18 December 2021

The Nutcracker Silver Swans Repertoire Workshop (London)

Take part in a fun ballet-based ballet and movement workshop led by a professional dance artist from the Royal Academy of Dance, featuring live piano accompaniment.

The workshop will start with a gentle warm-up to help improve your mobility and coordination, after which you will learn a group dance, with choreography inspired by a scene from The Nutcracker.


Saturday 18 December 2021


Intermediate (Morning session) : 11.00am – 1.00pm

Intermediate (Afternoon session): 2.00 – 4.00pm SOLD OUT


Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA

Who can attend?

We recommend this workshop for older learners, age 55+. Please note, these workshops are open to non-members. The classes are suitable for those who are currently attending weekly classes through the Silver Swans programme.


Sarah Platt trained with the RAD  through the syllabus grades, going on to study a Philosophy in Ballet and Contextual studies degree at the Teacher Training College (now the RAD’s Faculty of Education) which was followed by a Post-Grad in Dance Teaching, researching inclusive dance practice.

Sarah presented at the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing conference (2013), and was involved with further research and mentoring teachers on the second phase of the project culminating in 2017. She was instrumental in implementing the Silver Swans Ballet classes at RAD headquarters and informing current teaching in the lifelong learning sector, to include chair based dance classes for those with Alzheimer’s and additional needs. More recently she presented on behalf of the RAD with Silver Swan ambassador Angela Rippon, at Healthy Ageing: The Grand Challenge Conference (2019).


Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the Waiting List Ticket and the Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please read the Student Activities Terms and Conditions.

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Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant.


Please email courses@rad.org.uk for any queries or to request further information.

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Key Information

Level Age Duration Fee Closing Date
Intermediate: suitable for dancers who have been attending Silver Swans classes for at least a term. Recommended for age 55+ 2 hours £28 29 November 2021 12:00pm

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