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25th Jun, 2022

Silver Swans ballet sessions for the over 55s set to start in Droitwich this week

DROITWICH residents will be able to try ballet classes for the over-55s when the new ‘Silver Swans’ sessions get under way in the town this week.

The weekly classes – which start at Droitwich Community Hall from 10am to 11am this Wednesday, April 6 –  have been specifically designed for the over-55s but are suitable for all ages and abilities.

They are ideal for anyone looking for a new way to keep fit and active and are guaranteed to put a spring in participants’ step.

Classes are open to beginners as well as those with prior experience – there really is something for everyone.

Dancing can help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels and provide an opportunity to have fun and enjoy the sense of wellbeing that dance brings.

Classes are taught by Helena Mitchell who trained with the Royal Academy of Dance and has many years’ experience teaching across the region.

Call Helena on 07572 042164 or email her at info@jumpdanceacademy.co.uk for more information.

The Silver Swans were developed by the Royal Academy of Dance in response to a growing demand for ballet classes for older learners.

Sessions are based upon research into dance practice for older participants from the RAD’s Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project, identifying psychological benefits of dance, such as perceived improvements in quality of life, as well as physiological advantages, such as improved balance.

Silver Swans classes are delivered exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees who have trained to safely adapt ballet techniques for older adults.

 

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