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 2018 – July 2019

Over 55s classes at Northern Ballet

10.10am – 11.25am Over 55s 3 Intermediate  
11.25am – 12.25pm Over 55s 2 Improvers  
11.15am – 12.15pm Over 55s 1 Beginners  
12.30 – 1.45pm Over 55s 3 Intermediate  

Book online now (Drop-in classes at Northern Ballet in Leeds only)

Over 50s Satellite Classes

Classes at Dancing House in Gomersal

Drop-in classes, £6 per class (online booking not available)

10.00 – 11.00am Over 50s 1 Beginners  
11.05am – 12.05pm Over 50s 2 Improvers  
12.15 – 1.15pm Over 50s 2 Improvers  

Classes at The Dance Mill in Halifax

Six-week beginners ballet course, enquire at to be the first to hear about new course dates.

10.00 – 11.00am Over 50s 1 Beginners  

Classes at Maureen Williams School of Dance, LS29 9DX

Six-week beginners ballet course, enquire at to be the first to hear about new course dates.

11.45am – 12.45pm Over 50s 1 Beginners  

Class Registration Form (PDF)

Sneak peek at the Over 55s class


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

Book online now (Registration required, drop-in classes at Northern Ballet only)


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

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