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Dance On

Dance On offers a wide range of dance classes for people aged 55+ across Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster and is delivered by a partnership of Yorkshire Dance, darts, One Dance UK, Sport England and the University of Leeds.

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About Dance On

Dance On is an exciting project for over 55s which brings citywide dance programmes to Bradford, Leeds (Yorkshire Dance) and Doncaster (darts).

The Dance On classes are fantastic opportunity to try something new, get active, have fun and meet new people. There are currently 22 classes taking place across Leeds and Bradford. Please see below for the class timetables and contact Hannah Treharne to join a class: hannahtreharne@yorkshiredance.com / 0113 243 9867.

For the class timetables, click here.

For Dance On updates and opportunities, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We also run a free online class so that you can dance at home. Please see below to find out more.

Online Wednesday Class with Nisha at 2.30-3.30pm:

About Nisha

Nisha Lall is an independent dance artist with training in Indian, Arabic, Latin & Contemporary styles. Nisha has 15 years experience in delivery of dance projects in educational, professional and community settings.

The class

These Zoom sessions are for mind, body and soul so that you can work on your physical and mental wellbeing. Sessions journey through different dance styles, themes and techniques as well as incorporating creative movement and play. Absolute beginners are welcome to these fun and welcoming classes for all levels.  Seated options will also be given.

Please email hannahtreharne@yorkshiredance.com for your free Zoom code.

Click here to watch and join in with our recorded sessions created during lockdown!

More about Dance On, our partners and research:

Dance Development Artists build links to communities and work with Health and Social Care partners to engage older people who may be socially isolated or inactive. The aim is to create a programme that is sustainable in the long term with participants contributing to cost and volunteer support.

One Dance UK has been working with regional partner Yorkshire Dance and local delivery partner darts (Doncaster Community Arts) to establish at least 30 new dance groups in disadvantaged areas. The programme is funded by Sport England.

The University of Leeds carry out research on the programme to build on existing evidence, which shows that dancing can improve mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and brain function. The Dance On programme also has the potential to make cost savings for Health and Social Care.

Read our latest research pamphlet (November 2021) to find out more about the health and wellbeing benefits of the programme.

Read our latest research pamphlet

Please consider joining our regular supporters to help us get back on our feet following lockdown. You can make a one-off donation or join our regular supporters by clicking here.


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