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West London’s Dance Company for adults 55+

The Bolder not Older Dance Company - was launched by DanceWest in March 2018 to provide adults 55+ with an opportunity to perform, create choreography and take part in weekly class. Under the direction of Sonia lIlescas the company celebrate the artistic integrity of older dancers and challenge preconceptions of what it means to be older.

How do I join? 

We host regular open classes where people interested in signing up can try the class! The next open class will be held in September 2018. 

Do I need experience? 

Adults do not need any previous dance experience but passion and commitment is required!  

When do the company meet? 

We rehearse every Friday 10.00-12.00 in Hammersmith

Autumn term 2018

1. Friday 28 September 

2. Friday 5 October 

3. Friday 12 October 

4. Friday 19 October 

5. Friday 2 November 

6. Friday 9 November 

7. Friday 16 November 

8. Friday 23 November 

9. Friday 30 November 

10. Friday 7 December

How much does it cost? 

We ask for a donation of £30 per term, this includes a free company t-shirt on signing up and refreshments at the start of each class. 

To take part please sign up via contact:

Gurdeep (Gee Gee) Grewal: or 0208 741 6850

Previous events

Performance - Friday 6th July 2018

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The Bolder not Older Dance Company were commissioned to create a new work to celebrate 400 years of Hammersmith United Charities. An audience of 250 attended the event at St Pauls Church and the performance included choreography from a weekend intensive spent with Robert Cohan MBE. 





Intensive weekender with Robert Cohan - Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018

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Robert Cohan will work with the Bolder not Older company over an intensive weekender contributing towards a piece that the group are working towards – for Friday 6th July opening Hammersmith United Charities 400th celebrations. Robert Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain has been considerable. Having pioneered the teaching of contemporary dance technique in Britain, he was instrumental in the development of a vast following, not only for the repertory of LCDT in the ‘70s and ‘80s but through his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many other British companies that have grown up in the last 20 tears. Robert will be supported by founder of the Cohan Collective and Artistic Director Yorke Dance Project - Yolande Yorke–Edgell. 


Open Class recruitment workshop - Thursday 22, Friday 23 March and Friday 30 March 2018

11.00-12.30 Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith W6 9DT

The open class will give you a chance to meet the team, take part in a class and find out more about forthcoming performance opportunities. We will use the open class as a chance to recruit company members. If you are selected to take part in the company we will then invite you to participate in the following company rehearsals, led by Sonia Illescas and critically acclaimed choreographers.  

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