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

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!

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.

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…

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch and we will invite you to come along at the earliest possible opportunity.

Call Jackie on 07453 564 983 or Hannah on 07449 234 382 or email info@dancingforwellbeing.org


Coronation Hall, Old Station Yard, Milby Lane, Boroughbridge, YO51 9BL
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (This group currently has a waiting list, please contact us before coming)

Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.


*NEW* Harrogate Road Methodist Church, Harewood Road, Ripon, HG4 1TG
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 0AS
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.


Memorial Hall, Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite,  HG3 2EJ
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, HG1 3DU
2.30 – 4.00 p.m. (but 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month)


The Large Hall at St Andrews Church, High Street, Starbeck, HG2 7JE
1.00 – 2.30 p.m.

*NEW* Darley-Methodist Church, Main Street, Darley,Harrogate  HG3 2QF
2.00-3.30 p.m.


Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough HG5 0AS
2.00 – 3.30 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 Co-op, the R. B Gray Charitable Trust, Versus Arthritis, ASDA, Feather Smailes Scales, Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust, Knaresborough Relief in Need Charity, Sport England (through North Yorkshire Sport), Persimmon Homes Community Fund, the Hosptial & Medical Care Association (HMCA) and the Arnold Clark Community Fund.