Become a Silver Swan

Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels.

Improve your dance-life balance

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.

Release your inner swan

The RAD is gradually introducing Silver Swans classes across the world in the next few years. Classes are now available in selected parts of the UK, the USA and Australia, and are open to people of all ages and abilities. Silver Swans Licensees are trained specifically to teach ballet to adults over-55s, 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 Licensee logo as a sign of quality and to ensure you get the best possible dance experience!

Where to find a class

Ready to release your inner Swan? Using our global map below, you can find out if there is a Silver Swans Licensee offering classes in your area. You can also visit our RAD@Home page to watch class videos.

Tips for using the map

This map is best viewed on a desktop device.

  1. Click on the ‘View larger map’ icon on the top far right to open it in a new tab
  2. Click on the Search icon next to the heading ‘Silver Swans classes’
  3. Search by postcode, location, name, etc. to find your nearest class

If you are a Silver Swans Licensee and not listed, fill out this form to add your details to the map.

Can’t find a Silver Swans teacher near you?

If you can’t find a teacher near you, keep visiting this page as new teachers are joining the programme all the time. To keep up to date, you can also subscribe to our mailing list to receive further news about classes by email (select ‘Silver Swans’ under preferences).

Alternatively, email us directly at info@rad.org.uk if you need help using the map to find a Silver Swans Teacher.

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Interested in teaching Silver Swans?

If you are a dance teacher, read more about how to become a Silver Swans licensee and start teaching Silver Swans.

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