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.

For 2023, 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 13 January – 24 March 2023 (no class 17 February).
Check in: 9:45am
Class: 10-11:30am
Feedback: 11:30-11:45am

Book your spring term Leap of Faith membership at the bottom of this page:

In order to purchase your termly ticket, you will need to create an East London Dance account by providing your email address and a strong password, then completing the details you are asked for. 

You can also complete your booking here if you are having any formatting issues doing so on this page. Please note our class booking system is now powered by TeamUp.

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 13 January - 24 March 2023 (no class 17 February)

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

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Price

£36 for 10 sessions

Booking

Please register and pay to join our Leap of Faith classes via the calendar at the bottom of the page or here

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

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