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Mulryan Centre for Dance
Fri 7 June - Fri 5 July 2024
Taster classes

English National Ballet invites you to experience 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. English National Ballet are delivering a series of FREE taster workshops, welcoming people living with Dementia, to share a creative experience along with their families, loved ones and carers.

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.

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.

I felt like a flower opening, I felt nothing but pleasure and all my worries disappeared.
Dance for Dementia Participant

Class Dates

Classes take place on Friday mornings, between 10:30am – 12pm, on the following dates:

  1. Friday 7 June
  2. Friday 14 June
  3. Friday 21 June
  4. Friday 28 June
  5. Friday 5 July


  1. 10am – 10:30am: Arrival and sign in
  2. 10:30am – 11:30am: Practical dance class
  3. 11:30am – 12pm: 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, which 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 has 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 Katie Cambridge, Project Manager on 07423 663894 or

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