Bolder not Older is a free dance programme for older adults aged 65+ in sheltered accommodation, care homes and health and wellbeing centres. The activity is an inclusive group activity and engages vulnerable older adults with long‑term health conditions, age‑related disability and/or limited mobility. Currently, our oldest participant is 98.

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. 

Bolder Not Older was launched in 2015 in response to the meetings we had with members of the health, arts and culture teams across West London Boroughs, a survey we produced with the communities of West London, and a mapping exercise of the current dance offer in and surrounding the Borough. We found that provision of high quality dance in Hammersmith & Fulham is patchy, not affordable for everyone, and there are few dance activities aimed at people over 65 years.   

I look forward to the classes they make my week!  

The classes awaken the mind and make me feel great! 

I feel more relaxed and stable on my feet

I feel like I have moved, its a totally new and different experience for me.

Bolder not Older programme

We deliver six classes a week in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. Below is our public programme, no booking is required but further information is available at: admin@dancewest.co.uk. 

Tuesdays Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham

When: Tuesday

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 16 January - Tuesday 27 March 2018. 

Ability: All abilities welcome, the class is delivered seated and standing. 

 

Wednesdays - Sycamore House Hammersmith

When: Wednesday 

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 17 January - Wednesday 28 March 2018. 

Ability: All abilities welcome, the class is delivered seated and standing. 

 

Wednesdays - St Charles Health Centre Kensington & Chelsea

When: Wednesday 

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 17 January - Wednesday 28 March 2018. 

Ability: All abilities welcome, the class is delivered standing. 

 

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Thursdays - Peabody Estate Hammersmith

When: Thursday  

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: Thursday 18 January - Thursday 29 March 2018 

Ability: All abilities welcome, the class is delivered seated and standing. 

 

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