All classes are currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the website or follow us on social media for updates.
Pilates is for everyone; young or old, fit or out of shape, flexible or less so.
Pilates is a gentle but challenging low-impact form of exercise with a focus on the core and postural muscles, working to align the spine and improve posture. Gentle and safe, each class is open level and offers options for all students, from beginner to advanced.
A series of controlled, precise movements is designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk and you will notice how your body adapts to the exercises in a matter of weeks, improving conditioning, and creating balance in your body.
Lifestyle and occupational hazards can mean that we forget how to move efficiently and this can put a strain on the body. Pilates is a great way to “re-educate” our bodies.
Many exercises take place in reclining or sitting positions that doesn’t put pressure on your joints, making it suitable for everyone.
Works well as part of a weight loss programme. Mats provided. Classes are drop-in, with no advance booking necessary.
This class is run by an external teacher, Maxine Brown. Leave your details at [email protected] for Maxine to contact you.
The MDI Studio is currently closed to the public as of Thursday 19 March, following the government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact. The health and safety of our staff, visitors, artists and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. The below information will help you get dancing again when we reopen.
We offer classes for all ages and abilities in our studio, ranging from Beginner’s Ballet to Professional Commercial classes. All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated).
We're based at 24 Hope Street, with Studio 1 on the ground floor, and Studio 2 on the first floor. Press the buzzer for Studio 1 or 2 and your teacher will let you in. There is also find an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
Please use the drop down menu at the top of the site to find the class that best suits you. You can search by age group, type of class or level, and we offer classes from Beginners to Professional level. Open Level classes are for all abilities, and teachers will offer options depending on your level (some dance experience is recommended).
Attendance & Registration
All dance classes are drop-in, and do not follow a curriculum. Participants are welcome to start a class at any point during a term, and shouldn't worry about missing a session. If you are new to a class, please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start to complete a short registration form. Information collected during registration is required for health and safety reasons only, and will not be shared externally.
What to Wear
Leggings and t-shirts or other comfortable clothes are perfect for most classes. Some classes recommend specific dance shoes, but otherwise bare feet is fine. Check with us in advance if you are unsure.
Payments & Pricing
Class prices vary, and some are subsidised through our charitable funding. All classes can be paid for on the day in cash (although some ask for payment for a full term in advance, specified on the listing).
For all classes run by MDI teachers (Beginners & Open Ballet, Beginners & Open Contemporary, Pro Class) you can purchase a 10 Class Card, which can be used across any combination of these classes. Please note that all 10 classes must be taken within one year of purchase, and cannot be used for MDI summer courses.
Our classes follow the academic year, with a reduced timetable during half-term or other holidays for Liverpool schools, and will be highlighted as such. To check school holiday dates, please visit liverpool.gov.uk In light of Public Health England's guidance around COVID-19, the studio is closed until further notice.