DanceWest programmes respond 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 class at Sycamore House, Hammersmith and at the St Charles Health Centre, Ladbroke Grove Kensington and Chelsea. 

Wednesday mornings - Hammersmith & Fulham

11 January - 22 March 2017 / 5 April - 7 June 2017


Sycamore House, Sycamore Gardens, Hammersmith W6 0AS

Delivered in partnership with Hammersmith United Charities. 


Wednesday afternoons - Kensington & Chelsea

11 January - 22 March / 5 April - 7 June 2017


St Charles Center for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ 

Delivered in partnership with Open Age. 

Bolder not Older is a free to participate but booking is recommended:

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.