Over 55’s

Over 55's

Welcome to Dance City where you can realise your dancing dreams. Dance City is your space to learn, relax, get fit, meet new people and be inspired. We offer a vibrant timetable of weekly classes and one-off workshops, the largest programme of dance performance outside of London and formal, professional, dance training from age 10 to postgraduate level through our Training Academy. We also offer a vibrant program of classes specifically designed for over 55’s.

 

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Take a look at our guide for your first visit to Dance City here: Guide to DC

At Dance City we offer an exciting programme of 55+ classes and workshops, specially designed for the mature body. Styles include Ballet, Yoga, Tap and Fitsteps and we offer different levels depending on your confidence and ability

We pride ourselves on offering something for everyone so even if you’ve never danced before you’re welcome here. If you’re returning to dance after a break then welcome back, after a few classes it will all come flooding back to you!

If you’re not sure where to start, you can always give us a call on 0191 261 0505 or email info@dancecity.co.uk and a member of our friendly Ticket Office team can guide you through choosing the best class for you. We’re happy to discuss and additional needs that may require support.

 

Studio Classes

We now offer a small selection of socially distanced classes which take place in our beautiful Newcastle studios. Our team has been working hard to make sure that everyone who enters our building stays as safe as possible from Coronavirus. This has involved a thorough risk assessment, staff training, and investment in new equipment and facilities. You can read our latest risk assessment document here.

 

Online Classes

If you don’t feel comfortable coming into our building or are situated a bit far away, you can now choose to take part in any of our 55+ classes from your home via Zoom. All of our online classes are streamed in real-time from the studio, meaning you can interact with the teacher and ask questions via the ‘chat’ option. Look out for the blue coloured classes when booking online. You can find out more about how to book and take part in our easy guide here.

After your first class you’ll receive a follow-up questionnaire, it’s really helpful for us to know we’re giving you the best experience possible so please complete it. If you’re not sure the class was for you then don’t despair, please talk to the Ticket Office and they’ll help you find another option. If you’ve found the right class for you then hooray! We hope you’ll see the benefits of joining a class regularly and if you buy 4, 8 or 12 classes in advance you can save up to £2.25 per class.

 

BOUNDLESS

In January 2019 Dance City launched its first 55+ company ‘Boundless’. This unique opportunity for mature dancers focuses on developing contemporary dance and performance skills as well as technical ability.

The company will work with talented Dance City teachers as well as local guest choreographers to create original work that will be performed at a number of online and in person platforms and events throughout the year. This will culminate at Dance City’s first ever Inspire Festival in January 2021.

Entrance to the company is by audition only. To find out more contact info@dancecity.co.uk

 

INSPIRE

Moving to music, in a group & trying to make something beautiful is good for the soul & spirit. If someone told me when I was 20 that I’d still be dancing at 66+ I wouldn’t have believed it” – Inspire Participant

INSPIRE is our annual celebration of dance for people over the age of 55. Here at Dance City we actively promote and develop dance for and with over 55’s leading the empowering message that dance is for all.

Find out more about our INSPIRE celebration event and how to take part here. 

 

FACILITIES

  • Fully accessible building – see the full access guide at disabledgo.com
  • Induction loop at Ticket Office counter
  • Buddy service if you’re unsure or would like someone to guide you through your first visit (contact Ticket Office to schedule in advance)
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building (ask at Ticket Office for the password)
  • No quibbles guarantee – if for any reason you’re not happy with your experience just let us know with 7 days and we’ll give you a full refund