A BURLESQUE school will expand dance fitness sessions in a bid to continue raising more Barnsley women’s self-esteem and confidence.

Led by owner Ellie Gillott, the ‘Burlesque Be Fit’ classes are currently held at Gawber Road Club and are helping ‘hundreds’ of women to ‘feel the love and magic of burlesque fitness’.

Ellie is now expanding the classes and will launch her ‘Ballet Be Fit’ and ‘Tap Fit’ classes at the beginning of next month.

Rachael Frost, who joined the classes in May, said the sessions have given her something she ‘desperately needed’.

“I joined six months after having my second child, after a bout of depression, desperately needing something for myself – time, freedom, confidence, and friendship,” she said.

“Nine months later, I’ve got all that and just performed in my third show.

“The classes are friendly, welcoming and perfect for all ages, sizes and abilities.

“There’s no judgement – only love and support.”