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Silver Swans

Angela Ripon, the UK’S ambassador for Silver Swans ballet, says, “…dance is the way to a long and healthy life. It keeps you supple, it’s an aerobic exercise, it gives you spacial awareness, it makes you use your brain, and it gives you some kind of social contact.”

Angela Ripon


Become a Silver Swan and improve your body and mind through ballet.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re Darcey Bussell or have two left feet – Dance improves your quality of life.

Designed for older learners, Silver Swans ballet will not only help you keep fit and active, but also keep your mind in shape!

Silver Swans teachers – like Suki – are specifically trained to teach a range of abilities and ages over 55.  Joining a local group will help improve your mobility, posture, and co-ordination.

Dance can improve your life in many ways, including your energy levels and balance, helping to reduce stress, supporting weight loss – as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving your immune system.

Dancing increases cognitive ability by promoting new connections in the brain, and it may even help stave off dementia in later life.  If you’re an older learner, the social benefits of joining a dance class will also increase your sense of well-being – it’s a great way to expand your social circle and meet new people.  

That’s certainly been the case for 74-year old Anna, who says she lived for dance when she was younger; then having done nothing for more than 50 years, was thrilled to find Silver Swans.  Anna thinks ballet a wonderful discipline, both mentally and physically.

60 year old Ian, who joined Suki’s class in Leatherhead 18 months ago, says he decided to join “…as it’s great exercise that doesn’t involve going to the gym!” 

Another dancer, Jane, 63, had long been wanting to find an adult ballet class, knowing how it can help body and mind.  She was inspired by watching a woman of 70 perform “…with such grace, in her own limits, but demonstrating how beautiful older age can be. She was so moving. A role model for all you can be – at any stage of life.”

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