Silver Swans ballet classes have been specifically designed for older learners and are aimed at the over 55’s. However, there are no age limits so students of any age are welcome. Whether you danced as a child or have never before stepped foot in a studio, anyone can join a Silver Swans class.
Although ballet may not be an immediately obvious choice of fitness activity there are many health benefits associated with dance. Ballet can improve posture and balance which has been proven to reduce falls in later life. It strengthens and tones muscles in the arms and legs and helps to create a strong core. By providing a gentle aerobic workout it can improve energy levels, reduce stress and aid weight loss. It can improve the immune system and help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Alongside the many physical benefits, there is a whole range of mental health benefits to ballet. Dance increases cognitive function and can help to create new pathways in the brain which could reduce the chances of developing dementia in later life. It can help to reduce the symptoms of depression. Classes are a great place to meet new people and extend your social circle which can help to reduce loneliness and increase your sense of wellbeing.
Ballet requires a lot of focus, not only do you have to think about where to place your arms and legs, you have to maintain a good posture and keep up with the music. There isn’t room to think about anything else, this makes ballet classes a great place to come to switch off from the outside world. Whether you are 2 or 92 ballet classes can be enjoyed by all as a place to keep fit and stay active, learn new skills and meet new friends, it’s never too late to start.
If you would like to try out our classes use our contact page here, Contact us, to book a free taster class.