Bolder not Older Classes

Bolder not Older is a programme of free, accessible dance classes delivered in sheltered accommodation, care homes and community centres. Our youngest dancer is 65 and our eldest is 103!

DanceWest delivers classes are inclusive we support everyone from the most active to the most vulnerable and isolated. Adults are often referred to the programme with long term health conditions, disabilities and limited mobility.

We offer classes that are purely seated, seated to standing and active - improving mobility, posture, balance and coordination.

Bolder not Older programme

Below is our public programme, no booking is required but further information is available at projects@dancewest.co.uk

Click here to see a PDF programme for summer term classes.

1.Monday’s Bolder not Older at Elders Voice

11.00-12.00

Free

Elders Voice, 181 Mortimer Road, NW10 5TN

23, 30 September

7, 14, 28 October

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 December

2. Tuesday’s Homelink Daycare

10.45-11.45

Free

Homelink Day Respite Care Centre, Hospital Bridge Road, TW2 6DE

24 September

1, 8, 15, 28 October

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 December

3. Tuesday’s Dalgarno Trust

10.30-11.30am

Free

Dalgarno Trust, 1 Webb Close, Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB

24 September

1, 8, 15 October

4. Wednesday’s Age UK Hounslow

10.30-11.30

Cost: £1

Age UK Hounslow, Southville Community Centre, Southville Road, Feltham TW14 8AP

25 September

2, 9, 16 October

5. Wednesday’s at Open Age Westminster

12.00-13.00

Cost: £1

New Avenues, 3-7 Third Avenue, London W10 4RS

25 September

2, 9, 16, 30 October

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4 December

6. Wednesday’s at Open Age Kensington & Chelsea

14.00-15.00

Cost: £1

2nd Half Centre, St. Charles Health Centre, W10 6DZ

25 September

2, 9, 16, 30 October

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4 December

7. Thursday’s at Ashford Place

10.30-11.30

Free

Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road, London NW2 6TU

26 September

3, 10, 17, 31 October

7, 14, 21, 28 November

5 December

8. Thursday’s at Peabody Estate Hammersmith

11.00-12.00

Free

Peabody Estate Tenants Hall, W6 9QA

Autumn term dates coming soon.

9. Thursday’s at Elleray Hall

11.00-12.00

Free

26 September

3, 10, 17, 31 October

7, 14, 21, 28 November

5 December

Feedback from Bolder not Older Participants & Partners

  • We always have a laugh, you need it when you are on your own. Joyce

  • Makes us feel more alive! Frank

  • It is very helpful for my knees and helped improve my arm movements a lot. Sybil

  • I have lost over a stone since Christmas and I kept it off. - Sandra

  • I am talking to people I wasn't talking to before. - Jill

  • The staff are good, we have a laugh. I’ve met a lot of people here who I get on with - my dancing buddy. If I didn’t like it, you wouldn’t see me here. - Mary

  • DanceWest provide an energetic and valuable way to exercise and remain supple and strong they are knowledgeable and caring as well as fun! A great addition to our activities at Age UK.

How the programme began

Bolder not Older responds to the need to tackle loneliness, social and economic isolation and improve health and wellbeing of older people 65+ in West London. Bolder not Older was launched in 2015 in response to a survey we produced in partnership with arts, health and wellbeing teams in Hammersmith & Fulham. 

Venue Partners

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Supporters

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