Where to discover the joy of dance

Dance is a powerful tool for self-expression, whatever your age or ability. It’s mood-boosting, bonding and lends you poise and presence. Jini Reddy has some suggestions for how you can get involved


Where to discover the joy of dance

Dance Psychology Lab

Dancer and psychologist Peter Lovatt explores the power of dance and how it can change the way in which we think and feel. A great resource, if you’re seeking some food for thought. And Lovatt brings it all to life at public dance events that are enormous, interactive fun

Dancing into Elemental Art

Love dance and nature? Then Wendy Hermelin’s Dorset-based workshop may be the one for you: it combines walking and dancing, and explores our responses to the natural world in dance form. The focus is one of the elements, such as water or earth, determined by the season. The dance is woven into other art forms too, and the group works together to create a choreography

Laban Movement Choir

This is a brilliant and accessible form of dance theatre and community dance. It’s a chance to join a large group of people of all ages (both trained dancers and novices alike) and over the course of a single day or afternoon, in a workshop led by an expert teacher, work together to create a dance choreography or ‘choir’

Ballet Rambert

Fancy taking a class? There are a number of schools and styles to choose from but if you’re based in London, the classy, welcoming Rambert is a good bet. A national touring dance company, it offers evening adult contemporary and ballet classes from beginner level upwards (including a ‘Mercury Movers’ class for seniors), workshops for students, and summer classes for children and young people in a central, new purpose-built building

One-to-one Movement Coaching

Too shy to take a class? Want to explore movement one-to-one and not worry about coordinating steps and music? The warm, approachable dance movement artist Alexandra Baybutt can offer one (or more) hour private sessions, tailored to your needs



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