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Dance Classes for Seniors

Dance is great for the brain and the body! These energizing classes are specially designed for older adults. Improve your strength, balance and coordination, and tap in to your own creative expression. All 55+ bodies welcome, including beginners.

July 6 and 13: Flamenco with Flamenco Rosario’s Bonnie Stewart
July 20 and 27: Creative Movement with Linda Arkelian

Advance registration is required. You can register for any or all of the classes.

To learn more and register email: programs[at]wesn.ca

Part of our Power of Dance: Seniors Program, in partnership with the West End Seniors’ Network.

  • July 6 - 27, 2021 | Tuesdays 9.45-10.45 AM PDT

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Cost per class: $5 WESN Members/ $7 Regular

Flamenco Classes:

Flamenco is a dance style born from the south of Spain (Andalusia). It is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, no experience necessary. You will learn palmas (hand clapping to rhythm), arm and footwork technique and some choreography styles. Come join the fun!

Bonnie Stewart

Bonnie is co-founder/instructor for Vancouver Flamenco Collective, teaches at Vanleena Dance Academy, taught at Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, taught at Arts Umbrella and Centro Flamenco. Bonnie was a regular performer at both Kino Café and at Chai. She is excited to be teaching for Flamenco Rosario.

Creative Movement Class:

Linda’s Creative Movement Class for Seniors offers the joy of creative expression and group connectivity in a stimulating dance class. Students will learn to improve their body alignment, core strength, balance, and coordination. As students gain an awareness of the role of breath and emotion in movement, they will experience the healing power of dance. Class begins slowly culminating in an expressive dance sequence built upon moves learned in class.


  • Classes take place in the bright and airy studios at Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • Full COVID-19 protocols are in place.
  • Masks are required in the building and during the class.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. No outside shoes in the studio please.
  • Class capacity is limited.

Photo by Gemma Crowe


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