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Mon 20 November - Mon 18 December 2023
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Taster classes this winter

English National Ballet introduces Dance for Dementia, a dance and cultural programme that supports people living with Dementia to enjoy dance classes accompanied with live music, social time, and access to dance performances and behind the scenes opportunities.

Dance for Dementia offers welcoming and open dance classes, designed to engage the body and mind. Creating a space to creatively explore movement, these joyful classes are inspired by ballet and contemporary dance techniques and include seated and standing exercises for all abilities. Classes welcome people living with Dementia, to share a creative experience along with their families, loved ones and carers.

Dancing encourages freedom and expression, whilst positively increasing strength, mobility, and wellbeing. English National Ballet’s classes are led by an experienced team of Associate Artists. Classes take place in-person at English National Ballet’s world-class studios at the Mulryan Centre for Dance in Canning Town, East London. Refreshments are provided after the practical dance classes.

All ages and experience levels are welcome. These taster classes are free of charge but booking a place is essential.

It puts me in a different zone, I can imagine myself somewhere else, you can sing and dance freely: there is no judgement here
Dance for Dementia Participant

Class Dates

Classes take place on Monday mornings, between 11am – 12.30pm, on the following dates:

Monday 20 November
Monday 4 December
Monday 18 December


10.30am – 11am: Arrival and sign in
11am – 12pm: Practical dance class
12pm – 12.30pm: Refreshments


Classes will be held in-person at English National Ballet, Mulryan Centre for Dance, 41 Hopewell Square, London, E14 0SY. The Mulryan Centre for Dance is a dementia friendly building, accredited by the Mayor of London and Alzheimer’s Society.

The nearest tube station is Canning Town, that runs on the DLR and Jubilee tube lines.

See here for helpful directions from Canning Town station to English National Ballet.

There are multiple blue badge spaces on the island for drop off or parking. English National Ballet also have access to car parking spaces in a car park behind our building. If you require a space, please let us know and we can allocate you one.

If you are interested in joining these classes, or require further information, please contact

Venue information

Mulryan Centre for Dance

Dates & venues

Mulryan Centre for Dance
Mon 20 Nov - Mon 18 Dec 2023
Series of 3 x taster classes
11am – 12.30pm
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