Weekly BBCA Classes

Our classes and workshops generally run weekly during term time (September to July) and are delivered by experienced tutors.

Art, craft, and language classes: £8.75 weekly.
Exercise and yoga classes: £7.25 weekly.

Half price trial session!

The first session in any class will be half price, so you can try it out to be sure if it suits you.

If you’d like to come along to a class, please use the “Register Interest” buttons below, and fill out the short form with your contact details.
We or the class tutor will then get in touch with further details. Thank you!

Arts and Crafts

£8.75 weekly

Creative Needlecraft 150

Creative Sewing

Monday, 10.30am – 12.30pm
With Essex Handicrafts Association

A creative sewing opportunity with a series of different tutors as well as work with the group sessions. A chance to just sit and slow stitch, social stitch and learn a stitch. All welcome.

Watercolour I & II 150

Acrylic & Watercolour Art

Tuesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

With David Pasfield

Relaxed learning about and practise of acrylic or watercolour painting skills. David will work with you in your chosen medium.

Prick N Stitch 150

Prick 'n' Stitch

Thursday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
With Carol Vince & Ellen Payne

A wonderful artistic card can be produced by pricking tiny holes in card and then stitching into them. Join the group to learn how easy stunning detailed pieces can be made!

Calligraphy 150

Calligraphy

Beginners: Thursday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Intermediate: Thursday, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
With Jay Ainge

Learn the superlative art of calligraphy.

Languages

£8.75 weekly

French Tues 150

French Conversation

Intermediate: Tuesday, 9.30am – 11.30pm
With Peter Schaad

We offer beginners and intermediate learners the chance to speak conversational languages with well practised tutors. Register for the language of your choice to brush up your holiday skills!

Italian Tues 150

Italian Conversation

Wednesday, 9.30am – 11.30pm
With Peter Schaad

We offer beginners and intermediate learners the chance to speak conversational languages with well practised tutors. Register for the language of your choice to brush up your holiday skills!

spanish advanced 150

Conversation Spanish

Tuesday, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
With Juani Alonso

We offer intermediate learners the chance to speak conversational languages with well practised tutors. Register for the language of your choice to brush up your holiday skills!

Spanish150

Beginners Spanish

Thursday, 7.00pm to 8.30pm
With Juani Alonso

We offer beginners the chance to speak conversational languages with well practised tutors. Register for the language of your choice to brush up your holiday skills!

German Thurs 150

German Conversation

Intermediate: Friday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
With Peter Schaad

We offer beginners and intermediate learners the chance to speak conversational languages with well practised tutors. Register for the language of your choice to brush up your holiday skills!

BSL

British Sign Language

With Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell

A new 8-week course will commence in July.
Click the button below for more details. Be sure to register your interest early!

COMING SOON!

Exercise & Wellness

£7.25 weekly

dance fit 150

Dance Fit

Monday, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
With Joanne Libby

Fun, easy to follow routines to get you moving and make you smile! Suitable for all levels. Great music. Various styles. Qualified dance and fitness teacher.

Yoga Class 150

Yoga with Holly

Tuesday, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday, 10.45am – 12.15pm
With Holly Summers

A friendly, fun and inclusive yoga session.

Pilates Class 150

Pilates

Monday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm
With Joanne Libby

Pilates is a fantastic method used to help improve strength, flexibility, mobility, overall movement and tone.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga 150

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday, 7.15pm – 8.30pm
With Katie Stewart

An energetic yoga class to help balance physical mental, and spiritual wellbeing. All ability levels welcome.

salsa150

Salsa Dancing

Absolute Beginners: Monday, 7.15pm – 8.15pm
Improvers/Intermediate: Wednesday, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

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Workshops

We also run a variety of special workshops and courses outside of the weekly class programme, which can be a great opportunity to have a go at something you’ve always wanted to try, or just spend a few hours on a fun project. Look out for our occasional Saturday School classes, as well as the Braintree Summer School!

Craft Hub June 2024

Helping unwanted craft materials get passed on! ⦁ Free help to learn how to make things! ⦁ Craft goodies at exceptionally low prices ⦁ packs of craft materials with patterns ⦁ suitable for all It’s green and it saves you money! TEA/COFFEE/BISCUITS/CAKE (£1 donation) More info : 01376 323280 or info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk PS…We can re-home any crafty bits which need re-homing!

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Craft Hub July 2024

Helping unwanted craft materials get passed on! ⦁ Free help to learn how to make things! ⦁ Craft goodies at exceptionally low prices ⦁ packs of craft materials with patterns ⦁ suitable for all It’s green and it saves you money! TEA/COFFEE/BISCUITS/CAKE (£1 donation) More info : 01376 323280 or info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk PS…We can re-home any crafty bits which need re-homing!

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British Sign Language (July-August 2024)

Tuesday, 7.00pm - 8.15pm 8 sessions: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August.   With Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell. £15 per session - £120 full course to be paid upfront. Welcome and thank you for joining this course. My name is Lindsey Barrell and I am a Wellbeing and Sensory Consultant based in Essex. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you whilst we explore the fascinating topic of BSL (British Sign Language). What is the course about? In this course you will learn to communicate with Deaf people in BSL, at […]

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£120

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Other Classes and Meetings

These sessions are run by outside hirers so fees will vary and are paid directly to the organiser.

For further information and contact details, please see our Community Partners & Affiliates page.

Rethink Art Group

Tuesday, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

A mental health support group – not a drop in group.

Armchair Exercise

Wednesday, 9.30am – 10.30am

Easy exercise class.

Parkinson’s UK

Third Thursday of the month, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

People with Parkinson’s, family and friends – come along and enjoy our friendly meetings and take part in gentle exercise and singing if you wish to – suitable for all levels of ability.

Dolphin Women’s Institute

Fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Dolphin WI is a member of The Essex Federation whose head office is based in Hatfield Peverel.

Al-Anon

Tuesday, 8.00pm – 9.30pm