30 September 2022 13:32

Happy International Day of Older Persons

Saturday 1 October is International Day of Older Persons and we'd like to take this opportunity to celebrate our older learner community of Silver Swans and invite you to join them in a ballet class.

We launched Silver Swans in 2017 following our Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing research project.

Research shows that 75% of the factors affecting quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle, while only 25% are hereditary. This means that getting more active whatever your age, and dance, in particular, can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.

Silver Swans encourages people over 55 years to explore movement in a creative way in the dance studio. For the past four years, we have been training Silver Swans teachers all over the world to create a global community of older learners who experience the joy, wellbeing and social connection ballet can bring. Our Swans report having increased mobility, improved balance and overall cognitive improvement. They also reflect on classes being a wonderful opportunity for social connection and community which have increased health and happiness.

Spotlight on some of our Silver Swans classes around the country

With over 1,000 Silver Swans Licensees delivering class worldwide, there are lots of studios for you to choose from. Many also deliver classes online. Below we’re spotlighting just a few around the country. To find your nearest Silver Swans class search our interactive map here. 

Silver Swans at the Ballet Class Rose Bay, NSW

Name of Silver Swans Teacher Christine Atkinson Studio The Ballet Class 690, New South Head Road, Rose Bay, 2029 www.theballetclass.net.au info@theballetclass.net.au T: 02 93655221 About…
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Silver Swans at Silver Swans with Alice, Newcastle, NSW

Alice Carden Studio Silver Swans with Alice Newcastle, NSW www.silverswanswithalice.com info@alicecarden.com T: 0448 407 433 About Alice Alice was born in the seaside town of…
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Silver Swans at Ascot School of Dance, QLD

Marilyn Culpitt Studio Ascot School of Dance Hamilton Town Hall Corner of Racecourse Road and Rossiter Parade Hamilton, Brisbane www.ascotschoolofdance.com marilyn.culpitt@ascotschoolofdance.com.au T: 0417 629 066…
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Silver Swans at Carisma Dance and Fitness, SA

Name of Silver Swans Teacher Carissa Neate-Lammers Studio Carisma Dance and Fitness Adelaide, SA www.carismadancefitness.com.au, carissa@carismadancefitness.com.au T: 0438 900 388 About Carissa As a Registered…
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Silver Swans at Theatre de la Danse, VIC

Name of Silver Swans Teacher Rosemary Beagley, LRAD, RTS, CBTS tutor and PTS Studio Theatre de la Danse Male Street, Brighton, VIC 3186 https://tdld.com.au/ info@tdld.com.au…
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Silver Swans at The Taylor Ballet School, WA

Jamelia Gubgub Studio The Taylor Ballet School Unit 3, 38 Graylands Road Claremont, WA, 6010 https://www.taylorballetschool.com/ enquiries@taylorballetschool.com  T: 0488 957 777 About Jamelia Jamelia grew…
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Exam Success for one Silver Swan

Read how a pandemic project became a journey to RAD exams for this Silver Swan
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Teach Silver Swans

Silver Swans is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to expand their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.
Join us for our next Silver Swans Workshop, 9 Oct >

Silver Swans in the media

Explore press articles about Silver Swans around the world.
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