Classes for Over 50s

It’s never too late to learn to dance!

These classes are a great way to socialise, keep fit and improve posture and flexibility

Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something new, our gentle ballet classes will keep you moving in a social and friendly class.

Open class timetable September 2017 – July 2018

Classes at Northern Ballet, Leeds, LS2 7PA

10.10am - 11.25am Over 55s Improvers (Drop-in class)  
11.25am – 12.25pm Over 55s Beginners (Drop-in class)  
Thu 11.10am - 12.25pm Over 55s Improvers (Drop-in class)  

Classes at Dancing House in Gomersal

These classes are paid weekly

10.00 – 11.00am Over 50s NEW Beginners class  
11.05am – 12.05pm Over 50s Improvers class  
12.15 – 1.15pm Over 50s Improvers class  

Classes at The Dance Mill in Halifax

Classes run until 21 May; cost £35.

10.30am – 11.30pm Over 50s NEW Beginners class  

Classes at Maureen Williams School of Dance, LS29 9DX

Classes run until 23 May; cost £55.

Wed 11.45am - 12.45pm Over 50s Beginners (Drop-in class)  

Sneak peek at the Over 55s class


Download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


Prices for Adult Courses held at Northern Ballet's studios are £70 per term.

Drop-in classes for all levels at Northern Ballet's studios are £7 per class; student/concessions discounts are offered at £6.50.

The price of classes at other venues varies. Please see the timetable for up-to-date information.


Classes run on a drop-in basis. Payment for classes is made on arrival but we ask dancers to book a place in the class beforehand by calling 0113 220 8000. Bookings can be made from noon on Saturdays for the week. Places in adult classes will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

What to wear

Clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim please. Dancers should wear ballet shoes or dance bare foot.

Information handbook

Download the handbook as a PDF (699KB)

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