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Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes

will help improve your mobility, posture,

co-ordination and energy levels.




... is announced as ambassador for RAD Silver Swans® pilot initiative.

Respected British journalist, television presenter and dance enthusiast Angela Rippon CBE has been named as the RAD’s ambassador for the pilot initiative.

Earlier this year, Angela attended a Silver Swans teacher training session and spoke to the teachers about the many health benefits of dance. She was also put through her paces, joining a group of the RAD's Swans in a sample class.

Angela 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.'


    The health benefits of dance are well documented. 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 there’s no excuse for not getting more active whatever your age, and dance, in particular, can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.

    Research also often puts dance ahead of other physical activities in the variety of health benefits that it brings. Ballet and dance are also very social activities and Silver Swans classes can be great places to meet new people with a passion and joy for life.


    The RAD is gradually introducing Silver Swans classes across the world in the next few years. From September 2017 Silver Swans classes are available in selected parts of the UK, the USA and Australia, and are open to people of all ages and abilities. Silver Swans Licensed Teachers are trained specifically to teach ballet to adults over 55s with a range of abilities but all ages are welcome.  Open, fun and accessible, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels, no matter how old you are.

    Look for the Silver Swans Licensed Teacher logo as a sign of quality and to ensure you get the best possible dance experience!

Some information on this page has originated from the RAD website and more information can be found here...

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