

“Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together the shows. It was delightful to watch and see the joy on the children's faces. I was so impressed by the skill they all showed, and I can only begin to imagine how much effort this must of been for you all. ”

Meg

“I just want to say what a fantastic job you do and both of my girls have come on leaps and bounds since they have been with you. I can't wait for demo week next week - Eleanora is so excited to show us how she has progressed.”

Karen

“Thanks - the children love their classes so thank you for having such a great formula!”

Emily

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Our Team

Twisters has the same group of extremely dedicated teachers that they began with and pride themselves on providing a range of classes for children who they feel really benefit from their vast wealth of experience.

Louise O’Flaherty

Ballet teacher

Louise attended Elmhurst Ballet School and then was fortunate to be accepted by the Royal Ballet School. This training was invaluable¸ teaching discipline, hard work and dedication. She is also trained in tap, jazz, modern, Spanish and contemporary dance and qualified to teach aerobics. After school Louise worked as a professional dancer all over the world. She finished her performing career in London where she married and settled in Ealing. Louise began teaching at Crackerjack when she started her family and in 2003 decided to open her own school in West Ealing with her fellow teachers.

Hermione Murray

Gymnastics teacher

Hermione opened Twisters in 2003 with fellow teachers Louise O’Flaherty & Isobel Booth and has been delighted to be teaching children's classes in Gymnastics & Dance ever since.
Hermione trained in Dance Education at The London College of Dance, where she also met Helen Kennedy.
Whilst bringing up her four children Hermione taught adults classes after completing the Exercise to music course.
Hermione is a British Gymnastics Level 3 coach in both General and Pre School Gymnastics.

Helen Kennedy

Helen has loved dance and gymnastics since she was a young child. She
attended the London college of Dance and Drama where she qualified as a
dance teacher. She then spent 10 years dancing around the world as well as
uk trade shows and TV - Helen can even be seen dancing with Colin Firth in
the BBC production off Pride and Prejudice.
After having her 2 children she qualified as a Level 3 gymnastics coach and
has been teaching at Twisters ever since.

Cindy Williams

Gym coach

Cindy is a qualified level one and two gym coach. She has been teaching for 17 years working with children of all abilities. She is also a qualified aerobics instructor and teaches a variety of classes during the week. Cindy has been part of the Twisters team from day one and was instrumental in the setting up of the school. She works with a fantastic team, dedicated to providing unique classes for children .

Liz Easton

Liz trained in contemporary dance and ballet and received a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban Centre, London, and an Associate teaching qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She has performed with a variety of companies, including Transitions Dance Company and The Royal Opera, touring nationally and internationally. Liz has taught dance at all levels from professionals to students and from youth groups through to babies. She now teaches ballet and assists gym classes at Twisters, as well as teaching creative dance at Montpelier School. She also teaches SwingTrain, a dance fitness class based on vintage swing, jazz and lindyhop styles of dance.

Danusia Frances

``Inspired by my own experience, to pass on all the advice I can to the next generation!``

Here is a list of her top achievements in her career so far

2016 NCAA Balance Beam Champion
UCLA's winner of the Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal
NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
AAI Award Nominee
Scored 2 perfect 10s on beam (3/6/16 and 3/16/14)
Six-time All-American
Two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2015 World Championships for Jamaica- qualifying Jamaica's first ever spot at the Olympic Test Event
2014, became the first gymnast to do a sideways side aerial to a layout full dismount
2013 World University Games floor finalist
2012 Great Britain Olympic Team reserve
2012 European Championships, Team 4th
2011 World Championships for Great Britain helping to secure a team spot in the 2012 Olympics
2011 European Championships AA finalist
2010, 2011 British beam champion