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Contemporary dance for adults


Contemporary dance draws on a rich heritage of modern dance styles and allows the dancer to move, feel and express themselves freely.

These sessions are for people with dance experience who’d like to come together once a week to dance and to choreograph.  Members of the group can run sessions if they like, to try out new ideas. The sessions, we hope, will be fun and playful and attract people who’d like to work together and create.

If you would like to come join this friendly group of creative dancers please contact Lewis on lewis.wheeler.429@gmail.com

Mondays 7.15 – 8.30 at Camp Hill Community Sports Club, Quarry View, Newport PO30 5ZA


(in conjunction with Independent Arts and funded by the Headley Trust).

DanceMakers is a gentle dance class. In the first instance, the class is designed to be sociable and fun. It’s for people regardless of ability who like to meet together every week for some exercise that helps improve their posture, balance, co-ordination and muscle strength. The goal is to allow you to stretch your body, your mind and lift your spirits.

Michelle runs the Newport and Freshwater groups.

Fridays 10.45 – 12.15pm at St John’s Hall, Newport

Thursdays 10.30 – 12.00 at the Parish Hall, Freshwater

There is often a waiting list to join the DanceMakers programme but if you would like to join then please contact Michelle here.

This is what participants have to say:

“It’s worked my imagination – I’m thinking out of the box.”

“My balance and co-ordination are improving”

“It’s been great to work as part of a team – I’ve missed that!”

Quay Arts Dance Club

Quay Arts Dance Club is funded by Sport England and supported by Energise Me. This dance club based at Quay Arts, Newport, is brand new and has been specifically designed with 14 – 19 year olds in mind.  This is an inclusive club suitable for dancers with and without learning disabilities.

Lift the lid on your creativity and enjoy collaborating with like minded young people and devising dances. With technical exercises, creative tasks, and a variety of stimuli and music, you will be given lots of opportunities to make friends and create dances of your own.
The club will recommence soon.


For people with neurological conditions that affect their movement (in conjunction with Independent Arts)

DanceSense is a fun, gentle dance programme specifically for people living with neurological conditions that have affected their movement (such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis).  It gives participants the opportunity to develop confidence and express themselves creatively in a supportive environment.

For further details, and to book a place, please click here.

Creative Writing for Wellbeing

The focus of ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing’ is the process not the product.  You don’t need to be a writer, or have written before, just be willing to give tasks a go.  We take inspiration from paintings, poems, photographs, our lives and objects around us.  There are silly games and serious moments of reflection.

Contact Michelle for information about the latest courses starting in Spring ’19.