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Mon 22 April - Mon 8 July 2024
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Summer Term

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.

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

Weekly classes take place on Monday mornings, between 11am – 12:30pm, on the following dates:

Monday 22 April
Monday 29 April

No class: 6 May – Bank Holiday

Monday 13 May
Monday 20 May

No class: 27 May – Bank Holiday

Monday 3 June
Monday 10 June
Monday 17 June
Monday 24 June
Monday 1 July
Monday 8 July


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


£40 for the 10-week term

To Book

To book your space, please follow the link on the ‘Book Now’ button at the bottom of the page

If you prefer to book your space over the phone, please call 020 7590 2923, and we will be able to support you.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact Georgia Clark, Dance Health Coordinator, via

Venue information

Mulryan Centre for Dance

Dates & venues

Mulryan Centre for Dance
Mon 22 Apr - Mon 08 Jul 2024
10-class term
11am – 12.30pm
£40 for the 10-week term (fee includes a guest/carer)
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