Online Opportunities

We’re taking our classes and workshops online!

Thanks to the generosity of Arts Council Coronavirus Recovery Fund, The London Community Response Fund (administered by the Wimbledon Foundation), the Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Fund and the Merton Giving Coronavirus fund, we’re delighted to be able to run our workshops online during this challenging time.

Classes are currently free, but you’ll need to sign up to receive our weekly Zoom invites to take part.

 

Staying in for a Song

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Group: anyone aged 55+ (but we won’t turn anyone away who wants to join!)

Sign Up: Please complete this form

Our weekly singing group, Going for a Song, are staying in to sing instead.

Led by our skilled Musical Director, Christopher Killerby, each session begins with time for chatting and checking in, before starting with a warm-up, followed by learning new songs and familiar favourites.

Singing has proven health benefits which can help with anxiety and depression, lung capacity, memory and heart health. Join us to find out why people often come away feeling happier and healthier, with a song in the head and a spring in their step!

To receive our next weekly zoom invite, please follow this link to complete the registration form.

You can also catch up with previous sessions and sing along whenever you wish by visiting our YouTube channel and subscribing to the Staying In For A Song Playlist.

 

Dancing Group

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 11:30 – 12:30pm

Group: anyone aged 55+ (but we won’t turn anyone away who wants to join!)

Sign Up: Please complete this form

Join our weekly dancing group online to dance the day away every Wednesday.

Led by a professional dance artist, these friendly & energetic group classes are an exciting and creative alternative to exercise. Sessions are open to everyone who enjoys moving to music and having fun.

Each class begins with a physical warm-up before learning new choreography which you’ll master as the weeks go by. Through trying different dance styles to a range of music including street, Bollywood, musical theatre, jazz, soul and r&b, you’ll build flexibility, stamina and strength without even noticing.

To receive our next weekly zoom invite, please follow this link to complete the registration form.

Check out the below YouTube tutorial to get a flavour of our online dancing group. You can find more online dance tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Dementia Dance

We’ve been working in partnership with the Merton Dementia Hub to create dance videos for people living with dementia and their friends, family & carers to enjoy at home.

Clients at the Merton Dementia Hub told us what they liked about our YouTube dance films:

It is always a joy seeing Annie every week with different types of music and dance moves. Sometimes we like to watch the same video a few times and practise the moves.

Me and my sister take part together, we really enjoy the videos and we feel fit.

Mum has severe arthritis in her hands, since mum has been doing the exercises, they have really helped ease the pain.

You can find these films on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our Dementia Dance playlist to join in with each film and receive updates when new ones are released.