Steppin' Out

Steppin' Out

With Sohan Kailey

Following current government guidelines the Core Theatre and Solihull MBC have postponed all classes and courses until we are advised it is appropriate to re-start them. 

Stay safe everyone – a warm welcome awaits you at The Core very soon.


Gentle dance for over 50s - discovering world dance styles and all dance eras. This class is great fun and a chance to meet new friends.

Professional dance artist Aruna Kailey leads the group through the steps, so no experience is necessary! The dance classes includes dance styles from around the world including Bollywood.

Changes to Fitness Classes – Covid -19 Regulations for your Safety

We’re delighted to start re-introducing our health and fitness courses, which will return with some important and very necessary changes. 

Our first priority is to protect attendees, tutors and staff at The Core and so we’ve considered carefully how to manage our popular classes with minimal contact.  Change is always difficult for the first few weeks, so we would ask all attendees to read all sections below carefully and follow the new ways of attending designed to keep us all safe.


How do I book a place?

Places can only be booked and paid for by phone or online.  Call: 0121 704 6962 to buy a ticket and your name will be on the register at the start of the class – no tickets are issued.  You cannot pay cash when you arrive. 

Visit to book online and you will not be charged the normal online booking fee.  Your name will be on the register at the start of the class.  You can buy up to one week  before the class, subject to availability (max 12 places).

Please don’t attend a class unless you have pre-booked, we’re  expecting classes to be full.

If you wish to purchase more than one ticket for a class, you will be required to do this in separate transactions (giving participant names and contact details for each ticket) as we need an accurate register of all individual partipicants for Test and Trace purposes.

What new measures are in place?

Participants should wear a face mask to enter the building, once in an allocated space, masks can be removed. They must be worn when visiting toilets or leaving the building.

Participants should bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. 

Classes are timed throughout the day to allow a thorough cleaning and ventilation regime.  We’ve allowed up to 1 hour between classes to allow us to fully ventilate the Studio, sweep and mop floors and wipe down furniture.  Hand gel will be available at the entrance to the building together with hand-washing signage.


What about social distancing?

Participants must attend no more than 15 mins prior to their activity to prevent any queuing.  Arrive already dressed for the class, there will be no changing on site. Please go straight into the Studio and find an allocated space. The doors will be held open on entrance and exit.   A register will show who has booked so tickets are not required.

We have allocated 3 metre squares on the Studio floor.  You should keep within your space and respect that others might be anxious to keep away from strangers, so may not wish to chat.  The maximum attendees in a fitness class will be 12.  Participant details will be held for Test and Trace purposes.

Toilets will have clear guidance on the number of people allowed in, plus a regular cleaning regime.


A Summary of changes

  • Places are limited - book a place in advance, bring your own mat and water bottle.
  • Don’t arrive early, or queue up.  Wear a mask and arrive dressed ready for class.
  • Hand gel is available – there will be thorough cleaning and ventilation between classes.
  • Encore Café bar tables can only be used when ordering food/drink via table service.


What else has changed?

The Core will provide meet and greet staff to assist visitors stay safe during their time in the building.  The Café bar tables are cleaned and allocated for table service, so course/class participants cannot use them unless they are ordering food/drinks.  There are tables and benches available to all outside in Theatre square.  

Encore Café bar will be reopening with a reduced menu, but the same friendly service. They will operate a table ordering service, rather than Counter queuing. They’ll collect customer details following Government Test and Trace Guidelines.

The Changing Places facility remains open and accessible to those who need it.

The Library will be operating a ‘grab & go’ facility on the ground floor only.  Users can select items without browsing or touching them and follow instructions regarding check out.

Council services and facilities operating from The Core all have their own webpages with full details of how COVID-19 regulations have changed their workplace and services. View online at or call the Council Switchboard on 0121 704 8000.

Book Tickets

  • Mon 1 March 11am

This class can only take place if Solihull is in Tier 1 or Tier 2.

£5 per class

Please note there is no £1.50 booking fee on weekly classes booked online.

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