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. Our classes will improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination and are for seated and standing participants. We deliver four classes a week  in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. These classes are a real depression buster! (Feedback from one of our Bolder not Older participants). 

Bolder not Older - Autumn programme 2017

Tuesdays Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham

When: Tuesday Afternoons 

Times: 12.00-13.00 

Where: Age Uk, Greyhound Road, Hammersmith W6 8NJ. 

Price: Free 

Duration: 60 minutes 

To Book: Drop in - no booking required! 

Term dates: Tuesday 26 September, Tuesday 3rd October, Tuesday 10th October, Tuesday 17th October, Tuesday 31st October, Tuesday 7 November, Tuesday 14 November, Tuesday 21st November, Tuesday 28th November, Tuesday 5 December. 

Wednesdays - Sycamore House Hammersmith

When: Wednesday mornings 

Times: 10.30-12.00

Where: Sycamore House, Sycamore Gardens, W6 0AS

Price: Free 

Duration: 90 minutes

To Book: Drop in - no booking required! 

Term dates: Wednesday 27 September, Wednesday 4 October, Wednesday 11 October, Wednesday 18 October, Wednesday 1 November, Wednesday 8 November, Wednesday 15 November, Wednesday 22 November, Wednesday 29 November, Wednesday 6 December. 

Wednesdays - St Charles Health Centre Kensington & Chelsea

When: Wednesday afternoons 

Times: 14.00-15.00 

Where: St Charles Center, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ

Price: Free 

Duration: 60 minutes 

To Book: Drop in - no booking required! 

Term dates: Wednesday 13 September, Wednesday 20 September, Wednesday 27 September, Wednesday 4 October, Wednesday 18 October, Wednesday 1 November, Wednesday 8 November, Wednesday 15 November, Wednesday 22 November, Wednesday 29 November.

 

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Wednesdays - Swanbank Court Fulham

When: Wednesday afternoons 

Times: 13.30-14.30 

Where:  Willow Bank, Fulham, London SW6 3JL

Price: Free 

Duration: 60 minutes 

To Book: Drop in - no booking required! 

Term dates: Wednesday 20 September, Wednesday 27 September, Wednesday 4 October, Wednesday 18 October, Wednesday 1 November, Wednesday 8 November, Wednesday 15 November, Wednesday 22 November, Wednesday 29 November, Wednesday 6 December. 

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Thursdays - Peabody Estate Hammersmith

When: Thursday Mornings 

Times: 11.00-12.00 

Where: Tenants Hall, Peabody Estate, Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PG

Price: Free 

Duration: 90 minutes

To Book: Drop in - no booking required! 

Term dates: Wednesday 13 September, Wednesday 20 September, Wednesday 27 September, Wednesday 4 October, Wednesday 11 October, Wednesday 18 October, Wednesday 1 November, Wednesday 8 November, Wednesday 15 November, Wednesday 22 November, Wednesday 29 November, Wednesday 6 December. 

Who teaches our Classes?

Sonia Illescas

Our classes are led by Sonia Illescas  an experienced Dance teacher and Choreographer specialising in movement adaptation for over fifteen years. She enjoys dance training for any-body and every-body, regardless of age and or abilities. Sonia has been teaching the principles of Ballet and Contemporary dance technique to older adults with and without disabilities. Her sessions are progressive and participants are supported with specially designed exercises, building up from seated (core strength and flexibility) to standing (balance and stepping training.

Feedback from our Bolder not Older dancers

  • I look forward to the classes they make my week!  
  • The classes awaken the mind and make me feel great! 
  • I feel more relaxed
  • I am more stable on my feet
  • I feel like I have moved, its a totally new and different experience for me. 
  • I take the movement home with me - it helps me with everyday things.