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Royal Academy of Dance at Home - Silver Swans

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Royal Academy of Dance

17 Jun 2020

The Royal Academy of Dance developed the Silver Swans initiative for older learners to improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and boost confidence levels.

While isolation isn't an issue we can dance around, the Royal Academy of Dance is on a mission to help older audiences keep active indoors. So Silver Swans have moved online for the time being.

If you'd like to become a Silver Swan once classes resume, go to the Royal Academy of Dance website.

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You're never tutu old for ballet!

Whether you're an experienced dancer, have briefly dabbled or are a complete novice, these free online Silver Swans lessons are for you!

You can work through the lessons at your own pace and in the order you choose. Classes are led by RAD teacher and Silver Swans expert practitioner, Sarah Platt.

Before you begin

  • It is vital that you warm up before and cool down after any exercise session.
  • If something hurts, stop immediately! These exercises should not cause pain or discomfort. Each body is different, and you should work within your limitations.
  • Please take things at your own pace. As this is an online activity, you can pause, stop and restart whenever you need to. Feel free to modify exercises so that they do not push the extremes of your capabilities.

Lesson 9


Lesson 8


Lesson 7


Lesson 6


Lesson archive



Important disclaimer

  • As with any form of physical exercise, you are taking part at your own risk, and should only do those activities that you consider safe for your own body and the space in which you are working. It is important that you understand any existing conditions you may have that may preclude you from doing any of the suggested exercises presented. If in doubt, please consult a medical expert before participating. Please make sure you have read any instructions, carefully taking note of any advice on age appropriateness or any necessary prior experience.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a suitable and safe area, free of obstacles, in which to participate. We suggest an area of at least 3 metres by 3 metres. Make sure that the floor surface is suitable to work on and that you have footwear appropriate for that surface. If you are holding onto an object for balance, please make sure that is it extremely stable.

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Royal Academy of Dance

17 Jun 2020

The Royal Academy of Dance developed the Silver Swans initiative for older learners to improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and boost confidence levels.

While isolation isn't an issue we can dance around, the Royal Academy of Dance is on a mission to help older audiences keep active indoors. So Silver Swans have moved online for the time being.

If you'd like to become a Silver Swan once classes resume, go to the Royal Academy of Dance website.

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