Welcome to Young at Heart Dance

Welcome to Young at Heart Dance where the combination of dance and exercise come together to bring a fun, healthy and very sociable way of keeping fit for anyone over the age of 50.

Research has shown that dance can produce a number of physical benefits such as improving strength and muscle function as well as increasing balance and flexibility. Dancing can not only provide health benefits, importantly it can also promote a sense of well-being and social inclusion.

" The Young at Heart Dance class provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy an uplifting experience for body, mind and spirit in a relaxed atmosphere with like minded people". Ann, Bothwell Class.

The Classes

Young at Heart Dance classes cost £5 for online and £6/£7, depending on the venue. Payment is made when you attend each class on a pay as you go basis. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum number so places will be limited.

For enquiries, bookings or to join a waiting list for a class please visit our contact page.

Class Timetable

Day Time Address
Monday 10.30-11.30am Bothwell Parish Church Hall, 46 Main Street, Bothwell G71 8EX
Monday 11.45-12.30pm Bothwell Parish Church Hall, 46 Main Street, Bothwell G71 8EX
Tuesday 10.30 - 11.30am Baljaffray Parish Church, Grampian Way, Bearsden, G61 4RN
Tuesday 11.45-12.45pm Baljaffray Parish Church, Grampian Way, Bearsden, G61 4RN
Wednesday 10.30-11.30am Online class, Zoom
Wednesday 2.00-3.00pm Hyndland Hall, 24 Novar Drive, Hyndland G12 9PU

About

Young at Heart Dance Teacher- Natasha Guinnessy

Natasha studied ballet at the Edinburgh Ballet Academy and went on to train in contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School and Middlesex University, graduating with a BA in Dance and Education.

Natasha performed as a dancer in London’s west end and throughout England, performing with several prominent choreographers and dance and opera companies including Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.

She returned to Scotland to choreograph for the Citizen’s Theatre, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Opera and taught for Scottish Ballet Education, YDance and lectured in dance and movement at the Royal Conservatoire and other colleges.

Natasha was the Dance Development Officer for North and then South Lanarkshire where she developed programmes of dance in schools, theatres, festivals and local communities.

One of the most rewarding and continually successful projects that Natasha has developed to date are the Young at Heart Dance classes which have grown from the first class in Motherwell to many regular classes across Lanarkshire, providing quality dance exercise classes for the Young at Heart.

Natasha recently gained an MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University focusing her research in Dance and the Older Participant.