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. We deliver a weekly classes in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. 

Hammersmith & Fulham

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 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. 

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. 

Sonia Illescas - Integrated Dance Specialist

Our classes are delivered by Sonia Illescas an experienced Dance teacher and Choreographer specialising in movement adaptation. She enjoys dance training for any-body and every-body, regardless of age and or abilities. For the past ten years 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

  • These classes are a real depression buster!
  • 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.