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.

Feedback from Bolder not Older Participants & Partners

  • Makes us feel more alive! Frank

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

  • 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…Age UK.

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.

Bolder not Older: Elders Voice, Brent

Mondays 11am-12pm

Elders Voice, 181 Mortimer Road, NW10 5TN

Seated

Free

Autumn term 2019

  • 23, 30 September

  • 7, 14, 28 October

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 November

  • 2 December

Bolder not Older: Dalgarno Trust, North Kensington

Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am

Seated to standing

Free

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

Autumn term 2019

  • 24 September

  • 1, 8, 15 October

Bolder not Older: Open Age North Westminster

Wednesdays 12-1pm

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

Standing

Cost: £1

Autumn term 2019

  • 25 September

  • 2, 9, 16, 30 October

  • 6, 13, 20, 27 November

  • 4 December

Bolder not Older at Ashford Place,Brent

Thursdays 10.30-11.30am

Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road, London NW2 6TU

Seated to standing

Free

Autumn term 2019

  • 26 September

  • 3, 10, 17, 31 October

  • 7, 14, 21, 28 November

  • 5 December

Bolder not Older: Elleray Hall, Teddington

Thursdays 11am-12pm

Elleray Hall, Elleray Road, Teddington, TW11 0HG

Seated

Cost: £1

Autumn term 2019

  • 26 September

  • 3, 10, 17, 31 October

  • 7, 14, 21, 28 November

  • 5 December

Bolder not Older: Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham

Tuesdays 12-1pm

Age UK Hammersmith, 105 Greyhound Road,W6 8NJ

Seated

Free

Autumn term 2019

  • dates tbc

Bolder not Older: Homelink Daycare, Whitton

Tuesdays until October half term, then Mondays 10.45-11.45am

Seated

Free

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

Autumn term 2019

  • 24 September

  • 1, 8, 15, 28 October

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 November

  • 2 December

Bolder not Older: Open Age Kensington & Chelsea

Wednesdays 2-3pm

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

Standing

Cost: £1

Autumn term 2019

  • 25 September

  • 2, 9, 16, 30 October

  • 6, 13, 20, 27 November

  • 4 December

Bolder not Older: Peabody Estate Hammersmith
Thursdays 11am-12pm

Peabody Estate Tenants Hall, W6 9QA

Seated

Free

Autumn term 2019

  • dates tbc

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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