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Older ladies dance

Dance is a great way to keep fit and meet other people. Below is some information on local dance groups you can attend.

Belfast City Mission Tea Dances

Held eight times a year at The Grosvenor Hall is filled with up to 100 older people enjoying old-time dances and afternoon tea.

For more information contact Janet Sewell, Community Services Manager:
Tel: 028 9024 1917

Crescent Elderflowers Dance Theatre

The Crescent Elderflowers Dance Theatre is on a recruitment drive. This Crescent Arts Centre community outreach project, comprised of female dancers aged 55 and over is keen to welcome new members to the fold.

The dance company which meets on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12noon at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, has gone from strength to strength since its inception. With performances at ‘A Crescent Overture’ in April and Feile An Phobail in August, and a starring role in the Changing Ageing Partnership’s Age Awareness Week DVD, the group is hoping to give more women over 55 the chance to discover their dancing feet.

Their weekly dance workshops include movement, theatre, storytelling and reminiscence.

Workshops are facilitated to suit the needs of the group in friendly and sensitive environment. No previous dance or theatre experience is necessary.

Eileen McClory, Choreographer explains, “The workshops are an excellent way to exercise, try something new, discover a few hidden talents and have some fun along the way.”

If you would like to get involved please contact Sam Porciello Crescent Outreach Tel: (028) 9024 2338 or Eileen McClory Artistic Director/Choreographer Mob: 07702134892 Email:

If you run or attend a local dance group for older people & would like to add it to this page, please contact us.

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575

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