News: 10 classes for older dancers in London

Monday 19 June 2017

Geoff McGarry

1. Green Candle Senior Dance Company – Bethnal Green

A regular class that works towards performances. Open to men and women over 60, no experience necessary, everyone welcome. Find out more

2. Senior Swans Ballet – Buckhurst Hill

Taught by professional ballerina Shardae-Rose Angel (Royal Ballet / Central School of Ballet Hons) Senior Swans Ballet is a friendly, social class for anyone over the age of 50, regardless of your level of dance experience. Find out more

3. Funky Disco – Islington

A funky Disco class with Simona Scotto who specialises in dance education and performance for over 55’s. Find out more.

4. Boundless – Greenwich

This creative dance group meets once a week at the Laban Building in Deptford. The class combines gentle contemporary dance technique with creative dance to improve strength and flexibility, with a chance to work with others to create your own movement. Find out more

5. Leap of Faith – Stratford

Leap of Faith is an open dance class for older people. They meet weekly at Stratford Circus and over the years have worked with a range of top choreographers. Find out more

6. Royal Academy of dance – south west London

From ballet and tap to chair based dance and classic ballroom, these free classes cover a multitude of styles for all capabilities. Find out more.

7. Mercury Movers – Southwark

Run by Rambert Dance Company, this class focuses on gentle movement and provides a great way to stay flexible. Find out more.

8. BollyFusion Seniors – Walthamstow

This dance and music project uses gentle Bollywood and Bhangra movement to develop co-ordination and raise energy levels.Find out more.

9. Older Men Moving – Bethnal Green

Bengali and Somali Men’s Group classes. Open to men over 50, no experience necessary, everyone welcome! Find out more.

10. Ballroom Dance – Westminster

A mixed abilities Ballroom class with great music for over 60s. Open to all, whatever your experience. Find out more.

See work celebrating lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists this week as part of Elixir Festival at Sadler’s Wells.

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