REDDITCH residents will have the chance to try ballet with new Silver Swans classes starting in August.

Silver Swans classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, but classes are open to beginners and more experienced dancers.

The classes are an opportunity for people to have fun and enjoy dancing to keep fit and improve wellbeing.

Silver Swans classes start on Thursday 6th August and will be held every Thursday from 11am-12pm at Studio One within the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch.

Classes are taught by Helena Mitchell, a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher and owner of local dance school JUMP Dance Academy. People can try their first Silver Swans class for free.

Contact Helena on 07572 042164 or email to book.

Silver Swans The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) developed Silver Swans in response to a growing demand for ballet classes for older learners.

Sessions are based upon research into dance practice for older participants from the RAD’s Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project.