Taking up dance as an adult is a great choice if you are looking for a way to improve your posture, flexibility, tone your muscles and gain the poise and elegance of a ballerina. Our courses are designed with You in mind. They are friendly and welcoming for people from all walks of life.  Dance and lyrical movement is a beautiful art form, a way of expressing yourself and it has many benefits:

The Dance Circle is a gentle and fun group sessions bringing a variety of music and movement styles to this session. From Show Tunes to Opera, there is something for everyone. We also love to play any favourites of our class members, we know how important music can be to memory triggers and creating connection and engagement.

~ Sara Reynolds

What Are the Benefits?

  • Better posture
  • Quicker reaction times
  • More agility
  • Sharper minds
  • Better overall sense of well being
  • motor skills
  • Improves balance
  • Toning the whole body
  • Strengthening and lengthening muscles
  • Increasing memory, balance, core stability & flexibility
  • Improving coordination, musicality and rhythm
  • Dancing increases serotonin levels making us feel happier!

Strengthens the MindBody Connection:

  • Dance helps to boost self-esteem and self-confidence while making us feel calmer and more connected to our body.
  • Reduces Depression & Anxiety
  • Trials done on the effects of physical exercise and psychophysiological dance movement has on all ages, especially as we age and reveals that dance helps to decrease loneliness, depression, and negative mood significantly.
  • Improves Motor Skills:
  • Dance as a therapy can help with coordination and balance which builds motor skills.
  • It can also help with maintaining motor functioning as we age.

Importance of Dance Based Movement

Many experts recommend dance therapy for those with neurodegenerative disease. It can maintain or even improve cognitive function and memory at times. The therapy stimulates memories and offers reminiscence opportunities.

Positive Impacts on Mental Health of Dance Based Classes

Trials show a positive efficacy of dancing therapy on cognitive, physical, emotional and social performance of people with dementia.

Improving Confidence, Independence & Cognitive Ability

All sessions include: gentle mobility based exercises, fall prevention training techniques, balance based exercises, co-ordination and simple flexibility work.

About The Dance Circle & the Founder

The Dance Circle was founded by Sara Reynolds in 2017, internationally recognised fitness and dance teacher, coach and professional of over 20 years.
Our programs are currently operating throughout selected high end Assisted Living and care facilities in London, with a range of movement and dance specialty group based programs tailored to those with:
Mobility challenges (wheel chair classes in dance and yoga)
Older Adults
We believe that:
Through dance & movement we can improve the physical and psychological health of people in assisted living care.
Through dance & movement it is possible to bring people together and improve understanding and connection.
Through dance & movement we aim to improve ‘mindbody’ health and wellbeing and thus life quality no matter the health challenge faced.
Advocacy in the belief that dance & movement is an important part of healthy people and healthy communities
To use dance & movement to enhance people’s mental and physical health both within and outside of formal healthcare settings.
To operate an effective equal opportunities policy in all aspects of our work.

Our Clients:

We take pride in serving our carehome clients & residents with the best experience each week.

Thankyou so much for all that you do, the residents so look forward to their weekly session. It makes a real difference to their mood and their week

– Rosewood Carehome

My balance has improved and as a result my confidence too. The Dance Circle classes are a highlight of my week

– Resident of Battersea Place Assisted Living