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New Silver Swans ballet classes to inspire the over-55s

31 Aug 2017 / Tags: Silver Swans

New Silver Swans ballet classes to inspire the over-55s
Royal Academy of Dance and Angela Rippon CBE invite over-55s to become Silver Swans

Today we launched Silver Swans®, a pilot initiative offering ballet classes specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensed Teachers in the UK and the USA.

Silver Swans classes help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels and, most importantly, impart the sense of wellbeing that dance brings.

Respected journalist, television presenter and dance enthusiast, Angela Rippon CBE, has been named as the RAD’s Ambassador for Silver Swans. Earlier this year, Angela attended a Silver Swans teacher training session and met with some Swans. She says:

'I’m absolutely delighted to be the Ambassador for Silver Swans, having been involved in dance for many years, both professionally and in my private life.

'On my BBC programme How to Stay Young, we proved scientifically that dance is the exercise which ticks all the boxes, to give you the full mind and body workout. That really convinced me that dance is a way to ensure a long and healthy life; it keeps you supple, it’s an aerobic exercise, it gives you spatial awareness, it makes you use your brain, and it gives you some kind of social contact as well. I hope that men and women across the country will take up the Royal Academy of Dance’s invitation to become a Silver Swan.'

Silver Swans classes are delivered by qualified dance teachers who have undergone specialist training on how to safely adapt ballet teaching techniques and content for older adults. The training focuses on how to deliver a high-quality ballet class for learners aged 55 and over, equipping teachers to recognise and respond to the different needs of participants of a broad age range.

Find out more.

Read the full press release .

Shirley andrews says:
01 Sep 2017 07:03
Are there any classes in the Worthing Sussex area
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:13
Hi Shirley,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]6&id=69393e998dclasses.
Debbie valentine-smith says:
01 Sep 2017 08:24
Is there a silver swans ballet class near me...sevenoaks kent ?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:14
Dear Debbie,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Barb Blanks says:
01 Sep 2017 09:04
Impossible to get into your site to find classes near me KT20 6DA
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:15
Dear Barb,
I am sorry to hear you had trouble accessing our site. It has been busier than usual but should be more easily accessible now.
A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Anne Warnes says:
01 Sep 2017 09:21
I am very interested in these classes. Please let me know whether there will be classes near Maidenhead. Thank you
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:16
Dear Anne
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes.
For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
aileenmalone@ymail.com says:
01 Sep 2017 10:01
I saw the Silver Swans tv segment with Angela Rippon on bbc1 this morning and I would very much like to join a
a class in sw London. Im 71 and live in Fulham.
Thank you to RAB how wonderful to create Silver Swans.
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:17
Dear Aileen
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Vivien Greenall says:
01 Sep 2017 10:05
Where can I find a class near me?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:17
Dear Vivien,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Judy Elliott says:
01 Sep 2017 10:07
Great to see the piece on Silver Swans on TV this morning.

I desperately wish to join a class and hope you will start one in Tyneside/ Newcastle upon Tyne area.

Many thanks
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:17
Dear Judy,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Patricia Waller says:
01 Sep 2017 11:20
Is this being rolled out to the south. or is there somewhere in hampshire that i could attend
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:18
Dear Patricia,
This is UK-wide. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Lin Brown says:
01 Sep 2017 12:03
Is there a silver swans class in Birmingham?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:19
Dear Lin,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
C Fellows says:
01 Sep 2017 12:40
What a shame - almost nothing in the North East. I cant get to Billingham. I would so have loved to do this. Please add some in Tynedale.
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:20
Dear C,
Some more teachers are due to be added to the map so please check this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan
For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Catherine Hood says:
01 Sep 2017 13:34
Is there a Silver Swan Ballet class nr Haywards Heath in West Sussex please
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:21
Dear Catherine,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Carolyn Webb says:
15 Sep 2017 10:47
I too would like to hear of a class near Haywards Heath I too would like to hear of a class near Haywards Heath as would many of my friends8
Ria Sarantaridou says:
15 Sep 2017 13:21
Dear Carolyn,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. The closest class to you is in Hartfield. Contact Lucinda O'Dell on 07920 181454 if you are interested.
Annette McColgan says:
01 Sep 2017 14:02
I would like to know if there any classes near me CM17 0PX
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:22
Dear Annette,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Tina Williams says:
01 Sep 2017 14:30
Hello
I cannot make Tuesdays or Fridays at RAD for the Silver Swan ballet classes. Is there anywhere else in London (I live in Balham) where I can find such classes?
Many thanks
Tina
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:22
Daer Tina,
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
aileen hutchison says:
01 Sep 2017 14:45
Wonderfull news of Silver Swans
I am having trouble signing up for classes online I live in Fulham sw6
Would very much like to go to the Wayne Sleep intro class too.
Can you please help.
aileen
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:25
Dear Aileen,
I am sorry to hear you had trouble signing up to classes online, our website has been busier than usual. However, it should be more easily accessible now.
A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d

The Silver Sunday event with Wayne Sleep has unfortunately now sold out. Check the Silver Sunday website https://silversunday.org.uk/ for other similar classes on 1 October.
Gillian Gillman says:
01 Sep 2017 16:18
Would love to go to a silver swan class but there do not seem to be any aroun d14south east London
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:26
Dear Gillian,
More classes in London have been added over the weekend, take a look at this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Ester Shem-Tov says:
01 Sep 2017 16:24
Some of the place triangles don't work.
Can you tell me whether or not there are any teachers in northwest London?
Many thanks.
Ester Shem-Tov
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:28
Dear Ester,
So far, no teachers in NW but more are due to be added in the following days so please visit this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Diane Franks-Herbert says:
01 Sep 2017 16:39
When will tge be a class available in South Wales?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:30
Dear Diane,
More teachers will be added to the map this week, please check here againhttps://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan


For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Ann Wills says:
01 Sep 2017 16:57
This is a wonderful idea and I wish it every success. Perhaps Angela could do a TV programme on Silver Swans. I belong to The Christian Dance Fellowship of Britain and know how amazing dance is. How can we find out about where the Silver Swan classes will be held?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:32
Dear Ann,
Thank you for your kind words. A list of teachers currently offering these classes can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Liz Feldman says:
01 Sep 2017 17:04
please let me know if there is a silver swans class near me, I live in Bushey Heath,Herts. Look forward to hearing from you
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:43
Dear Liz,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Sue King says:
01 Sep 2017 17:41
I am really interested in this and wondered if you know of any classes in the South West eg Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Dawlish or Paignton. Many thanks
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:42
Dear Sue
Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
PAT KERR says:
01 Sep 2017 18:25
Is there a class in the South Cambridgeshire area?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:44
Dear Pat,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Margaret Tooms says:
01 Sep 2017 19:31
Is there a class held near York?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:48
Dear Margaret,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Desne Sparrow says:
02 Sep 2017 01:53
I live in Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1BP. Is there a Silver Swans class in this area?
My email address: desne.sparrow@btinternet.com
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:50
Dear Desne,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
J. Summerton says:
02 Sep 2017 10:30
I'm trying to find a Silver Swans class in Birmingham - I can only find one so far in Marston Green, which is quite a distance away - I live in Harborne, in south
Birmingham. Can you help?
Thanks.
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:51
Dear J,

A class has been added in Bourneville, please take a look at this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
SANDRA BROWN says:
02 Sep 2017 16:50
ARE THERE ANY CLASSES NOW OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE IN WINCHESTER HAMPSHIRE OR SURROUNDING AREAS. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN JOINING A CLASS .
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:52
Dear Sandra,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Ann Brewer says:
02 Sep 2017 16:57
My Postal code is TR7 2TE and I would be very pleased to hear if there are any Silver Swan classes around me, thanking you in antisipation.
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:53
Dear Ann,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Janet Atkins says:
02 Sep 2017 20:05
Any classes in the Exeter area please
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:53
Dear Janet,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Linda Desforges says:
03 Sep 2017 17:11
I would like to join Silver Sean classes. Are there any plans by dance studios to provide such classes in or around Liverpool?

Regards

Linda Desforges
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:54
Dear Linda,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Barbara phelps says:
04 Sep 2017 07:44
Is there a class near TW2 - Kingston Richmond areas?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Sep 2017 09:58
Dear Barbara,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. A list of teachers currently offering these can be found here https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Rosemary Lewes says:
05 Sep 2017 00:15
Please please please can we have a class in south Cumbria - SOON :)
Ria Sarantaridou says:
05 Sep 2017 12:21
Dear Rosemary,

Thank you for your interest in Silver Swans classes. The list of teachers offering these is currently being updated daily so please check this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

For updates on new classes, you can sign up to our e-newsletter here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Sally Fox says:
05 Sep 2017 20:12
Please could you let me know if there is a class near Colchester in Essex? Very interested to start as soon as possible? thanks
Ria Sarantaridou says:
06 Sep 2017 09:19
Dear Sally,

There are no classes at the moment around Colchester, however, teachers are added to the map daily so please check this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan

You can also sign up to our e-newsletter for updates on Silver Swans classes here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Olwyn French says:
06 Sep 2017 10:17
I am looking for classes near Chester. I would love to join a class.
Ria Sarantaridou says:
06 Sep 2017 15:26
Dear Olwyn,


There are no classes at the moment around Chester, however, teachers are added to the map daily so please check this page again https://www.rad.org.uk/become-a-silver-swan


You can also sign up to our e-newsletter for updates on Silver Swans classes here http://rad.us1.list-manage1[…]1a2e49cb6&id=69393e998d
Pat says:
04 Oct 2017 19:21
Please are there any classes in the Bristol/S Glos area?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
05 Oct 2017 13:23
Dear Pat,
There is a teacher in Bristol called Priscilla Law and her contact details are email -
 Tszlingpriscilla@gmail.com, tel - 07862244360.
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