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 celebrated her 98th birthday at a Bolder not Older dance class!

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.

Class programme

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

1. Bolder not Older at Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham

When: Wednesdays 11am-12pm (spring term), Tuesdays 12-1pm (summer term)

Where: Age UK Hammersmith, 105 Greyhound Road, London W6 8NJ

Type of Class: Seated

Cost: Free

Spring term 2019

  • Dates: January 23, 30

  • February 6, 13, 27

  • March 6, 13, 20, 27

  • April 3

Summer term 2019

  • 23, 30 April

  • 7, 14, 21 May

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 June

  •  2 July

2. Bolder not Older at Open Age Kensington and Chelsea

When: Wednesdays 2-3pm

Where: 2nd Half Centre, St. Charles Health Centre, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ

Type of Class: Standing

Cost: £1

Spring term 2019

  • January 23, 30

  • February 6, 13, 20, 27

  • March: 6, 13, 20, 27

  • April 3

Summer term 2019

  • 24 April

  • 1, 8, 15, 22 May

  • 5, 12, 19, 26 June

  • 3 July

3. Bolder not Older at Peabody Estate Hammersmith
When: Thursdays 11am-12pm

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

Type of Class: Seated

Cost: Free

Spring term 2019

  • January 24, 31

  • February 7, 14, 28

  • March 7, 13, 21, 28

  • April 4

Summer term 2019

  • 25 April

  • 2, 9, 16, 23 May

  • 6, 13, 20, 27 June

  • 4 July

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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