Leap of Faith – Dance for over 60s

Fridays, 9:45-11:45am in-person

Elixir Festival, 2019. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Leap of Faith is an open dance class for older people. They meet weekly and over the years have worked with a range of top choreographers and performed at fantastic venues, including Stratford Circus Arts Centre, City Hall, the Southbank Centre, Sadler’s Wells and Trafalgar Square.

Since Autumn 2021 East London Dance have delivered Leap of Faith in partnership with English National Ballet. Through this partnership we are delighted to be further improving physical and mental wellbeing, signposting more people to older adults’ programmes and providing participants with subsidised ENB event tickets, that include access behind the scenes and to inspiring talks from the production’s creative professionals.

From 2022, Leap of Faith will be housed at English National Ballet’s purpose-built dance studios in Canning Town for our in-person weekly class (subject to government guidance).

Under the direction of Molly Wright, Leap of Faith challenges the preconceptions around older dancers and aims to profile their work alongside other high-quality, professional dance companies.

The class is for open-minded people who want to learn exciting dance styles, meet new people, perform, and of course… have fun!

Classes take place every Friday in the Linden Studio at English National Ballet’s new home the Mulryan Centre for Dance, 41 Hopewell Square, London, E14 0SY.

Session details:

Fridays 29 April – 8 July, 2022 (no class on Friday 3 June).
Check in: 9:45am
Class: 10-11:30am
Feedback: 11:30-11:45am

Please register to join Leap of Faith 2022-23 on the form at the bottom of this page (complete the form here if you are using a mobile device).

Once you have registered you will need to pay for the sessions via Eventbrite here available from 15 April, 2022. We will then send you all the information you need to join in the online and in-person sessions.

Leap of Faith, founded by East London Dance, delivered in partnership with English National Ballet

Leap of Faith Gallery, 2019, Your Stratford Stage - Ben Stanley
Leap of Faith Gallery, 2019 (2), Elixir Festival - Ellie Kurttz
Leap of Faith Gallery, 2017, Class - Ben Stanley
Leap of Faith Gallery, 2019 (1), Elixir Festival - Ellie Kurttz
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Leap of Faith Gallery, 2012, One Giant Leap - Natalie Lawrence
Leap of Faith Gallery, 2011, Gen XYZ

Photo: Belinda Lawley

Photo: Belinda Lawley

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Information

LevelOPEN LEVEL for older people aged 60+

TimeFridays, 9:45-11:45am in-person

Term DatesFridays 29 April - 8 July 2022 (no class 3 June)

Location English National Ballet
Mulryan Centre for Dance
41 Hopewell Square
London
E14 0SY

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Price

£30 (+VAT) for 10 sessions 

Booking

Please register to join our Leap of Faith classes at the bottom of the page or here and then pay for your sessions via Eventbrite here (bookable from 15 April, 2022)

Leap of Faith, founded by East London Dance, delivered in partnership with English National Ballet

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