Dance programs for seniors

Programs may have changed due to COVID-19. Please call using the details below unless otherwise indicated.

Creative caring

Dance based person-centred care. Creative Caring brings dance programs to seniors in many formats; through socially engaged practice in a community setting, aged care homes and for seniors in residential living. Each of these programs are specifically tailored to the age and movement capacity of the people involved. Founder Dianne Busuttil has over 20 years of experience working with seniors as a trainer, facilitator, and movement consultant. 

Spring for Seniors is a Creative Caring program run at Sydney Opera House. This Dance Theatre class is designed for those new to dance and  movement, wanting to explore creative expression, build strength and  mobility, improve balance, and increase short-term memory and  musicality, as well as meet new friends in the beautiful surroundings of  Sydney Opera House. For more information click here

For more information please send an email to or visit the Creative Caring website

Dance for Parkinson's 

Specialized dance classes accompanied by live music for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family members and friends.  Professional teaching artists integrate movement from modern, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and choreographic repertory to engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration. Because Dance for PD focuses on the aesthetic movement of dance rather than acting as therapy,  participants in class are encouraged to approach movement like dancers rather than as patients. Dance for PD classes provide a social environment for participants to interact with other community members, and to share a positive, stimulating activity together with their partners. Participants report that the classes boost their confidence levels, transform their attitudes about living with a chronic illness, and help them manage some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. 

  • Where: Hannaford Community Centre, Rozelle 
  • When: Thursdays 12-1pm
  • Contact: Cathie Goss - 0414 067 045 or via email 

Visit Dance for Parkinson's for more information and other available classes. As seen in the ABC series 'Keep on Dancing' - click here

Dance Remedy

Fall in love with the freedom and fluidity of dance! Led by the extraordinary movement coach Paul Cordeiro, this class is designed so participants can easily follow movements, as well as finding their own creative language of movement. Think contemporary dance meets improvisation, encouraging participants to explore their own way of moving in a joyous, vibrant and FUN class environment. The sessions work on balance, coordination and self expression. Perfect for beginners and those with absolutely no exercise experience. Cost: $10 + Centre membership. Bookings are essential. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

  • Where: Hannaford Community Centre, Rozelle 
  • When: Thursdays 10.30-11.30am
  • Cost: $10
  • Where: Balmain Town Hall 
  • When: Thursdays 9am-10am
  • Cost: $45 for 6x sessions
  • NOTE: This class is AT CAPACITY - Bookings currently N/A.

Line dancing  

Line Dancing at Marrickville Town Hall  

  • Where: Marrickville Town Hall
  • When: Fridays *Recommencing Friday 20 Jan, 2023. 
    • Beginner class: 9:30am to 10:30am, cost $5.00. For seniors who have never line danced before and for those who have tried, the absolute beginner/beginner class is for you.
    • Improver class: 10:30am to 12 noon, cost $10.00. For those students who have danced for more than one year and for those dancers who need that little bit more, the improver class is your level.

Bookings are essential. For enquiries and bookings, please contact Robert Fletcher, 0417 513 932 or email

This new class is following strict COVID-19 restrictions. Due to COVID-19 health and safety plans, students must book in with class facilitator Robert Fletcher. Restrictions may limit the number of students able to attend. Students must bring their own water and pen.

Love to Line Dance 

  • Where: Ashfield Baptist Church, corner Holden and Norton Streets (next to Ashfield Mall), Ashfield
  • When: Tuesdays
    • Beginners: 10am to 11am
    • Improvers: 11am to 12 noon
    • Intermediate: 12 noon to 1:30pm
  • Cost: $12 per session, $10 for seniors.

For bookings and more information, contact Patricia Sparks on 0439 349 324.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is designed for the active older adult and people who are not used to exercising or may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity with the same great Latin styles of music and dance.


  • Where: Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
  • When: Wednesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Bookings essential - Zumba Gold - Ashfield Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


  • Where: Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre/PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
  • When: Tuesdays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Cost: Free

Bookings essential - Zumba Gold - Marrickville Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


Zumba Gold at the Hannaford Community Centre, Rozelle. Fun and beginner-friendly! Zumba Gold is a unique approach to fitness that's suitable for ALL levels. You don't need a dance background, and you don't need to be young, fit and thin (but that's OK if you are). All you need is a desire to have fun dancing to a variety of upbeat songs. The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating let by the renowned Rachel Bond. Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. Bookings are essential. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869 or

  • Where: Hannaford Community Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle 
  • When: Fridays: 9.15am to 10am , 10.15-11am *Space available in both sessions
  • Cost: $8.50 for Hannaford Centre members 

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