Do you think your dancing days are over?
Well don’t give up just yet!

Come and join one of our weekly Dancing for Well-Being groups in the Harrogate district – you may find just what you’re looking for.

Dancing for Well-Being is ideal if you find other dancing or exercise classes too much, for example, if you have mobility or balance problems, if you use a walking aid or a wheelchair, or if you find co-ordination or remembering moves difficult.

  • You can dance SITTING or STANDING
  • You can move at the level to suit your abilities and limitations
  • You don’t need a partner
  • You don’t need a good memory

A growing body of research is showing how dancing improves physical and emotional well-being in later years. It’s been shown to be beneficial for people with a number of conditions including arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and depression.

Dancing for Well-Being is good exercise, it’s gentle and safe, it’s great for company and friendship, it’s relaxing and uplifting, but most important of all it’s FUN!

Dancing for Well-Being was honoured to be shortlisted as one of 95 finalists across the UK in the 2019 People’s Projects. This is run by the National Lottery Community Fund and ITV every year to highlight the work of local community organisations like us. A film was made about us by ITV’s Calendar North and shown on their 6.00 p.m. News programme on Friday, 5th April 2019 and you can still see this film by visiting –


For information about Dancing for Well-Being groups in your area please see below. It’s best to find out more about the most suitable group for you by getting in touch with us by phone or email.  Our contact details are here…

Groups meet weekly and cost £5 (including refreshments).

Current Sessions…

Please note we’ve had to suspend our group sessions during the Coronavirus crisis, but the information below will be accurate once we’re up and running again.

While our groups are suspended we’re posting live 30-minute sessions on the Dancing for Well-Being Facebook page on  Fridays at 2.00 p.m. which are open to anyone and everyone. We do hope you’ll join us. Don’t worry if you can’t join us live – the sessions are being saved as videos so just click on these if you’d like a bit of exercise, music and fun to lift your spirits during this difficult time.
If you can’t or don’t want to go onto our Facebook page but would like to join in some of our recorded sessions there are links to some of these for you to choose from on our Dancing during COVID-19 crisis page.

If you’re a member of a Dancing for Well-Being group or a volunteer with us you will have been be invited to join our Monday and Wednesday Dancing for Well-Being Zoom sessions.

Keep safe and well!


Coronation Hall, Old Station Yard, Milby Lane, Milby, Boroughbridge
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate
2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.


Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.


Memorial Hall, Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, N. Yorks
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane, Harrogate
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. (3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. on every second Wednesday in the month).


St Andrews Church, High Street, Starbeck
1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.


Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Our groups are generously supported by North Yorkshire County Council’s County Councillor Locality Budgets scheme and North Yorkshire Reward Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund, The Local Fund: Harrogate & District, Two Ridings Community Foundation, the Spear Charitable Trust, the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, the R. B Gray Charitable Trust, Versus Arthritis, ASDA, Feather Smailes Scales, the Postcode Community Trust, Knaresborough Relief in Need Charity and the Co-op.